SPECIAL REPORT PART 3: NINE INTO SIX
Hallman Elementary turns federal money into student success
Nearly a decade ago, the state ranked Hallman among the bottom 5% of high-poverty schools in Oregon - the only elementary school to make the list. A $3 million federal grant helped Hallman improve, but continued a trend of high turnover among principals. Now, Jessica Brenden is trying to guide the school to greater achievement.