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New Waubun High School Principal Michael Carey sits at the back of John Short's junior high school science class as he evaluates the teacher. Carey hopes to raise students' low test scores with the technique. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Turnaround begins: Waubun district aims for higher grade

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WAUBUN, Minn. - Last spring brought shock and anger to the high school in this White Earth Reservation town.

The state's education department abruptly labeled the school one of Minnesota's lowest-performing. The federal government had a prescription for a "turnaround," and it involved the ousting of the school's popular principal.


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