Innovation Hour: Rocking the Schoolhouse
Charles Grandson IV is 28 years old. As the freshly appointed principal of the High School of Commerce in Springfield, MA, he's using community building and positive thinking to turn around one of the state's worst performing schools.
Charles Grandson, IV, age 28, is the newly appointed principal of the High School of Commerce in Springfield, Mass., one of the lowest performing schools in the state. With 65 percent of the student body at risk of dropping out before they even reach high school, Commerce has been identified as a turnaround school.