Converge, September 1998, p. 43

An inner-city school principal in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has transformed his school into a model institution that consistently ranks at the top in the state of New York. The secret? Some very simple, "low-tech" software that lets the principal keep a close eye on all the goings-on at his school.

The principal is Irwin Kurz, and one tool he uses to manage his school is a simple DOS-based database program called "Professional File." With this one piece of software, Kurz can elegantly track the names,


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