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An Oakland principal goes to new lengths to promote reading

Over the years, Think College Now Principal David Silver has subjected his staff to the dunk tank, danced to Snoop Dogg on the roof and let students run the school for a day as a reward for reading for at least 100 million minutes by June. The students fell short of their goal last year, but this time the prize might be too tempting to pass up. Silver hasn’t had a haircut in months; if the kids meet the goal, as they explain in the below video (in which a group of students appear to be grooming his curls), the student council will be allowed to shave his head.

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Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.