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Keeping School: Letters to Families from Principals of Two Small Schools

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As school principals, all three have done another kind of writing as well: short essays in their own schools' newsletters to families. Keeping School collects the best of these wonderfully readable gems of education writing-from an urban public elementary school and an exurban charter high school-along with new essays. Together, the letters form a portrait of what schools can look like when they are based on the authors' understanding of learning, community, authority, and ...
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Overview

As school principals, all three have done another kind of writing as well: short essays in their own schools' newsletters to families. Keeping School collects the best of these wonderfully readable gems of education writing-from an urban public elementary school and an exurban charter high school-along with new essays. Together, the letters form a portrait of what schools can look like when they are based on the authors' understanding of learning, community, authority, and standards.
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Meier (In Schools We Trust), Theodore Sizer (founder, Coalition of Essential Schools), and Nancy Sizer (coauthor with Theodore Sizer of The Students Are Watching) have been teachers and school administrators writing about educational reform for years. Merging their theories with practice, the Sizers established and shared the principalship of a charter secondary school, while Meier founded and led a charter elementary school nearby. In this book, they present a collection of letters written to families of students at these schools. Written monthly as the school year unfolded, these letters represented the daily life of the school while illuminating the philosophies of the authors regarding learning, authority, community, testing, and standards. This collection tellingly reveals how these educators expressed their views to those outside their profession and how they encouraged parents to think about the process of their children's education. Recommended for public and academic libraries serving families and K-12 educators.-Jean Caspers, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, OR Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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A delightful read. An immensely useful resource for educators working to start new schools or reinvigorate existing ones.--Rethinking Schools

"Theodore Sizer and Deborah Meier are among the secular saints of progressive education . . . One of their most admirable qualities may be their determination to continue being provocative . . . Mr. Sizer joins with his wife, Nancy Faust Sizer, and Ms. Meier to speak more directly to parents in Keeping School . . . The book is a potent reminder of how much school culture is a matter of personal chemistry, rather than distant policy making." --New York Times

"As readers, we gain incredible insight into a unique way of holding schools accountable."--School Administrator

"The authors chose the term 'keeping school' to illustrate the broad range of thought and action that goes into the 'collective craft' of education . . . An intimate look at practical applications of school-reform concepts, which parents and teachers will appreciate." --Booklist

Deborah Meier, founder of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is author of The Power of Their Ideas, In Schools We Trust, and Will Standards Save Public Education? Theodore and Nancy Sizer were coprincipals of the Parker Charter High School. Ted is the author of many books, including Horace's Compromise; Nancy is the author of Crossing the Stage; and Ted and Nancy are coauthors of The Students Are Watching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807032640
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Theordore R. Sizer, University Professor Emeritus at Brown Universtiy, is the chairman of the coalition of Essential Schools. He lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A history of the Mission Hill School
On keeping school at Parker
Learning : turning less into more 3
Authority and power 61
Community 97
Standard 139
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