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Overview

Through the lens of a remarkable urban high school, One Kid at a Time weaves compelling stories and a clear narrative into new possibilities for American education. All students at the Met School have a personalized curriculum and complete real-world internships based on their interests. Students stay with the same teacher for four years, and parents help to plan and assess their child's learning. There are no classes, tests, or grades, but high achievement is expected of all students -- regardless of their background. Every student in the Met's first two graduating classes has been accepted to college, even though most will be the first in their family ever to attend. Based on the Met's first four years, this book offers powerful ideas and sensible strategies for improving schools.
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Editorial Reviews

Horace
... lets us in and satisfies our need to understand [how] to connect kids to lives of learning and success.
Library Journal
Levine succeeds in bringing the Met to life for readers. Libraries will welcome this volume into their collection.
Library Journal
Imagine a high school where there are no classes, grades, or tests; where each teacher is responsible for only 14 students, and students stay with the same teacher all four years; where the learning style of each student is accommodated; and where students complete internships in the real world based on their interests. This is the concept practiced at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (the Met), a public high school in Providence, RI. Students are selected from a lottery of applicants and come from a variety of economic and academic backgrounds. Levine, who immersed himself in the Met for two years, describes the school's first four years. It's to be expected that such a unique school would have its critics, but few could argue with the school's successes. Even its creators say that it's not the answer to all that ails American education, but they believe that it holds many of those answers among them, small, personalized schools, teachers and administrators who know the students well, and a focus on learning through the students' interests. Levine succeeds in bringing the Met to life for readers. Most libraries will welcome this volume into their collection. Terry Christner, Hutchinson P.L., KS Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807741535
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2001
  • Series: Series on School Reform
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword from the World of Education
"Business Guy" Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Portraits of Three Students 1
2 Personalized Learning 13
3 Learning Through Interests 27
4 Learning Through Internships 36
5 Learning Through Everything 57
6 What Should Students Learn? 81
7 Standards and Assessment 102
8 Putting It All Together 120
9 Does It Work? 127
10 Surviving and Expanding 142
11 Leaving the Nest 156
Afterword 161
References 163
Index 167
About the Author 171
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