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"It's Being Done": Academic Success in Unexpected Schools / Edition 1

by Karen Chenoweth, Kati Haycock
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This straightforward and inspiring book takes readers into schools where educators believe—and prove—that all children, even those considered “hard-to-teach,” can learn to high standards.

Their teachers and principals refuse to write them off and instead show how thoughtful instruction, high expectations, stubborn commitment, and careful consideration of each child’s needs can result in remarkable improvements in student achievement.

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ISBN-13: 9781891792397
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 04/30/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karin Chenoweth is a longtime education writer who currently writes for The Achievement Alliance. From 1999 to 2004 she wrote a column on schools and education for the Washington Post, and before that she was a senior writer and now executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse).

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E. D. Hirsch

"Can a good school enable disadvantaged children to catch up? Some say, 'No, we must change society first.' This scrupulous and humane book shows that a good school can make a decisive difference in giving every child a chance to achieve the American Dream. Karin Chenoweth is to be warmly thanked for showing in detail how some schools and their devoted staffs have refuted the idea that demography is fate."--(E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia)

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