Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School

Mission Possible: How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School

by Eva Moskowitz, Arin Lavinia

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ISBN-13: 9781118167281
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 970,736
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Eva Moskowitz is the Founder and CEO of the SuccessAcademy Charter Schools. A former New York City Council member, shehas earned a national reputation as a fighter for improving publicschools' rigor and resources, investing heavily in the arts,sports, and science instruction. Her first school, the SuccessAcademy Harlem 1, quickly emerged as one of the top performingschools in New York State and was featured in The Lotteryand Waiting for Superman.

Arin Lavinia designed and developed THINK Literacy, acommon sense approach to balanced literacy.

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Table of Contents

List of Video Clips vii

Introduction 1

1 WHY? What’s Wrong with American Schools? 7

2 HOW? Making School a Magical Place 19

3 WHO? It’s All About the Adults 37

4 FAST: Putting Adults and Children on the Fast Track 61

5 RIGOR: Raising the Bar for Everybody 77

6 READING: The Starting Point for All Else 95

7 WRITING: Putting Ideas into the World with Elegance 123

8 CALL TO ACTION: How to Make Every School a Success Academy143

Endnotes 149

Acknowledgments 155

About the Authors 157

Index 159

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