The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools

The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools

by Gaston Caperton, Richard Whitmire

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ISBN-13: 9781457300004
Publisher: College Board
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gaston Caperton is a former two-term governor of West Virginia and a lifelong advocate for excellence in education. He has served as president of the College Board since 1999 and will step down in June 2012. Over the past decade, Caperton has transformed the College Board from an assessment company into a mission-driven, values-based organization and a leading voice in the national dialogue on education. His work on behalf of students, teachers andschools has been recognized with numerous awards, including 10 honorary doctoral degrees. Richard Whitmire, a veteran newspaper reporter and former editorial writer at USA Today, is the author of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is also the author of Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind (Amacom, 2010). Whitmire's commentaries appear frequently in publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Whitmire is a former president of the National Education Writers Association. In 2009, he was the Project Journalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Part 1 Achieving Great Leaders

Chapter 1 An Outstanding Principal 19

Chapter 2 Visionaiy School Builders 31

Chapter 3 An Exceptional Superintendent 47

Part 2 Developing Great Teachers

Chapter 4 Building Better Teachers 61

Chapter 5 Overhauling Education Schools 75

Chapter 6 Boosting Teacher Quality 91

Part 3 Reaching Parents and Preschoolers

Chapter 7 The Preschool Potential 107

Chapter 8 Building Parental Involvement 119

Part 4 Accelerating Academic Rigor

Chapter 9 Rising to the Challenge 133

Chapter 10 The Urban Exam School 145

Part 5 Putting It All Together

Chapter 11 A Perpetually Improving District 163

Chapter 12 A State Designed for Excellence 177

Chapter 13 Reworking Remediation 191

Conclusion 207

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