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The good school : how smart parents get their kids the education they deserve

Author: Peg Tyre
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible. We all know that the quality of education served up to our children in U.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peg Tyre
ISBN: 9780805093537 0805093532
OCLC Number: 701808201
Description: 237 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The preschool scramble --
Testing --
Class size --
Reading: what it takes to succeed --
When mathematicians get angry --
The right balance --
Teachers matter --
The perfect school.
Responsibility: Peg Tyre.
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"Award-winning education journalist Peg Tyre mines up-to-the-minute research to equip parents with the tools and knowledge necessary to get their children the best education possible. We all know that the quality of education served up to our children in U.S. schools ranges from outstanding to shockingly inadequate. How can parents tell the difference? And how do they make sure their kids get what's best? Even the most involved and informed parents can feel overwhelmed and confused when making important decisions about their child's education. And the scary truth is that evaluating a school based on test scores and college admissions data is like selecting a car based on the color of its paint. Synthesizing cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting, Peg Tyre offers parents far smarter and more sophisticated ways to assess a classroom and decide if the school and the teacher have the right stuff. Passionate and persuasive, The Good School empowers parents to make sense of headlines; constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards; and figure out the best option for their child, be that a local public school, a magnet program, a charter school, homeschooling, parochial, or private"--Provided by publisher.

"A book offering smart and sophisticated ways for parents to get informed about their children's education and constructively engage teachers, administrators, and school boards in order to get the education their children deserve"--Provided by publisher.

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