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How to walk to school : blueprint for a neighborhood school renaissance

Author: Jacqueline Edelberg; Susan Kurland
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009.
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When two gutsy moms ventured inside Nettelhorst, their neighborhood's underutilized and struggling public elementary school, the new principal asked what it would take for them to enroll their children. Stunned by her candor, they returned the next day armed with an extensive wish list. The principal read their list and said "Well, let's get started, girls! It's going to be a busy year ..." How to Walk to School is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Edelberg, Jacqueline, 1967-
How to walk to school.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, ©2009
(DLC) 2009010698
(OCoLC)316853506
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Edelberg; Susan Kurland
ISBN: 9781442200029 1442200022 1282521985 9781282521988
OCLC Number: 434006474
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 187 pages, [4] pages of plates) : color illustrations
Contents: Dream a future : identify opportunities --
Chemistry : capitalize on desire --
Support systems : contract services --
Academics : raise the bar --
Sell the dream : rebrand and reposition --
Fundraising : look beyond a climate of care --
The Nettelhorst blueprint.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Edelberg and Susan Kurland.

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When two gutsy moms ventured inside Nettelhorst, their neighborhood's underutilized and struggling public elementary school, the new principal asked what it would take for them to enroll their children. Stunned by her candor, they returned the next day armed with an extensive wish list. The principal read their list and said "Well, let's get started, girls! It's going to be a busy year ..." How to Walk to School is the story--from the highs to the lows--of motivated neighborhood parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged ur.

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