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Starting up : critical lessons from 10 new schools

Author: Lisa Arrastia; Marvin Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting Up is a collection of first-person accounts by some of the best-known founders of new schools in America. The authors share how they worked to make their educational aspirations a reality while wrestling with social and economic obstacles, such as the distressed state of the communities in which these schools operated and the constant competition for resources.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Arrastia; Marvin Hoffman
ISBN: 9780807753071 0807753076 9780807753088 0807753084
OCLC Number: 773369933
Description: xvii, 174 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Central Park East School : starting out with small schools / Deborah Meier --
North Kenwood Oakland Charter School : small gestures and sturdy nests--the making of NKO / Marvin Hoffman --
Urban Academy High School : a place for the true entrepreneurs of education? / Ann Cook & Phyllis Tashlik --
Maya Angelou Public Charter School : a circle of trust--the story of the see forever school / James Forman, Jr., & David Domenici --
The Met : educating a nation one school at a time? Just do it / Elliot Washor & Dennis Littky --
El Colegio Charter School : building El Colegio / David Greenberg --
City as classroom school : in all cities geography is power / Lisa Arrastía --
Khalil Gibran International Academy : from dream to nightmare / Debbie Almontaser --
Social Justice High School : truth and transparency, community and collective power--the evolution of Social Justice High School / Rito Martinez, with Lisa Arrastía --
High School for Recording Arts : old school, new school / David "TC" Ellis, with Sam Seidel.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Arrastia, Marvin Hoffman ; foreword by Pedro Noguera.

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