Inside School Turnarounds Urgent Hopes, Unfolding Stories
Inside School Turnarounds uses on-the-ground reporting and up-to-the-minute research to provide a compelling and insightful exploration of the work of school turnarounds. The quest for school improvement is old. The demand for dramatic, immediate More...
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Copyright Year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (HEPG)
Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Inside School Turnarounds uses on-the-ground reporting and up-to-the-minute research to provide a compelling and insightful exploration of the work of school turnarounds. The quest for school improvement is old. The demand for dramatic, immediate school improvement is new. Even as President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan commit $4.3 billion to making 5,000 of the nation's worst-performing schools better now, few people know what that really looks like--or how it actually works. How do school and district leaders enact rapid and meaningful reform that truly transforms the lives and learning of their students? Veteran education journalist Laura Pappano gathers stories, ideas, emerging practices, and honest admissions about what has worked and what hasn't for schools and districts caught in midstream as they navigate this uncertain journey. In the voices of administrators, teachers, children, and parents, Pappano's book captures the joys and frustrations, passions and challenges of those responding to the unprecedented demands being placed on--and embraced by--turnaround schools. Inside School Turnarounds is part of the Harvard Education Letter Impact series.
Eileen McDonagh is Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. She is the author of Breaking the Abortion Deadlock. Laura Pappano is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and The Washington Post. She is the author of The Connection Gap and is currently a writer-in- residence at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College.
Karin Chenoweth is a long-time education writer who currently writes for The Achievement Alliance. From 1999 to 2004 she wrote a column on schools and education for The Washington Post, and before that was senior writer and executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse).