Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test Lessons from an Innovative Urban School

ISBN-10: 0807006157

ISBN-13: 9780807006153

Edition: N/A

Authors: Linda F. Nathan

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A dynamic high school principal on schools that matter, teachers who inspire, and students who achieve The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. This remarkable success rate, writes Principal Linda Nathan, is in large part due to asking the right questions and being open to seeking solutions collaboratively with faculty, parents, and the students themselves. Nathan doesnrs"t claim to have all the answers, but offers the philosophies and practices that have worked for the BAA.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Structuring a School
What Does This School Really Stand For?
How to move from endless initiatives to a unifying framework?
What Happens When Schools Develop Shared Values?
What can School leaders do when those values are challenged?
Supporting Teachers
Two Great Teachers
What makes great teachers possible, and how much can school leaders really ask of them?
Teachers Talking Together
What are the risks and rewards of transforming a faculty into a professional learning community?
Addressing Inequality
How Do we Talk about Race?
How are discussions of race and achievement taken on by a healthy professionals learning community?
An Open Door Is Not Enough
How can we learn to see the invisible barriers students face and help students break them down?
Conclusion
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