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Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors Fighting for the Soul of America's Toughest High School

ISBN-10: 1118001753
ISBN-13: 9781118001752
Edition: 2011
Authors: Alexander Russo
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Description: Behind the scenes of the most publicized school reform effort in the nationStray Dogs in the Quad tells the real-life story Locke High School (one of the toughest schools in the nation0 and what happened when it was taken over by Green Dot Public  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Behind the scenes of the most publicized school reform effort in the nationStray Dogs in the Quad tells the real-life story Locke High School (one of the toughest schools in the nation0 and what happened when it was taken over by Green Dot Public Schools in 2007. Working in secrecy, the school principal, a small group of teachers, and Green Dot's charismatic founder, Steve Barr, convince Locke teachers to support a petition that will take the school away from the district. From about 2007 to 2009, the maverick attempt to fix Locke and rescue its students is the most publicized school reform effort in the nation.+ Offers and in-depth look at a real-life school reform effort that garnered a blizzard of publicity+ Russo's blog This Week in Education was named by The Washington Post as one of its best education blogs of 2010+ Includes the truth about the nitty gritty work behind the process of true school reformLocke's transformation shows that with hard work and sacrifice, broken schools can indeed be improved in meaningful ways. However, the process of school reform is one of the most vital, and least glamorous, projects that we can participate in.

Acknowledgments
Character List
Introduction
Desperate Measures
Desperate School Reform Superstar
Getting Locke
Year in Limbo
Unlikely Leader
Scrambling for Teachers
The Gate
�New� Locke
�New� Locke
Stray Dogs in the Quad
In The Classroom
Shocktober
Mayall's Revenge
Rogue Cops
�May�-hem
Drinks at Prom
Shooting on San Pedro
The New Yorker
�We Did It, Y'All�
Becoming a School
The New Face of Green Dot
Barr Steps Down
Turnaround Fever
Doing It All Over Again
Becoming a School
Firing Everyone
Always a Saint
Epilogue
Selected Sources
About the Author
Index

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