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Changing the Odds for Children at Risk Seven Essential Principles of Educational Programs That Break the Cycle of Poverty

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ISBN-10: 031336222X

ISBN-13: 9780313362224

Edition: 2008

Authors: Susan B. Neuman

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Schools, today, are in the midst of the most major, costly educational reform movement in their history as they grapple with the federal mandates to leave no children behind, says author Susan B. Neuman, former Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education under President George W. Bush. Although some efforts for investing resources will be substantially more productive than others, there is little evidence that, despite many heroic attempts to beat the odds, any of these efforts will close more than a fraction of the differences in achievement for poor minority children and their middleclass peers. As Neuman explains in this insightful, revealing book, schools will fail, not…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Seven Essential Principles
The Critical Early Years for Changing the Odds
Changing the Odds by Funding What Works
The Seven Essentials for Changing the Odds
Changing the Odds by Helping to Strengthen Families
Changing the Odds through High-Quality Early Care and Education
Changing the Odds through Community-Based Programs
Changing the Odds through After-School Programs
The Public Will: What It Will Take to Change the Odds
Where to Get Evidence
The Maze of Federal Programs that Provide or Support Education and Care for Children under Five Years Old
PART Scores for Department of Education Programs
Notes
Bibliography
Index