The Urban Challenge in Education

The Urban Challenge in Education

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With the advent of charter schools in the United States, the face of public education has changed in this country. From its early beginning in Minnesota to its exponential growth in California the charter school movement has generated much controversy. It has been praised for its accomplishments, and criticized for its creaming of students. Over 130, 000 students attend nearly 250 charter schools in the city of Los Angeles. This book presents an in-depth look at seventeen of those schools a€“ urban schools that are making a difference in the lives of the students and families they serve. Readers will encounter a group of dedicated educational pioneers who are committed and passionate about their schools. These are people who have sacrificed much, and put their lives on hold to develop and implement schools that meet the needs of all students regardless of economic circumstance or background. From people who have mortgaged their homes toattain financing for their dream, to some that have changed careers to improve the quality of education for children and young adults.In fifth grade they visit their own university. ... A very tangible link is forged with students building a desire to go to college. ... Students and teachers plan for weeks developing fight songs, chants, and costumes (across all four grade levels ). ... Boro, a€œUltimately our goal is to ensure that our students leave us in eighth grade with a strong background in mathematics, having ... Teachersa#39; lesson plans , PowerPoints, and digital notes are all stored on the schoola#39;s server so that the aides haveanbsp;...

Title:The Urban Challenge in Education
Author: Joseph Scollo, Dona Stevens, Ellen Pomella
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-11-03

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