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ERIC Number: ED528424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4422-0001-2
How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance
Edelberg, Jacqueline; Kurland, Susan
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"How to Walk to School" is the story--from the highs to the lows--of motivated neighborhood parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight. The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In "How to Walk to School", Susan Kurland, Nettelhorst's new and entrepreneurial principal, and Jacqueline Edelberg, the neighborhood mom, provide an accessible and honest blueprint for reclaiming the great public schools our children deserve. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Dream a Future: Identify Opportunities; (2) Chemistry: Capitalize on Desire; (3) Support Systems: Contract Services; (4) Academics: Raise the Bar; (5) Sell the Dream: Rebrand and Reposition; (6) Fundraising: Look Beyond a Climate of Care; and (7) The Nettelhorst Blueprint. Appended are: (1) Toolkit: How to Set-up a 501(c)(3); and (2) How to Learn More. [Foreword by Arne Duncan and afterword by Rahm Emanuel.]
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191. Tel: 800-462-6420; Fax: 800-338-4550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois