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ERIC Number: ED529877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5308-4
Starting Up: Critical Lessons from 10 New Schools
Arrastia, Lisa; Hoffman, Marvin
Teachers College Press
"Starting Up" is a collection of first-person accounts by some of the best-known founders of new schools in America. Providing the kind of knowledge that only experience can teach, it is an invaluable resource for anyone in the process of or thinking about opening a new school, as well as those interested in the politics of today's era of new school development. The authors share how they worked to make their educational aspirations a reality while wrestling with social and economic obstacles, such as the distressed state of the communities in which these schools operated and the constant competition for resources. "Starting Up" tells real stories that capture the rich sense of possibility that currently exists for urban education. This book features: (1) Behind the scenes accounts from the founders of innovative K-12 schools created to better serve primarily poor communities across the country; (2) Lessons learned from school leaders, including both the rewards and challenges associated with starting a new school; and (3) An introduction by Pedro Noguera that situates start ups within current economic and political realities. [Foreword by Pedro Noguera.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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