How It's Being Done Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools

Karin Chenoweth, foreword by Pedro Noguera
paper, 220 Pages
Pub. Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-28-0
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cloth, 220 Pages
Pub. Date: Sep 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-29-7
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How It’s Being Done offers much-needed help to educators, providing detailed accounts of the ways in which unexpected schools—those with high-poverty and high-minority student populations—have dramatically boosted student achievement.


Praise

This encouraging and important book is, above all, a good read. Karin Chenoweth is a thoughtful observer, a keen analyst, and a good storyteller. — John Merrow, education correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and president, Learning Matters

The schools in How It’s Being Done exhibit the same hopeful pattern for successful schooling: teachers and leaders who formulate—and then actually teach to—clear, essential standards; who shun worksheets and movies and who work together to ensure that all students are taught effectively every day, regardless of who their teacher is. This (all too rare) combination cannot fail. — Mike Schmoker, author of Results NOW: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

I am recommending How It's Being Done to my colleagues. It is an outstanding book that provides a clear picture of what educators must do if they really want to close the achievement gap. — Paul B. Ash, Superintendent of Schools, Lexington, Massachusetts

How It’s Being Done is a must-read for teachers and administrators who are currently struggling to help disadvantaged and at-risk students. There are invaluable lessons and practical strategies for all educators. I believe that all teachers will take away suggestions that will help them become better teachers. — Paul F. Cain, mathematics and physics teacher, Ysleta High School, El Paso, Texas, and 2008 Texas Teacher of the Year

About the Authors

Karin Chenoweth is a long-time education writer who currently writes for The Education Trust. From 1999 to 2004 she wrote a column on schools and education for The Washington Post, and before that was senior writer and executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse).


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