G.P.S. G.A.T.E.Way: Charting the Course for 21st Century Public School Reform

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Itasca Books, Aug 15, 2011 - Education - 390 pages

For decades, students in the U.S. have lagged behind other nations and lost sight of the role public schools play in the edge America once enjoyed as a leader in industry and innovation.

G.P.S.--G.A.T.E.way is an S.O.S. for public schools. Author Tam Newby synthesizes government reports, statistical data, and scientific studies to show how schools went off course. Building on this information, she forges a strategy to improve student achievement by targeting the entire system.

Newby's plan is as expansive as the changes we need for academic achievement, including:

adjusted school years to encourage learning momentum,

volunteer advocacy to lower parent-teacher barriers,

improved lunchroom nutrition,

sustainable schools, and

rethinking district consolidation.

G.P.S.--G.A.T.E.way is a source of inspiration and motivation and a fascinating nuts-and-bolts approach to public school reform for families, communities, and teachers to re-tool schools across the country.

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About the author (2011)

Tam Newby was born and raised in Montana. After twenty-four years of learning, living and working in Oregon, Tam returned to Big Sky Country. In her spare time she enjoys walking, gardening, reading, music, travel, and rain.

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