Sweating the small stuff: inner city schools and the new paternalism

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Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008 - Education - 365 pages
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This book tells the story of six secondary schools that have succeeded in eliminating or dramatically shrinking the achievement gap between whites and disadvantaged black and Hispanic students. It recounts the stories of the University Park Campus School (UPCS) in Worcester, the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, Amistad Academy in New Haven, the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, the KIPP Academy in the Bronx, and the SEED school in Washington, D.C.

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The Achievement Gap and Education Reform
The Rise Fall and Rise of Paternalism
The American Indian Public Charter School

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