Books tagged: charter schools

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Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-assisted Teaching
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by Philanthropy Roundtable. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Few innovations in education today offer as much potential to transform how students are educated as the rise of so-called blended learning—the artful combination of computerized instruction with small-group teaching that is closer to tutoring than to traditional mass lectures. This highly readable book provides rich, up-to-date practical information for donors aiming to make a difference.
The Burden of Excellence
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Plowshare Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / charter schools, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
This stirring memoir tells the story of Cecil Lytle's five-year struggle to establish a model college-preparatory public charter school for children from underrepresented backgrounds on the campus of a major state university. It was a long and contentious process, far more difficult than anyone could foresee when it began, and far more successful than anyone had expected
From Promising to Proven: A Wise Giver's Guide to Expanding on the Success of Charter Schools
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by Philanthropy Roundtable. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Charter schooling may be the most important social innovation of our age, and it is just beginning to boom. This book provides the facts, examples, cautionaries, inspiration, research, and practical experience that philanthropists will need as charter schooling shifts gears from promising experiment to mainstream movement bringing improved opportunity to millions of students.
The Elephant in the Classroom: How Our Fear of the Truth Hurts Kids and How Every Student Can Succeed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
A fresh and previously uncharted exploration of our educational system uncovers a clumsy and self-defeating “elephant in the room.” This scientific and non-political analysis doesn’t criticize school boards, teachers unions, administrators, parents, students, vouchers or charter schools. No, the problem is in the system itself.