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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 exist for urban education.
Lisa Arrasta is the middle school principal at United Nations International School in New York. Her work in the classroom is the focus of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary Making the Grade. Marvin Hoffman is the founding director of The University of Chicago Charter School, North Kenwood/Oakland campus, and the associate director of the University's Urban Teacher Education Program.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Creating New Schools in These New Times||p. ix|
|Central Park East School: Starting Out with Small Schools||p. 3|
|North Kenwood Oakland Charter School: Small Gestures and Sturdy Nests-The Making of NKO||p. 12|
|Urban Academy High School: A Place for the True Entrepreneurs of Education?||p. 31|
|Maya Angelou Public Charter School: A Circle of TrustýThe Story of the See Forever School||p. 46|
|The Met: Educating a Nation One School at a Time? Just Do It||p. 61|
|El Colegio Charter School: Building El Colegio||p. 81|
|City as Classroom School: In All Cities Geography Is Power||p. 96|
|Khalil Gibran International Academy: From Dream to Nightmare||p. 117|
|Social Justice High School: Truth and Transparency, Community and Collective Power-The Evolution of Social Justice High School||p. 136|
|High School for Recording Arts: Old School, New School||p. 150|
|About the Contributors||p. 161|
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