The Resource Mission High : one school, how experts tried to fail it, and the students and teachers who made it triumph, Kristina Rizga

Mission High : one school, how experts tried to fail it, and the students and teachers who made it triumph, Kristina Rizga

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Mission High : one school, how experts tried to fail it, and the students and teachers who made it triumph
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Mission High
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one school, how experts tried to fail it, and the students and teachers who made it triumph
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Kristina Rizga
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's easier for a journalist to embed with the Army than to go behind the scenes at an American public school. Kristina Rizga spent an unprecedented four years reporting from the classrooms and hallways of Mission High School in San Francisco. The result is Mission High, a first hand report from inside a "low-performing" school whose students are, in fact, thriving. Rizga expected noisy classrooms, hallway fights, and disgruntled staff. Instead, she found a welcoming place; satisfied students, teachers and parents; plummeting dropout rates; and a diverse student body with an 88% college acceptance rate. By closely following the individual lives of students and teachers, Rizga illustrates the invisible structures, essential ingredients, and specialized skills that drive genuine academic achievement. Mission High shows how the alternative, hyper-local and progressive approach of Mission High School works. In providing context for the success of Mission High, Rizga explores the most contentious issues surrounding education in America. She argues that attentive, conceptually driven teaching can lead to learning regardless of socio-economic background, and that mixing high-achieving students and underachieving students benefits both groups. She shows how the focus on standardized test scores can't fix America's education system, because the most important data lives at the individual classroom level-where positive outcomes depend on the cooperation between students and teachers. In tracking Mission High's students through college, Rizga provides a model for the future of education in America and shows how we all benefit from the kind of engaged learners, innovators, independent thinkers, and compassionate citizens that can emerge from the public school system."--
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371.26/20979461
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index present
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LA245.S4
LC item number
R59 2015
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non fiction
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Mission High : one school, how experts tried to fail it, and the students and teachers who made it triumph, Kristina Rizga
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
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22 cm
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xix, 295 pages
Isbn
9781568584959
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(hardback)
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2015007384
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