Whatever It Takes: Transforming American Schools The Project Grad Story

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780807745434: Whatever It Takes: Transforming American Schools The Project Grad Story

This timely volume examines one of the nation's largest and most promising urban school reform initiatives, Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams). This extraordinary program, originally designed for state-level application in Texas, has been successfully adapted to many other locations across the United States. Told through intimate narratives of students and educators, this compelling story: Examines a replicable reform model that has transformed dangerous, inner-city schools into functional learning communities where student achievement rates have soared. Focuses on the national expansion of Project GRAD, presenting a method of reform that creates good schools by fitting its framework over existing structures rather than abandoning failing schools. Describes all of the obstacles and tensions that surface when the worlds of business, philanthropy, and public education converge on one project. Offers concrete solutions to the chronic problems of urban schools struggling with poverty and the incessant demands of state and federal mandates.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Holly Holland is the former editor of National Middle School Association's Middle Ground magazine and the author or co-author of four other books about education reform.

Review:

""We should read this book carefully if the promise of higher education for all is to become more than mere empty rhetoric."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Holly Holland
Published by Teachers College Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers College Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX080774543X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Holly Holland
Published by Teachers College Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers College Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M080774543X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Holly Holland
Published by Teachers College Press, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers College Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This timely volume examines one of the nation s largest and most promising urban school reform initiatives, Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams). This extraordinary program, originally designed for state-level application in Texas, has been successfully adapted to many other locations across the United States. Told through intimate narratives of students and educators, this compelling story: Examines a replicable reform model that has transformed dangerous, inner-city schools into functional learning communities where student achievement rates have soared. Focuses on the national expansion of Project GRAD, presenting a method of reform that creates good schools by fitting its framework over existing structures rather than abandoning failing schools. Describes all of the obstacles and tensions that surface when the worlds of business, philanthropy, and public education converge on one project. Offers concrete solutions to the chronic problems of urban schools struggling with poverty and the incessant demands of state and federal mandates. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780807745434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Holly Holland
Published by Teachers College Press, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers College Press, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This timely volume examines one of the nation s largest and most promising urban school reform initiatives, Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams). This extraordinary program, originally designed for state-level application in Texas, has been successfully adapted to many other locations across the United States. Told through intimate narratives of students and educators, this compelling story: Examines a replicable reform model that has transformed dangerous, inner-city schools into functional learning communities where student achievement rates have soared. Focuses on the national expansion of Project GRAD, presenting a method of reform that creates good schools by fitting its framework over existing structures rather than abandoning failing schools. Describes all of the obstacles and tensions that surface when the worlds of business, philanthropy, and public education converge on one project. Offers concrete solutions to the chronic problems of urban schools struggling with poverty and the incessant demands of state and federal mandates. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780807745434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Peterson, Donna
Published by Teachers' College Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers' College Press, 2005. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780807745434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Holly Holland
Published by Teachers College Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 080774543X ISBN 13: 9780807745434
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Teachers College Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 193 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __080774543X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds