Visionary Middle Schools

Visionary Middle Schools

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Take an up-close look at inclusive urban schools that work. This important new book addresses head-on the critical national concern of educating an ever-more diverse student population. Visionary Middle Schools describes how three schools developed unique local solutions that were responsive to their particular students, to their cultures, and to their district and state mandates. Each school is organized around a different school-wide instructional practice, a qsignature practiceq that reflects that school's particular beliefs about learning. Despite obstacles such as poverty, low English-language proficiency, and new immigrant status, each of these schools is the strongest performing in their respective districts and presents approaches and lessons of relevance to urban schools across the country.Students also take a yearly test of expository and persuasive writing for which a passing score is 3 or better. ... to a charter school in 1998 and an increase of migrant students and Hispanic immigrant students, Dolphin Middle School has ... A typical task is that students are given a topic and asked to write a five- paragraph essay in which the first paragraph introduces the topic and a major idea, the nextanbsp;...

Title:Visionary Middle Schools
Author:Catherine Cobb Morocco, Nancy Brigham, Cynthia Mata Aguilar
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2006-01-01


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