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This book synthesizes real-world practices from HP/HP schools; rather than suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, the authors acknowledge the unique context of individual schools and urge you to engage in self-assessment, reflection, and coordinated action. Rubrics and planning templates throughout the book help you focus and guide your work in Professional Learning Communities and other collaborative learning situations.
(ASCD book, 2012) 8" x 10", 220 pages.
Excel Awards from Association Media and Publishing
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools has earned Silver Award for Books from Association Media and Publishing with the following mention:
“Effective assessments and discussion of how to use book. Clear icon carries nicely through book. The case studies present information and guidance in an easy-to-follow and memorable format. Overall, the book is very approachable and easy-to-read while still being informative and well-packaged.”
Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former principal Tim R. Westerberg explains how any high school can improve by eliminating general and remedial tracks, providing students the support they need to meet college- and career-prep standards, and ending curriculum anarchy with clear instructional goals.
This two-book set provides practical insights into the effects of poverty on learning and what strategies teachers can use to better engage students in the face of these difficulties.