In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. The Lottery follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery.
A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again-with love, perseverance, and fifteen thousand books.
This must-have supplement to the Multiplication Nation CD features everything you need to teach your students times tables from 0 to 10, including:
Fun, music-compatible practice worksheets
Visual, memory-enhancing flashcards
Comprehensive pre- and post- tests
Hip, positive certificates of completion for students.
You feel like the luckiest person alive: your seven-year-old is a bright, social, athletic child with countless friends. His potential seems unlimited, his future success unquestionable. Then one day a teacher calls you to tell you that your child can't read.
The No Child Left Behind Act was created to boost academic levels of American students by setting standardized goals across the nation - and holding states, districts and schools accountable for performance. For urban schools in high-poverty areas, reaching these goals is a daunting task, and many now face the possibility of being taken over by the state - even being shut down.
The Hobart Shakespeareans of Hobart Boulevard Elementary School is a 2007 documentary film that tells the story of the inspirational inner-city Los Angeles school teacher Rafe Esquith whose rigorous fifth-grade curriculum includes English, mathematics, geography, and literature.
Misunderstood Minds is a captivating documentary that unreels like a topnotch drama--you'll be on the edge of your seat while having a series of "aha" moments. The 90-minute production spends three years following five families with children who struggle with learning disabilities.
Even before the 2005 Disaster in the Delta as the devastation and loss wrought by the category-three hurricane known as Katrina came to be known statistics emerged about the aggressive educational neglect of Louisiana s African American schoolchildren. The harrowing data about the inadequacies being as racialized as the distribution of aid in the storm s aftermath are chilling indeed.
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