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The Resource Hope against hope : three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children, Sarah Carr

Hope against hope : three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children, Sarah Carr

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Hope against hope : three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children
Title
Hope against hope
Title remainder
three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Carr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Geraldlynn is a lively, astute 14-year-old. Her family, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, returns home to find a radically altered public education system. Geraldlynns parents hope their daughter's new school will prepare her college-but the teenager has ideals and ambitions of her own. Aidan is a fresh-faced Harvard grad drawn to New Orleans by the possibility of bringing change to a flood-ravaged city. He teaches at an ambitious charter school with a group of newcomers determined to show the world they can use science, data, and hard work to build a model school. Mary Laurie is a veteran educator who becomes principal of one of the first public high schools to reopen after Katrina. Laurie and her staff find they must fight each day not only to educate the city's teenagers, but to keep the Walker community safe and whole. In this powerful narrative non-fiction debut, the lives of these three characters provide readers with a vivid and sobering portrait of education in twenty-first-century America. Hope Against Hope works in the same tradition as Random Family and There Are No Children Here to capture the challenges of growing up and learning in a troubled world"--
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Carr, Sarah
Dewey number
371.9309763/35
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
LC4093.N49
LC item number
C37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Charter schools
  • Educational change
Label
Hope against hope : three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children, Sarah Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781608194902
Lccn
2012027728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2012027728
  • 1296496
Label
Hope against hope : three schools, one city, and the struggle to educate America's children, Sarah Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781608194902
Lccn
2012027728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2012027728
  • 1296496

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