Work hard, be nice: how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America

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When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that-and more.
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display_description The exhilarating true story of how two young educators founded a nationwide middle school program that has produced the largest increase in academic achievement ever seen in inner-city schools. When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that - and more. In their early twenties, by sheer force of talent and determination, they created a wildly successful classroom model that would grow into the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), which today includes sixty-six schools in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools incorporate what Feinberg and Levin learned from Americas best, most charismatic teachers: lessons need to be lively; school days need to be longer; the completion of homework has to be sacrosanct. Chants, songs, and slogans such as Work hard, be nice energize the program. Illuminating the ups and downs of the KIPP founders and their students, Mathews gives us something quite rare: hope about the future of education.
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subject_facet Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States, Downloadable audio, Educational innovations -- United States, Poor children -- Education -- United States, Streaming audio
title_display Work hard, be nice : how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America
title_full Work Hard. Be Nice. How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America, Work hard, be nice : how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America / Jay Mathews
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