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Russakoff, Dale

Overview
Works: 6 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 1,887 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LA333.N4, 371.2070974932
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Most widely held works by Dale Russakoff
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools? by Dale Russakoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. They got an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools -- and to solve the education crisis in every city in America -- it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved -- Newark's key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It's a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark's students. Expert journalist Dale Russakoff delivers a story of high ideals and hubris, good intentions and greed, celebrity and street smarts -- as reformers face off against entrenched unions, skeptical parents, and bewildered students. The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark's superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city's schools -- a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America. Most moving are Russakoff's portraits from inside the district's schools, of home-grown principals and teachers, long stuck in a hopeless system -- and often the only real hope for the children of Newark. The Prize is a portrait of a titanic struggle over the future of education for the poorest kids, and a cautionary tale for those who care about the shape of America's schools. --Provided by publisher
The prize : who's in charge of America's schools? by Dale Russakoff( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools--and to solve the education crisis in every city in America--it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved--Newark's key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It's a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark's students
Navigating for mom : one daughter's journey with her aging parent through the health care thicket( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last call to the silent South; Hodding Carter in the decade before the Brown decision by Dale Russakoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Výhra? : kdo (a co) ovládá americké školy by Dale Russakoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prek-3Rd: Raising the Educational Performance of English LanguageLearners (Ells). Prek-3Rd Policy to Action Brief. No. Six by Dale Russakoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Lau V. Nichols" that 1,800 Chinese-speaking children in the San Francisco public schools were entitled to English-language instruction or other support to help them understand what was happening in their classrooms. Thirty-six years later, state and local responsibilities to public school children who do not speak proficient English fill an entire section of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title iii). But it is a matter of serious national debate whether the vast apparatus born of "Lau" provides a "meaningful education" to the nation's now five million English Language Learners (ELLs). The No Child Left Behind Act (nclb) holds every state, district, and school accountable for students' academic progress. It also revealed the extent to which schools have failed non-English-speaking students by requiring states and districts for the first time to disaggregate their reading and math scores on annual assessments. The large achievement gap has moved educators, scholars, and policymakers to try urgently to reverse decades of neglect, even as the scale of the challenge is growing exponentially. This brief spotlights major issues facing those taking up this challenge and offers them emerging policy solutions. The primary focus will be on the 75 percent of ELLs who speak Spanish, and who are believed by scholars to be at high risk for school failure. (Contains 38 online resources.)
 
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Languages
English (18)

Czech (1)