Born to rise : a story of children and teachers reaching their highest potential
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
"Parents and principals trying to understand what makes successful schools work ought to read Born to Rise." -- New York Times
The inspiring account of Deborah Kenny's pursuit of social justice for our nation's most vulnerable children. Part memoir, part manifesto, it is a hopeful and practical exposition of what it takes to transform schools and create organizations where the staff lights up with entrepreneurial drive.
Students enter Harlem Village Academies, the network of charter schools Kenny founded, several years behind grade level, but in just a few years they are transformed, ranking among the highest in the nation. How did they do it? For the first time, Kenny reveals the secret to creating a powerful workplace culture that attracts the most talented people and brings out their passion and highest performance--a culture that produces stunning student achievement results and teachers who regularly use words like "magical" to describe the workplace environment. It is a must-read for anyone who cares about children and the future of this country and for leaders who want to inspire fierce dedication in their employees.
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Harlem Village Academies (New York, N. Y.)
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Charter schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Public schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Poor children -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper,2012
243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
|ISBN||9780062106209 (hbk.) :