Work Hard. Be Nice
How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America
By (author) Jay Mathews
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Work Hard. Be Nice by Jay Mathews
Book DescriptionWhen 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 never to take no for an answer, they created a wildly successful fifth-grade experience 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 America's best, most charismatic teachers: lessons need to be lively; school days need to be longer (the KIPP day is nine and a half hours); the completion of homework has to be sacrosanct (KIPP teachers are available by telephone day and night). 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: a hopeful book about education. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781565125162
(209mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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