'Keeping the Promise: One Charter School's Experience'.
Yigzaw thinks that it is possible to create alternative models for public education and has written an insider's look at how charter schools successfully challenge the assumption that there is only one model of public education. The author shares his inspiring, true journey of Minnesota's Higher Ground Academy from its early vision to the school of choice that it is today, which is a thriving institution that is in touch with reality and responsive to the needs of diverse learners -- complete with a lengthy student waiting list.
Candid, insightful and informative, Yigzaw documents the turbulent startup years of Higher Ground Academy, the school's continued day-to-day struggles to stay true to its mission and the accomplishments and rewards they've already achieved. The author offers an in-depth discussion of what sets charter schools apart from traditional public schools and a thorough examination of No Child Left Behind, the Standards movement and what he sees as the four greatest concerns for modern charter schools.
Anyone dedicated to students and passionate about revitalizing public education in the United States will be encouraged by this charter school success story and more motivated than ever to ensure a quality education for all students.
About the Author
Samuel Yigzaw, Ph.D. was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but because of the political situation during the military regime, he moved to the United States. He attended the University of Minnesota. Yigzaw helped found and now administers the Higher Ground Academy charter school. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Yigzaw has taught middle and high school social studies, as well as university-level courses in curriculum, instruction, assessment and educational research. The author is available for interview.
"Keeping the Promise"
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