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On the rocketship : how top charter schools are pushing the envelope, Richard Whitmire

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On the rocketship : how top charter schools are pushing the envelope
Title
On the rocketship
Title remainder
how top charter schools are pushing the envelope
Statement of responsibility
Richard Whitmire
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Veteran journalist Richard Whitmire follows Rocketship through the school year and into the following year, when the nationally acclaimed charter school network launches new schools in Milwaukee. While Rocketship's story provides the narrative spine, the book also covers developments as other high quality charter organizations bid to reshape urban education in America. In 2012, charter school students made up only 5 percent of the total student population, but those numbers were growing fast and have huge impacts in the urban areas. As The New York Times recently pointed out, charter enrollment explains most of the enrollment declines in traditional schools in cities such as Chicago and Los Angeles.In this book, Whitmire will also explore one core innovation at Rocketship: its successful blended learning program. Rocketship's Learning Lab is where students spend two hours a day in computer-driven instruction powered by carefully selected software. This "blended learning" approach--Learning Lab blended with in-class instruction where teachers coordinate closely with the Lab--cuts expenses by 25 percent. Rocketship uses that extra money to fund longer school hours and higher teacher salaries. Today many schools around the country look to Rocketship as a model for using blended learning (many try to use blended learning, but few succeed)"--
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Whitmire, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.W545 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Charter schools
  • Charter schools
  • EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Charter schools
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Label
On the rocketship : how top charter schools are pushing the envelope, Richard Whitmire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
866930995
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 334 pages
Isbn
9781118607640
Lccn
2014006767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866930995
Label
On the rocketship : how top charter schools are pushing the envelope, Richard Whitmire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
866930995
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 334 pages
Isbn
9781118607640
Lccn
2014006767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866930995

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