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- Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95
The inside story of the most-watched attempt to transform a troubled high school Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors tells the real-life story of Locke High School. Locke High– originally known for its excellence–became one of the toughest, most dysfunctional schools in the nation. Then in 2007 teachers voted to bring in an upstart charter... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 16.99
Combining a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today, First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful. In 1870, in the wake of the Civil... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
On March 18, 1937, a spark ignited a vast pool of natural gas that had collected beneath the school building in New London, a tiny community in East Texas. The resulting explosion leveled the four-year-old structure and resulted in a death toll of more than three hundred?most of them children. To this day, it is the worst school disaster in the history... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
Searching for Hope is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in a rough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entire school year, award-winning journalist Matthew Tully tells the complex story of the everyday drama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nation?s many troubled urban public... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 40.00
Are American schools socially just institutions? Using the methods of political philosopher John Rawls, this book answers that question by arguing for four principles that express the basic purposes that Americans hold for their schools?principles of Personal Liberty, Democracy, Equal Opportunity, and Economic Growth. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
The first and most successful rural social settlement school in the United States lies at the forks of Troublesome Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. Since its founding in 1902 by May Stone and Katherine Pettit, the Hindman Settlement School has received accolades for the quality of its education, health, and community services that have measurably... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. ... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99
In a riveting and haunting account, Johnny O?Brien tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his beloved brother, explores the cruelty of bullies ? both young and old, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows how the Milton Hershey School continues its sacred mission of saving... more...