If ever there were a book on education that should be read, it is certainly this one…Chenoweth shows us what it takes to beat the odds against adversity and improve student learning and achievement in schools serving disadvantaged children. --from the foreword by Pedro Noguera, New York University
The schools in How It's Being Done exhibit the same hopeful pattern for successful schooling: teachers and leaders who formulate and then actually teach to clear, essential standards; who shun worksheets and movies and who work together to ensure that all students are taught effectively every day, regardless of who their teacher is. This (all too rare) combination cannot fail. --Mike Schmoker, author of Results NOW: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning
About the Author
Karin Chenoweth is a long-time education writer who currently writes for The Education Trust. From 1999 to 2004 she wrote a column on schools and education for The Washington Post, and before that was senior writer and executive editor of Black Issues in Higher Education (now Diverse).