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Adequate Yearly Progress: A Novel Paperback – August 1, 2018
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"Roxanna Elden is not only a smart and funny storyteller, but she's the kind of writer who takes us inside her characters, and makes us feel the struggles that animate the teaching mission. . .This is a comic novel, but Elden, like all great writers, uses humor to make us see the humanity of her people. A gem." -- Steve Almond, author of Bad Stories
"Adequate Yearly Progress is a brilliant portrayal of our public education institutions and the systemic issues that affect students and teachers alike. Roxanna Elden's spot-on observations, penetrating humor, and deeply-felt characters make for an immersive story that is as fun to read as it is enlightening."
-Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home
". . . compelling characters and irresistible plot threads. . . To read Adequate Yearly Progress is to bathe in a world of humanity that won't soon be forgotten."
-Jacinda Townsend, author of Saint Monkey
"Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around."
--Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week
Praise for See Me After Class
"You know how you've always thought that if you were a teacher, you'd go insane? Well, this very funny book proves that you definitely would. But in a good way."
--Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning humor writer
"...a frothy, satisfying Guinness for the teacher's soul."
--Dan Brown author of The Great Expectations School
"(Elden's book has) empathy and....a great sense of humor to lighten the moment when things get tough."
--Ellen Moir, Founder and CEO of The New Teacher Center
". . . All I can say is, Hallelujah, sister."
--Ellie Herman, former television writer for Desperate Housewives, current high school teacher and blogger
About the Author
Roxanna Elden combines eleven years of experience as a public school teacher with a decade of speaking to audiences around the country about education issues. Her first book, See Me After Class, is a staple in school districts and educator training programs throughout the country, and her work has been featured on NPR as well as in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Education Week, and many other outlets.
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