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Keeping School: Letters to Families from Principals of Two Small Schools Paperback – August 15, 2005
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The authors chose the term "keeping school" to illustrate the broad range of thought and action that goes into the "collective craft" of education. Their book grows out of the weekly communications sent to parents of children enrolled at two small charter schools in Massachusetts. Meier, principal of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury, and Thomas and Nancy Sizer, co-principals of the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School near Harvard, are well-regarded school reformers. Here they offer letters, essays, and commentaries that focus on the essential elements of effective education: a classic core curriculum, flexible scheduling, small class sizes, and personalized teaching. They precede the letters with brief school histories and provide context for the letters. The book is divided into the broad topics of learning, authority, community, and standards, with individual letters focusing on intense study of snails that invaded the neighborhood, reading for pleasure, and democracy and responsibility. The chatty style of the letters provides an intimate look at practical applications of school-reform concepts, which parents and teachers will appreciate. Vanessa Bush
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A delightful read. An immensely useful resource for educators working to start new schools or reinvigorate existing ones.--Rethinking Schools
"Theodore Sizer and Deborah Meier are among the secular saints of progressive education . . . One of their most admirable qualities may be their determination to continue being provocative . . . Mr. Sizer joins with his wife, Nancy Faust Sizer, and Ms. Meier to speak more directly to parents in Keeping School . . . The book is a potent reminder of how much school culture is a matter of personal chemistry, rather than distant policy making." --New York Times
"As readers, we gain incredible insight into a unique way of holding schools accountable."--School Administrator
"The authors chose the term 'keeping school' to illustrate the broad range of thought and action that goes into the 'collective craft' of education . . . An intimate look at practical applications of school-reform concepts, which parents and teachers will appreciate." --Booklist
Deborah Meier, founder of the Mission Hill School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, is author of The Power of Their Ideas, In Schools We Trust, and Will Standards Save Public Education? Theodore and Nancy Sizer were coprincipals of the Parker Charter High School. Ted is the author of many books, including Horace's Compromise; Nancy is the author of Crossing the Stage; and Ted and Nancy are coauthors of The Students Are Watching.
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