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- DescriptionPublication Date: January 18, 2012 Educators, policymakers and parents can take a journey with Sacramento, California educational reform advocate Rex Fortune to effect change. After presenting national and state data as evidence of the achievement gap's result on the country's ecomy, taxpayers, prisons, and unemployment, Fortune asks the question, How can low-achieving mirities close the achievement gap? The answers are revealed in 514 pages of meticulous research, successful strategies, and on-site visits to 7 gap-closing, California K-12 public schools. Join Fortune's engaging and revealing conversations with: Administrators who are strong, dedicated leaders - focused on educating each student Teachers who kw why their students are 100% proficient or advanced and share their practices Parents who prioritize learning, in school and at home, and are cheerleaders for their children's progress Examples of data included in the book are: Detailed data on the 144 California public schools with high mirity (African American and Hispanic) and high socioecomically disadvantaged students chosen for the study Tables and reports on 20 gap-closing, high mirity schools as well as tables on 20 low-achieving schools Tables and reports of similarities from 15 high-achieving Asian schools Over 400 images include: Photos taken at the school site visits Exhibits of school documents: parent contracts, teachers' lesson plans, interview instruments Tables, graphs and charts supporting research on the API and CST, ethnicity, teachers' credentials and salaries, school finances, class size, enrollment, textbooks and more Recommended resources (27 websites and/or publications) to encourage learning are also carefully reviewed. BRIDGING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP powerfully illuminates the path for change with practical and proven practices, and is a valuable resource to the education profession. Special Offers A new DVD for parents, PARENTING PRACTICES: How Successful Parents Bridge the Achievement Gap and other publications are available from the author. See his website: www.fortuneandassociates.com. You may also e-mail Fortune at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your daytime/cell phone number.
- Author BiographyREX FORTUNE, a father, husband and educator in Sacramento, California is an inspiring educational reform advocate for closing the achievement gap. Fortune is chairman of the board and director of research and evaluation at Fortune School of Education (FSE) in Sacramento. He earned a BS at North Carolina A&T State University, an MA at UC Berkeley, and his doctorate in education from Stanford University. His recent work in California educational reform includes supporting the Sacramento County Board of Education's authorization of five K-8 charter schools. Fortune also serves as president of the board for Pacific Charter Institute, which has a charter school in Sacramento County and another in San Joaquin County, both in California. In 2002, Fortune co-authored LEADERSHIP ON PURPOSE: Promising Practices for African American and Hispanic Students, published by Corwin Press. A former board member of WestEd, Fortune was a research scientist for the American Institutes for Research in Palo Alto, California. He was selected to conduct independent field research in 1970 in Nigeria. During his 40 years as an educator, he was a high school teacher, school site administrator, associate superintendent of public instruction in the California State Dept. of Education, and superintendent of two unified school districts. In 1989, Fortune founded Project Pipeline (aka Fortune School of Education). For over two decades, FSE has credentialed teachers in single subjects, multiple subjects, special education, and most recently, administrative services. In 2008, Fortune developed a partnership with University of the Pacific and established a Master's Degree in Education program for FSE graduates. BRIDGING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP reflects Fortune's unique ability to assess careful research, make keen observations, and establish a vision that merits implementation. He challenges leaders, parents and teachers to make a positive impact by bridging the achievement gap and illuminates the way for change with proven strategies in this book.
- Author(s)Dr Rex Fortune
- PublisherFortune and Associates
- Date of Publication18/01/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFortune and Associates
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight680 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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