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Author Bounds, Mary C.

Title A light shines in Harlem : New York's first charter school and the movement it led / Mary C. Bounds ; foreword by Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Publication Info. Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2014]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    371.05 BOU    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    371.05 BOU    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Summary "A Light Shines in Harlem tells the fascinating history of New York 's first charter school, the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, and the early days of the state's charter school movement. Told through the experiences of those on the insideincluding a hero of the civil rights movement; a Wall Street star; inner-city activists; and real-world educators, parents, and studentsthis book shows how they all came together to create a groundbreaking school that, in its best years, far outperformed public schools in the neighborhoods in which most of its children lived. It also looks at education reform through a broader public policy lens, discussing recent research and issues facing the charter movement today, describing what makes a public charter schoolor any schoolsucceed or fail, and showing how these lessons can be applied to other public and private schools to make all of them better. The end result is not only an exciting narrative of how one school fought to succeed, but also an illuminating glimpse into the future of education in the United States"--Blurb.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
Charter schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies.
Charter schools -- New York (State)
ISBN 1613747705
9781613737491 (pbk.)
1613737491 (pbk.)

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