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Raising the curve : teachers, students -- a true portrayal of classroom life / Ron Berler.

Berler, Ron. (Author).

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Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport X372.9746 BERLER (Text to phone) 34000080909930 Closed Stacks Adult Nonfiction Available -

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"Postscript by Ron Berler copyright © 2014 by Ron Berler"--Title page verso.
The hardcover edition, published in 2013, also by Berkley Books, has the subtitle: a year inside one of America's 45,000* failing public schools.
Summary, etc.: "Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, Connecticut, is preparing for the first day of a new school year and another chance to improve its failing scores on the annual statewide standardized test known as the CMT. The challenges are many, and for the faculty--whose jobs may depend on their students' ability to improve on the test--the stakes are high. Ten-year-old Hydea is about to start fifth grade with second-grade reading skills. Her friend Marbella is only a little further along. In past years, these students would have received help from the literacy specialist Mrs. Schaefer. But this year, due to cutbacks and a change in job descriptions she will have to select the few students whom she and the teachers can bet on--the ones who are close to passing the exams. And, for added measure, Principal Hay has already asked his faculty to teach to the test. Journalist Ron Berler spent a full year at Brookside. In Raising the Curve, he offers a nuanced and personal portrait of the students, teachers, and staff who make up the Brookside community, capturing their struggles as well as their pride, resilience, and spirited faith"--Page [4] of cover.
Subject: Elementary schools Connecticut Examinations
School failure Connecticut Norwalk Case studies
Brookside Elementary School (Norwalk, Conn.) Case studies
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