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Leadership Based in Love of People and Place: A Novice Principal in an Economically Poor Community in Texas, United States

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

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...Although technically two separate towns, Karl, Texas, and Kate, Texas (United States) are one community. In 1940 Karl-Kate was a centre for agriculture. Located in the rich farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley near the Texas-Mexico...

Hurricane Katrina in the United States

Education and Natural Disasters : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction At around 6 a.m. on Monday 29 August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Southern Coast of Louisiana. While this region is historically familiar with the strong storms that emerge from the warm summer waters...

Rebirth

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the growth in online learning in higher education, the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts, and the struggle to educate China’s massive population of migrant children. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She lives in New Orleans. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Family “Don’t be like me. Be a little better.” Geraldlynn’s mother, Raquel Dillon, likes to recall the early-summer afternoon in 2006 when good fortune knocked on her door. Neighbors struggled...

Colonial Background

Charles L Glenn

Chris Atkin is Professor of Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK, where he is Director of Graduate Studies and Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Model of State and School : An Historical Inquiry

Continuum, 2012

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...Two issues—religion and language—that have caused conflict over educational policy over the past century and a half were seldom at issue during the colonial period. Population was largely dispersed into homogeneous communities that provided...

Higher Education

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the growth in online learning in higher education, the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts, and the struggle to educate China’s massive population of migrant children. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She lives in New Orleans. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Teacher “This is the way, hey! We start the day, hey! We get the knowledge, hey! To go to college!” Several times each day, Sci Academy’s freshmen walk past a large chart...

High Hopes

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the growth in online learning in higher education, the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts, and the struggle to educate China’s massive population of migrant children. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She lives in New Orleans. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Teacher “A broken window means a broken path to college.” Aidan’s Sci Academy teaching career began with a ten-minute lesson on school bathroom policy. He rehearsed it several...

Translations

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the growth in online learning in higher education, the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts, and the struggle to educate China’s massive population of migrant children. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She lives in New Orleans. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Principal “In every child I see my children.” An hour after the end of the school day, Mary Laurie sat beside a lanky teen in her office, poring over a grammar workbook. They focused for several minutes...

Trouble

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has written about education for the last twelve years, reporting on the growth in online learning in higher education, the battle over vouchers and charter schools in urban districts, and the struggle to educate China’s massive population of migrant children. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards and fellowships, most recently a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. She lives in New Orleans. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The Teacher “I want to go to a normal school.” At Sci, they called it the October Slump. Throughout New Orleans, students and teachers fell into a state of general orneriness just as the rest...