The Urban Challenge In Education: The Story Of Charter School Successes In Los Angeles by Joseph ScolloThe Urban Challenge In Education: The Story Of Charter School Successes In Los Angeles by Joseph Scollo

The Urban Challenge In Education: The Story Of Charter School Successes In Los Angeles

byJoseph Scollo, Dona Stevens, Ellen Pomella

Paperback | November 3, 2014

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With the advent of charter schools in the United States, the face of public education has changed in this country. From its early beginning in Minnesota to its exponential growth in California the charter school movement has generated much controversy. It has been praised for its accomplishments, and criticized for its creaming of students.Over 130,000 students attend nearly 250 charter schools in the city of Los Angeles. This book presents an in-depth look at seventeen of those schools - urban schools that are making a difference in the lives of the students and families they serve.Readers will encounter a group of dedicated educational pioneers who are committed and passionate about their schools. These are people who have sacrificed much, and put their lives on hold to develop and implement schools that meet the needs of all students regardless of economic circumstance or background. From people who have mortgaged their homes to attain financing for their dream, to some that have changed careers to improve the quality of education for children and young adults.
Joseph Scollo is a recently retired full-time lecturer of educational leadership, and co-director of the Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Dona Stevens is an adjunct professor of school leadership at CSUDH, and was a former interim area superintendent for the Los...
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Title:The Urban Challenge In Education: The Story Of Charter School Successes In Los AngelesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.87 × 6.04 × 0.63 inPublished:November 3, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1475814445

ISBN - 13:9781475814446

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Prologue Part I - Charter Elementary Schools 1. Fenton Avenue Charter School Lake View Terrace, CA 2. Antonio Maria Lugo Academy Huntington Park, CA 3. Milagro Charter School Los Angeles, CA 4. Synergy Charter Academy Los Angeles, CA Part II - Charter Middle Schools 5. Lakeview Charter Academy Lake View Terrace, CA 6. Valor Academy Arleta, CA 7. View Park Accelerated Charter School Los Angeles, CA Part III - Charter High Schools 8. Bright Star Academy Los Angeles, CA 9. Environmental Science and Technology High School Los Angeles, CA 10. Dr. Olga Mohan High School Los Angeles, CA 11. Port of Los Angeles High School San Pedro, CA Part IV - Span Schools 12. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Los Angeles, CA 13. Gabriella Charter School Los Angeles, CA 14. Larchmont Charter School Los Angeles, CA 15. Magnolia Science Academy Reseda, CA 16. Our Community Chatsworth, CA 17. Vaughn Next Century Learning Center Pacoima, CA Conclusion About the Authors References

Editorial Reviews

This anthology shares the very interesting case studies of seventeen unique charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Anyone interested in learning more about the special challenges of leading charter schools in urban communities will benefit from reading this book. A well-written resource focused on the unique challenges of leading in urban charter schools.