Work hard. Be nice.: how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America

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When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that-and more. In their early twenties, by sheer force of talent and determination never to take no for an answer, they created a wildly successful fifth-grade experience that would grow into the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), which today includes sixty-six schools in nineteen states and the District of Columbia.

KIPP schools incorporate what Feinberg and Levin learned from America's best, most charismatic teachers: lessons need to be lively; school days need to be longer (the KIPP day is nine and a half hours); the completion of homework has to be sacrosanct (KIPP teachers are available by telephone day and night).

Chants, songs, and slogans such as “Work hard, be nice” energize the program.

Illuminating the ups and downs of the KIPP founders and their students, Mathews gives us something quite rare: a hopeful book about education.

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title Work hard. Be nice. : how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America
title_display Work hard. Be nice. : how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America
title_full Work Hard. Be Nice. How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America, Work hard. Be nice. : how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in America / Jay Mathews
title_short Work hard. Be nice. :
title_sort work hard be nice how two inspired teachers created the most promising schools in america
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topic Biography & Autobiography, Children with social disabilities Education United States, Education, Educational innovations United States, Feinberg, Michael, Levin, Dave, Nonfiction, Poor children Education United States
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