How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance

How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance

By: Jacqueline Edelberg (author)Hardback

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How to Walk to School is the story of motivated parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight. The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In How to Walk to School, Susan Kurland, an entrepreneurial principal, and Jacqueline Edelberg, a neighborhood mom, provide a blueprint for reclaiming the great public schools our children deserve.

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Jacqueline Edelberg has been the driving force behind the Nettelhorst School's dramatic turn around, a story that has been featured on Oprah & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN, 60 Minutes, Education Weekly, and in the local Chicago media. A writer, artist, and community activist, Jacqueline blogs about education reform for the Huffington Post. She has consulted for school districts, civic groups, foundations, universities and parent organizations on how public schools and reformers can galvanize communities to improve public education. Before devoting herself to art, community organizing, and cutting the crusts off bread, Jacqueline taught political science at the University of Osnabruck in Germany as a Fulbright scholar. She earned her bachelor's degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago. Susan Kurland left Nettelhorst to form City Schoolhouse, LLC, a consultancy that advises school communities on best practices. As CEO, she helps principals, parent leaders, and universities develop instructional leadership teams, channel community resources, and formulate health and wellness policies. Currently, Susan is the educational director of Gallery 37, an organization that provides arts opportunities to Chicago's youth. She has consulted on behalf of the University of Illinois, the Chicago Public Schools, and the Community Schools' Initiative for the Chicago Community Trust. Susan earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the City University of New York, and her doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago.


Acknowledgments Foreword by Arne Duncan Introduction Chapter 1: Dream a Future: Identify Opportunities Chapter 2: Chemistry: Capitalize on Desire Chapter 3: Support Systems: Contract Services Chapter 4: Academics: Raise the Bar Chapter 5: Sell the Dream: Rebrand and Reposition Chapter 6: Fundraising: Look Beyond a Climate of Care Chapter 7: The Nettelhorst Blueprint Afterword by Rahm Emanuel Appendix A: Toolkit: How to Set-up a 501(c)(3) Appendix B: How to Learn More About the Authors A Call to Action Notes

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781442200005
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9781442200005
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1442200006

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