Best practices from high-performing high schools : how successful schools help students stay in school and thrive

| February 23, 2011

Title: Best practices from highperforming high schools : how successful schools help students stay in school and thrive

Author :  Kristen C. Wilcox and Janet I. Angelis

Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press

Call number:  LB1025.3 .W46 2011  

From the Publisher:

In their second collaboration, Wilcox and Angelis tell the stories of high school educators who embody best practices in their day-to-day activities–practices that consistently lead to higher student academic achievement across the core subjects for all students. This book shares results of a multi-case study of how some high schools consistently deliver better student performance, including improved four-year graduation rates. These schools have learned how to successfully adapt to the climate of increased (and increasing) accountability. Best Practices from High-Performing High Schools is for anyone who strives to ensure that all teens graduate from high school and are ready to succeed in college, in their careers, and in life.

About the Author:
Kristen C. Wilcox
Kristen C. Wilcox is a visiting assistant professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her areas of research interest are language, culture, and cognition in multicultural contexts. She has investigated the impacts of high stakes tests in diverse educational settings and best practices at the elementary and middle school levels. She has taught English as a second and foreign language at the kindergarten through doctoral levels in the United States and Puerto Rico, and coordinated second and foreign language programs in a Brazilian K-12 international school.
Janet I. Angelis
Janet I. Angelis is associate director of the Albany Institute for Research in Education (AIRE), University at Albany, State University of New York.  Her professional career has spanned the worlds of practice and research, and she has spent the past 25 years actively working to connect the two.A former middle school teacher, she understands schools and classrooms and their demands. She is also a seasoned communicator who has been responsible for bringing this understanding to researchers and developers at a regional educational laboratory and a university-based research center — and bringing research results back to practitioners and policymakers.

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