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By Rhona S. Weinstein,Frank C. Worrell

Achieving collage goals: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early collage highschool tells the tale of a striking 10-year collaboration among the collage of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public colleges to advance and nurture the California university Preparatory Academy. Bridging the 2 cultures--artfully defined as "Pac-Man (the constitution district) meets chess (the university)"--the university serves as an exemplar in delivering low-income and first-generation collage early life with a superb and equitable schooling. Framed by way of a longitudinal lens, findings from community-engaged scholarship, and a variety of voices from scholars to superintendents, this e-book charts the adventure from the preliminary determination to open a college to the highschool commencement of its first classes.

The e-book captures fight, development, and luck because it takes readers contained in the workings of the partnership, the advance of the varsity, and the spillover of results throughout district and collage. Confronting the problem of interweaving rigor and aid, its authors discover such serious components as teacher-student advisories; university transition; the home-school divide; development a supportive college-preparatory tradition; educating with intensity, relational energy, and fairness; the forging of a tutorial identification; and scaling up.

At a time of sharply unequal faculties, evident disparities in university readiness, and heightened expectancies, Achieving university Dreams uniquely extends the information base approximately find out how to larger arrange underserved scholars for school eligibility and luck. The ebook additionally demands universities to step as much as the plate as companions with districts to make sure either excellence and fairness in secondary schooling for all children.

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