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    DescriptionWhen 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
    Subtitle
    How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay Mathews
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565125162
    ISBN 10: 1565125169
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC21: 370
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR
    DC22: 370
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 370
    BISAC V2.8: BIO019000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/PROFES
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000
    B&T Approval Code: A37010200
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: LC4091 .M327 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JN, DNB
    Publisher
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Imprint name
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Publication date
    20 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A lively account of the way two young guys with more passion than knowledge overcame bureaucratic and financial barriers, garnered knowledge from experienced teachers, and made those ideas and techniques core KIPP ideas. Mathews makes his book as entertaining as any novel by weaving personal and professional stories and by surrounding his two stars with interesting characters." "World "magazine "