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A school of our own : the story of the first student-run high school and a new vision for American education / Samuel Levin and Susan Engel.

Levin, Samuel, author. (Author). Engel, Susan L., 1959- author. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 370.9744 LEV (Text) 36626103768008 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/12/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 370.9744 LEV (Text) 39391006770133 Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 370.9744 LEV (Text) 78551000527824 Non-Fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library 370.9744 LEV (Text) 30032010683867 NEW ADULT Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 370.9 LEV (Text) 50577011054026 Adult New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781620971529
  • Physical Description: 191 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The New Press, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "A School of Our Own tells the remarkable story of the Independent Project, the first student-run high school in America. Founder Samuel Levin, a high school junior who had already achieved international fame for creating Project Sprout-the first farm-to-school lunch program in the United States-was frustrated with his own education and saw disaffection among his peers. In response, he lobbied for and created a new school based on a few simple ideas about what kids need from their high school experience. The school succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations and went on to be featured in Newsweek, NPR, and the Washington Post. Since its beginnings in 2010, the Independent Project serves as a national model for inspiring student engagement. In creating his school, Samuel collaborated with Susan Engel, the noted developmental psychologist, educator, and author-and Samuel's mother. A School of Our Own is their account of their life-changing year in education, a book that combines poignant stories, educational theory, and practical how-to advice for building new, more engaging educational environments for our children"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Monument Mountain Regional High School (Great Barrington, Mass.). Independent Project.
Student participation in curriculum planning > Massachusetts > Great Barrington.
Student participation in administration > Massachusetts > Great Barrington.
Educational change > Massachusetts > Great Barrington.
Levin, Samuel.
Engel, Susan L., 1959- author.
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General.
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General.

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