The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test

This is a wonderful book about the Boston Arts Academy written by the principal. In the genre of Deborah Meier’s The Power of their Ideas, discussing the history of the school to illustrate what it takes to make a powerful school. She describes the ups and downs. She gives stories of particular students. She describes how the school has developed, going through changes and struggles. She uses these stories to help us understand what schools could and can be like, how they can be powerful places for all to learn.

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The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test:
Lessons form and Innovative Urban School
by Linda Nathan
Beacon Press
189pp