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Autor/in: Jonathan P Raymond
Illustrator/in: Peter H Reynolds
Autor/in: Jonathan P Raymond
Illustrator/in: Peter H Reynolds


A School Superintendent's Challenge to America

Wildflowers is both one man's journey into the joys and sorrows of leading a large urban school district in the 21st century, and a gripping, highly informative guide to transforming America's public schools. Every child, Jonathan Raymond believes, is as exceptional and unique as a wildflower, able to adapt and grow even in the face of adverse conditions. As Superintendent of a district beset by budget cuts and neglect, Raymond spearheaded innovative, radical changes that raised test scores and graduation rates, and made "failing" schools succeed.

Whether you are a parent, educator, policy maker, or concerned taxpayer, your assumptions about public education will melt away as Raymond sets aside ideology to focus on the nonpartisan, evidence-based promise of "Whole Child" education. This child-centered approach, which once made American public schools a source of national pride, was later abandoned by policymakers with no understanding of how children really learn. Raymond's brave stand against top-down bureaucracy and "teaching to the test" led to controversy and even law suits. Driven by his unwavering commitment to children, families, and local communities, he rallied students, parents and teachers, pushing the boundaries to make real change happen. His story is a model for what true leadership in education looks like.

Raymond's riveting first-person account of how to reignite the potential of our youth - regardless of where they live or how much money their parents make - gives every American the tools, insights, and inspiration to get involved and take a stand on an issue critical to our country's future.

All proceeds from the sale of Wildflowers will be donated to advance Whole Child education. For more information, visit www.wholechildchallenge.org.

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On one his first days on the job in 2009, Jonathan Raymond recalls a parent imploring him to "please take risks for kids." He had just come on board as Superintendent of Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), one of the top 1% of largest school districts in the country and one of the most impoverished and ethnically diverse. During his 4.5-year tenure, those were words he vowed to live by.
An outsider to education by trade (formerly a labor law attorney and non-profit leader) but a passionate advocate for equity and system-wide change, Raymond implemented bold initiatives to transform the school district around a vision that focused on supporting the whole child. Highlights included transforming some of the district's poorest performing schools in the neediest neighborhoods to some of the highest performing, raising graduation rates, expanding early education, summer learning programs, dual-language programs, college and career pathways, and introducing salad bars and healthier meals, and social and emotional learning to the curriculum.  His journey in Sacramento was about changing the culture in the neediest schools and throughout the school district to one of excellence and demonstrating, in a time of great financial stress, that we can do something dramatic and bold when kids' futures are at stake.
Raymond now serves as President of the Stuart Foundation, a California-based private foundation focused on systemic and sustained change in public education, under the guiding principle of an education system that values the Whole Child by strengthening the relationships between students, educators, families, and communities.


Foreword by Karen Pittman: You Had Me at "Whole Child"       


Prologue: Journey to California                   

Chapter 1: Man Meets Sacramento                

Chapter 2: The Whole Child in Context                 

Chapter 3: The Whole Child in Sacramento               

Chapter 4: Battle of the Budget                    

Chapter 5: Impoverished Schools Improved; Superintendent Sued     

Chapter 6: From Broad to Sacramento                 

Chapter 7: Deep Listening, Shared Vision, and Giving Students Voice   

Chapter 8: Family Matters                      

Chapter 9: A Vision Unleashed                    

Chapter 10: The Real Cost of Underfunding               

Chapter 11: An Action Plan and a Case Study to Help Us Move Forward   

Chapter 12: Solutions: Five Keys to Reimagining Schools       



EAN / 13-stellige ISBN 978-1732141629
10-stellige ISBN 1732141622
Verlag JPR Consulting
Imprint Wildflower Press
Sprache Englisch
Anmerkungen zur Auflage First Edition
Editionsform Non Books / PBS
Einbandart E-Book
Typ des digitalen Artikels ePub mit Adobe DRM
Copyright Digital Rights Management Adobe
Erscheinungsdatum 1. Mai 2018
Seitenzahl 156
Warengruppe des Lieferanten Sozialwissenschaften - Erziehung, Bildung
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