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Three Women, Ten Kids, and a
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Former Chinese Vice Premier
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China has made amazing achievement
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How to Help Your Child
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PATRICIA CLARK KENSCHAFT
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Why Now Is the
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THREE CUPS OF TEA
One Man’s Mission to Fight
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One School at a Time
and DAVID OLIVER RELIN
Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
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A Radical Plan for
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Whittle is the founder of Edison
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JIM CROW’S CHILDREN: The Broken
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Winner of the American Bar Association Silver Gavel
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The rewards and frustrations of working
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DEATH AT AN EARLY AGE
Preface by Robert Coles
A National Book Award-winning study of
inner-city education in the last two decades.
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DOES EDUCATION MATTER?
Myths About Education
and Economic Growth
Penguin UK 352 pp. 0-14-028660-8 $16.00
George H. Wood, Ph.D.
SCHOOLS THAT WORK
America’s Most Innovative
Public Education Programs
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STOPPING AT EVERY
How to Create a Culture
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