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The Bookshelf: Oct. 30, 2014

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights The Opportunity Equation.

The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools by Eric Schwarz

Trib+Edu is joining with respected books authority Kirkus Reviews to bring you select reviews of books of note in the field of public education. For more book reviews and recommendations, visit Kirkus.com.

THE OPPORTUNITY EQUATION: How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools

by Eric Schwarz

From its inception to its current success, Schwarz gives readers a detailed history of the after-school program he founded in 1995 … Through personal stories and chronological notes, Schwarz shows the necessary steps he and his fellow workers use to implement changes in the way children are taught. He provides thorough analysis of the success he's been able to achieve, including better test results, greater high school graduation rates and increased college acceptance rates. Straightforward and informational, Schwarz's brief book is a call to action for citizens and educators so that the achievement gap can be closed as rapidly as possible.

For full review, visit kirkus.com

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