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Closing the Achievement Gap in the Iron Triangle: Our Path to Success, Beyond the Common Core: Richmond College Prep

Irvin Gene McAllister

Pages: 104
ISBN: 978-145752-983-2
List Price: 20.00
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Available: July 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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It is common for visitors to Richmond College Prep to ask our opinion regarding the ability to replicate our success. The short answer is yes; we think it’s possible. However this book is not intended to represent a general guide for success. This book provides the framework for how Richmond College Prep transitioned from struggling to productive in three years. We continue to focus on issues related to a productive culture, including creating self-directed learners, as well as numerous Pandora’s Box challenges which would be better addressed in formal classes designed for urban school administrators.

Irvin McAllister has earned Master’s degrees in both Social Science and Education, has served in multiple communities as a Deputy Probation Officer, and has experience in school administration. Irvin McAllister has provided Instructional Leadership for Richmond College Prep K-6 charter school since 2010. RCP primarily serves Hispanic and African American elementary students, eighty-five percent of whom are eligible for free and reduced lunch, in the impoverished Iron Triangle community of Richmond, California. Mr. McAllister was hired at RCP with the specific caveat of increasing the Academic Performance Index from 696 to at least meet the No Child Left Behind benchmark of 800.