Education

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    The Great Expectations School
    A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle
    By Dan Brown, Foreword by Randi Weingarten
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At the age of twenty-two, Dan Brown came to P.S. 85 as an eager, fresh-faced teacher. He was even as-signed his own class: 4-217. Unbeknownst to him, 4-217 was the designated “dumping ground” for all fourth-grade problem cases, and his students would prove to be more challenging than he could have ever... [READ MORE]
    Dear Diary Boy
    An Exacting Mother, her Free-spirited Son, and Their Bittersweet Adventures in an Elite Japanese School
    By Kumiko Makihara
    (Arcade Publishing)
    When her five-year-old son passed the rigorous entrance exams to one of Japan's top private elementary schools, Makihara, a single mother, thought they were on their way. Taro would wear the historic dark blue uniform and learn alongside other little Einsteins while she basked in the glory of his high... [READ MORE]
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