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Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School

Rhona S. Weinstein and Frank C. Worrell


Achieving College Dreams tells the story of a remarkable partnership between a public research university and charter district to create an exemplar early college high school for low-income and first-generation college youth—launched to make good on the American ideal of providing excellence with equity in secondary education. California College Preparatory Academy is the result of the more than 10-year collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools. Reflecting a diversity of voices from students to superintendents, this book charts the journey from the ... More

Keywords: achievement gap, Aspire, CAL Prep, community-engaged scholarship, first-generation college students, new-school development, excellence with equity, rigor, university–district partnership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190260903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhona S. Weinstein, editor
Professor Emerita of Psychology and Research Scholar, Institute for Human Development at University of California, Berkeley

Frank C. Worrell, editor
Professor of Education and Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

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I Beginnings

2 The University of California, Berkeley Commits

Gail Kaufman, Robert E. Jorgensen, Genaro M. Padilla, and P. David Pearson

II Collaborative Research Informs School Development

5 Learning from Teacher–Student Advisories

Rhona S. Weinstein, Nilofar Sami, and Zena R. Mello

7 Parent Involvement and the Home–School Divide

Nilofar Sami, Frank C. Worrell, and Rhona S. Weinstein

8 Making Room to Read

Marjorie (Susie) Goodin and P. David Pearson

9 Tracking Student Indicators Across Time

Rhona S. Weinstein, Justin F. Martin, Lionel H. Bialis-White, and Nilofar Sami

III Equity and Excellence in a High School Setting

11 Math and Not Just About Math!

Sarah Salazar and Stacy Thomas, with Rhona S. Weinstein

12 Titrating from Shallow to Deep Understanding in Chemistry

Angelica Stacy and Tatiana Lim-Breitbart

13 Building a Supportive College-Preparatory Culture

Megan Reed and Michelle Y. Cortez

IV Lessons Learned

14 A Model for Interweaving Rigor and Support

Rhona S. Weinstein and Lionel H. Bialis-White

15 Talent Development

Frank C. Worrell

16 From Parallel Tracks to Intertwined Efforts

Elise Darwish and Tatiana Epanchin-Troyan

17 Conclusion—The Power of a University–District Partnership

Rhona S. Weinstein, Frank C. Worrell, Gail Kaufman, and Gibor Basri