Adequate Yearly Progress

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Atria Books
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5.3 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Roxanna Elden is a National Board certified teacher with experience teaching adult education, elementary school, middle school, high school, day school, night school, Saturday school, and summer school. Elden speaks on education issues around the country, providing humor, honesty, and practical advice to teachers and the people who love them.


"A funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace . . . reminiscent of the TV show "The Office" but set in an urban high school."-- "The Washington Post"
"[S]harp and hilariously observed."
-- "New York Post"
"Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around."--Larry Ferlazzo "Education Week"
"An entertaining and humane story of what it's like to teach high school. Already a hit with teachers when it was self-published in 2018, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys humorous workplace narratives."--Larry Ferlazzo "Library Journal"
"In Adequate Yearly Progress, Roxanna Elden has written a smart, charming novel about the flaws and promises of our education system. I fell in love with Lena, Hernan, Maybelle, and their fellow teachers -- none of whom are perfect, and each of whom are doing their best (with admittedly mixed results). A laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely heartwarming novel."--Anna Pitoniak, author of Necessary People and The Futures "Library Journal"
"Laugh-out-loud-funny satire."--Anna Pitoniak, author of Necessary People and The Futures "Forbes"
"Smart and funny. . . .a gem."--Steve Almond, author of Bad Stories "Forbes"
"Compelling characters and irresistable plot threads. . . . To read Adequate Yearly Progress is to bathe in a world of humanity that won't be soon forgotten."--Jacinda Townsend, author of Saint Monkey "Forbes"
"A brilliant portrayal of our public education institutions. . . . Roxanna Elden's spot-on observations, penetrating humor, and deeply felt characters make for an immersive story that is as fun to read as it is enlightening."--Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home "Forbes"
"[A] humorous novel about modern public education... a welcome contribution to a field that lacks recognizable, complex portrayals of today's teacher... as entertainment and a tribute to dedicated educators, the novel is entirely adequate."--Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home "Las Cruces Sun-News"
"Provides readers an honest, panoramic view into the challenges modern educators face in districts across America."
--Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home "Great Falls Tribune"
"Adequate Yearly Progress is laugh-out funny in parts (the comments on KayTee's blog are especially hilarious), somber in other parts, and you don't have to be a teacher to enjoy this clever workplace book (but if you are, you will enjoy it on another level)."--Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home "The Citizen (Auburn, NY)"