Adequate Yearly Progress is a workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. This perspective-hopping debut follows educators at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa.

“Laugh-out-loud-funny satire.”—Natalie Wexler, Forbes
“A funny but insightful look at teachers in the workplace.”—Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
“Roxanna Elden is not only a smart and funny storyteller, but she’s the kind of writer who takes us inside her characters and makes us feel the struggles that animate the teaching mission. . . This is a comic novel, but Elden, like all great writers, uses humor to make us see the humanity of her people. A gem.”—Steve Almond, author of Bad Stories
Adequate Yearly Progress is a brilliant portrayal of our public education institutions and the systemic issues that affect students and teachers alike. 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
“. . . compelling characters and irresistible plot threads. . . To read Adequate Yearly Progress is to bathe in a world of humanity that won’t soon be forgotten.”—Jacinda Townsend, author of Saint Monkey
“Roxanna Elden is one of the most practical, engaging and entertaining writers on education issues around.”—Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week
“An immensely readable novel. . . . brings the realities of 21st century schooling to life.”—Rick Hess, Harvard's Education Next Journal

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