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School-Based Reform

Blueprint for Tomorrow

Redesigning Schools for Student-Centered Learning
Prakash Nair

The United States has about $2 trillion tied up in aging school facilities. School districts throughout the country spend about $12 billion every year keeping this infrastructure going. Yet almost all of the new money we pour into school facilities reinforces an existing—and obsolete—model of schooling.


Data Wise in Action

Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning
Edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett and Jennifer L. Steele

What does it look like when a school uses data wisely? Data Wise in Action, a new companion and sequel to our bestselling Data Wise, tells the stories of eight very different schools following the Data Wise process of using assessment results to improve teaching and learning.


Data Wise, Revised and Expanded Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning.
Edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Richard J. Murnane

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Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools’ abilities to capture teachers’ knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles to change, and enhance school culture and climate.


Getting It Done

Leading Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Karin Chenoweth and Christina Theokas, foreword by Ronald F. Ferguson

Getting It Done describes in clear and helpful detail what leaders of successful high-poverty and high-minority schools have done to promote and sustain student achievement.


How It's Being Done

Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools
Karin Chenoweth, foreword by Pedro Noguera

How It’s Being Done offers much-needed help to educators, providing detailed accounts of the ways in which unexpected schools—those with high-poverty and high-minority student populations—have dramatically boosted student achievement.


Improving Struggling Schools

A Developmental Approach to Intervention
D. Brent Stephens, foreword by Michael Fullan

Improving Struggling Schools draws on a blend of case studies and the emerging body of research on failing schools to identify patterns in the challenges they face.


Inside School Turnarounds

Urgent Hopes, Unfolding Stories
Laura Pappano, foreword by Karin Chenoweth

Inside School Turnarounds uses on-the-ground reporting and up-to-the-minute research to provide a compelling and insightful exploration of the work of school turnarounds.


Instructional Rounds in Education

A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning
Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Lee Teitel, foreword by Andrew Lachman

Instructional Rounds in Education is intended to help education leaders and practitioners develop a shared understanding of what high-quality instruction looks like and what schools and districts need to do to support it.


School-Based Instructional Rounds

Improving Teaching and Learning Across Classrooms
Lee Teitel

In School-Based Instructional Rounds, Teitel offers detailed case studies of five different models of school-based rounds and investigates critical learning from each.


Social Network Theory and Educational Change

Edited by Alan J. Daly, foreword by Judith Warren Little

Social Network Theory and Educational Change offers a provocative and fascinating exploration of how social networks in schools can impede or facilitate the work of education reform.