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School Climate

A Cord of Three Strands

A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools
Soo Hong, foreword by Jean Anyon

How can low-income, non-English-speaking parents become advocates, leaders, and role models in their children’s schools? A Cord of Three Strands offers a close study of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a grassroots organization on the northwest side of Chicago, whose work on parent engagement has drawn national attention.


Character Compass

How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success
Scott Seider, foreword by Howard Gardner

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2013 American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Moral Development and Education Outstanding Book Award

In Character Compass, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways.


Feeling Safe in School

Bullying and Violence Prevention Around the World
Edited by Jonathan Cohen and Dorothy L. Espelage

Jonathan Cohen and Dorothy L. Espelage, two leading authorities in the fields of school climate and prevention science, have gathered experts from around the globe to highlight policy and practice recommendations for supporting children and adolescents to feel and be safe in school.


Making Civics Count

Citizenship Education for a New Generation
Edited by David E. Campbell, Meira Levinson, and Frederick M. Hess

“By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past.” So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States.


The Alliance Way

The Making of a Bully-Free School
Tina M. Owen-Moore

Award-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. The Alliance Way illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a programming approach that targets bullying to a more holistic one in which building relationships takes center stage.