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From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse

How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education
Jack Schneider, Foreword by Larry Cuban

Why do so many promising ideas generated by education research fail to penetrate the world of classroom practice?

In From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse, education historian Jack Schneider seeks to answer this familiar and vexing question by turning it on its head. He looks at four well-known ideas that emerged from the world of scholarship—Bloom’s Taxonomy, multiple intelligences, the project method, and direct instruction—and asks what we can learn from their success in influencing teachers.


Fulfilling the Promise

Reimagining School Counseling to Advance Student Success
Mandy Savitz-Romer

In Fulfilling the Promise, Mandy Savitz-Romer shows what is possible when schools and districts draw upon the talents of their counselors and put them at the center of students’ school experience.


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.


Helping Educators Grow

Strategies and Practices for Leadership Development
Eleanor Drago-Severson

How can we prepare practicing and aspiring education leaders for the complex, adaptive challenges they face? In Helping Educators Grow, Eleanor Drago-Severson presents a new approach to leadership development.


High Schools, Race, and America’s Future

What Students Can Teach Us About Morality, Diversity, and Community
Lawrence Blum, foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings

In High Schools, Race, and America’s Future, Lawrence Blum offers a lively account of a rigorous high school course on race and racism.


Higher Education and Employability

New Models for Integrating Study and Work
Peter J. Stokes, Foreword by Louis Soares

2016 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

Higher Education and Employability makes a crucial contribution to the current reassessment of higher education in the United States by focusing on how colleges and universities can collaborate with businesses in order to serve the educational and professional interests of their students. Drawing on his extensive experience with universities and the business world, Peter J. Stokes argues that the need for closer alignment between the two sectors has never been more critical—and that the opportunities for partnership have never been greater. 


Higher Education and the Color Line

College Access, Racial Equity, and Social Change
Edited by Gary Orfield, Patricia Marin, and Catherine L. Horn

Higher Education and the Color Line examines the role of higher education in opening up equal opportunity for mobility in American society--or in reinforcing the segregation between white and nonwhite America.


Hire Better Teachers Now

Using the Science of Selection to Find the Best Teachers for Your School
Dale S. Rose, Andrew English, and Treena Gillespie Finney

While it is clear that better teachers get better results with students, school leaders often put themselves at a disadvantage by not hiring the best teachers available.


How Did You Get Here?

Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to Harvard
Thomas Hehir and Laura A. Schifter, Foreword by David H. Rose, Conclusion by Wendy S. Harbour

When their children were young, several parents interviewed in this book were told “you can’t expect much from your child.” As they got older, the kids themselves often heard the same thing: that as children with disabilities, academic success would be elusive, if not impossible, for them.
How Did You Get Here? clearly refutes these common, destructive assumptions. It chronicles the educational experiences—from early childhood through college—of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University. The book explores common themes in their lives—including educational strategies, technologies, and undaunted intellectual ambitions—as well as the crucial roles played by parents, teachers, and other professionals. Above all, it provides a clear and candid account—in the voices of the students themselves—of what it takes to grapple effectively with the many challenges facing young people with disabilities.
A compelling and practical book, How Did You Get Here? offers clear accounts not only of the challenges and biases facing young disabled students, but also of the opportunities they found, and created, on the way to academic and personal success.


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.