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Inside Urban Charter Schools

Promising Practices and Strategies in Five High-Performing Schools
Katherine K. Merseth with Kristy Cooper, John Roberts, Mara Casey Tieken, Jon Valant, and Chris Wynne, foreword by S. Paul Reville

2009 Excellence in Advancing Knowledge, National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)

Inside Urban Charter Schools offers an unprecedentedly intimate glimpse into the world of charter schools by profiling five high-performing urban charter schools serving predominantly low-income, minority youth in Massachusetts

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Inspiring Teaching

Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools
Edited by Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Eran Tamir, and Karen Hammerness

How can we best prepare pre-service teachers to succeed in the classroom—and to stay in teaching over time? The one-size-fits-all model of traditional teacher education programs has been widely criticized, yet the most popular alternative—fast-track programs—have at best a mixed record of success. An increasing number of districts and charter networks are trying to fill this void with a third option: “grow-your-own” teacher preparation programs tailored to specific school contexts and the needs of the populations they serve.

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Instructional Rounds in Action

John E. Roberts, foreword by Richard F. Elmore

Instructional Rounds in Action is an invaluable guide for those involved in implementing instructional rounds as the foundation and framework for systemic improvement in schools.

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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.

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International Education for the Millennium

Toward Access, Equity, and Quality
Edited by Benjamin Piper, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, and Young-Suk Kim

This volume sheds light on contemporary theoretical work and research, on a range of national and international polices, and on education reform in developing countries.

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International Perspectives in Higher Education

Balancing Access, Equity, and Cost
Edited by Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher

International Perspectives in Higher Education offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between access, cost, and quality.

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Internationalizing the Academy

Lessons of Leadership in Higher Education
Edited by Gilbert W. Merkx and Riall W. Nolan, Foreword by David Ward

Internationalizing the Academy is the first book to offer a detailed look at efforts to bring ambitious and expanding portfolios of international programs to US campuses. Gilbert W. Merkx and Riall W. Nolan, leading figures in the burgeoning international higher education sector, provide a thorough examination of how numerous “internationalizing” efforts are being implemented and promoted on a strikingly wide range of campuses. 

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Interpretive Discussion

Engaging Students in Text-Based Conversations
Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon, Foreword by Sharon Feiman-Nemser

In the era of the Common Core, teachers in all subject areas and grade levels are seeking ways to help students engage with and reflect on the meaning of texts. In Interpretive Discussion, Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon guides teachers through a carefully refined process for preparing, leading, and reflecting on these powerful conversations and discusses the skills and habits of mind that underlie this approach.

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Investigating Disciplinary Literacy

A Framework for Collaborative Professional Learning
Christina L. Dobbs, Jacy Ippolito, and Megin Charner-Laird, Foreword by Elizabeth A. City

Investigating Disciplinary Literacy provides practical, research-based guidance for teachers seeking to strengthen students’ reading, writing, and communication skills in subjects from the humanities to the sciences. The authors present a framework for conducting professional development cycles based on disciplinary literacy-related learning and district-based research projects they have conducted over the past five years.

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It's Being Done

Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Karin Chenoweth, foreword by Kati Haycock

2007 Notable Education Book, American School Board Journal

This straightforward and inspiring book takes readers into schools where educators believe—and prove—that all children, even those considered “hard-to-teach,” can learn to high standards.

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