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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.


Improving the Odds for America's Children

Future Directions in Policy and Practice
Edited by Kathleen McCartney, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Laurie B. Forcier; Foreword by Congressman George Miller; Afterword by Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president, Children’s Defense Fund

This landmark volume commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Children’s Defense Fund, which has been an uncompromising champion of American youth for all of those years. Yet the book looks not to the past but at our current circumstances— and at the challenges we must meet now and in the future on behalf of our young people. The book examines critical issues—prenatal and infant health and development, early child care and education, school reform, the achievement gap, vulnerable children, juvenile justice, and child poverty—and highlights crucial practical and policy measures we need to consider and undertake if we are to better serve American children.


Inclusive Education

Examining Equity on Five Continents
Edited by Alfredo J. Artiles, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, and Federico R. Waitoller

Despite the impressive growth of inclusive education around the world, questions and considerations about equity have been neglected. This edited volume makes a major contribution to the field of inclusive education by analyzing equity concerns that have emerged from the implementation of inclusive education models in nine nations on five continents.


Indigenous Knowledge and Education

Sites of Struggle, Strength, and Survivance
Edited by Malia Villegas, Sabina Rak Neugebauer, and Kerry R. Venegas

This book brings together essays that explore Indigenous ways of knowing and that consider how such knowledge can inform educational practices and institutions.


Inside Our Schools

Teachers on the Failure and Future of Education Reform
Edited by Brett Gardiner Murphy

In this powerful collection of personal accounts, successful and respected teachers from across the country reveal how recent education policies have played out in their schools and classrooms in negative and counterproductive ways, and offer teacher-led alternatives for providing equitable, engaging, and empowering education. 


Inside PreK Classrooms

A School Leader’s Guide to Effective Instruction
Judith A. Schickedanz and Catherine Marchant

Inside PreK Classrooms provides school leaders with much-needed guidance and knowledge to ensure quality instruction for their youngest students. Based on their extensive experience working with children and educators, the authors bring readers inside real classrooms, where teachers are grappling with the “big ideas” that lie at the core of quality preK instruction.


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.


Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice

Change Without Reform in American Education
Larry Cuban

2015 Outstanding Book Award, Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)

A book that explores the problematic connection between education policy and practice while pointing in the direction of a more fruitful relationship, Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice is a provocative culminating statement from one of America’s most insightful education scholars and leaders.


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


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.