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Natural Allies

Hope and Possibility in Teacher-Family Partnerships
Soo Hong

In Natural Allies, Soo Hong offers a paradigm shift in how we think about family engagement with schools. Hong challenges the conventional depiction of parents and teachers as “natural enemies,” and shows how, through teachers’ initiative and commitment, they can become natural allies instead.

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New Directions in Special Education

Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice
Thomas Hehir

A comprehensive study that is also practical and realistic, New Directions in Special Education outlines principles for decisionmaking about special education at every level—from the family to the classroom, school, and district—and for state and federal policy.

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New Frontiers in Formative Assessment

Edited by Pendred E. Noyce and Daniel T. Hickey, foreword by Lorrie A. Shepard

“Formative assessment is a powerful learning tool that is too seldom, too haphazardly, and too ineffectively used in the United States,” Pendred E. Noyce writes in the introduction to this volume. “The purpose of this book is to delve into why this is so and how it can be changed.”

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New Teacher Mentoring

Hopes and Promise for Improving Teacher Effectiveness
Ellen Moir, Dara Barlin, Janet Gless, and Jan Miles

In this practical yet visionary book, Ellen Moir and her colleagues at the New Teacher Center review what current research suggests (and doesn’t) about the power of welldesigned mentoring programs to shape teacher and student outcomes.

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On My Own

The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways
Xueli Wang

On My Own: The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, on-the-ground examination of the difficult paths—curricular, interpersonal, and institutional—that students must chart through community college. The book follows 1,670 two-year college students over four years as they begin STEM programs in the Midwest and documents their educational and life experiences as they moved toward, or away from, the prospect of transfer to a four-year institution. Their stories reveal that they were on their own, left to navigate the pathways to transfer without meaningful institutional support.

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Online Professional Development for Teachers

Emerging Models and Methods
Edited by Chris Dede

In Online Professional Development for Teachers, the authors look closely at exemplary online professional development programs, compare them carefully with one another, and draw helpful conclusions about them--both for those who develop online programs and for teachers and administrators in search of professional development programs that make a difference.

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Opportunity for All

A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education
Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith

Drawing on decades of research, policy, and practice, Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith show how strategies for pursuing educational quality and equal outcomes for all students can be linked, presenting an ambitious idea of the future of American education and a comprehensive theory of change for enacting that vision.

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Outside Money in School Board Elections

The Nationalization of Education Politics
Jeffrey R. Henig, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow

2020 Dennis Judd Best Book Award, American Political Science Association

Outside Money in School Board Elections documents and analyzes the injection of external funding into local elections. Local school board contests have recently become flashpoints of national donor interest. Some observers see this engagement as a needed boost for complacent school districts while others view it as a threat to local democracy.

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Pathways to Personalization

A Framework for School Change
Shawn C. Rubin and Cathy Sanford

Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. The book draws on principles of improvement science and change management, as well as work in nearly five hundred classrooms, to help educators define their own rationale for personalized learning; it guides them as they establish small pilot initiatives, determine criteria for success, evaluate their efforts, and create a path for replication and scale. Filled with activities and templates for organizing information and student feedback, the book also includes many examples of how district leaders, school principals, and teachers have successfully navigated the change process to create more student-centered classrooms. 

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Pathways to Teacher Leadership

Emerging Models, Changing Roles
Marya R. Levenson, Foreword by Ann Lieberman

Pathways to Teacher Leadership investigates emerging patterns in the development and effectiveness of teacher leadership.What roles do teachers pursue as they seek to lead change in their schools? What pressures and challenges do emerging leaders face? How can principals and peers support effective teacher leadership?

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