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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades

A Guide for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders
Penny A. Bishop, John M. Downes, and Katy Farber

Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades shows how teachers in grades 5–8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning—particularly around essential skills that cut across disciplines.

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Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Beyond the Here and Now
Edited by Sarah W. Beck and Leslie Nabors Olah

This important book includes sections on cognitive and developmental approaches to language and literacy acquisition, sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, crosslinguistic and bilingual issues in language and literacy, and critical perspectives on language and literacy education.

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Pivotal Moments

How Educators Can Put All Students on the Path to College
Roberta Espinoza, foreword by Kathleen Cushman

For many students, making their way to higher education requires more than hard work and determination. Low-income minority students who overcome obstacles to achieve academic success have usually encountered at least one college-educated adult in their schooling who took the initiative to reach out to them and provide concrete academic guidance.

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Policy Patrons

Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Megan E. Tompkins-Stange, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.

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Popular Culture and Education

This Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review "hopes to foster a dialogue among those who encounter popular culture in their daily lives, in their educations, and in their scholarly pursuits."

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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
Michael Sadowski

By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students’ academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts—successful newcomer students.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education

Edited by David Stroupe, Karen Hammerness, and Scott McDonald

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices.
Available October 2020

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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes

Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today’s knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills over rote memorization and the passive transmission of knowledge. Authors Linda Darling-Hammond and Jeannie Oakes and their colleagues examine what this means for teacher preparation and showcase the work of programs that are educating for deeper learning, equity, and social justice.

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