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Schooling for Resilience

Improving the Life Trajectory of Black and Latino Boys
Edward Fergus, Pedro Noguera, and Margary Martin

As a group, Black and Latino boys face persistent and devastating disparities in achievement when compared to their White counterparts: they are more likely to obtain low test scores and grades, be categorized as learning disabled, be absent from honors and gifted programs, and be overrepresented among students who are suspended and expelled from school. They are also less likely to enroll in college and more likely to drop out. Put simply, they are among the most vulnerable populations in our schools.

Schooling for Resilience investigates how seven newly formed schools, created specifically to serve boys of color, set out to address the broad array of academic and social problems faced by Black and Latino boys.


Schooling in the Workplace

How Six of the World’s Best Vocational Education Systems Prepare Young People for Jobs and Life
Nancy Hoffman, foreword by Stanley S. Litow

Which non-American education systems best prepare young people for fulfilling jobs and successful adult lives? And what can the United States—where far too many young people currently enter adulthood without adequate preparation for the twenty-first-century job market—learn, adopt, and adapt from these other systems?


Schools That Succeed

How Educators Marshal the Power of Systems for Improvement
Karin Chenoweth

Informed by years of research and on-the-ground reporting, Schools That Succeed is Karin Chenoweth’s most inspiring and compelling book yet—an essential read for educators who seek to break the stubborn connection between academic achievement and socioeconomic status. 


Science in the City

Culturally Relevant STEM Education
Bryan A. Brown

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Science in the City examines how language and culture matter for effective science teaching. Author Bryan A. Brown argues that, given the realities of our multilingual and multicultural society, teachers must truly understand how issues of culture intersect with the fundamental principles of learning. This book links an exploration of contemporary research on urban science teaching to a more generative instructional approach in which students develop mastery by discussing science in culturally meaningful ways.


Self-Regulation in Learning

The Role of Language and Formative Assessment
Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage

In their new book, Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage illustrate how to help students become more self-regulated learners—that is, to be able to monitor and take charge of their own learning when working independently and in groups. Language provides the foundation for the development of self-regulatory skills, enabling students to express themselves and negotiate interactions with others; the demands of these self-regulatory processes in turn can support the development of rich vocabulary and social language skills. The authors also emphasize the role of formative assessment as a means of supporting students in engaging in language-rich, self-regulated learning.


Shifting Histories

Transforming Education for Social Change
Edited by Gladys R. Capella Noya, Kathryn Geismar, and Guitele Nicoleau

This volume brings together the expert and timely writings of educational practitioners and researchers struggling to reform their classrooms to reach and teach diverse student populations.


Show, Tell, Build

Twenty Key Instructional Tools and Techniques for Educating English Learners
Joyce W. Nutta, Carine Strebel, Florin M. Mihai, Edwidge Crevecoeur Bryant, and Kouider Mokhtari

Building upon the theoretical and practical foundation outlined in their previous book, Educating English Learners, the authors show classroom teachers how to develop a repertoire of instructional techniques that address K–12 English learners (ELs) at different English proficiency and grade levels, and across subject areas.


Six Shifts to Improve Special Education and Other Interventions

A Common Sense Approach for School Leaders
Nathan Levenson

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Six Shifts to Improve Special Education and Other Interventions offers a set of bold, new ideas for dramatically raising the achievement of students with mild to moderate disabilities and students experiencing serious academic, social and emotional, and behavioral difficulties.


Smart Money

Using Educational Resources to Accomplish Ambitious Learning Goals
Edited by Jacob E. Adams, Jr.

Smart Money brings together research on education finance policy and on the uses of school and district resources, thus providing a uniquely comprehensive analysis of school finance systems.


Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools

How to Survive and Thrive in Tight Times
Nathan Levenson

Armed with real-world examples and out-of-the-box ideas, Nathan Levenson challenges conventional thinking about school budgeting and offers practical, actionable advice for school superintendents, central office leaders, building principals, and school board members.