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The Digital Classroom

How Technology Is Changing the Way We Teach and Learn
Edited by David T. Gordon

This book features more than 25 articles and essays that discuss the rewards and challenges of integrating technology into schools, as well as short editorials from technology experts, educators, and cultural critics.


The Elusive Quest for Equality

150 Years of Chicano/Chicana Education
Edited by José F. Moreno

The Elusive Quest for Equality documents both the plight and the struggle of Chicano communities over the past 150 years, using the guiding themes of segregation, Americanization, and resistance in the history of education for Chicanos/Chicanas.


The End of Exceptionalism in American Education

The Changing Politics of School Reform
Jeffrey R. Henig

Over the past fifty years, the “special status” of education decision-making has been eroded. Once the province of local and state school boards, decisions about schools and schooling have begun to emerge in every level and branch of government. In The End of Exceptionalism in American Education, Jeffrey R. Henig traces the roots of this tectonic shift in school governance.


The Enduring Legacy of Rodriguez

Creating New Pathways to Equal Educational Opportunity
Edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, foreword by James E. Ryan

In this ambitious volume, leading legal and educational scholars examine San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973), the landmark US Supreme Court decision that held that the Constitution does not guarantee equality of educational opportunity. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson have brought together a host of experts in their field to examine the road that led up to the Rodriguez decision, assess the successes and failures of the reforms that followed in its wake, and lay out an array of creative strategies for addressing the ongoing inequality of resources and socioeconomic segregation that perpetuate the inequity of opportunity in education.


The Essential School Board Book

Better Governance in the Age of Accountability
Nancy Walser, foreword by Richard F. Elmore

2009 Notable Education Book, American School Board Journal

The Essential School Board Book
highlights effective practices that are common to high-functioning boards around the country—boards that are working successfully with their superintendents and communities to improve teaching and learning.


The Every Student Succeeds Act

What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden, Afterword by Mitchell D. Chester

In this foundational book, Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden bring together a cross-section of respected academics and journalists to examine key aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


The Fight for America’s Schools

Grassroots Organizing in Education
Edited by Barbara Ferman

In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.


The Flight of a Butterfly or the Path of a Bullet?

Using Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning
Larry Cuban

In this book, Larry Cuban looks at the uses and effects of digital technologies in K–12 classrooms, exploring if and how technology has transformed teaching and learning. In particular, he examines forty-one classrooms across six districts in Silicon Valley that have devoted special attention and resources to integrating digital technologies into their education practices.


The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship

Possibilities for School Reform
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education.


The Future of University Credentials

New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring
Sean R. Gallagher, Foreword by Diana G. Oblinger

2017 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

The Future of University Credentials offers a thorough and urgently needed overview of the burgeoning world of university degrees and credentials. At a time of heightened attention to how universities and colleges are preparing young people for the working world, questions about the meaning and value of university credentials have become especially prominent. Sean Gallagher guides us through this fast-changing terrain, providing much-needed context, details, and insights.