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Truth Without Tears

African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership
Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch, Afterword by Earl T. Braxton

Truth Without Tears is a timely and insightful portrait of Black women leaders in American colleges and universities. Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch are former deans who draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for both the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational leadership positions.


Unaccompanied Minors

Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

School choice—now a pillar of education reform in the United States—is widely touted as a strategy for addressing educational inequity. Yet efforts to implement school choice can exacerbate, rather than counteract, inequities. Unaccompanied Minors takes a close look at the experience of immigrant students and their families navigating New York City’s mandatory high school choice program.


Unconscious Bias in Schools

A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism
Tracey A. Benson and Sarah E. Fiarman, Foreword by Glenn E. Singleton

In Unconscious Bias in Schools, two seasoned educators describe the phenomenon of unconscious racial bias and how it negatively affects the work of educators and students in schools. “Regardless of the amount of effort, time, and resources education leaders put into improving the academic achievement of students of color,” the authors write, “if unconscious racial bias is overlooked, improvement efforts may never achieve their highest potential.” In order to address this bias, the authors argue, educators must first be aware of the racialized context in which we live.


Understanding Youth

Adolescent Development for Educators
Michael J. Nakkula and Eric Toshalis

Adolescent development research and theory have tremendous potential to inform the work of high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Understanding Youth bridges the gap between adolescent development theory and practice.


Universal Design in Higher Education

From Principles to Practice
Edited by Sheryl E. Burgstahler and Rebecca C. Cory

A new edition of Universal Design in Higher Education is now available. Learn more.

Universal Design in Higher Education looks at the design of physical and technological environments at institutions of higher education; at issues pertaining to curriculum and instruction; and at the full array of student services.


Universal Design in Higher Education, Second Edition

From Principles to Practice
Sheryl E. Burgstahler, Foreword by Michael Young

This second edition of the classic Universal Design in Higher Education is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide for creating fully accessible college and university programs. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, and it addresses major recent changes in universities and colleges, the law, and technology.


Unlearned Lessons

Six Stumbling Blocks to Our Schools’ Success
By W. James Popham

2010 Notable Education Book, American School Board Journal

“Why is it,” writes noted assessment expert W. James Popham, “that today’s educators seem almost compelled to replicate their predecessors’ blunders?” Looking back over a career of more than fifty years in education, Popham identifies six key “unlearned lessons” in education and reflects on their impact on schools, teachers, and students.


Urban Preparation

Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education
Chezare A. Warren, Foreword by H. Richard Milner IV, Afterword by James Earl Davis

2018 Critics' Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
2018 Outstanding Book Award, Society of Professors of Education

Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education. A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today.


Urban School Reform

Lessons from San Diego
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

An indispensable book for administrators, policymakers, scholars, and practitioners, Urban School Reform presents a revealing portrait of reform efforts while identifying the full range of issues that education reformers will need to address in districts across the country in the years ahead.


Value-Added Measures in Education

What Every Educator Needs to Know
Douglas N. Harris, foreword by Randi Weingarten

In Value-Added Measures in Education, economist and education researcher Douglas N. Harris takes on one of the most hotly debated topics in education. Drawing on his extensive work with schools and districts, he sets out to help educators and policy makers understand this innovative approach to assessment.