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Are Charters Different?

Public Education, Teachers, and the Charter School Debate
Zachary W. Oberfield, Foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

In his new book, Zachary W. Oberfield investigates the question of whether charter schools cultivate different teaching climates from those found in traditional public schools. To answer this question, Oberfield examined hundreds of thousands of teacher surveys from across the nation. The result is a trenchant analysis that deepens our understanding of what the charter experiment means for the future of US public education.

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Assessing NCLB

Perspectives and Prescriptions
Edited by Sara Schwartz Chrismer, Shannon T. Hodge, and Debby Saintil

The Harvard Educational Review Special Issue on No Child Left Behind brings together diverse perspectives on and analyses of NCLB that can inform reauthorization discussions.

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Assigning Blame

The Rhetoric of Education Reform
Mark Hlavacik

Despite a plethora of opinions on how to improve US education, a remarkable consensus has emerged that someone or something is to blame for the failures of the public school system, argues rhetoric scholar Mark Hlavacik in this new and insightful book examining the role of language and persuasion in the rise of the accountability movement. 

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Becoming a School Principal

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn
Sarah E. Fiarman, Foreword by Richard F. Elmore

The principal’s role is increasingly understood as a critical lever for school improvement. Yet the job can be a solitary one, offering few opportunities to reflect with colleagues. What does it take to manage the work of continuous improvement—to push staff members constantly to operate outside their comfort zones? What dilemmas and challenges must principals confront? How can school leaders learn from their mistakes and move forward?

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Behind the Diversity Numbers

Achieving Racial Equity on Campus
W. Carson Byrd, Foreword by Walter R. Allen

Behind the Diversity Numbers uncovers how frequently used approaches to examine and understand race-related issues on college campuses can reinforce racism and inequality, rather than combat them. The book argues that educational leaders must look beyond quantitative metrics in order to develop institutional policies and practices that promote racial equality.
Available June 2021

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Belonging and Becoming

The Power of Social and Emotional Learning in High Schools
Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman

Despite growing attention to the importance of grit and other character traits for achievement, developing them in students rarely finds its way into secondary school curricula. Authors Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman investigate the exceptions, telling the stories of five high schools with a national reputation for infusing rigorous academics with social and emotional learning, which results in demonstrable benefits for students.

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Better Teaching and Learning in the Digital Classroom

Edited by David T. Gordon

Better Teaching and Learning in the Digital Classroom is essential reading for any education professional or parent who wants to make the most of what the newest technologies have to offer.

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Between Public and Private

Politics, Governance, and the New Portfolio Models for Urban School Reform
Edited by Katrina E. Bulkley, Jeffrey R. Henig, and Henry M. Levin, foreword by Larry Cuban

2012 "Districts in Research and Reform" Publication Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Between Public and Private examines an innovative approach to school district managment that has been adopted by a number of uban disctricts in recent years: a portfolio management model, in which “a central office oversees a portfolio of schools offering diverse organizational and curricular themes, including traditional public schools, private organizations, and charter schools.”

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Between the State and the Schoolhouse

Understanding the Failure of Common Core
Tom Loveless

Between the State and the Schoolhouse examines the Common Core State Standards from the initiative’s promising beginnings to its disappointing outcomes. Situating the standards in the long history of state and federal efforts to shape education, the book describes a series of critical lessons that highlight the political and structural challenges of large-scale, top-down reforms.
Available April 2021

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Beyond Standards

The Fragmentation of Education Governance and the Promise of Curriculum Reform
Morgan Polikoff

Beyond Standards highlights the structural conditions that have undermined the success of the standards movement and challenges us to confront them. The book offers an impassioned argument about the ways that our decentralized educational systems undermine the pursuit of educational equity and excellence.
Available May 2021

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