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Chilling Admissions

The Affirmative Action Crisis and the Search for Alternatives
Edited by Gary Orfield and Edward Miller

The essays in this volume represent the work of the leading scholars of affirmative action in higher education, and place the current crisis on campus in its larger context of historical discrimination and the legal battle for educational equity.

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Chilling Admissions

The Affirmative Action Crisis and the Search for Alternatives
Edited by Gary Orfield and Edward Miller

The essays in this volume represent the work of the leading scholars of affirmative action in higher education, and place the current crisis on campus in its larger context of historical discrimination and the legal battle for educational equity.

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Chilling Admissions

The Affirmative Action Crisis and the Search for Alternatives
Edited by Gary Orfield and Edward Miller

The essays in this volume represent the work of the leading scholars of affirmative action in higher education, and place the current crisis on campus in its larger context of historical discrimination and the legal battle for educational equity.

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Choices and Challenges

Charter School Performance in Perspective
Priscilla Wohlstetter, Joanna Smith, and Caitlin C. Farrell, foreword by Michael W. Kirst

E-book available through online booksellers

As charter schools enter their third decade, research in this key sector remains overwhelmingly contradictory and confused. Many studies are narrowly focused; some do not meet the standards for high-quality academic research. In this definitive work, Wohlstetter and her colleagues isolate and distill the high-quality research on charter schools to identify the contextual and operational factors that influence these schools’ performances.

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Choices and Challenges

Charter School Performance in Perspective
Priscilla Wohlstetter, Joanna Smith, and Caitlin C. Farrell, foreword by Michael W. Kirst

E-book available through online booksellers

As charter schools enter their third decade, research in this key sector remains overwhelmingly contradictory and confused. Many studies are narrowly focused; some do not meet the standards for high-quality academic research. In this definitive work, Wohlstetter and her colleagues isolate and distill the high-quality research on charter schools to identify the contextual and operational factors that influence these schools’ performances.

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City Schools

How Districts and Communities Can Create Smart Education Systems
Edited by Robert Rothman

In City Schools, Robert Rothman and his colleagues at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University put forward a vision of “smart education systems” that link a highly functioning and effective school district with a comprehensive and accessible web of supports for children, youth, and families.

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City Schools

How Districts and Communities Can Create Smart Education Systems
Edited by Robert Rothman

In City Schools, Robert Rothman and his colleagues at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University put forward a vision of “smart education systems” that link a highly functioning and effective school district with a comprehensive and accessible web of supports for children, youth, and families.

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City Schools

How Districts and Communities Can Create Smart Education Systems
Edited by Robert Rothman

In City Schools, Robert Rothman and his colleagues at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University put forward a vision of “smart education systems” that link a highly functioning and effective school district with a comprehensive and accessible web of supports for children, youth, and families.

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Class Acts

Teachers Reflect on Their Own Classroom Practice
Edited by Irene Hall, Carolyn H. Campbell, and Edward J. Miech

In this remarkable collection of articles, teachers reflect on the complex worlds of their classrooms to gain a better understanding of their students, themselves, and the act of teaching.

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Class Acts

Teachers Reflect on Their Own Classroom Practice
Edited by Irene Hall, Carolyn H. Campbell, and Edward J. Miech

In this remarkable collection of articles, teachers reflect on the complex worlds of their classrooms to gain a better understanding of their students, themselves, and the act of teaching.

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Class Acts

Teachers Reflect on Their Own Classroom Practice
Edited by Irene Hall, Carolyn H. Campbell, and Edward J. Miech

In this remarkable collection of articles, teachers reflect on the complex worlds of their classrooms to gain a better understanding of their students, themselves, and the act of teaching.

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Collaborative School Improvement

Eight Practices for District-School Partnerships to Transform Teaching and Learning
Trent E. Kaufman, Emily Dolci Grimm, and Allison E. Miller, foreword by Kathryn Parker Boudett

How can districts bring instructional improvement to scale within and across schools?

The authors of Collaborative School Improvement argue that districts can play a powerful part in helping schools build the capacity to engage in inquiry-based reform—but that this effort requires a shift in districts’ traditional role as a professional development provider.

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Collaborative School Improvement

Eight Practices for District-School Partnerships to Transform Teaching and Learning
Trent E. Kaufman, Emily Dolci Grimm, and Allison E. Miller, foreword by Kathryn Parker Boudett

How can districts bring instructional improvement to scale within and across schools?

The authors of Collaborative School Improvement argue that districts can play a powerful part in helping schools build the capacity to engage in inquiry-based reform—but that this effort requires a shift in districts’ traditional role as a professional development provider.

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Collateral Damage

How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools
Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner, foreword by Nel Noddings

Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system.

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Collateral Damage

How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools
Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner, foreword by Nel Noddings

Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system.

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Collateral Damage

How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools
Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner, foreword by Nel Noddings

Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system.

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Collective Bargaining in Education

Negotiating Change in Today's Schools
Edited by Jane Hannaway and Andrew J. Rotherham

This timely and comprehensive volume will spur and strengthen public debate over the role of teachers unions in education reform for years to come.

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Collective Bargaining in Education

Negotiating Change in Today's Schools
Edited by Jane Hannaway and Andrew J. Rotherham

This timely and comprehensive volume will spur and strengthen public debate over the role of teachers unions in education reform for years to come.

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Collective Bargaining in Education

Negotiating Change in Today's Schools
Edited by Jane Hannaway and Andrew J. Rotherham

This timely and comprehensive volume will spur and strengthen public debate over the role of teachers unions in education reform for years to come.

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Commitment and Common Sense

Leading Education Reform in Massachusetts
David P. Driscoll

Commitment and Common Sense tells the inside story of how Massachusetts became a national model for education. Twelve years after the passage of the state’s comprehensive education reform law in 1993, Bay State student scores rose to the top of “the nation’s report card” (the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math—and have stayed there ever since.

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Commitment and Common Sense

Leading Education Reform in Massachusetts
David P. Driscoll

Commitment and Common Sense tells the inside story of how Massachusetts became a national model for education. Twelve years after the passage of the state’s comprehensive education reform law in 1993, Bay State student scores rose to the top of “the nation’s report card” (the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math—and have stayed there ever since.

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Community Organizing for Stronger Schools

Strategies and Successes
By Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Shah, and Sara McAlister

Drawing on a six-year national study, Community Organizing for Stronger Schools offers a richly textured analysis of community organizing for school reform. The authors examine the role of organizing in building social and political capital and improving educational outcomes for students in some of the nation’s most challenged school districts.

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Community Organizing for Stronger Schools

Strategies and Successes
By Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Shah, and Sara McAlister

Drawing on a six-year national study, Community Organizing for Stronger Schools offers a richly textured analysis of community organizing for school reform. The authors examine the role of organizing in building social and political capital and improving educational outcomes for students in some of the nation’s most challenged school districts.

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Compete or Close

Traditional Neighborhood Schools Under Pressure
Julia A. McWilliams, Foreword by Maia Cucchiara

In districts from Chicago to New York to Washington, DC, neighborhood public schools are being forced to compete with charter schools for students and resources, often under the threat of school closure. In Compete or Close, Julia A. McWilliams provides a compelling ethnographic study of one such school, a neighborhood high school in Philadelphia—a district where rising privatization and chronic underfunding cast these common tensions into sharp relief. The book poses two questions: What strategies do schools deploy to minimize market risk and signal their value to stakeholders—district administrators, funders, parents, and students? And how do these strategies conflict with the schools’ mission to serve all children?
Available May 2019

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