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Bullying and Cyberbullying

What Every Educator Needs to Know
Elizabeth Kandel Englander

“Bullying is a term that’s being, well, bullied. It’s been rendered essentially powerless by being constantly kicked around,” writes nationally recognized bullying expert Elizabeth Kandel Englander. In this practical and insightful book, Englander dispels pervasive myths and misconceptions about peer cruelty, bullying, and cyberbullying.

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Bush-Obama School Reform

Lessons Learned
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane

Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane have gathered a diverse group of scholars to examine the shifting federal role in education across the presidential administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. While the administrations were vastly different, one thing remained constant: an ongoing and significant expansion of the federal role in education. Moreover, many of the key principles underlying federal reform remained consistent: an emphasis on standards- and test-based accountability; teacher quality as measured by test scores; school choice; and the importance of research in evaluating improvement initiatives.

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Cage-Busting Leadership

Frederick M. Hess

A practical and entertaining volume, Cage-Busting Leadership will be of profound interest and value to school and district leaders—and to everyone with a stake in school improvement.

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Campus Carry

Confronting a Loaded Issue in Higher Education
Edited by Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine, Foreword by E. Gordon Gee

In this volume, editors Patricia Somers and Matt Valentine lead an examination of the unintended consequences of campus gun policy and showcase voices from the college community who are grappling with the questions, issues, and consequences that have emerged at their respective institutions. While making the case that campus carry legislation is harmful, the book gathers some of the very best thinking around enacting such policies and offers valuable recommendations for mitigating its effects and preserving university values.

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Career Pathways for All Youth

Lessons from the School-to-Work Movement
Stephen F. Hamilton

Career pathways (CP) has gained prominence as a strategy to ensure that high school students and displaced workers acquire the college and career readiness skills needed in a fast-changing, globalized economy. In an effort to ensure future success for CP, Stephen F. Hamilton examines the School-to-Work (STW) movement of the 1980s and 1990s and explores how the lessons learned from that campaign’s demise can pave the way for a CP program that endures and serves the most deserving.

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Career Pathways in Action

Case Studies from the Field
Edited by Robert B. Schwartz and Amy Loyd, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz and Nancy Hoffman

Career Pathways in Action, a companion to Learning for Careers by Nancy Hoffman and Robert B. Schwartz, offers a detailed, on-the-ground exploration of the Pathways to Prosperity Network’s efforts at state, regional, and local levels. This new book describes a strikingly wide range of systems and efforts that the Pathways Network has helped establish in recent years, and provides a clear and detailed sense of promising ways forward.

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Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit

Lessons from a Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America’s Schools
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly

This timely book brings together a remarkable group of authors who examine the federal role in education policy and reform during the past fifty years.

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Challenging the One Best System

The Portfolio Management Model and Urban School Governance
Katrina E. Bulkley, Julie A. Marsh, Katharine O. Strunk, Douglas N. Harris, and Ayesha K. Hashim

In Challenging the One Best System, a team of leading education scholars offers a rich comparative analysis of the set of urban education governance reforms collectively known as the “portfolio management model.” They investigate the degree to which this model—a system of schools operating under different types of governance and with different degrees of autonomy—challenges the standard structure of district governance famously characterized by David Tyack as “the one best system.”

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Character Compass

How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success
Scott Seider, foreword by Howard Gardner

2013 American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Moral Development and Education Outstanding Book Award

In Character Compass, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student success, yet define character in three very different ways.

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Charter Schools at the Crossroads

Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities
Chester E. Finn, Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright

Charter Schools at the Crossroads offers a frank and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcomings of the charter movement, and outlines possible directions for the future. Few observers present at the creation of the first charter schools a quarter-century ago could have predicted how rapidly this movement would spread or how thoroughly it would come to dominate the education reform agenda. And few recent debates in education have been as highly charged as those over charter schools’ roles, responsibilities, and results.

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