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4/13/2021 12:10:00 AM > 4/16/2021 10:13:11 AM

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.


4/6/2021 12:10:00 AM > 4/16/2021 10:13:11 AM

A New Canon

Designing Culturally Sustaining Humanities Curriculum
Evan C. Gutierrez

A New Canon is the first book to provide a framework for designing and utilizing rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum to address the lack of representation for marginalized communities in formal education. Grounded in literature around cultural relevance and responsive teaching practice, the book provides step-by-step guidance for curriculum development that connects students to the intellectual traditions of their communities.


3/23/2021 12:10:00 AM > 4/16/2021 10:13:11 AM

Teacher Diversity and Student Success

Why Racial Representation Matters in the Classroom
Seth Gershenson, Michael Hansen, and Constance A. Lindsay

Teacher Diversity and Student Success makes a powerful case for diversifying the teaching force as an important policy lever for closing achievement gaps and moving schools closer to equity goals.


2/16/2021 12:10:00 AM > 4/16/2021 10:13:11 AM

Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges

A Design Thinking Approach
Carrie B. Kisker

In this book, Carrie B. Kisker illustrates how community colleges can utilize design thinking to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, and experiment with the internal changes necessary to optimize outcomes for stakeholders. Kisker outlines a process whereby college leaders can empower faculty and staff to think creatively about how to reduce their institution’s dependence on state allocations in ways that not only are consistent with the college’s mission and values, but also provide the greatest likelihood for institutional and student success.