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5/11/2021 12:10:00 AM > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 AM

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.


5/4/2021 12:10:00 AM > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 AM

Restorative Justice in Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through the Disciplines
Edited by Maisha T. Winn and Lawrence T. Winn

Restorative Justice in Education makes the case for restorative justice as a practice as much as it is a paradigm. Through essays, case studies, and interviews, the book outlines for educators and teacher educators how restorative justice can be leveraged to teach across disciplines.


4/27/2021 12:10:00 AM > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 AM

The Path to Free College

In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity
Michelle Miller-Adams

In The Path to Free College, Michelle Miller-Adams argues that tuition-free college, if pursued strategically and in alignment with other sectors, can be a powerful agent of change. She makes the case that broadly accessible and affordable higher education is in the public interest, yielding dividends not just for individuals but also for the communities, states, and nation in which they reside.


4/20/2021 12:10:00 AM > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 AM

Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity

A Practical Guide for School and Community Leaders
Paul Reville and Lynne Sacks

Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity provides a how-to guide for education, government, and community leaders interested in creating cross-sector systems of support for students. These collaborations strive to close achievement and opportunity gaps and to help children overcome problems stemming from poverty, racism, and other societal ills.


4/13/2021 12:10:00 AM > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 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 > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 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 > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 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 > 5/17/2021 9:04:38 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.