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3/26/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

Outside Money in School Board Elections

The Nationalization of Education Politics
Jeffrey R. Henig, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Sarah Reckhow

Outside Money in School Board Elections documents and analyzes the injection of external funding into local elections. Local school board contests have recently become flashpoints of national donor interest. Some observers see this engagement as a needed boost for complacent school districts while others view it as a threat to local democracy.

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3/19/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

Distrust and Educational Change

Overcoming Barriers to Just and Lasting Reform
Katherine Schultz

Distrust characterizes much of the current political discourse in the United States today. It shapes our feelings about teachers, schools, and policies. In Distrust and Educational Change, Katherine Schultz argues that distrust—and the failure to recognize and address it—significantly contributes to the failure of policies meant to improve educational systems. The strategies the United States has chosen to enact reform engender distrust, and in so doing, undermine the conditions that enable meaningful educational change. In situations in which distrust—rather than trust—predominates, teachers and principals are reluctant to transform their educational practice.

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3/5/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

The Alliance Way

The Making of a Bully-Free School
Tina M. Owen-Moore

Award-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. The Alliance Way illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a programming approach that targets bullying to a more holistic one in which building relationships takes center stage.

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2/26/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

Education, Equity, and the States

How Variations in State Governance Make or Break Reform
Sara E. Dahill-Brown

Education, Equity, and the States examines how variations in state governance determine how federal initiatives are implemented and makes recommendations for approaching reform from this perspective. The book defines the key ways in which state policy environments differ from one another, illustrates how those differences matter, and encourages reformers to account for these disparities to achieve more sustained and equitable improvement.

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2/19/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

Absent from School

Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism
Edited by Michael A. Gottfried and Ethan L. Hutt

In Absent from School, Gottfried and Hutt offer a comprehensive and timely resource for educators and policy makers seeking to understand the scope, impact, and causes of chronic student absenteeism. The editors present a series of studies by leading researchers from a variety of disciplines that address which students are missing school and why, what roles schools themselves play in contributing to or offsetting patterns of absenteeism, and ways to assess student attendance for purposes of school accountability. The contributors examine school-based initiatives that focus on a range of issues, including transportation, student health, discipline policies, and protections for immigrant students, as well as interventions intended to improve student attendance.

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1/22/2019 12:10:00 AM > 4/21/2019 6:47:43 AM

International Perspectives in Higher Education

Balancing Access, Equity, and Cost
Edited by Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher

International Perspectives in Higher Education offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between access, cost, and quality.

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