This frank and courageous book explores the persistence of failure in today’s urban schools. At its heart is the argument that most education policy discussions are disconnected from the daily realities of urban schools, especially those in poor and beleaguered neighborhoods.ORDER
Something in Common is the first book to provide a detailed look at the groundbreaking Common Core State Standards and their potential to transform American education.
Special Education for a New Century pays particularly close attention to how inclusive education practices can best be promoted in the era of standards-based accountability.ORDER
This inaugural volume of our Spotlight Series features recent Harvard Education Letter articles on testing and new reports never before published on this important topicORDER
Scratch the surface of a successful school and you will find a web of interactions that is the root of its success. Who is it that envisions, inspires, cajoles, and rallies all the various players in and around a school toward any improvement goal? Often it’s a superintendent, a principal, a professor, a special teacher, or a parent. In a word, it’s a leader. This latest volume in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series brings together 20 recent articles that highlight the ways leadership has made a difference in schools.ORDER
Only when students feel engaged both socially and academically can schools and teachers lay the groundwork to motivate achievement. This volume, the fifth in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight series, brings together fifteen seminal articles that examine research and practice on these complex and interrelated issues.
This edited volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment.ORDER
2012 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE
Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There addresses a crucial issue in teacher training and professional education: the need to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for the racially diverse student populations in their classrooms. A down-to-earth book, it aims to help practitioners develop insights and skills for successfully educating diverse student bodies.