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Education Policy

A Nation Reformed?

American Education Twenty Years after A Nation at Risk
Edited by David T. Gordon with a foreword by Patricia Albjerg Graham

A Nation Reformed? takes stock of twenty years of school reform. Was the nation really ever "at risk" and, if so, is it still? Which reforms have made a difference and which haven't? And where do we go from here?

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A Nation Reformed?

American Education Twenty Years after A Nation at Risk
Edited by David T. Gordon with a foreword by Patricia Albjerg Graham

A Nation Reformed? takes stock of twenty years of school reform. Was the nation really ever "at risk" and, if so, is it still? Which reforms have made a difference and which haven't? And where do we go from here?

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A Nation Reformed?

American Education Twenty Years after A Nation at Risk
Edited by David T. Gordon with a foreword by Patricia Albjerg Graham

A Nation Reformed? takes stock of twenty years of school reform. Was the nation really ever "at risk" and, if so, is it still? Which reforms have made a difference and which haven't? And where do we go from here?

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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.
Available February 2019

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Assessing NCLB

Perspectives and Prescriptions
Edited by Sara Schwartz Chrismer, Shannon T. Hodge, and Debby Saintil

The Harvard Educational Review Special Issue on No Child Left Behind brings together diverse perspectives on and analyses of NCLB that can inform reauthorization discussions.

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Assessing NCLB

Perspectives and Prescriptions
Edited by Sara Schwartz Chrismer, Shannon T. Hodge, and Debby Saintil

The Harvard Educational Review Special Issue on No Child Left Behind brings together diverse perspectives on and analyses of NCLB that can inform reauthorization discussions.

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Broader, Bolder, Better

How Schools and Communities Help Students Overcome the Disadvantages of Poverty
Elaine Weiss and Paul Reville

In Broader, Bolder, Better, authors Elaine Weiss, of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign, and Paul Reville, former Massachusetts education secretary, make a compelling case for a fundamental change in the way we view education. The authors argue for a large-scale expansion of community-school partnerships in order to provide integrated student supports (ISS) from cradle to careers, including traditional wraparound services like mental health and nutrition supports, as well as early childhood education, afterschool and enrichment programs, and family supports.
Available June 2019

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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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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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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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Education and the Obama Presidency

A Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review

This special issue of the Harvard Educational Review considers the challenges and opportunities facing President Barack Obama in his efforts to reform educational policy and practice in the United States.

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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.
Available February 2019

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Educational Entrepreneurship Today

Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane

In Educational Entrepreneurship Today, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane assemble a diverse lineup of high-profile contributors to examine the contexts in which new initiatives in education are taking shape. They inquire into the impact of entrepreneurship on the larger field—including the development and deployment of new technologies—and analyze the incentives, barriers, opportunities, and tensions that support or constrain innovation.

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Educational Entrepreneurship Today

Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane

In Educational Entrepreneurship Today, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane assemble a diverse lineup of high-profile contributors to examine the contexts in which new initiatives in education are taking shape. They inquire into the impact of entrepreneurship on the larger field—including the development and deployment of new technologies—and analyze the incentives, barriers, opportunities, and tensions that support or constrain innovation.

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Educational Inequality and School Finance

Why Money Matters for America's Students
Bruce D. Baker

In Educational Inequality and School Finance, Bruce D. Baker offers a comprehensive examination of how US public schools receive and spend money. Drawing on extensive longitudinal data and numerous studies of states and districts, he provides a vivid and dismaying portrait of the stagnation of state investment in public education and the continuing challenges of achieving equity and adequacy in school funding.

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