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Special Education at the Century's End

Evolution of Theory and Practice Since 1970
Edited by Thomas Hehir and Thomas Latus

Special Education at the Century's End is one of the most comprehensive examinations of special education to date.


Shifting Histories

Transforming Education for Social Change
Edited by Gladys R. Capella Noya, Kathryn Geismar, and Guitele Nicoleau

This volume brings together the expert and timely writings of educational practitioners and researchers struggling to reform their classrooms to reach and teach diverse student populations.


Spotlight on High-Stakes Testing

No. 1 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
From the Editors of the Harvard Education Letter

This inaugural volume of our Spotlight Series features recent Harvard Education Letter articles on testing and new reports never before published on this important topic


School Reform in Chicago

Lessons in Policy and Practice
Edited by Alexander Russo

School Reform in Chicago shares the lessons learned from the city of Chicago's school reform efforts over the past two decades, the most ambitious in history, becoming a huge laboratory for innovations in areas such as school governance, leadership, accountability, and community involvement.


School Reform from the Inside Out

Policy, Practice, and Performance
Richard F. Elmore

This is essential reading for any school leader, education reformer, policymaker, or citizen interested in the forces that promote school change.


Special Education for a New Century

Edited by Lauren I. Katzman, Allison Gruner Gandhi, Wendy S. Harbour, and J.D. LaRock

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.


Spotlight on Leadership and School Change

No. 4 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
Edited by Nancy Walser and Caroline Chauncey

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.


So Much Reform, So Little Change

The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools
By Charles M. Payne

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.


Spotlight on Student Engagement, Motivation, and Achievement

No. 5 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
Edited by Caroline T. Chauncey and Nancy Walser

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.


Strategy in Action

How School Systems Can Support Powerful Learning and Teaching
Rachel E. Curtis and Elizabeth A. City, foreword by Beverly L. Hall

How can we systemically improve the quality of classroom instruction and the learning and achievement of students? In an era when isolated examples of excellence are not good enough, we need systems that support improvement and excellence for all. This book describes how systems can effectively engage in this complex, challenging, and crucial work.