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Pathways to Teacher Leadership

Emerging Models, Changing Roles
Marya R. Levenson, Foreword by Ann Lieberman

Pathways to Teacher Leadership investigates emerging patterns in the development and effectiveness of teacher leadership.What roles do teachers pursue as they seek to lead change in their schools? What pressures and challenges do emerging leaders face? How can principals and peers support effective teacher leadership?

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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation

An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp

Denver’s groundbreaking campaign to introduce performance-based pay for teachers captured national and international attention and has paved the way for similar efforts elsewhere. In this book, Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp—among the key players in this successful come-from-behind campaign—offer the inside story of the ProComp initiative. They describe how entrepreneurial behavior within the teachers union and support from outside philanthropic groups propelled the plan from a cutting-edge concept into concrete policy.

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Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Beyond the Here and Now
Edited by Sarah W. Beck and Leslie Nabors Olah

This important book includes sections on cognitive and developmental approaches to language and literacy acquisition, sociocultural approaches to language and literacy, crosslinguistic and bilingual issues in language and literacy, and critical perspectives on language and literacy education.

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Pivotal Moments

How Educators Can Put All Students on the Path to College
Roberta Espinoza, foreword by Kathleen Cushman

For many students, making their way to higher education requires more than hard work and determination. Low-income minority students who overcome obstacles to achieve academic success have usually encountered at least one college-educated adult in their schooling who took the initiative to reach out to them and provide concrete academic guidance.

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Pivotal Moments

How Educators Can Put All Students on the Path to College
Roberta Espinoza, foreword by Kathleen Cushman

For many students, making their way to higher education requires more than hard work and determination. Low-income minority students who overcome obstacles to achieve academic success have usually encountered at least one college-educated adult in their schooling who took the initiative to reach out to them and provide concrete academic guidance.

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Policy Patrons

Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence
Megan E. Tompkins-Stange, Foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Policy Patrons offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current philanthropic efforts on education.

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Popular Culture and Education

This Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review "hopes to foster a dialogue among those who encounter popular culture in their daily lives, in their educations, and in their scholarly pursuits."

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Popular Culture and Education

This Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review "hopes to foster a dialogue among those who encounter popular culture in their daily lives, in their educations, and in their scholarly pursuits."

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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
Michael Sadowski

By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students’ academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts—successful newcomer students.

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Portraits of Promise

Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
Michael Sadowski

By 2040, more than 30 percent of students in the United States will be immigrants or the children of immigrants. What factors can help these young people thrive in school, despite the many obstacles they face? And how can school staff best support immigrant students’ academic and personal success? In Portraits of Promise, educators hear from the ultimate experts—successful newcomer students.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners

A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Edited by Joyce W. Nutta, Kouider Mokhtari, and Carine Strebel

2013 Outstanding Book Award, AACTE

Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses.

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Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools

The Politics of Education Reform
Jack Jennings, Foreword by Michael J. Feuer

April 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the landmark legislation that has provided the foundation of federal education policy in the United States. In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future.
 
Jennings brings an insider’s knowledge to this account, offering a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and revealing some of the factors that shaped their enactment. His rich descriptions and lively anecdotes provide pointed lessons about the partisan climate that stymies much federal policy making today. After assessing the impacts of Title I and NCLB, and exploring the variety of ways that the federal government has intervened in education, Jennings sets forth an ambitious agenda for reframing education as a federal civil right and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn.

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Privatization and the Public Good

Public Universities in the Balance
Matthew T. Lambert, Foreword by Patrick M. Callan

“Public education is in crisis—and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew T. Lambert in this study of present-day public higher education, which is currently plagued by momentous challenges.

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