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Strategic Inquiry

Starting Small for Big Results in Education
Nell Scharff Panero and Joan E. Talbert

Strategic Inquiry is an innovative model for promoting teacher collaboration around identifying specific “learning gaps” that keep struggling students from succeeding.

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Strategic Priorities for School Improvement

No. 6 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
Edited by Caroline T. Chauncey, foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Organized around the four key areas outlined in the U. S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, Strategic Priorities for School Improvement presents a collection of seminal articles on standards and assessment; using data to improve learning; recruiting and retaining great teachers and leaders; and turning around failing schools

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Strategic Priorities for School Improvement

No. 6 in the Harvard Education Letter Spotlight Series
Edited by Caroline T. Chauncey, foreword by Robert B. Schwartz

Organized around the four key areas outlined in the U. S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, Strategic Priorities for School Improvement presents a collection of seminal articles on standards and assessment; using data to improve learning; recruiting and retaining great teachers and leaders; and turning around failing schools

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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.

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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.

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Stretching the Higher Education Dollar

How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability
Edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey

In this provocative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings.

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Stretching the Higher Education Dollar

How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability
Edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey

In this provocative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings.

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Stretching the School Dollar

How Schools and Districts Can Save Money While Serving Students Best
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Eric Osberg

Simultaneous pressures to reduce costs and increase student achievement have never been greater than they are today. Not only is cost-cutting essential in this era of tightened resources, argue Hess and Osberg, but eliminating inefficient spending is critical for freeing up resources to drive school reform.

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Striving for Equity

District Leadership for Narrowing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps
Robert G. Smith and S. David Brazer

Based on in-depth interviews, Striving for Equity brings to light the complex and illuminating stories of thirteen longtime superintendents—all leaders of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)—who were able to make progress toward narrowing opportunity and achievement gaps in traditional school districts with diverse populations and multiple, competing agendas. Drawing on current research in organizational learning, the authors introduce a framework consistent with the systemic perspective of these superintendents to help school leaders who want to prioritize the narrowing of gaps.

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Student-Centered Learning

Nine Classrooms in Action
Edited by Bill Nave

What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K–12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to “reach every child.” 

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Summer Melt

Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College
Benjamin L. Castleman and Lindsay C. Page

Under increasing pressure to raise graduation rates and ensure that students leave high school college- and career-ready, many school and district leaders may believe that, when students graduate with college acceptances in hand, their work is done. But as Benjamin L. Castleman and Lindsay C. Page show, summer can be a time of significant attrition among college-intending seniors—especially those from low-income families. Anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of students presumed to be headed to college fail to matriculate at any postsecondary institution in the fall following high school.

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Surpassing Shanghai

An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems
Edited by Marc S. Tucker, Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond

This book answers a simple question: How would one redesign the American education system if the aim was to take advantage of everything that has been learned by countries with the world’s best education systems?

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Surpassing Shanghai

An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems
Edited by Marc S. Tucker, Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond

This book answers a simple question: How would one redesign the American education system if the aim was to take advantage of everything that has been learned by countries with the world’s best education systems?

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Systems for Instructional Improvement

Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office
Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Erin Henrick, Thomas M. Smith, and the MIST team, Afterword by Michael Sorum

In Systems for Instructional Improvement, Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe productive practices for school leaders in supporting teachers’ growth; and discuss the role of district leaders in developing school-level capacity for instructional improvement.
 
Available May 2018

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