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The Fight for America’s Schools

Grassroots Organizing in Education
Edited by Barbara Ferman

In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.

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The Flight of a Butterfly or the Path of a Bullet?

Using Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning
Larry Cuban

In this book, Larry Cuban looks at the uses and effects of digital technologies in K–12 classrooms, exploring if and how technology has transformed teaching and learning. In particular, he examines forty-one classrooms across six districts in Silicon Valley that have devoted special attention and resources to integrating digital technologies into their education practices.
 

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The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship

Possibilities for School Reform
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education.

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The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship

Possibilities for School Reform
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship examines the challenge of creating innovative and productive entrepreneurial activity in American education.

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The Future of University Credentials

New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring
Sean R. Gallagher, Foreword by Diana G. Oblinger

The Future of University Credentials offers a thorough and urgently needed overview of the burgeoning world of university degrees and credentials. At a time of heightened attention to how universities and colleges are preparing young people for the working world, questions about the meaning and value of university credentials have become especially prominent. Sean Gallagher guides us through this fast-changing terrain, providing much-needed context, details, and insights.

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The Future of University Credentials

New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring
Sean R. Gallagher, Foreword by Diana G. Oblinger

The Future of University Credentials offers a thorough and urgently needed overview of the burgeoning world of university degrees and credentials. At a time of heightened attention to how universities and colleges are preparing young people for the working world, questions about the meaning and value of university credentials have become especially prominent. Sean Gallagher guides us through this fast-changing terrain, providing much-needed context, details, and insights.

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The Futures of School Reform

Edited by Jal Mehta, Robert B. Schwartz, and Frederick M. Hess

The Futures of School Reform represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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The Futures of School Reform

Edited by Jal Mehta, Robert B. Schwartz, and Frederick M. Hess

The Futures of School Reform represents the culminating work of a three-year discussion among national education leaders convened by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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The Infrastructure of Accountability

Data Use and the Transformation of American Education
Edited by Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Stacey A. Rutledge, and Rebecca Jacobsen, foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

The Infrastructure of Accountability brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education.

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The Infrastructure of Accountability

Data Use and the Transformation of American Education
Edited by Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Stacey A. Rutledge, and Rebecca Jacobsen, foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

The Infrastructure of Accountability brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education.

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The Internal Coherence Framework

Creating the Conditions for Continuous Improvement in Schools
Michelle L. Forman, Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, and Candice Bocala, Foreword by Richard F. Elmore

The Internal Coherence Framework presents a system of research-based practices for assessing and developing the conditions that support adult and student learning in schools.

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The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education

Linking Science to Policy for a New Generation
Edited by Nonie K. Lesaux and Stephanie M. Jones, Afterword by Jacqueline Jones

The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education aims to support the effort to simultaneously scale up and improve the quality of early childhood education by bringing together relevant insights from emerging research to provide guidance for this critical, fledgling field. It reflects the growing recognition that early childhood experiences have a powerful effect on children’s later academic achievement and long-term life outcomes.

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The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education

Linking Science to Policy for a New Generation
Edited by Nonie K. Lesaux and Stephanie M. Jones, Afterword by Jacqueline Jones

The Leading Edge of Early Childhood Education aims to support the effort to simultaneously scale up and improve the quality of early childhood education by bringing together relevant insights from emerging research to provide guidance for this critical, fledgling field. It reflects the growing recognition that early childhood experiences have a powerful effect on children’s later academic achievement and long-term life outcomes.

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The Most Reasonable Answer

Helping Students Build Better Arguments Together
Alina Reznitskaya and Ian A. G. Wilkinson, Foreword by Catherine E. Snow

The Most Reasonable Answer is an innovative and comprehensive guide to engaging students in inquiry dialogue—a type of talk used in text-based classroom discussions. During inquiry dialogue, students collectively search for the most reasonable answers to big, controversial questions, and, as a result, enhance their argumentation skills and develop a deep understanding of the texts they read. Based on years of research and work in nearly fifty classrooms, this book is an essential resource for educators looking for new ways to teach critical thinking and engage students in high-quality discourse. 

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The New Education Philanthropy

Politics, Policy, and Reform
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig

Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice—yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In The New Education Philanthropy, Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of education philanthropy over the last decade, giving particular attention to the large national foundations—Gates, Broad, Walton, and Lumina, among others—that are increasingly aggressive and strategic in their use of funds. Drawing on original research, they investigate and assess the impact of new patterns in foundation giving for advocacy and research; the divergence in funding strategies between old and new foundations; the extension of “venture philanthropy” to higher education; and the backlash against “reform” philanthropy as well as the unlikely partnerships it forges.

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The New Education Philanthropy

Politics, Policy, and Reform
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig

Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice—yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In The New Education Philanthropy, Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of education philanthropy over the last decade, giving particular attention to the large national foundations—Gates, Broad, Walton, and Lumina, among others—that are increasingly aggressive and strategic in their use of funds. Drawing on original research, they investigate and assess the impact of new patterns in foundation giving for advocacy and research; the divergence in funding strategies between old and new foundations; the extension of “venture philanthropy” to higher education; and the backlash against “reform” philanthropy as well as the unlikely partnerships it forges.

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