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When Research Matters

How Scholarship Influences Education Policy
Edited by Frederick M. Hess, foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell

When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy.

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When Research Matters

How Scholarship Influences Education Policy
Edited by Frederick M. Hess, foreword by Lorraine M. McDonnell

When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy.

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When School Policies Backfire

How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students
Edited by Michael A. Gottfried and Gilberto Q. Conchas

Like medical practitioners, educators share the moral obligation to “first, do no harm.” But as this provocative volume shows, education policies do not always live up to this ideal, especially policies intended to help our most vulnerable students. When School Policies Backfire draws our attention to education policies designed to help disadvantaged students that instead had the perverse effect of harming them by exacerbating the very problems they were intended to solve.

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Why Knowledge Matters

Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. 

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With the Best of Intentions

How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.

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With the Best of Intentions

How Philanthropy Is Reshaping K-12 Education
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

Bringing together a mix of researchers and practitioners, With the Best of Intentions examines the major goals of recent philanthropic efforts and looks at some of the key lessons--for educators, philanthropists, policymakers, and community leaders--of philanthropic contributions to schools and school systems.

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Woman's "True" Profession, 2nd edition

Voices from the History of Teaching
By Nancy Hoffman

A rich and fascinating portrait of education life in America between 1830 and 1920, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.

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Woman's "True" Profession, 2nd edition

Voices from the History of Teaching
By Nancy Hoffman

A rich and fascinating portrait of education life in America between 1830 and 1920, Woman's "True" Profession is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the teaching profession.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte
Edited by Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephen Samuel Smith, and Amy Hawn Nelson

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow provides a compelling analysis of the forces and choices that have shaped the trend toward the resegregation of public schools. By assembling a wide range of contributors—historians, sociologists, economists, and education scholars—the editors provide a comprehensive view of a community’s experience with desegregation and economic development. Here we see resegregation through the lens of Charlotte, North Carolina, once a national model of successful desegregation, and home of the landmark Swann desegregation case, which gave rise to school busing.
 
This book recounts the last forty years of Charlotte’s desegregation and resegregation, putting education reform in political and economic context. Within a decade of the Swann case, the district had developed one of the nation’s most successful desegregation plans, measured by racial balance and improved academic outcomes for both black and white students. However, beginning in the 1990s, this plan was gradually dismantled. Today, the level of resegregation in Charlotte has almost returned to what it was prior to 1971. At the core of Charlotte’s story is the relationship between social structure and human agency, with an emphasis on how yesterday’s decisions and actions define today’s choices.

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You Can't Be What You Can't See

The Power of Opportunity to Change Young Lives
Milbrey W. McLaughlin, Foreword by Arne Duncan, and Afterword by Greg Darnieder

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See presents a rare longitudinal account of the benefits of a high-quality, out-of-school program on the life trajectories of hundreds of poor, African American youth who grew up in Chicago’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in the 1980s and early ’90s.
 

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Youth, Education, and the Role of Society

Rethinking Learning in the High School Years
Robert Halpern

Youth, Education, and the Role of Society examines the “learning landscape” currently available to American adolescents, arguing that we need to expand, enrich, and diversify the learning opportunities available to young people today.

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