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Cutting Through the Hype

The Essential Guide to School Reform
Jane L. David and Larry Cuban

Revised, Expanded, and Updated Edition

Cutting Through the Hype: The Essential Guide to School Reform offers balanced analyses of 23 currently popular school reform strategies, from teacher performance pay and putting mayors in charge to turnaround schools and data-driven instruction.

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Cutting Through the Hype

The Essential Guide to School Reform
Jane L. David and Larry Cuban

Revised, Expanded, and Updated Edition

Cutting Through the Hype: The Essential Guide to School Reform offers balanced analyses of 23 currently popular school reform strategies, from teacher performance pay and putting mayors in charge to turnaround schools and data-driven instruction.

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Dancing in the Rain

Leading with Compassion, Vitality, and Mindfulness in Education
Jerome T. Murphy, Foreword by Christopher Germer

Dancing in the Rain offers a lively and accessible guide aimed at helping education leaders thrive under pressure by developing the inner strengths of mindfulness and self-compassion, expressing emotions wisely, and maintaining a clear focus on the values that matter most. Jerome T. Murphy, a scholar and former dean who has written and taught about the inner life of education leaders, argues that the main barrier to thriving as leaders is not the outside pressures we face, but how we respond to them inside our minds and hearts.

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Data Wise in Action

Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning
Edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett and Jennifer L. Steele

What does it look like when a school uses data wisely? Data Wise in Action, a new companion and sequel to our bestselling Data Wise, tells the stories of eight very different schools following the Data Wise process of using assessment results to improve teaching and learning.

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Data Wise in Action

Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning
Edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett and Jennifer L. Steele

What does it look like when a school uses data wisely? Data Wise in Action, a new companion and sequel to our bestselling Data Wise, tells the stories of eight very different schools following the Data Wise process of using assessment results to improve teaching and learning.

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Data Wise, Revised and Expanded Edition

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning.
Edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Richard J. Murnane

Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools’ abilities to capture teachers’ knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles to change, and enhance school culture and climate.

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Demoralized

Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay
Doris A. Santoro, Foreword by David C. Berliner

Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay offers a timely analysis of professional dissatisfaction that challenges the common explanation of burnout. Featuring the voices of educators, the book offers concrete lessons for practitioners, school leaders, and policy makers on how to think more strategically to retain experienced teachers and make a difference in the lives of students.

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Design-Based School Improvement

A Practical Guide for Education Leaders
Rick Mintrop

At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing evidence of outcomes, accounting for variability in implementation and results, and establishing a foundation for broader understanding of the problem and proposed solutions.

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Dilemmas of Educational Ethics

Cases and Commentaries
Edited by Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay

Educators and policy makers confront challenging questions of ethics, justice, and equity on a regular basis. Should teachers retain a struggling student if it means she will most certainly drop out? Should an assignment plan favor middle-class families if it means strengthening the school system for all? These everyday dilemmas are both utterly ordinary and immensely challenging, yet there are few opportunities and resources to help educators think through the ethical issues at stake.

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Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Edited by Sofía Bahena, North Cooc, Rachel Currie-Rubin, Paul Kuttner, and Monica Ng

A trenchant and wide-ranging look at this alarming national trend, Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline is unsparing in its account of the problem while pointing in the direction of meaningful and much-needed reforms.

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Diversity Challenged

Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action
Edited by Gary Orfield

This book explores what is known about how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process.

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Diversity Challenged

Evidence on the Impact of Affirmative Action
Edited by Gary Orfield

This book explores what is known about how increasing minority enrollment changes and enriches the educational process.

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Double the Numbers

Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth
Edited by Richard Kazis, Joel Vargas, and Nancy Hoffman

Double the Numbers explores policies that are likely to serve as building blocks in any "next phase" of education reform that tackles the dual problems of high school completion and postsecondary access and success.

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Double the Numbers

Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth
Edited by Richard Kazis, Joel Vargas, and Nancy Hoffman

Double the Numbers explores policies that are likely to serve as building blocks in any "next phase" of education reform that tackles the dual problems of high school completion and postsecondary access and success.

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