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Educational Entrepreneurship Today

Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane

In Educational Entrepreneurship Today, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane assemble a diverse lineup of high-profile contributors to examine the contexts in which new initiatives in education are taking shape. They inquire into the impact of entrepreneurship on the larger field—including the development and deployment of new technologies—and analyze the incentives, barriers, opportunities, and tensions that support or constrain innovation.

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English Language Learners and the New Standards

Developing Language, Content Knowledge, and Analytical Practices in the Classroom
Margaret Heritage, Aída Walqui, and Robert Linquanti, foreword by Kenji Hakuta

In English Language Learners and the New Standards, three leading scholars present a clear vision and practical suggestions for helping teachers engage ELL students in simultaneously learning subject-area content, analytical practices, and language. This process requires three important shifts in our perspective on language and language learning—from an individual activity to a socially engaged activity; from a linear process aimed at correctness and fluency, to a developmental process, focused on comprehension and communication; and from a separate area of instruction to an approach that embeds language development in subject-area activities.

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Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

The Past and Future of California’s Proposition 209
Edited by Eric Grodsky and Michal Kurlaender, foreword by Robert Birgeneau, introduction by Christopher Edley, Jr.

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity—affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups—in higher education today.

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Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

The Past and Future of California’s Proposition 209
Edited by Eric Grodsky and Michal Kurlaender, foreword by Robert Birgeneau, introduction by Christopher Edley, Jr.

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity—affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups—in higher education today.

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Equal Scrutiny

Privatization and Accountability in Digital Education
Patricia Burch and Annalee G. Good

In the current rush to adopt and expand digital learning, many important considerations are being overlooked that will have major consequences for the future of American public education. As private education technology contractors and vendors move deeper into the work of public education, questions concerning the quality of the services, who is served, and who benefits need to be answered.

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Excellence Gaps in Education

Expanding Opportunities for Talented Students
Jonathan A. Plucker and Scott J. Peters

In Excellence Gaps in Education, Jonathan A. Plucker and Scott J. Peters shine a spotlight on “excellence gaps”—the achievement gaps among subgroups of students performing at the highest levels of achievement. Much of the focus of recent education reform has been on closing gaps in achievement between students from different racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds by bringing all students up to minimum levels of proficiency. Yet issues related to excellence gaps have been largely absent from discussions about how to improve our schools and communities. Plucker and Peters argue that these significant gaps reflect the existence of a persistent talent underclass in the United States among African American, Hispanic, Native American, and poor students, resulting in an incalculable loss of potential among our fastest growing populations. 

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Facing Racism in Education

Third Edition
Edited by Sonya L. Anderson, Polly F. Attwood, and Lionel C. Howard

At a time when many in public life and public education are inclined to argue that racial issues and problems belong to a bygone era, this third edition of Facing Racism in Education makes clear the need for continued attention to and open discussion of race and education.

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Failing Our Brightest Kids

The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students
Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright

In this provocative volume, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Brandon L. Wright argue that, for decades, the United States has done too little to focus on educating students to achieve at high levels. The authors identify two core problems: First, compared to other countries, the United States does not produce enough high achievers. Second, students from disadvantaged backgrounds are severely underrepresented among those high achievers. The authors describe educating students to high levels of achievement as an issue of both equity and human capital: talented students deserve appropriate resources and attention, and the nation needs to develop these students’ abilities to remain competitive in the international arena.

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Fewer, Clearer, Higher

How the Common Core State Standards Can Change Classroom Practice
Robert Rothman

In clear and concise language, veteran education writer Robert Rothman identifies nine instructional “shifts” encouraged by the new Common Core State Standards and provides examples of how teachers and school districts are overcoming challenges in implementation.

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Fewer, Clearer, Higher

How the Common Core State Standards Can Change Classroom Practice
Robert Rothman

In clear and concise language, veteran education writer Robert Rothman identifies nine instructional “shifts” encouraged by the new Common Core State Standards and provides examples of how teachers and school districts are overcoming challenges in implementation.

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Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization

William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney, foreword by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

This ambitious book grows out of the realization that a convergence of economic, demographic, and political forces in the early twenty-first century requires a fundamental reexamination of the financing of American higher education.

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Formative Assessment in Practice

A Process of Inquiry and Action
Margaret Heritage, foreword by W. James Popham

Margaret Heritage presents a practical guide to formative assessment as a process of “inquiry and action” essential to twenty-first century learning.

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Formative Assessment in Practice

A Process of Inquiry and Action
Margaret Heritage, foreword by W. James Popham

Margaret Heritage presents a practical guide to formative assessment as a process of “inquiry and action” essential to twenty-first century learning.

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