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Education Past and Present

Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice
Edited by Megin Charner-Laird, Morgaen L. Donaldson, and Soo Hong

In Education Past and Present: Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice, leading scholars comment on developments in the field of education over the past seventy-five years.

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Education Past and Present

Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice
Edited by Megin Charner-Laird, Morgaen L. Donaldson, and Soo Hong

In Education Past and Present: Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice, leading scholars comment on developments in the field of education over the past seventy-five years.

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Education Policy and Practice

Bridging the Divide
Edited by Suzanne Plaut and Nancy S. Sharkey

The book addresses a number of pressing issues: how race, culture, power, and language affect actual classrooms and pedagogies; the social processes and school structures that can either hinder or support student learning; and the extent to which teachers have-or should have-control over their day-to-day instructional practices and decisions about their students.

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Education Reform in New York City

Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System
Edited by Jennifer A. O’Day, Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez

Written in an accessible style by highly respected scholars, the papers in this volume document and analyze particular components of the Children First reforms, including governance, community engagement, finance, accountability, and instruction.

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Education Reform in New York City

Ambitious Change in the Nation’s Most Complex School System
Edited by Jennifer A. O’Day, Catherine S. Bitter, and Louis M. Gomez

Written in an accessible style by highly respected scholars, the papers in this volume document and analyze particular components of the Children First reforms, including governance, community engagement, finance, accountability, and instruction.

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Educational Entrepreneurship

Realities, Challenges, Possibilities
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

This lively and provocative book introduces this burgeoning field for readers concerned with K-12 education in the United States--and with efforts to reform and improve it.

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Educational Entrepreneurship

Realities, Challenges, Possibilities
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

This lively and provocative book introduces this burgeoning field for readers concerned with K-12 education in the United States--and with efforts to reform and improve it.

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Educational Entrepreneurship

Realities, Challenges, Possibilities
Edited by Frederick M. Hess

This lively and provocative book introduces this burgeoning field for readers concerned with K-12 education in the United States--and with efforts to reform and improve it.

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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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Educational Inequality and School Finance

Why Money Matters for America's Students
Bruce D. Baker

In Educational Inequality and School Finance, Bruce D. Baker offers a comprehensive examination of how US public schools receive and spend money. Drawing on extensive longitudinal data and numerous studies of states and districts, he provides a vivid and dismaying portrait of the stagnation of state investment in public education and the continuing challenges of achieving equity and adequacy in school funding.
Available October 2018

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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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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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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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