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6/13/2017 12:10:46 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:51 AM

Improving Education Together

A Guide to Labor-Management-Community Collaboration
Geoff Marietta, Chad d’Entremont, and Emily Murphy Kaur

Improving Education Together offers a step-by-step guide to Labor-Management-Community (LMC) collaboration, an intervention that has successfully improved student outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country. The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration between labor, management, and community stakeholders can be built using readily available tools for needs assessment, root-cause analysis, team norms, brainstorming, consensus-building, and long-term planning. 

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5/30/2017 12:10:35 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:51 AM

The Critical Advantage

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in School
William T. Gormley, Jr.

In The Critical Advantage, noted scholar and early childhood expert William T. Gormley, Jr. takes a wide-ranging look at the important role of critical thinking in preparing students for college, careers, and civic life. 

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5/23/2017 12:10:13 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Creating Research-Practice Partnerships in Education

William R. Penuel and Daniel J. Gallagher, Foreword by John Q. Easton

Creating Research-Practice Partnerships in Education is an invaluable resource for educators and researchers seeking to develop long-term collaborations in which educators and researchers work together to study and solve pressing problems of practice. Drawing on a wide range of examples, the authors describe the purposes for which partnerships may be organized, the forms that these endeavors may take, challenges that they typically face, and strategies for overcoming those challenges. The book includes tools and routines for working together as well as strategies for ensuring equity of participation on both sides.

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5/16/2017 12:10:15 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Inside Our Schools

Teachers on the Failure and Future of Education Reform
Edited by Brett Gardiner Murphy

In this powerful collection of personal accounts, successful and respected teachers from across the country reveal how recent education policies have played out in their schools and classrooms in negative and counterproductive ways, and offer teacher-led alternatives for providing equitable, engaging, and empowering education. 

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5/9/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Transformative Teachers

Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World
Kira J. Baker-Doyle, Foreword by Katherine Schultz

Transformative Teachers offers an insightful look at the growing movement of civic-minded educators who are using twenty-first-century participatory practices and connected technologies to organize change from the ground up. Kira J. Baker-Doyle highlights the collaborative, grassroots tactics that activist teachers are implementing to transform their profession and pursue greater social justice and equity in education.

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4/25/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Letters to a Young Education Reformer

Frederick M. Hess

In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess’s thinking about what education reform is and should be.

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4/18/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Teaching in Context

The Social Side of Education Reform
Edited by Esther Quintero, Foreword by Andy Hargreaves

Teaching in Context provides new evidence from a range of leading scholars showing that teachers become more effective when they work in organizations that support them in comprehensive and coordinated ways. The studies featured in the book suggest an alternative approach to enhancing teacher quality: creating conditions and school structures that facilitate the transmission and sharing of knowledge among teachers, allowing teachers to work together effectively, and capitalizing on what we know about how educators learn and improve. The studies also show how social dynamics influence the speed, depth, and success with which any new idea is implemented, and how policies enacted without adequate consideration of their impact on the social fabric of schools can produce unintended negative consequences.

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4/11/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Rethinking Readiness

Deeper Learning for College, Work, and Life
Edited by Rafael Heller, Rebecca E. Wolfe, and Adria Steinberg

Rethinking Readiness offers a new set of competencies to replace the narrow learning goals of No Child Left Behind and, in chapters written by some of the nation’s most well-respected education scholars, explores their implications for schools. 

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4/4/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

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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3/14/2017 12:10:00 AM > 6/25/2017 9:44:52 AM

Schools That Succeed

How Educators Marshal the Power of Systems for Improvement
Karin Chenoweth

Informed by years of research and on-the-ground reporting, Schools That Succeed is Karin Chenoweth’s most inspiring and compelling book yet—an essential read for educators who seek to break the stubborn connection between academic achievement and socioeconomic status. 

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