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3/14/2017 12:10:00 AM > 3/25/2017 9:26:21 PM

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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2/28/2017 12:10:00 AM > 3/25/2017 9:26:21 PM

The Every Student Succeeds Act

What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States
Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden, Afterword by Mitchell D. Chester

In this foundational book, Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden bring together a cross-section of respected academics and journalists to examine key aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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12/6/2016 12:48:57 AM > 3/25/2017 9:26:21 PM

Breakthrough Strategies

Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College Students
Kathleen A. Ross, Foreword by Michelle Asha Cooper

Breakthrough Strategies identifies effective strategies that faculty have used to help New Majority students—those from minority, immigrant, or disadvantaged backgrounds—build the necessary skills to succeed in college. As the proportion of New Majority students rises, there is increased attention to helping them gain access to college. Once enrolled, however, these students often face significant challenges of adjustment, with few resources for support. Specifically, there is little attention to students’ experiences within their college classrooms and their relationships with professors. At the same time, faculty who work with these students have little guidance on how to help them adjust to new expectations and identities as they engage with college-level work.

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11/29/2016 12:46:28 AM > 3/25/2017 9:26:21 PM

Beyond the Skills Gap

Preparing College Students for Life and Work
Matthew T. Hora with Ross J. Benbow and Amanda K. Oleson

How can educators ensure that young people who attain a postsecondary credential are adequately prepared for the future? Matthew T. Hora and his colleagues explain that the answer is not simply that students need more specialized technical training to meet narrowly defined employment opportunities. Beyond the Skills Gap challenges this conception of the “skills gap,” highlighting instead the value of broader twenty-first-century skills in postsecondary education. They advocate for a system in which employers share responsibility along with the education sector to serve the collective needs of the economy, society, and students.

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