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4/25/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 PM

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.


4/18/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 PM

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.


4/11/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 PM

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. 


4/4/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 PM

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.


3/14/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 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. 


2/28/2017 12:10:00 AM > 4/27/2017 8:27:34 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).