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8/15/2017 12:05:00 AM > 8/17/2017 9:23:21 PM

Investigating Disciplinary Literacy

A Framework for Collaborative Professional Learning
Christina L. Dobbs, Jacy Ippolito, and Megin Charner-Laird, Foreword by Elizabeth A. City

Investigating Disciplinary Literacy provides practical, research-based guidance for teachers seeking to strengthen students’ reading, writing, and communication skills in subjects from the humanities to the sciences. The authors present a framework for conducting professional development cycles based on disciplinary literacy-related learning and district-based research projects they have conducted over the past five years.

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8/8/2017 12:31:43 AM > 8/17/2017 9:23:21 PM

Are Charters Different?

Public Education, Teachers, and the Charter School Debate
Zachary W. Oberfield, Foreword by Jeffrey R. Henig

In his new book, Zachary W. Oberfield investigates the question of whether charter schools cultivate different teaching climates from those found in traditional public schools. To answer this question, Oberfield examined hundreds of thousands of teacher surveys from across the nation. The result is a trenchant analysis that deepens our understanding of what the charter experiment means for the future of US public education.

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6/13/2017 12:10:46 AM > 8/17/2017 9:23:21 PM

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 > 8/17/2017 9:23:21 PM

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 > 8/17/2017 9:23:22 PM

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 > 8/17/2017 9:23:22 PM

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 > 8/17/2017 9:23:22 PM

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 > 8/17/2017 9:23:22 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.

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