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11/14/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Learning Time

In Pursuit of Educational Equity
Edited by Marisa Saunders, Jorge Ruiz de Velasco, and Jeannie Oakes

This important book explores how education time can be expanded, reimagined, and reorganized in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes of disadvantaged students. The editors and contributors address questions of educational equity and opportunity by considering how best to extend learning time in high-poverty schools.
 

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11/7/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Commitment and Common Sense

Leading Education Reform in Massachusetts
David P. Driscoll

Commitment and Common Sense tells the inside story of how Massachusetts became a national model for education. Twelve years after the passage of the state’s comprehensive education reform law in 1993, Bay State student scores rose to the top of “the nation’s report card” (the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math—and have stayed there ever since.

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10/30/2017 12:10:57 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Learning for Careers

The Pathways to Prosperity Network
Nancy Hoffman and Robert B. Schwartz, Foreword by Anthony P. Carnevale

Learning for Careers provides a comprehensive account of the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national initiative focused on helping more young people successfully complete high school, attain a first postsecondary credential with value in the labor market, and get started on a career without foreclosing the opportunity for further education. It takes as its starting point the influential 2011 Pathways to Prosperity report, which challenged the prevailing idea that the core mission of high schools was to prepare all students for college. In response, the Pathways Network was founded in 2012 to promote cooperative arrangements between educational and business institutions in order to fashion pathways for young people to acquire twenty-first-century skills and achieve professional success.

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10/24/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Competency-Based Education

A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling
Rose L. Colby

Competency-Based Education introduces educators to a new model for anytime, anywhere schooling and provides tools and curriculum resources for redesigning the traditional structures of K–12 schools.

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10/17/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

The Fight for America’s Schools

Grassroots Organizing in Education
Edited by Barbara Ferman

In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.

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10/3/2017 12:00:00 PM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning

A Framework for Implementing School Change
Mary Ann Wolf, Elizabeth Bobst, and Nancy Mangum

Leading Personalized and Digital Learning provides needed guidance for principals, aspiring principals, and other school leaders at a critical time when educators are looking to put the power of technology to work for student-centered learning. The authors identify eight leadership essentials that school leaders must attend to if they are to lead an effective and sustainable transition to a new way of teaching and learning. They also offer resources and wisdom gleaned from years in the field. 

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9/19/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Urban Preparation

Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education
Chezare A. Warren, Foreword by H. Richard Milner IV, Afterword by James Earl Davis

Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education. A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today.

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9/12/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges

A New Model for Educators
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz

Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can build good habits for engaging with data constructively.

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9/5/2017 12:10:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

How to Create the Conditions for Learning

Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts
Ann Jaquith

How to Create the Conditions for Learning shows how the conditions for continuously improving instruction can be created at every level—from the classroom to the school to the central office.

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8/15/2017 12:05:00 AM > 11/25/2017 4:14:46 AM

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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