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Santos, Maria; Palacios, Martha Castellón; Cheuk, Tina; Greene, Rebecca; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Zerkel, Lisa; Hakuta, Kenji; Skarin, Renae – Teachers College Press, 2018
How do school communities create environments that fully prepare both English learners and dual-language learners for colleges and careers? This valuable book profiles six high-performing high schools that had a singular focus on improving the educational outcomes of English learners. The authors use these case studies to identify a comprehensive…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Margolis, Jane – MIT Press, 2017
The number of African Americans and Latino/as receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees in computer science is disproportionately low. And relatively few African American and Latino/a high school students receive the kind of institutional encouragement, educational opportunities, and preparation needed for them to choose computer science as a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation
Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin – Teachers College Press, 2017
This is the new edition of the award-winning guide to social justice education. Based on the authors' extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the book addresses the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. This comprehensive resource includes new features such as a chapter on…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory
Hoffman, Nancy; Schwartz, Robert B. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
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…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Career Readiness, Partnerships in Education
Mintrop, Rick – Harvard Education Press, 2016
At the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms is the need for more robust links between research and practice. One promising approach is design development, a methodology widely used in other fields and only recently adapted to education, which offers a disciplined process for identifying practical problems, assessing…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Case Studies, Research and Development
Dougherty, Eleanor; Billings, Laura; Roberts, Terry – ASCD, 2016
Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers--students whose typical response to a writing prompt is a few sentence fragments scribbled on a sheet of paper followed by an elaborate shrug of the shoulders. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Peters, Susan A.; Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Martinie, Sherri L. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016
As high school students make more and more important decisions, their need for financial literacy increases significantly. To succeed in life, they need both an understanding of financial issues and the math skills to make financially sound choices. With all the requirements and standards to be met in high schools today, how can teachers find room…
Descriptors: High School Students, Money Management, Mathematics Skills, Common Core State Standards
Sadowski, Michael – Harvard Education Press, 2016
"Safe Is Not Enough" illustrates how educators can support the positive development of LGBTQ students in a comprehensive way so as to create truly inclusive school communities. Using examples from classrooms, schools, and districts across the country, Michael Sadowski identifies emerging practices such as creating an LGBTQ-inclusive…
Descriptors: School Safety, Teacher Role, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
Cunningham, Peter, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2016
"Dewey in Our Time" brings together leading writers from around the world who are actively engaged in applying Dewey's thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers' roles and their professional identity are considered, with…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Equal Education, Social Justice, Teacher Role
Howard, Tyrone C., Ed.; Tunstall, Jonli, Ed.; Flennaugh, Terry K., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2016
This timely book demonstrates why there needs to be a more thoughtful and collaborative effort on the part of K-12 schools, as well as institutions of higher education, to provide better college access to students from low-income communities. Building on a 10-year case study of a successful school-university partnership, the authors examine the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, College School Cooperation, Access to Education
Griffin, Shayla Reese – Harvard Education Press, 2015
In "Those Kids, Our Schools," Shayla Reese Griffin examines patterns of racial interaction in a large, integrated high school and makes a powerful case for the frank conversations that educators could and should be having about race in schools. Over three years, Griffin observed students, teachers, and administrators in a…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Interaction, High School Students, Racial Composition
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Jia, Jiyou – IGI Global, 2015
The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with instructors allows for a thorough, more valuable educational experience. "Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools" addresses the concerns associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle Schools, Web Based Instruction
Gaquin, Deirdre A., Ed.; Dunn, Gwenavere W., Ed. – Bernan Press, 2015
The "Almanac of American Education" helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Geographic Location, Federal Government, Educational History