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Schultz, Katherine – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Distrust characterizes much of the current political discourse in the United States today. It shapes our feelings about teachers, schools, and policies. In "Distrust and Educational Change," Katherine Schultz argues that distrust--and the failure to recognize and address it--significantly contributes to the failure of policies meant to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Henig, Jeffrey R.; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Reckhow, Sarah – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Outside Money in School Board Elections" documents and analyzes the injection of external funding into local elections. Local school board contests have recently become flashpoints of national donor interest. Some observers see this engagement as a needed boost for complacent school districts while others view it as a threat to local…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elections, Financial Support, School Districts
Owen-Moore, Tina M. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Award-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. "The Alliance Way" illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, School Safety, Inclusion
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
Debs, Mira – Harvard Education Press, 2019
In "Diverse Families, Desirable Schools," Mira Debs offers a richly detailed study of public Montessori schools, which make up the largest group of progressive schools in the public sector. As public Montessori schools expand rapidly as alternatives to traditional public schools, the story of these schools, Debs points out, is a…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Montessori Schools, Public Schools, School Choice
Gottfried, Michael A., Ed.; Hutt, Ethan L., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
In "Absent from School," Gottfried and Hutt offer a comprehensive and timely resource for educators and policy makers seeking to understand the scope, impact, and causes of chronic student absenteeism. The editors present a series of studies by leading researchers from a variety of disciplines that address which students are missing…
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Accountability, Academic Achievement
Delisle, Jason D., Ed.; Usher, Alex, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"International Perspectives in Higher Education" offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Access to Education
Dahill-Brown, Sara E. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Education, Equity, and the States" examines how variations in state governance determine how federal initiatives are implemented and makes recommendations for approaching reform from this perspective. The book defines the key ways in which state policy environments differ from one another, illustrates how those differences matter, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Equal Education, State Government, Federal Programs
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Oakes, Jeannie – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning" answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Adjustment (to Environment)
Bishop, Penny A.; Downes, John M.; Farber, Katy – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades" shows how teachers in grades 5--8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning--particularly around essential skills that cut across…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
McWilliams, Julia A. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
In districts from Chicago to New York to Washington, DC, neighborhood public schools are being forced to compete with charter schools for students and resources, often under the threat of school closure. In "Compete or Close," Julia A. McWilliams provides a compelling ethnographic study of one such school, a neighborhood high school in…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Competition, Risk Management, Institutional Mission
Savitz-Romer, Mandy – Harvard Education Press, 2019
In "Fulfilling the Promise," Mandy Savitz-Romer shows what is possible when schools and districts draw upon the talents of their counselors and put them at the center of students' school experience. Savitz-Romer offers a strategic approach to school counseling that enables educational leaders to draw on existing staff to create…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Counselors, Barriers, Counselor Role
Dilworth, Mary E., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Millennial Teachers of Color" explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Generational Differences, Age Groups, Teacher Characteristics
Orfield, Gary, Ed.; Hillman, Nicholas, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2018
In "Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education," leading scholars address the unforeseen impact of accountability standards on students of color and the institutions that disproportionately serve them. The book describes how federal policies can worsen existing racial inequalities in higher education and offers alternative…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Minority Group Students, Racial Bias
Windschitl, Mark; Thompson, Jessica; Braaten, Melissa – Harvard Education Press, 2018
"Ambitious Science Teaching" outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Learner Engagement
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