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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Harvard Education Press, 2020
In "A Single Garment", Genevieve Siegel-Hawley explores the leadership, policies, and practices that support contemporary school integration. Drawing on a wide range of sources, as well as her own experience as a parent, former student, and teacher, Siegel-Hawley provides a richly layered account of four Richmond, Virginia schools, each…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Equal Education, Preschools, Suburban Schools
Seider, Scott; Graves, Daren – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Schooling for Critical Consciousness" addresses how schools can help Black and Latinx youth resist the negative effects of racial injustice and challenge its root causes. Scott Seider and Daren Graves draw on a four-year longitudinal study examining how five different mission-driven urban high schools foster critical consciousness among…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Racial Bias, Social Justice
Wang, Xueli – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"On My Own: The Challenge and Promise of Building Equitable STEM Transfer Pathways" is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, on-the-ground examination of the difficult paths--curricular, interpersonal, and institutional--that students must chart through community college. The book follows 1,670 two-year college students over…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Two Year College Students, Readiness, Culturally Relevant Education
Cuban, Larry – Harvard Education Press, 2020
Eminent historian and educator Larry Cuban provides a thorough examination of, and challenge to, past and present definitions of what constitutes educational success in the US. Cuban argues that in the history of American education, standards of achievement and inadequacy--as well as the reform efforts issuing from them--have been neither stable…
Descriptors: Success, Educational History, Academic Standards, Educational Change
Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa; Brown, Stephanie L.; Traeger, Daniel G. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Steps to Schoolwide Success" makes a powerful case for the implementation of a school reform that bridges academic and social-emotional learning systems in high schools. Based on a multi-year project in Broward County, Florida, the book describes how the biggest difference in academic success from school to school was not in…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Development, Emotional Development, High School Students
Hamilton, Stephen F. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
Career pathways (CP) has gained prominence as a strategy to ensure that high school students and displaced workers acquire the college and career readiness skills needed in a fast-changing, globalized economy. In an effort to ensure future success for CP, Stephen F. Hamilton examines the School-to-Work (STW) movement of the 1980s and 1990s and…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Heritage, Margaret; Wylie, E. Caroline – Harvard Education Press, 2020
In "Formative Assessment in the Disciplines," Margaret Heritage and E. Caroline Wylie explore the interconnection of ambitious teaching, formative assessment, and disciplinary knowledge. The authors outline a framework to help teachers develop and extend their proficiency in enacting discipline-based formative assessment practices across…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, English Instruction
Cohen, Jonathan, Ed.; Espelage, Dorothy L., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
Jonathan Cohen and Dorothy L. Espelage, two leading authorities in the fields of school climate and prevention science, have gathered experts from around the globe to highlight policy and practice recommendations for supporting children and adolescents to feel and be safe in school. Featuring analysis and commentaries from experts in public…
Descriptors: School Safety, Security (Psychology), Bullying, Violence
Markowitz, Nancy L.; Bouffard, Suzanne M. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens" goes beyond existing social emotional learning programs to introduce a new framework for integrating the development of key skills needed for academic success into daily classroom practice. The framework spells out the competencies, processes, and strategies that effective P-12…
Descriptors: Social Development, Social Influences, Emotional Development, Cultural Influences
McLaughlin, Milbrey; Fehrer, Kendra; Leos-Urbel, Jacob – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"The Way We Do School: The Making of Oakland's Full-Service Community School District" offers an in-depth profile of the nation's most ambitious community school initiative. The book focuses on a nearly ten-year effort to transform all eighty-six district schools in Oakland, California into community schools in order to better meet the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Neighborhood Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts
Levenson, Nathan – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Six Shifts to Improve Special Education and Other Interventions" offers a set of bold, new ideas for dramatically raising the achievement of students with mild to moderate disabilities and students experiencing serious academic, social and emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Despite much effort and caring on the part of educators, a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Improvement, School Administration, Academic Achievement
Honig, Meredith I.; Rainey, Lydia R. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Supervising Principals for Instructional Leadership" specifies the conditions that district leaders can implement to help principal supervisors take a teaching and learning approach to their work. In particular, Meredith I. Honig and Lydia R. Rainey explore how these supervisors can most effectively support principals in becoming…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervision, Instructional Leadership, Supervisors
Hoffman, Nancy, Ed.; Collins, Michael Lawrence, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2020
"Teaching Students About the World of Work" argues that educational institutions--especially two-year and four-year public institutions serving low-income students--need to make the topic of employment a central element in their educational offerings. Indeed, the book demonstrates that a far greater emphasis on teaching students about…
Descriptors: Career Education, Low Income Students, Community Colleges, Labor Market
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
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