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Loveless, Tom – Harvard Education Press, 2021
"Between the State and the Schoolhouse" examines the Common Core State Standards from the initiative's promising beginnings to its disappointing outcomes. Situating the standards in the long history of state and federal efforts to shape education, the book describes a series of critical lessons that highlight the political and structural…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational History, Educational Change, Government Role
Kisker, Carrie B. – Harvard Education Press, 2021
In this book, Carrie B. Kisker illustrates how community colleges can utilize design thinking to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities, and experiment with the internal changes necessary to optimize outcomes for stakeholders. Kisker outlines a process whereby college leaders can empower faculty and staff to think creatively about how…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Community Colleges, Institutional Autonomy, Design
Gershenson, Seth; Hansen, Michael; Lindsay, Constance A. – Harvard Education Press, 2021
"Teacher Diversity and Student Success" makes a powerful case for diversifying the teaching force as an important policy lever for closing achievement gaps and moving schools closer to equity goals. Written by three leading scholars, the book provides nuanced solutions on how to diversify the teaching force, increase student exposures to…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Success, Achievement Gap, Equal Education
Reville, Paul; Sacks, Lynne – Harvard Education Press, 2021
"Collaborative Action for Equity and Opportunity" provides a how-to guide for education, government, and community leaders interested in creating cross-sector systems of support for students. These collaborations strive to close achievement and opportunity gaps and to help children overcome problems stemming from poverty, racism, and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Equal Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Miller-Adams, Michelle – Harvard Education Press, 2021
In "The Path to Free College," Michelle Miller-Adams argues that tuition-free college, if pursued strategically and in alignment with other sectors, can be a powerful agent of change. She makes the case that broadly accessible and affordable higher education is in the public interest, yielding dividends not just for individuals but also…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Paying for College, Tuition
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
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
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