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Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools

by Paul T. Hill, Julian R. Betts, Robert B. Olsen & Laura S. Hamilton et al. R&L Education (May 16, 2010)

This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for...

Women, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out

by Tobi Jacobi & Kathleen Adams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This collection includes voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison...

A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South

by Audrey Thomas McCluskey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century a small group of women overcame personal and professional hardships to gain national prominence as educational reformers and social activists. This book...

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

by IRIS C. ROTBERG, Barbara M. Kehm, Kai-ming Cheng & Terry J. Crooks et al. R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform is an invaluable resource for policymakers, faculty, students, and anyone interested in how decisions made about the education system ultimately affect...

Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling

by Horace R. Hall & Andrea Brown-Thirston R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

This book focuses on social phenomenon that impact the lives of adolescent females of color. The authors highlight the daily challenges that African-American, Chicana, and Puerto Rican teenage girls face with...

Assessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer System

by John Vandreal, Allan Rainwater, Seth Elliott & Darling Mendoza et al. R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

Assessing Student Threats is a manual for the implementation of a threat assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI. This...

Six Steps to Preparing Exemplary Principals and Superintendents: Leadership Education at Its Best

by John Hoyle & Mario S. Torres Jr. R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

This book includes a step-by-step guide to selecting the best students, creating a pre- and post-assessment of student learning, a well-designed procedure to pretest and assure that all masters degree students...

An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice

by Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2010)

This book demonstrates a balance between the principles and practice of multicultural education in the K-12 classroom, presenting multicultural education as a learner-centered pedagogy. The author provides pre-service...

The Importance of Average: Playing the Game of School to Increase Success and Achievement

by Stephen Farenga, Daniel Ness, Dale D. Johnson & Bonnie Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2010)

The Importance of Average drives home the reality that average intellectual ability is not synonymous with mediocrity. Under the right conditions, average ability can potentially lead to professional excellence...

The Pyramid Approach: A Framework for Raising Student Academic Achievement

by George Woodrow Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

This book was designed by Dr. George Woodrow, Jr. for use by educators. The Pyramid is research-based; it aligns theory with professional practice, and strives to take what we know and provide a practical framework...

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

by David Sternberg St. Martin's Griffin (November 03, 2014)

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg

Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D."

-refuting the magnum opus myth

-coping with the dissertation as obsession...

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: Changing Perceptions for Student Success

by Beth Lindsay Templeton R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom identifies perceptual differences, teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty, encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where...

School Climate Change: How do I build a positive environment for learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Peter DeWitt,Sean Slade ASCD (September 08, 2014)

School Climate Change presents steps and advice to foster a welcoming, safe, and inclusive school environment that can overcome obstacles to student achievement and success.

Master the Firefighter Exams

by Peterson's Peterson's (June 04, 2013)

Peterson's Master the Firefighter is an invaluable guide offering indispensible career and test-preparation advice. From information on the firefighter screening process to expert oral interview and job search...

Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers

by Sara Barnard Flory, Amy Tischler & Stephen Sanders Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education: Case Studies for Teachers helps teachers increase their sociocultural awareness and knowledge in order to consider how students’ experiences are shaped in and through...

Student Mobility: Creating an Environment for Social and Academic Success

by Jane Stavem Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

Student mobility is an issue that affects school districts large and small across the nation. Schools can do very little to control the causes of mobility, but a great deal can be done to reduce the negative...

Research Studies in Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students

by Abul Pitre, Terence Hicks & Gregory J. Vincent UPA (May 04, 2012)

The book provides quantitative and qualitative research studies regarding African American, first-generation, undecided, and non-traditional college students. The book includes important recommendations for...

Democratic Discipline in Learning Communities: Theory and Practice

by Clifford H. Edwards R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

This book describes in detail the attributes of learning communities and how these characteristics help students acquire a sense of moral responsibility and commitment to fellow students. Clifford H. Edwards...

Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

by Tim L. Adsit & George R. Murdock R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement. Much has also been written about the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are...

Engaging in Action Research

by Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian & Nicole Day Brush Education (August 20, 2013)

You don?t need a tweed jacket to be a researcher--in thousands of schools across North America, practising teachers conduct studies on best practices, alternative approaches, and effective learning strategies....

Educating for Creativity

by Robert Kelly Brush Education (December 09, 2012)

Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey around the globe with educator and...

Teen Money 101

by Stacia Llc Morris (February 21, 2013)

Teen Money 101, a timely educational book on teen financing and money management. A compelling, teen friendly, informative book, Teen Money 101 teaches practical every day money management skills to young people...

The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life)

by Adam Shepard HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Adam Shepard boldly and ingeniously proved the viability of the American Dream in his first book, Scratch Beginnings. Now he tells us that the years we spend in college are The Best Four Years of our lives—and...

Excellent Sheep

by William Deresiewicz Free Press (August 19, 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be?but aren’t?providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’),...

Catastrophic School Violence: A New Approach to Prevention

by Jared M. Scherz & Donna Scherz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

This book delves deep into school culture and the school shooter. The authors generate a more comprehensive picture of school violence including the personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors that help...

Inside the Team: Questions and Answers Facing Teacher Leaders

by Janet Burgess & Donna Bates Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 09, 2014)

Inside the Team: Questions and Answers Facing Teacher Leaders is a book for K-12 teachers and leaders who face dilemmas leading teams of peers. Using Q/A scenarios and building context for leadership in practice,...

Workbook for Preventing Catastrophic School Violence

by Jared M. Scherz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

This workbook offers a comprehensive review of existing violence prevention programs, which can help schools evaluate their existing programs and select the right approach for them. Author Dr. Jared M. Scherz...

Inequity in Education: A Historical Perspective

by Debra Meyers & Burke Miller Lexington Books (October 29, 2009)

Inequity in Education represents the latest scholarship investigating issues of race, class, ethnicity, religion, gender, and national identity formation that influenced education in America throughout its history....

School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success

by Bradford J. Senden, Don E. Lifto & Daniel A. Domenech R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

This book represents a marriage of research and successful practice, presenting a comprehensive planning model for school leaders preparing for and conducting school finance elections. Information presented...

Lopsided Schools: Case Method Briefings

by Gerard Giordano R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Lopsided Schools introduces readers to the case method. It is intended for school administrators, instructors, guidance counselors, teacher trainers, school board members, parents, and the general public. It...

Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning: Critical Elements for Enhancing a Global Community of Learners and Educators

by Edward G. Pultorak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 03, 2014)

Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning includes theory, research, and practice appropriate for teacher educators, teacher candidates, classroom teachers, school administrators, and educational researchers....

Education is Special for Everyone: How Schools can Best Serve all Students

by Janet Mulvey, Bruce S. Cooper, Kathryn Accurso & Karen Gagliardi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

This book researches and reports on issues of current practice: e.g., teacher preparation, placement of students with special needs, implications for the average and above in the classroom and the financial...

Change the World with Service Learning: How to Create, Lead, and Assess Service Learning Projects

by Katy Farber R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

This book guides teachers from all content areas and grade levels to create outstanding Service Learning projects with students like no other book does.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations

by Karen Spector, Lisa Scherff, Aaron Kuntz & Jacqueline Deal et al. R&L Education (December 16, 2010)

The authors in this edited volume reflect on their experiences with culturally relevant pedagogy-as students, as teachers, as researchers-and how these experiences were often at odds with their backgrounds and/or...

Getting Schooled

by Garret Keizer Metropolitan Books (August 04, 2014)

In this powerful, eloquent story of his return to the classroom, a former teacher offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocation

Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned...


by Lewis Buzbee Graywolf Press (August 04, 2014)

A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college...

The Deuce and a Half iPad: An Educator's Guide for Bringing Discovery, Engagement, Understanding, and Creativity into Education

by Carrie Thornthwaite Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 22, 2014)

This book is part of a two-book set that allows educators to realize the full potential of the iPad.

Educational Change: From Traditional Education to Learning Communities

by Clifford H. Edwards R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Educational Change: From Traditional Education to Learning Communities outlines the transition of curriculum and instruction as well as classroom discipline historically.

Crash Course

by Kim Bearden Simon & Schuster (July 15, 2014)

The inspiring true story of how a group of inner city school kids taught their teacher how to overcome personal adversity and achieve success and happiness: ?Kim Bearden?s message is one that should be heard...

Learning from the Children: Reflecting on Teaching

by Cindylee Villareale Redleaf Press (February 06, 2009)

Gathering of heartening, true stories that facilitate individual growth and inspire teachers.

Action Research: An Educational Leader's Guide to School Improvement

by Dr. Jeffrey Glanz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

This interactive edition of the widely popular resource features separate chapters introducing quantitative and qualitative research approaches and data analyses. A new chapter outlines how to initiate an action...

The Mystery in School Finances: Discovering Answers in Community-Based Budgeting

by Matthew Malinowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

What this book seeks to provide are ideas for incorporating ongoing community discussion and dialogue on the budget process. This book additionally provides insight and information unto the budget process that...

Motivated Minds

by Deborah Ph.D. Stipek & Kathy Seal Holt Paperbacks (June 09, 2014)

Motivated Minds--a practical guide to ensuring your child's success in school.

What makes students succeed in school? For the past twenty years, the focus has been on building children's self-esteem to help them...

Hanging Out and Hanging On: From the Projects to the Campus

by Elsa Nunez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2014)

Hanging Out and Hanging on: From the Projects to the Campus chronicles the progress of students from Hartford and Manchester, Connecticut, who are enrolled in the Dual College Enrollment Program (DCEP) at Eastern...

Opportunity and Hope: Transforming Children's Lives through Scholarships

by Naomi Schaefer Riley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 01, 2014)

In Opportunity and Hope, prominent journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 representative stories of how Children’s Scholarship Fund alumni who—because of the educational opportunities...

A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

by Robert McCaughey Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to...

Education and the Distracted Family: Creating Success with and without Technology

by Steve Sonntag Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 23, 2014)

This book provides a healthy guide for families by introducing practical, creative ways to balance these cravings for such technologies, to take care of themselves as individuals, to improve their relationships...

Working through Whiteness: Examining White Racial Identity and Profession with Pre-service Teachers

by Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Adrienne D. Dixson & Roland W. Mitchell Lexington Books (December 15, 2012)

This book critically examines nine pre-service teacher candidates, and the author’s experience, to explore the ways in which white educators manifest understandings of white racial identity and professional...

Job One 2.0: Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionals

by Peter M. Magolda & Jill Ellen Carnaghi UPA (April 15, 2014)

The book contains narratives written by new professionals about their introduction and transitions into Student Affairs. This book is a useful resource inviting new professionals, supervisors, and faculty to...


by Glenn Beck Threshold Editions (May 06, 2014)

#1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal...