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On the Same Track
On the Same Track
Written by Carol Corbett Burris
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807032978
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On the Same Track
How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation
Written by Carol Corbett Burris


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95

A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms
 
What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks” that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities? Would low-achieving students fall behind and become frustrated? Would their... Read more >
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On the Same Track
How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation
Written by Carol Corbett Burris


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $25.95

A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms
 
What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks” that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities? Would low-achieving students fall behind and become frustrated? Would their... Read more >
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In Schools We Trust
Creating Communities of Learning in an era of Testing and Standardization
Written by Deborah Meier


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $24.00

We are in an era of radical distrust of public education. Increasingly, we turn to standardized tests and standardized curricula-now adopted by all fifty states-as our national surrogates for trust.

Legendary school founder and reformer Deborah Meier believes fiercely that schools have to win our faith by showing they can do their... Read more >
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Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Written by Trixia Valle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9786073118286
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Ya no quiero ir a la escuela
Todo sobre el Bullying o acoso escolar
Written by Trixia Valle


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $7.00

Hoy en día el 65% de los niños en México sufren acoso escolar. ¡Basta ya!

Trixia Valle, la experta en bullying, nos invita a cada uno de nosotros, niños, jóvenes, maestros y padres de familia, a frenar de una vez este doloroso problema que existe en nuestras escuelas.

¡Ya no quiero ir a... Read more >
Reign of Error
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385350884
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Reign of Error
The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Written by Diane Ravitch


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $27.95

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (“Important and riveting”—Library Journal), The Language Police (“Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . ...

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Reign of Error
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
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ISBN: 9780385350891
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Reign of Error
The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Written by Diane Ravitch


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $14.99

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (“Important and riveting”—Library Journal), The Language Police (“Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . ...

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Lockdown High
Lockdown High
Written by Annette Fuentes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844674077
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

School violence has fallen steadily for twenty years. Yet in schools throughout the United States, Annette Fuentes finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, armed teachers, increased policing, and all-seeing electronic surveillance.

This climate of fear has permitted the imposition of unprecedented... Read more >
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

In the dozen years since the Columbine High School shootings, school violence has fallen steadily. Yet, as Annette Fuentes visits schools across America she finds metal detectors and drug tests for aspirin, police profiling of students with no records, arbitrary expulsions, teachers carrying guns, and all-seeing electronic surveillance. Her moving stories... Read more >
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School Wars
School Wars
Written by Melissa Benn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844670918
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School Wars
The Battle for Britain's Education
Written by Melissa Benn


Format: Trade Paperback, 276 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

School Wars tells the story of the struggle for Britain’s education system. Established during the 1960s and based on the progressive ideal of good schools for all, the comprehensive system has over the past decades come under sustained attack from successive governments.

From the poorest comprehensives to the most well-resourced independent... Read more >
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School Wars
The Battle for Britain's Education
Written by Melissa Benn


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

School Wars tells the story of the struggle for Britain’s education system. Established during the 1960s and based on the progressive ideal of good schools for all, the comprehensive system has over the past decades come under sustained attack from successive governments.

Now, with the growing inequalities of our current system, the... Read more >
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Educational Courage
Resisting the Ambush of Public Education
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $19.00

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those... Read more >
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Educational Courage
Educational Courage
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032954
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Educational Courage
Resisting the Ambush of Public Education
Written by Mara Sapon-Shevin and Nancy Schniedewind


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $19.00

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those... Read more >
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The Students are Watching
Schools and the Moral Contract
Written by Nancy Faust Sizer
Edited by Theodore Sizer


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $18.00

In this groundbreaking book, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but from their school's routines and rituals, especially about matters of character. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief... Read more >
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Feel-Bad Education
Feel-Bad Education
Written by Alfie Kohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001400
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Feel-Bad Education
And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
Written by Alfie Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices
 
Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish both joy and meaningful intellectual inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn issues a... Read more >
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Feel-Bad Education
And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
Written by Alfie Kohn


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices
 
Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that “teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away... Read more >
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Lockdown High
Lockdown High
Written by Annette Fuentes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676811
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Lockdown High
When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Written by Annette Fuentes


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: March 14, 2011
Price: $26.95

In the dozen years since the shootings at Columbine High School, hysteria has distorted the media’s coverage of school violence and American schools’ responses to it. School violence has actually been falling steadily throughout the last decade, and yet schools across the country have never been more preoccupied with security.

This climate... Read more >
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Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2010
Price: $16.00

In 2005, famed civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a campaign to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right—a movement that would “transform current approaches to educational inequity, all... Read more >
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The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
Written by Linda Nathan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807006153
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The Hardest Questions Aren't on the Test
Lessons from an Innovative Urban School
Written by Linda Nathan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.00

The Boston Arts Academy comprises an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body, yet 94 percent of its graduates are accepted to college. Compare this with the average urban district rate of 50 percent. How do they do it? This remarkable success, writes Principal Linda Nathan, is in large part due to... Read more >
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032824
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Quality Education as a Constitutional Right
Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools
Written by Theresa Perry, Robert P. Moses, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $16.00

In 2005, famed civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a campaign to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right—a movement that would “transform current approaches to educational... Read more >
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Another Kind of Public Education
Another Kind of Public Education
Written by Patricia Hill Collins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000250
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Another Kind of Public Education
Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities
Written by Patricia Hill Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $21.00

One of America's most distinguished scholars of race shows us how public education needs to be seen in the light of the influence of "color-blind racism as a system of power." Drawing examples from schools, media, and the workplace, Collins gives us a book of social analysis that is also an... Read more >
Breaking Out
Breaking Out
Written by Laura Fairchild Brodie
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307554888
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Breaking Out
VMI and the Coming of Women
Written by Laura Fairchild Brodie


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

On July 26, 1996, the United States Supreme Court nullified the single-sex admissions policy of the Virginia Military Institute, the last all-male military college in America. Capturing the voices of female and male cadets, administrators, faculty, and alumni, Laura Brodie tells the story of the Institute's intense planning for the inclusion... Read more >
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Relentless Pursuit
Relentless Pursuit
Written by Donna Foote
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307278234
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Relentless Pursuit
A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America
Written by Donna Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $16.00

When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with... Read more >
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Relentless Pursuit
Relentless Pursuit
Written by Donna Foote
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307269393
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Relentless Pursuit

Written by Donna Foote


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $13.99

When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with... Read more >
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Can We Talk about Race?
Can We Talk about Race?
Written by Beverly Tatum, Afterword by Theresa Perry
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032855
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Can We Talk about Race?
And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
Written by Beverly Tatum
Afterword by Theresa Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $16.00

In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations. Read more >
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Can We Talk about Race?
And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
Written by Beverly Tatum
Afterword by Theresa Perry


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $16.00

In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations. Read more >
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