Why Background Knowledge is Crucial for Literacy

An excerpt of “Reading Reconsidered” by Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs and Erica Woolway

The Trouble with Texting

A review of “The 160-Character Solution,” by Benjamin L. Castleman

Ready for Play Time?

A review of “The Importance of Being Little,” by Erika Christakis

Work Within and Outside Traditional Schooling

A review of “The Split Screen Strategy,” by Ted Kolderie

High-Achieving Countries Leave America Behind

A review of “Failing Our Brightest Kids” by Chester E. Finn Jr. and 
Brandon L. Wright

In Newark, a Gift Wasted?

A review of “The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?” by Dale Russakoff

History Lessons from a Policy Insider

A review of Presidents, Congress and The Public Schools, by Jack Jennings

A Different Kind of Military School

A review of “Strugglers into Strivers: What the Military Can Teach Us about How Young People Learn and Grow” by Hugh B. Price

Learning about Learning

A review of Knowledge Capital of Nations by Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann

High Marks for Games in the Classroom

A review of The Game Believes in You, by Greg Toppo

Tracking Is a District Problem

A review of “On the Same Track” by Carol Corbett Burris

Taking On the Opportunity Gap

A review of “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” by Robert D. Putnam

Power to the People

A review of “The School Choice Journey” by Thomas Stewart and Patrick J. Wolf

Breaking the Mold

A review of A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, by Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

How NYC Expanded Its Charter Sector

An excerpt from Joel Klein’s Lessons of Hope

More Harm Than Good

A review of “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” by Jason L. Riley

Race and Poverty in Baltimore

A review of “The Long Shadow” by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson

Wrong Diagnosis on Homework Help from Parents

A review of “The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education” by Keith Robinson and Angel L. Harris

An Uncommon Leader

A review of No Struggle, No Progress by Howard Fuller

NYC’s Former Schools Chancellor Recounts Struggles and Successes

A review of Joel Klein’s “Lessons of Hope”

Moving Toward a Teaching Profession

A review of The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein

Disruptive Innovation in Practice

A review of Michael B. Horn’s and Heather Staker’s “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”

Criticizing Charter Schools for Lacking Diversity and Unions Misses the Point

A review of A Smarter Charter by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter

The Force Behind Sisulu-Walker

A review of Mary C. Bounds’ “A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led”

Cracking the Code of Effective Teaching

A review of Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher”

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