Total Student Load

Maybe worth a longer look, but hardly a revolution

Review of William Ouchi’s The Secret of TSL

Book Alert: The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Diane Ravitch’s important new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, will surely stir controversy, exactly as she intends. Simply stated, she believes it should recapture the strengths of the traditional public school system, incorporate a vigorous common curriculum and renounce many of the theories, practices, policies and programs that have constituted America’s major education-reform emphases in recent years.

Book Alert: Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education

In recent decades, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and private providers have emerged as major forces in education in the less-developed and developing worlds, often supplying the lion’s share of education services where scarce resources have crippled state-run schooling. A new book from the World Bank, edited by Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harry Anthony Patrinos, and Quentin Wodon, puts this growing phenomenon under the microscope.

By Guest Blogger Olivia Meeks    Alerts, Blog, Editorial  

Dedicated, Decorated, and Disappointing

Rafe Esquith’s latest is a manual for parents, not policymakers

Review of Rafe Esquith’s Lighting Their Fires

By Liam Julian    Reviews, Teachers and Teaching  

Tale of Two Cities

Why do minorities do so well in Raleigh and so poorly in Syracuse?

Review of Gerald Grant’s Hope and Despair in the ?American City

Winter 2010 Book Alert

Intelligence and How to Get It; Liberating Learning; Unlearned Lessons; Leading for Equity

Intelligence and How to Get It; Liberating Learning; Unlearned Lessons; Leading for Equity

By Education Next    Alerts, Books  

Examining a Massacre

From Columbine, lessons are hard to distill

Columbine by Dave Cullen
As reviewed by Nathan Glazer

Try, Try Again

Forced busing didn't work the first time

Forced busing didn’t work the first time

By JOHN F. WITTE    Books, Reviews  

Work Hard. Be Nice.

The roots and reality of the Knowledge Is Power Program

The roots and reality of the Knowledge Is Power Program

Can Johnny Graduate from College?

New book mines data for strategies to boost college completion

Crossing the Finish Line by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson
As reviewed by Russ Whitehurst

Fall 2009 Book Alert

Alternative Routes to Teaching; When Mayors Take Charge; From A Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind; Inside Urban Charter Schools; The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education; The Latino Education Crisis

Alternative Routes to Teaching; When Mayors Take Charge; From A Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind; Inside Urban Charter Schools; The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education; The Latino Education Crisis

By Education Next    Alerts, Books  

Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

The answer may be luck, genes, and more

The answer may be luck, genes, and more

Race and Education, 1954—2007, by Raymond Wolters & Steady Gains and Stalled Progress, edited by Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel

Untangling race and education

An unabridged version of this review is available here.

Untangling race and education

By Gareth Davies    Books, Reviews  

Young People Are All Right

The problem is adolescence

Book Review: The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

By Ted Kolderie    Reviews  

Summer 2009 Book Alert

The Beautiful Tree; The Street Stops Here; Reforming Boston Schools, 1930-2006; The Leader in Me; Changing the Odds for Children at Risk

The Beautiful Tree; The Street Stops Here; Reforming Boston Schools, 1930-2006; The Leader in Me; Changing the Odds for Children at Risk

By Education Next    Alerts, Books  

Book Alert

The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves; The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem; Reforming Boston Schools, 1930–2006: Overcoming Corruption and Racial Segregation; Changing the Odds for Children at Risk: Seven Essential Principles of Educational Programs That Break the Cycle of Poverty

The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey into How the World’s Poorest People Are Educating Themselves; The Street Stops Here: A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem; Reforming Boston Schools, 1930-2006: Overcoming Corruption and Racial Segregation; Changing the Odds for Children at Risk: Seven Essential Principles of Educational Programs That Break the Cycle of Poverty

By Education Next    Books, Features  

It Takes a Community

A safety net grows in Harlem

A safety net grows in Harlem

By Cara Spitalewitz    Books, On Top of the News, Reviews  

Young People Are All Right

The problem is adolescence

The problem is adolescence

By The EdNext Staff    Books, Features  

The Education Factor

Schooling once drove the nation’s rise to the top, but things have changed, unfortunately

Schooling once drove the nation’s rise to the top, but things have changed, unfortunately

By Daniel Gross    Books, Reviews  

Book Alert

The Seduction of Common Sense:How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools; Real Leaders,Real Schools: Stories of Success Against Enormous Odds; Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed; School Accountability,Autonomy, and Choice Around the World; The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform

The Seduction of Common Sense:How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools; Real Leaders,Real Schools: Stories of Success Against Enormous Odds; Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed; School Accountability,Autonomy, and Choice Around the World; The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform

By Education Next    Books, Features  

More Money for Less Accountability?

I don’t think so!

I don’t think so!

Finding the Right Remedy

When court-ordered magnet schools don't work, try charters

When court-ordered magnet schools don't work, try charters

By Nathan Glazer    Books, Courts and Law, Features  

The Education Factor

Schooling once drove the nation’s rise to the top, but things have changed, unfortunately

Schooling once drove the nation’s rise to the top, but things have changed, unfortunately

By Daniel Gross    Books, Features, Technology  

Book Alert

So Much Reform, So Little Change: The Persistence of Failure in Urban Schools Charles M. Payne (Harvard Education Press) Payne, a sociologist at the University of Chicago, here sets out to explain “the sociology of failure” of urban reform. Drawing primarily on his experiences in Chicago, Payne considers the effects of social context, poverty, race, […]

By Education Next    Alerts, Features  

Reality Check

Murray's simple truths not so simple

Murray's simple truths not so simple

By Peter Wehner    Books, Features, Reviews  
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