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

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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

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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, […]

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Reality Check

Murray's simple truths not so simple

Murray's simple truths not so simple

By Peter Wehner    Books, Features, Reviews  

Purposeful Youth

Is it asking too much?

Is it asking too much?

Where Did NCLB Come From?

The true story of the federal role in education

The true story of the federal role in education

By Luther Spoehr    Reviews  

Something’s Better Than Nothing

Why technology in education doesn’t need to be very good

Why technology in education doesn’t need to be very good

By    Reviews  

Book Alert

Lessons Learned: What International Assessments Tell Us about Math Achievement Tom Loveless, editor (Brookings Institution Press) While math scores are bandied about in the modern era, how much do we really know about what they mean or what they can teach about practice and policy? In this dense but thought-provoking volume, Brookings scholar Tom Loveless […]

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Preschool Politics

States’ efforts to reach the very young

States’ efforts to reach the very young

Peerless, Indeed

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

Educator’s diagnosis on the mark, 65 years later

By E. Donald Hirsch Jr.    Books, Features, Reviews  

Book Alert

The Educational Morass: Overcoming the Stalemate in American Education. Myron Lieberman (Rowman and Littlefield). The equal-opportunity, granddaddy longlegs of all curmudgeons, Myron Lieberman, manages in one volume to savage teachers unions, education schools, the Education Writers Association, the New York Times, the Washington Post, education research, egalitarian school-choice proponents, and conservatives Diane Ravitch, Terry Moe, […]

By Nathan Glazer    Alerts, Books  

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

An honest look at union hero Albert Shanker

An honest look at union hero Albert Shanker

Book Alert

Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation: An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan. Phil Gonring, Paul Teske, and Brad Jupp (Harvard Education Press). The authors have delivered a straight-shooting, inside account of the design, politics, and implementation of the much-discussed Denver ProComp teacher pay plan—a plan the Denver Post termed “the nation’s most ambitious.” Widely regarded as the […]

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Creativity Rising

Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes

Fewer slide rules, more paint brushes

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