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

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”

Reporting Opinion, Shaping an Agenda

A review of ‘Teachers Versus the Public,’ by Paul E. Peterson, Michael Henderson and Martin R. West

Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods

A review of ‘Lost Classroom, Lost Community’ by Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

No Progress Report

A review of Christina Hoff Sommers’ ‘The War Against Boys’

Historian Ravitch Trades Fact for Fiction

Latest book indifferent to the standards of social science

The Impenetrable Classroom

Mark Bauerlein reviews Larry Cuban’s “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice.”

The San Diego Story

A review of Tilting at Windmills: School Reform, San Diego, and America’s Race to Renew Public Education by Richard Lee Colvin

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