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HOW FREEDOM AND CREATIVITY CAN FIX OUR EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE
Written by NIKHIL GOYAL

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-91022-1

A devastating critique of the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change which can unlock the creativity and joy of learning inherent in all students.

In this book Nikhil Goyal—a journalist and activist, whom The Washington Post has dubbed a “future education secretary” and Forbes has named to its 30 Under 30 list—both offers a scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools to harness...

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HOW ONE PRINCIPAL IN A TOUGH COMMUNITY IS INSPIRING THE WORLD

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 08/30/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-98025-5

Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who  “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls   "Essential reading."
 
In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a...

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THE INNER VOICE OF A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH AUTISM
Written by NAOKI HIGASHIDA
Translator KA YOSHIDA, DAVID MITCHELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98515-3

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • The Wall Street Journal • Bloomberg Business • Bookish

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD •NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind...

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HOW FREEDOM AND CREATIVITY CAN FIX OUR EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE
Written by NIKHIL GOYAL

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-54012-4

An all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest (twenty) writers of this subject.

Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity, and true learning and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students? Nikhil Goyal, a journalist and activist all of twenty years old whom the Washington Post has dubbed a “future education secretary”...

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ENDING CYBERABUSE AT WORK, SCHOOL, AND HOME
Written by PAULA TODD

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Signal

On Sale: 08/25/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-771-08406-5

From one of Canada's foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking exposé on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse -- tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion -- and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world.

     Each week our news broadcasts, newspaper headlines, Twitter feeds, and Facebook timelines are dominated by stories of cyberbullying and other digital abuse. This isn't the playground teasing and...

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TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION IN AN AGE OF INTOLERANCE
Written by LINDA K. WERTHEIMER

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-08616-2

An intimate cross-country look at the new debate over religion in the public schools
 
A suburban Boston school unwittingly started a firestorm of controversy over a sixth-grade field trip. The class was visiting a mosque to learn about world religions when a handful of boys, unnoticed by their teachers, joined the line of worshippers and acted out the motions of the Muslim call to prayer. A video of the prayer went viral with the title “Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn...

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THINKING WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/11/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99490-2

A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking
 
Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. In the past, “market share” companies ruled by hierarchy and topdown leadership. Today, the new market leaders are “mind share” companies, where influence is more important than power,...

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A HISTORY OF AMERICA'S MOST EMBATTLED PROFESSION
Written by DANA GOLDSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 08/04/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80362-7

New York Times Notable Book of 2014

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.

In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been embattled for nearly two centuries. She uncovers the surprising roots of hot button issues, from teacher tenure to charter schools, and finds that recent...

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A NEW VISION OF OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA
Written by SHERYLL CASHIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 05/05/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08040-5

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action
 
Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly kickstarted a state-by-state political mobilization against affirmative action in the mid-1990s, the percentage of four-year public colleges that consider racial or ethnic status in admissions has fallen from 60...

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AN IMMIGRANT GENERATION'S FIGHT FOR THEIR AMERICAN DREAM
Written by EILEEN TRUAX

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/10/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-03033-2

Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won’t—in most states—offer financial aid for college and they’re unable to be legally employed. In 2001, US senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain...

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DEMOCRATIZING HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA
Written by LANI GUINIER

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 01/13/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00627-6

Standing on the foundations of America’s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of democracy. But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at...

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HOW CITIZEN TEACHERS ARE COMBATING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS
Written by ERIC SCHWARZ
Foreword by LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS

Format: Hardcover, 248 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-03372-2

In The Opportunity Equation, Schwarz tells the story of how he founded the pioneering Citizen Schools program to combat rising inequality by bringing opportunities to children who don’t have access to them. By increasing learning time in schools, pairing at-risk children with professionally successful mentors, and harnessing the power of an army of corporate volunteers with various skills and professional backgrounds—lawyers, engineers, carpenters, journalists, nonprofit leaders, and...

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