Also of Note
EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon
Education lingo from “abecedarian” to “zone of proximal development.”
Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices
240 pp., $10.95 paperback).
Tricks for memorizing facts in a wide variety of subjects.
IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea
Assesses the intelligence of a controversial test.
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
A physician and single-sex education advocate details the reasons behind the “boy crisis,” among them schooling practices, video games, and ADHD medications.
Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
Perspectives on life and education from young people in the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States.
Charter Schools: Hope or Hype?
Ten years of data on Washington’s schools form the basis of this evaluation.
School Choice: The Findings
An education scholar compiles research on charter schools, private schools, and voucher programs.
Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement
Building on their “Understanding by Design” curricular framework, the authors tackle school reform.
Pay-for-Performance Teacher Compensation: An Inside View of Denver’s ProComp Plan
A history of the merit-pay initiative, with lessons learned.
Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School
A longtime education professor returns to her roots as a high school English teacher.
Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade
The troubles and triumphs of an elementary school working to turn itself around.
Sugarcane Academy: How a New Orleans Teacher and His Storm-Struck Students Created a School to Remember
A one-room schoolhouse brings learning and comfort to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America's Best High Schools
A warts-and-all look at New York City’s Stuyvesant High School.
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