New in Print: Also of Note
The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma v. Darwin in Small-Town America
A Pennsylvania journalist dissects the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District “intelligent design” court case.
Falling for Science: Objects in Mind
Prominent scientists and engineers, as well as 50 former MIT students, reflect on the childhood toys and tools that sparked their lifelong interest in science.
Frogs Into Princes: Writings on School Reform
A collection of articles spanning 45 years from the respected Stanford University scholar.
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
Deconstructs the complexities of achievement testing for the educational layman.
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
How “choice architecture” can steer people toward better decisions, including in education.
Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation
A former governor of West Virginia, now the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, lays out his plan for revitalizing secondary schooling.
The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America’s Schools
A critique of the assumptions on which much of modern school reform has been based.
Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule Is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods
Touts the benefits of extending the school day by one to two hours, with strategies for enacting such a change.
The whats, whys, and hows of formative assessment, written for teachers and administrators.
Vol. 27, Issue 38, Page 27
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