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Educational Inequality and School Finance: Why Money Matters for America’s Students

In Educational Inequality and School Finance, Bruce D. Baker offers a comprehensive examination of how US public schools receive and spend money. Drawing on extensive longitudinal data and numerous studies of states and districts, he provides a vivid and dismaying portrait of the stagnation of state investment in public education and the continuing challenges of […]

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Teaching Matters Most: A School Leader’s Guide to Improving Classroom Instruction

A laser-beam focus on improving instruction to improve learning If we want to change how students write, compute, and think, then teachers must transform the old “assign-and-assess” model into engaging, coherent, and rigorous instruction. The authors show school leaders how to make this happen amidst myriad distractions, initiatives, and interruptions. Unlike other books that stop […]

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Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences.   Hirsch, author of The Knowledge Deficit, draws on recent findings in neuroscience and data from France to provide new evidence […]

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Why SCORM Still Matters For Educational Technology

Why SCORM? So, why does SCORM still matter for educational technology? For those of us who have worked in education technology for some time, the last few years have been a renaissance of sorts. A convergence has happened where an appreciation of the importance of ongoing education has intersected with the availability of great technology. […]

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