Books: "Youth, Education, and the Role of Society" urges expanding learning opportunities
Youth, Education, and the Role of Society: Rethinking Learning in the High School Years
Harvard Education Press
This book’s author, Robert Halpern, argues that education leaders need to expand, enrich, and diversify the learning opportunities available to young people today. The initial chapters explore productive learning experiences for adolescents. The rest of the book looks at how various institutions—including schools, after-school progams, businesses, and nonprofit and civic organizations—can make unique contributions to those crucial learning experiences.
Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits
To help early childhood education administrators prevent and manage problems with potential legal consequences, this book is a guide for reducing the risk of a lawsuit and preparing a strong defense should a school be sued. Authors Holly Elissa Bruno and Tom Copeland cover privacy, discrimination, employee hiring/firing, insurance, and other topics.
Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance
Oxford University Press
Edited by Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner, this book includes research-based essays written by education experts who highlight the discrepancies that exist in public schools. The essays focus on how policy decisions and life circumstances create opportunity gaps among students, and describe policies that can enhance new opportunities for academic achievement. This book aims to spark new conversations about what schools, parents, educators, and policymakers can do to give all children a chance to thrive.
Charter School Leadership: Elements for School Success
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book helps administrators understand the challenges faced daily by charter school leaders. Author Cameron Curry encourages school leaders to focus on five key elements for success: establishing a school culture, defining the mission, working with parents, improving communication, and encouraging employees.
The Infrastructure of Accountability: Data Use and the Transformation of American Education
Harvard Education Press
This book gives a better understanding of the full impact large-scale, performance-based accountability systems have on education. The editors, Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Stacey A. Rutledge, and Rebecca Jacobsen, bring together the latest scholarly analysis of the hidden infrastructure that supports the production, flow, and use of data in education.