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Noteworthy Books

Recommended Reading for District Administrators

Bringing InnovationBringing Innovation to School
Solution Tree, $24.95
Author and consultant Suzie Boss provides breakthrough learning projects to K12 educators looking to prepare a new generation of innovators that help activate students’ creativity and problem-solving potential. Across all grades and content areas, student-driven, collaborative projects will teach students how to generate innovative ideas and put them into action, as well as help them master core content.

Inequality for AllInequality for All: The Challenge of Unequal Opportunity in American Schools
Teachers College Press, $34.95  
William Schmidt and Curtis McKnight, internationally acclaimed experts in mathematics education, provide evidence based on decades of research that demonstrates the alarming extent of inequality in math and science education in America’s schools. One of their key findings is that inequality of opportunity is not just a problem for poor and minority students and that the greatest variation in learning opportunities is among middle-income school districts.

Improving Emotional and BehavioralImproving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth: A Guide for Professionals
Brookes Publishing, $44.95
Written for mental health professionals and others working in schools and youth-serving programs, this book is a blueprint for supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) youth, many of whom still experience bullying, harassment, family rejection and social stigmatization. The book also equips readers with the latest research findings and best practices to help them support LGBT youth and their families at school and in out-of-home care settings.

Understanding How Young Children ...Understanding How Young Children Learn: Bringing the Science of Child Development to the Classroom
ASCD, $26.95
In this book, Wendy L. Ostroff, cognitive psychology and child development expert, sets out to empower teachers to incorporate research findings into their classrooms. It also strives to help bridge the divide between the education community and the scientists examining child development by presenting current knowledge on students’ learning in a memorable way.

Revolutionizing EducationRevolutionizing Education through Technology
ISTE, $16
District leaders now have a blueprint for doubling student performance while reducing costs. This book gives the facts on what works, what makes a successful leader, what proper technology implementation looks like, and what cost savings to expect. Readers will also learn about the authors’ vision of schools of the future, where student learning is self-directed and self-paced.


Lauren Williams is products editor.