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Starting this April, 1,500 eighth graders across nine middle schools in the Ouachita Parish School System in Monroe, La., will learn the keys of character building and life skills through a new pilot program based on a fantasy fiction novel.

Democratic Education in Practice

Teachers College Press

Education content publishers say they are far from discontinuing traditional printed resources.

A 2010 Scholastic-Gates Foundation study of 40,000 pre-K12 teachers, “Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on America’s Schools,” found that 80 percent of high school students continue to get reading material primarily from school libraries. And a 2012 Pew Internet and American Life survey, “Reading Habits in Different Communities,” found that 90-93 percent of readers still preferred print books over e-books.

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success

Now You See It: How the Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work and LearnNow You see it
The Viking Press $27.95

A Culturally Proficient Society Begins in School

It is the belief of the three authors of the recently published book, A Culturally Proficient Society Begins in School, all of whom are former school superintendents, that all educational leaders, male and female from all cultural groups, have the capacity to be successful when they have an understanding of the importance of students' cultures being viewed and treated as an asset.

The Turnaround Mindset: Aligning Leadership for Student Success

Rowman & Littlefield Education $34.95

"The first and most important step toward reducing risks is to acknowledge that the potential for an incident exists in any school district in the nation."

Kenneth Trump, "Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning"


CORWIN, $41.95


PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS: Using the Power of Connections to Enhance Education



The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes On the Nation's Worst School District

Jossey-Bass, $24.95