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March/April 2014

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  • "Early Reading Proficiency in the United States" (4 pp., Jan. 2014), from the Annie E. Casey Fdn., is available at www.aecf.org/~media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/E/EarlyReadingProficiency/EarlyReadingProficiency2014.pdf [14588]

  • "Engaged to Achieve: A Community Perspective on How Parents are Engaged in their Children's Education" (15 pp., Oct. 2013), from the Natl. Urban League's Wash. Bureau, is available at nulwb/iamempowered.com/sites.nulwb.iamempowered.com/files/Engaged to Achieve Final.pdf [14594]

  • "Expanded Learning Opportunities: Helping Latino Students Achieve Success" (l2 pp., Jan. 2014), from the Natl. Council of La Raza, is available at www.nclr.org/images/uploads/publications/expandedlearningopportunities_no1final.pdf [14593]

  • "STEM Urgency: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education in an Increasingly Unequal and Competitive World," by Joseph S. Miller & John B. Horrigan (34 pp., Feb. 2014), from the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, is available at www.jointcenterorg/sites/default/files/upload/research/files/STEM Final - 2.5.2014.pdf [14591]

  • "Subprime Learning: Early Education in America Since the Great Recession," by Lisa Guernsey, Laura A. Bornfreund, Clare McCann & Conor Williams, is a 25-page Jan. 2014 Policy Paper, available (likely free) from guernsey@newamerica.net [14533]

  • "The Rising Cost of Not Going to College," from the Pew Research Ctr. (66 pp., Feb. 2014), is available at www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2014/02/SDT-higher-ed-FINAL-02-11-2014.pdf [14587]

January/February 2014

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  • "Community and Labor: Synergies, Frictions, and Innovations " is the title of the 51-page Fall 2013 issue of Progressive Planning. 14 articles, on topics like Food, Space/Land Use, Education, Latin America. $10 from Planners Network, 106 W. Sibley Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853, www.plannersnetwork.org [14399]

  • "Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promooting School Readiness and Early School Success," by Linda Espinosa (Nov. 2013), is available (free) from the Migration Policy Inst., 1400 16th St. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20036, 202/266-1940, communications@migrationpolicy.org [14436]

  • "Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success," by Linda Espinosa (Nov. 2013), is available (free) from the Migration Policy Inst., 1400 16th St., #300, Wash., DC 20036, 202/266-1940, communications@migrationpolicy.org [14437]

  • "Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage," by Florencia Torche (32 pp., Nov. 2013), from the Stanford Ctr. on Poverty and Inequality, is available at www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/_media/working_papers/torche_education-intergenerational-transmission.pdf [14431]

  • "Excellent Teachers for Each and Every Child: A Guide for State Policy" (31 pp., Dec. 2013) has been published by NEA, AFT and several other orgs. Available (no price listed) from info@otlcampaign.org [14475]

  • "Expanding Access to Quality Pre-K is Sound Public Policy" is a Dec. 2013 paper, available (likely free) from Rutgers Natl. Inst. for Early Education Research, 732/993-8051, kbrown@nieer.org [14463]

  • "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and Quality," by Hannah Matthews, Taylor Robbins, Stephanie Schmit & Sheila Smith (13 pp., Nov. 2013), from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy and the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, is available at www.nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_1085.pdf [14432]

  • Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader, eds. Antonia Darder & Rodolfo D. Torres, 2nd ed. (398 pp., Nov. 2013), has been published by Routledge. Complimentary exam copy available from 11/18emailINF TK [14454]

  • "Moving to Educational Opportunity: A Housing Demonstration to Improve School Outcomes," by Megan Gallagher, Simone Zhang & Jennifer T. Comey (Nov. 2013), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC, 202/261-5709, publicaffairs@urban.org [14447]

  • "Racism as Policy: A Critical Race Analysis of Education Reforms in the United States and England," by David Gillborn (16 pp., Nov. 2013), appeared in The Educational Forum, Vol. 78, Issue 1, available at www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00131725/2014.850982#.Uq86fid4hA4 [14425]

  • "Student Loans Are Widening the Wealth Gap: Time to Focus on Equity," by Melinda Lewis (78 pp., Nov. 2013), from the Univ. Kansas Assets & Education Initiative, is available at save2limitdebt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Student-Loans-Widening-Wealth-Gap-Fullreport.pdf [14433]

  • "The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities" is a 44-page 2013 report from the Coalition for Community Schools & the Inst. for Educational Leadership. Available (no price given) from both orgs., 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405. [14481]

  • The New Public, a forthcoming documentary directed/produced by Jylian Gunther, was the subject of a column by Joe Nocera ("What Is Good Teaching?") in the Dec. 17, 2013 NY Times. [14450]

  • "The School-Readiness Gap and Preschool Benefits for Children of Color," by Farah Ahmad & Katie Hamm (7 pp., Nov. 2013), from the Ctr. for American Progress, is available at www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PreschoolBenefits-brief-2-pdf [14434]

November/December 2013

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  • "Does 'Poverty' Cause Low Achievement?", by Richard Rothstein, is an Oct. 8, 2013 Working Economics/Economic Policy Inst. Blog. Contact news@epi.org [14301]

  • "Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?," by David Figlio, Morton Shapiro & Kevin Soter (23 pp., Sept. 2013), is available (no price given) from Northwestern's Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208, 847/467-1503. A NY Times article on the study was headed, "Study Sees Benefit in Courses With Nontenured Instructors" [14237]

  • "Better Management and Accountability Needed to Improve Indian Education" is a Sept. 2013 GAO Report (GAO-13-774), available from 202/512-7215, scottg@gao.gov [14318]

  • Early Ed News, containing short reports on research, reports, etc., is available (likely free) from the New America Fdn., 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, vanderlinde@newamerica.net [14348]

  • "Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students" is available (no price given) at www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/ [14393]

  • "For Public Schools, Segregation Then, Segregation Since: Education and the Unfinished March," by Richard Rothstein (25 pp., Aug. 2013), is available (no price listed) from The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [14232]

  • "Homeless Education Advocacy Manual Disaster Edition," focusing mainly on homeless students, including those made homeless by disasters, is available (updated edition) at www.nlchp.org/content/pubs/DisasterManual1.pdf [14347]

  • "Parent Engagement that Builds Leadership and Power" is an Oct., 2013 Brief from Community Organizing & Family Issues. Available (likely free) from COFI, 1436 W. Randolph, 4th flr., Chicago, IL 60607, cofi@cofionline.org [14349]

  • "Pre-K Evaluation Findings:" An Oct. 25, 2013 communication from the Foundation for Child Development provides information on this topic. Contact anya@fcd-us.org [14373]

  • "PreK-3rd Resources" is one of several related topics of recent publications of the Foundation for Child Development. Their Sept. 30, 2013 Learning Curve news bulletin, listing them, is available (likely free) from anya@fcd-us.org [14287]

  • "The Education Policy Program" of the New America Foundation put out "The Latest in Early Ed News" (Sept. 2013), describing a range of interesting items. Contact vanderlinde@newamerica.net [14378]

  • "The Impact of Chicago's Small School Initiative," by Lisa Barrow, Amy Claessens & Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, is an Oct.(?) 2013 Working Paper, available (no price listed) from the Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60206, 847/491-3395. [14387]

  • The Latest in Education Policy is a periodical from the Education Policy Program of the New America Fdn. Contact: vanderlinde@newamerica.org [14386]

  • "The Los Angeles Education Partnership" has put out an Oct. 2013 description of a range of useful activities/products (not just theirs). Contact hkantor@laep.ccsend.com [14376]

  • The Stewardship of Higher Education: Re-imagining the Role of Education and Wellness on Community Impact, by David M. Callejo Perez & Joshua Ode (2013), has been published by Sense Publishers, paul.chambers@sensepublishers.com, www.sensepublishers.com [14317]

September/October 2013

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  • Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers, eds. Eric (Rico) Gutstein & Bob Peterson (286 pp., expanded 2nd ed., 2013, $24.95), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 414/964-9646, kris@rethinkingschools.org [14186]

  • Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life, by Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis ($22), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [14205]

  • Striking Back in Chicago: How Teachers Took on City Hall and Pushed Back Education "Reform", by Lee Sustar (220 pp., Nov. 2013, $16), is available from Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 973/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [14191]

  • The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice, by Lois Weiner ($16), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [14204]

July/August 2013

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  • "Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community College and Restoring the American Dream" (164 pp., May 2013, $19.95), by The Century Foundation Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal, is available from the Foundation, One Whitehall St., 15th flr., NYC, NY 10004, 800/537-5467. [14001]

  • "Brown [ITALICIZE] Fades: The End of Court-Ordered School Desegregation and the Resegreation of American Public Schools," by Sean F. Reardon, Elena Tej Grewal & Demetra Kalogrides appeared in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 31, 2012. [13997]

  • "Civic Capacity and School/Community Partnerships in a Fragmented Suburban Setting: The Case of 24:1," by Todd Swanstrom et al. (18 pp., 2013), appeared in Journal of Urban Affairs35(1). Authors contactable at swansttf@gmail,com [14083]

  • "Continuing Inequity: The Conveyance of White Supremacy in the Education Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama" is the title of Thomas William Hairston's 253-page, May 2012 dissertation submitted to the Grad. School of Missouri. Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10780-013-9180.4 [14051]

  • Expanded Learning Opportunities: The Community Schools organization is sponsoring a series of blogs with local practitioners, starting June 12, 2013, in the following cities: Ogden, Cincinnati, Vancouver BC, Tulsa, Lehigh Valley PA, Boston, New Haven, Hartford, Philadelphia, Los Angeles. Inf. from Reuben Jacobson, jacobson@iel.org [14015]

  • "From Fragmentation to Integration: A Comprehensive Policy Approach to Serving Young Mothers and Their Families Through School-Based Intervention," by Liz Watson [Peter Edelman 2nd au] (28 pp., Winter 2013), appeared in 20Geo J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y [14119]

  • "How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification," by Emily Badget (April 2013) available at http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/04/how-diverse-schools-could-help-fight-worst-effects-gentrification/5294 [14045]

  • "How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification," by Emily Badger (April 2013), is available at http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/04/how-diverse-schools-could-help-fight-worst-effects-gentrification/5294/ [14046]

  • "Impacts of a Prekindergarten Program on Children's Mathematics, Language, Literacy, Executive Functions and Emotional Skills," by Chistina Weiland & Hirokazu Yoshikawa (March 2013), is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12099.pdf [14031]

  • "Introduction: Contesting Equity in the Twenty-First Century," by Kathryn A, McDermott, Erica Frankenberg & Sheneka M. Williams (9 pp., Jan. 2013), appeared in Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 88, Issue 1. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0161956X.2013.752311. Authors contactable at mcdermott@educ.umass.edu [14081]

  • It Pays to Invest in Early Education was a Feb. 2013 PBS News Hour interview with Nobel economist James Heckman, who boosts kids' IQ. Available at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/02/it-pays-to-invest-in-early-education-says-a-nobel-economist-who-boosts-kids-iq-html [14030]

  • "New Organizations, New Voices: The Landscape of Today's Teachers Shaping Policy," by Kaitlin Pennington (64 pp., June 2013), from The Center for American Progress, is available at http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/TeacherVoice.pdf [14118]

  • "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Instittutional Entrenchmentl," by Jeremy Levine & William Julius Wilson (18 pp.), appeared in Journal of Urban Affairs35(1). Author contactable at jrlevine@fas.harvard.edu [14082]

  • "Recent State Higher Eduction Cuts May Harm Students and Economy for Years to Come," by Phil Oliff et al. (March 2013), published by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Robert Greenstein), is available at www.cbpp.org. The Center is at 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org [14085]

  • "Reflections: Toward a Social and Cultural History of Brown [ITALS]," by Waldo E. Martin, Jr. (7 pp., 2004), appeared in 6Afr.-Am. L. & Pol'y Rep., available at http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/bjalp/vol6/iss2/8 [14106]

  • "Remedial Education: Federal Education Policy - Progress Report and Scorecard" (26 pp., June 2013), from the Council on Foreign Relations, is available at http://www.cfr.org/united-states/remedial-education-federal-education-policy/p30141 [14117]

  • "Settle for Segregation or Strive for Diversity? A Defining Moment for Maryland's Public Schools," Jennifer B. Ayscue et al. (April 2013), is the 2nd in a series of 12 reports analyzing school segregation in Eastern states, from the UCLA Civil Rights Project. Inf. from the Project, 8370 Math Sciences, Box 951521, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521, crp@ucla.edu [13982]

  • "State U Online," by Rachel Fishman (April 2013), examines the history of distance learning at public colleges dating back to the 18th Century. Available (no price given) from The New America Fdn., 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/986-2700. [13952]

  • "What Schools Can Do to Increase Racial Acceptance," by Bob Pettapiece & Sabrina Smith (8 pp., Spring 2013), appeared in Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 8, No. 1, available at http://www.socstrpr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/MS_/06506_no8.pdf [14116]

  • "Why Race? Understanding the Importance of Foregrounding Race and Ethnicity in Achieving Equity on College Campuses," by Cheryl D. Ching (25 pp., 2013), is available (no price listed) from the Univ. So. Calif. Rossier School of Education, Waite Phillips Hall, #702, Los Angeles, CA 90089, 213/740-5202. [14104]

May/June 2013

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  • Identifying Effective Strategies in Urban School Systems was an April 3, 2013 Alliance for Excellent Education Webinar. Inf. from jamos@all4ed.org [13929]

  • "Reversing the Rising Tide of Inequality: Achieving Educational Equity for Each and Every Child" (20 pp., April 2013) is available (no price listed) from the Leadership Conf. Educ. Fund, 1629 K St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20006, 202/466-3434, www.civilrights.org [13941]

March/April 2013

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  • "Are California's Homeless Children Being Left Behind?Analyzing the Implementation of McKinney-Vento Education Rights in California," by Illinois Poverty Summit & Taylor Pospichel, appeared in 10 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. (2013) [13850]

  • "Are California's Homeless Children Being Left Behind?Analyzing the Implementation of McKinney-Vento Education Rights in California," by Taylor Pospichel, appeared in 10Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. (2013) [13851]

  • "Dual Language Learner Teacher Competencies" (56 pp., Dec. 2012), co-produced by Alliance for a Better Community & National Council of La Raza, is available (free copy) at www.afabc.org [13859]

  • "Handcuffs on Success: The Extreme School Discipline Crisis in Mississippi Public Schools" (2013) is available (no price given) by calling 601/248-2190. Advancement Project and Mississippi ACLU were among the groups preparing the report. [13816]

  • Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City [Milwaukee], eds. Linda Pinkow, Sam Pizzigati & Dollars & Sense Collective (4th ed.,320 pp., 2012, $27.95), has been published by New Press, 212/629-8802. [13813]

  • "Looking to the Future: Legal and Policy Options for Racially Integrated Education in the South and the Nation" is a special issue (Vol. 88, Issue 3, 2010) of The North Carolina Law Review, available (no price listed) from benitajn@email.unc.edu IN ALREADY? 2019 [13791]

  • "Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting" (20 pp., Jan. 2013) is a joint issue brief from Advancement Project, Alliance for Educational Justice, Dignity in Schools Campaign & NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. Available at http://www.advancementproject.org/content/home [13834]

  • "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Instittutional Entrenchmentl," eds. Jeremy Levine & William Julius Wilson (Jan. 2013), is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/juaf.12003 [13843]

  • "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Instittutional Entrenchmentl," by Jeremy Levine & William Julius Wilson (Jan. 2013) is available at http://dx.doi.org/10/1111/juaf.12001 [13844]

  • Speaking of Race and Class:The Student Experience at an Elite College [Amherst], by Elizabeth Aries (240 pp., 2012, $29.95), has been published by Temple Univ. Press. ADD WITH RICHARD BERMAN [13779]

  • Students First is a relatively new organization, founded by former Wash. DC Chancellor of Schools Michelle Rhee (who is the CEO of the new entity), whose mission is "to build a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform." Contact them at 916/287-9220, admin@studentsfirst.org [13830]

  • "Study of For-Profit Colleges:" Sen. Tom Harkin, Senate Comm. on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, recently completed a two-year investigation that confirmed suspicions that the rapidly growing industry is focused more on profits than on its students. Presumably available from Sen. Harkin or the Committee. [13801]

  • "The Importance of Being There: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public Schoolseism," by Robert Balfanz & Vaughan Byrnes (May, 2012) ia available (no price given) from Get Schooled, 206/467-4863, info@getschooled.com [13788]

January/February 2013

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  • "Do Federally Assisted Households Have Access to High Performing Schools?," by Ingrid Gould Ellen & Karen Mertens Horn (24 pp., Nov. 2012), is available (possibly free) from PRRAC,1200 18th St. NW,#200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/906-8023. [13716]

  • Faculty Diversity: The American Federation of Teachers has several resources on faculty diversity, available at www.aft.org/issues/highered/diversity.cfm [13745]

  • "Failure Is Not an Option: How Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents from Ohio's High-Achieving, High-Poverty Schools Explain Their Success achers, Students from Ohio's High-Achieving, High-Poverty Schools Exp," by Carolin Hagelskamp & Christopher DiStasi (64 pp., 2012), is available (no price listed) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39th St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610, jgupta@public agenda.org [13711]

  • "How Strong Are U.S. Teacher Unions? A State-by-State Comparison," by Amber M. Winkler, Janie Scull & Dara Zeehandelaar (405 pp., Oct. 2012), is available (no price given) from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, www.edexcellence.net/publications/how-strong-are-us-teacher-unions.html [13721]

  • "Keeping Irreplaceables in D.C. Public Schools: Lessons in Smart Teacher Retention" (20 pp., 2012) from the New Teacher Project is available at tntp.org/ideas-and-innovations/view/keeping-irreplaceables-in-dc-public-schools [13720]

  • "Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools: Executive Summary" (7 pp., n.d.) is available (no price listed) from the Coalition for Community Schools, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8405, x156, ccs@iel.org, www.communityschools.org [13749]

  • "Principles of Effective Expanded Learning Programs: A Vision Built on the Afterschool Approach" (4 pp., Jan. 2012) is available (possibly free) from the Afterschool Alliance, 1616 H St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20006, 866/KIDS-TODAY [13747]

  • "Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Faculty: What Higher Education Unions Can Do" (36 pp., 2010) is available (no price given) from AFT Higher Education, 202/879-4400, www.aft.org/pdfs/highered/facultydiversity0310.pdf [13744]

  • "School Boards: Leading the Way on Expanded Learning Opportunities" (3 pp., n.d.) is available (possibly free) from the National School Boards Assn., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3493, 703/838-6722, www.nsba.org [13748]

  • "Teacher Absence as a Leading Indicator of Student Achievement," by Raegen Miller (Nov. 2012, 24 pp.), is available (no price listed) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, Wash., DC XXXXX
    CHK ADDRESS, ADD PPHONE # [13719]

  • The Forum on Educational Accountability can be contacted via Monty Neill at 617/335-2115. [13746]

  • "Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education" (7 pp., 2012) is available (no price given) from the National Coalition for Women & Girls in Education, consisting of the American Assn. of University Women (202/785-7700), National Women's Law Center (202/588-5180) & American Federation of Teachers (202/879-4400). [13741]

November/December 2012

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  • "Millions of Students Locked Out of Classrooms" (Aug. 2012) is available (possibly free) from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, 675 Mass. Ave., 8th flr., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700. [13642]

  • "The Urgency of Now: The Schott Foundation 50-State Report on Public Education and Black Males" is available (no price listed) from the Foundation, 675 Mass. Ave., 8th flr., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700, www.blackboysreport.org [13692]

September/October 2012

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  • "Changing Demographics at a Glance" is a May 2012 brief, available (possibly free) from the Center for Public Education, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/838-6722, centerforpubliced@nsba.org [13589]

  • "Developing the Capacity of Faculty to Become Institutional Agents for Latinos in STEM [science/technology/engineering/mathematics]," by Estela Mara Bensimon & Alicia C. Dowd (20 pp., June 2012), is available (no price listed) from The Center for Urban Education, Univ. So. Calif., WPH #702, Los Angeles, CA 90089, 213/740-5202, rsoecue@usc.edu [13573]

  • "Effective Schools in New Orleans: From Conception to Manifestation," by Cornelle D Carney (4 pp., June[?] 2012) is available (possibly free) from the author at The Gated Community, 400 Park Blvd., #B, New Orleans, LA 70114, 504/383-5099, cornelle.tgc@gmail.com [13599]

  • News You Can Use is a quarterly compendium of stories about research, curriculum development, policy work and community outreach emanating from Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Contact them at their Office of External Affairs, 525 W. 120 St., Box 308, NYC, NY 10027, 212/678-3412, views@tc.columbia.edu [13605]

  • "School Desegregation: From Topeka, Kansas to Wake County, North Carolina --Changing the Path, but Staying the Course," by Dana Russo & Illinois Poverty Summit (25 pp.), by Dana Russo, appeared in the Summer 2012 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. [13580]

  • "Student Mobility: Exploring the Impacts of Frequent Moves on Achievement" (82 pp., 2010) summarizes a National Academies workshop. Available (possibly free) from Wendy Keenan, The Natl. Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW, Keck-711, Wash., DC 20001. [13610]

July/August 2012

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  • "Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching," by Linda Darling-Hammond (52 pp., May 2012), is available (no price listed) from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, Barnum Center, 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, 650/725-8600. [13549]

  • "Facilitating Postsecondary Education and Training for TANF Recipients" (May 2012is date in all MDRC items?) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13505]

  • Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, by Katherine Melten Charron (462 pp., 2012, $29.65), has been published by Univ. N. Carolina Press [13557]

  • Howard Zinn Speaks: Collected Speeches, 1963 to 2009, ed. Anthony Arnove (Oct. 2012, $18.95), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [13451]

  • Pencils Down: RETHINKING high-stakes testing and accountability in public schools, eds. Wayne Au & Melissa Bollow Tempel (April 2012, 303 pp., $24.95), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee,WI 53212, 414/964-9646. [13469]

  • "Preparing High School Students for College" is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4320, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13503]

  • "Preserving the Public[ITALS!] in Public Schools," by Phil Boyle & Del Burns (180 pp., Oct. 2011, $24.95), has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. [13550]

  • "Profiles of Risk: School Readiness" is a 4-page, May 2012 Research Brief, available (possibly free) from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness add NYC contact inf, usawebsite=www.ICPHusa.org [13501]

  • "Reaching Parents with NAEP Resources" is a 10-page, March 2012 report from the National Assessment Governing Board's Ad Hoc Committee on NAEP Parent Engagement. Available at http://www.nagb.org/newsroom/PressReleasePDFs/release-20120525-reaching-parents-with-NAEP-resources-ad-hoc-committee.pdf [13537]

  • Rethinking Elementary Education, eds. Linda Christensen, Mark Hansen, Bob Peterson, Elizabeth Schlessman & Dyan Watson (April 2012, 303 pp., $24.95), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646. [13470]

  • Reversing the Assault on Public Education: Joining the Power of Teacher Unions to the Heart of Teaching, by Lois Weiner (Sept. 2012, $16), has been published by Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618, 773/583-7884, www.haymarketbooks.org [13453]

  • The Education of a White Parent: Wrestling with Race and Opportunity in the Boston Public Schools, by Susan Naimark, has been published by Levellers Press, 413/256-6010, levellerspress1@gmail.com, www.levellerspress.com [13534]

  • The Evolving Significance of Race: Living, Learning and Teaching, eds. Sherick Andre Hughes & Theodorea Regina Berry (310 pp., 2012, $36.95), has been published by Peter Lang Publishers, 29 Broadway, NYC, NY 10006, 800/770-5264.chk phone # [13542]

  • The NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network has just been introduced by NYU's Steinhardt Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Inf. from kno1@nyu.edu [13481]

  • "The State of the NYC Charter School Sector" (2012, 39 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the NYC Charter School Center, 111 Broadway, #604, NYC, NY 10006, 212/437-8300, www:nycCharterSchools.org [13448]

May/June 2012

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  • Multiplication is for White People, by Lisa Delpit (256 pp., 2011, $26.95), has been published by New Press. Shows that achievement gap caused by poor teaching, negative stereotypes, and a curriculum that does not adequately connect to pooor children's lives. [13420]

  • "Straight Talk on Teacher Qualilty: Six Game-Changing Ideas and What to Do About Them" (24 pp., Dec. 2011) was produced by The Annenberg Inst. for School Reform for The Schott Foundation. Available (no price listed) from Annenberg, Brown Univ., PO Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912, www.annenberginstitute.org [13402]

March/April 2012

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  • "12 for 2012" is the Education Commission of the States' report, focusing on 12 issues the Commission feels will move education policy forward this year. Available at http://www.ecs.org/ [13381]

  • A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform, by Mark R. Warren & Karen L. Mapp and the Community Organizing and School Reform Project (328 pp., 2011, $99), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press. [13391]

  • "Breaking Schools' Rules: A Statewide [TX] Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students' Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement," by Tony Fabelo, Michael D. Thompson, Martha Plotkin, Dottie Carmichael, Miner P. Marchbanks III & Eric A. Booth (July 2011, 106 pp.), from the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments and the Public Policy Research Inst. of Texas A&M Univ., is available at www.justicecenter.csg.org [13267]

  • Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock, a first-rate [I saw it recently at the Main SF Library - CH] documentary on a key figure in the 1950s integration of Central High School, is available from Independent Television Service, 651 Brannan St., #410, SF, CA 94107, 415/356-8383, itvs@itvs.org. www.itbvs.org [13285]

  • "Family Engagement in Early Childhood: A Resource Guide for Early Learning Challenge Grant Recipients" (Jan. 2012, 5 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, www.hfrp.org [13269]

  • "Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning," by Anne T. Henderson (78 pp., Nov. 2011), is available (hard copy) from the author -- annethenderson@yahoo.com or can be downloaded at http://neapriorityschools.org/2011/11/07/family-school-community-partnerships-2.0/ [13280]

  • "Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning," by Anne T. Henderson ADD ET AL. to HENDERSON(87 pp., Dec. 2011), is available, free, on line at http://neapriorityschools.org/engaged-families-and-communities/family-school-community-partnerships-2-0-collaborative-strategies-to-advance-student-learning [13365]

  • "For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want from K-12 Assessment" is a Jan.[?] 2012 study, available (no price given) from the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, admin @ncpie.org, www.ncpie.org [13364]

  • Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Postsecondary Education: Recently released by the Office of Civil Rights, it's available at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/guidance-pse-201111.htm [13374]

  • Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation, eds. Erica Frankenberg & Elizabeth DeBray (352 pp., Nov. 2011, $39.96=20% discounted price), has been published by Univ. of No. Carolina Press. Contributors include (PRRAC Bd. Chair) John Charles Boger, Gary Orfield, Myron Orfield, Amy Stuart Wells. www.uncpress.unc.edu [13281]

  • "Links Between Young Children's Behavior and Achievement: The Role of Social Class and Classroom Composition" appeared in a recent [2012?] issue of American Behavioral Scientist. [13360]

  • "Seizing the Opportunity: How Education Advocacy Groups and State Policy Makers Work Together to Advance Reform" (12 pp., Jan. 2012) is available from Education First & Policy Innovators in Education. Available (no price listed) from PIE, PO Box 19462, Mpls., MN 55419, info@pie-network.org, www.pie-network.org [13383]

  • Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal has been convened by The Century Foundation. PRRAC Bd. member John Brittain is a member. Inf. from 212/452-7723, [13361]

  • "The Role of Supportive Housing in Homeless Children's Well-Being: An Investigation of Child Welfare and Educational Outcomes," by Saahoon Hong & Kristine N. Piescher (31 pp., Winter 2012) is issue No. 11 of MiniLink -- Minnesota-Linking Infomation for Kids. Available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Minn. School of Social Work. [13282]

  • "The Widening Academic Achievement Gap between the Rich and the Poor: New Evidence and Possible Explanations" is a 50-page chapter in the 2011 volume, Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequalikty and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children, eds. Richard Murnane & Greg. Duncan (Russell Sage Foundation Press). [13393]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness is a quarterly(?) published by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The Fall 2011 issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3) is devoted to "Building Bridges to Learning: Programs Focused on Reducing Academic Gaps for Homeless Children." Inf. from the Inst., 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13385]

  • Who Stole Public Schools from the Public?, by Claudia L. Edwards (242 pp., 2011, $29.95) -- a case study of Mt. Vernon, NY -- has been published by University Press of America. [13311]

January/February 2012

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  • "ARRA's Actual Per Pupil Expenditure Data Real Inequities in School Funding," by Jennifer Cohen (2 pp., Dec. 2011), is available (likely free) from The New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, www.newamerica.net [13192]

  • "Comparability of State and Local Expenditures Among Schools Within Districts: A Report From the Study of Schoo-Level Expenditure" (Dec. 2011) is available from the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development of the U.S. Dept. of Education. http:www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/reports.html#title [13210]

  • "Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement? Evidence from a National Randomized Study," by Melissa Clark & Philip Gleason (Dec. 2011?), is a Working Paper available (no price given)from Mathematics Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, 609/799-3535, communications@mathematica-mpr.com [13166]

  • "Effective Teaching as a Civil Right" (58 pp., Fall 2011) is available (possibly free) from the Annenberg Inst. for School Reform, Brown Univ., Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912, www.annenberginstitute.org [13083]

  • "Expanding the Learning Day: An Essential Component of the Community Schools Strategy," by Reuben Jacobson & Martin J. Blank (12 pp.) appeared in New Directions for Youth Development, Fall 2011. Reprints likely available from co-author Blank, add contact inf [13227]

  • "False Performance Gains: A Critique of Successive Cohort Indicators," by Steven Glazerman -- re using student test scores for school accountability -- is a Working Paper available (no price given) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, 609/799-3535, communications@mathematica-mpr.com [13167]

  • "Federal and State Roles and Capacity for Improving Schools," by Michael A. Gottfried, Brian M. Stecher, Matthew Hoover & Amanda Brown Cross (50 pp., 2011), is available from The RAND Corp., http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR989.html [13154]

  • "FInding Common Ground: Coordinating Housing and Education Poliocy to Promote Integration," ed. Philip Tegeler (72 pp., Oct. 2011), is available from PRRAC: pdf at www.prrac.org; hard copies: $1/copy to cover postage; for bulk orders, contact egayles@prrac.org. Among th authors of the 10 articles: (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. members) Stefanie DeLuca & Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, David Rusk, Robert C. Embry, Jr. [13230]

  • "Learning Together: How Families Responded to Education Incentives in New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program," by David Greenberg, Nadine Dechausay & Carolyn Fraker (May 2011, 84 pp.) is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13063]

  • Mendez v. Westminister: For All the Children/ParaTodos los Ninos, a documentary by Sandra Robbie, is available for purchase at http://shop.wmht.org/shop/search.php?mode=search&page=1. Contact her at 714/222-0449, sandra.robbie@yahoo.com [13188]

  • Older Than America, a film by Georgina Lightning, about Indian boarding schools, is available via www.tribalalliance.com [13145]

  • Parent Power: Education Organizing in New York City, 1995-2010, a 35-min. film by Norm Fruchter, is available (no price given) from The Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown Univ., Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912, 401/863-7990, AISR_info@brown.edu [13222]

  • "Rethinking Teacher Evaluation in Chicago: Lessons Learned from Classroom Observations, Principal-Teacher Conferences, and District Implementation" (64 pp., 2011) is available (no price given) from the Consortium on Chicago School Research, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/702-3364 [13116]

  • School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, eds. Jeanita W. Richardson & Terri D. Wright (300 pp., 2011, $35), is available from the American Public Health Assn., 801 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, www.aphabookstore.org [13122]

  • School-Baswed Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, eds. Jeanita W. Richardson & Terri D. Wright (300 pp., 2011, $35), has been published by American Public Health Assn. Press, 800 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, 202/777-APHA, www.aphabookstore.org [13169]

  • "Teacher Diversity Matters: A State-by-State Analysis of Teachers of Color," by Ulrich Boser (19 pp., Nov. 2011), is available (no price listed) from The Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wssh., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [13108]

  • "Teacher Diversity Matters: A State-by-State Analysis of Teachers of Color," by Ulrich Boser (19 pp., Nov. 2011), is available (no price listed) from The Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [13109]

  • The Center for School, Health and Education, a unit of the American Public Health Assn., is reachable through its Director, Terri D. Wright, 202/777-2482, terri.wright@apha.org [13124]

  • "Trends in Chicago Schools Across Three Eras of Reform: Full Report," by James Murphy, Stuart Luppescu, Elaine Allensworth, Paul Moore, Marisa de la Torre, James Murphy & Sanja Jagesic MURPHY COMES NEXT TO LAST, AFTER DELATORRE(112 pp., Sept. 2011), is available (no price listed) from the Consortium on Chicago School Research, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/702-3364. [13110]

  • "U.S. Urges Campus Creativity to Gain Diversity," a cover article in the Dec. 3, 2011 NY Times, reported on guidelines from the Justice Dept. and Dept. of Education on acceptable methods of producing diversity in light of recent Supreme Court decisions -- essentially reinterpeting those rulings. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be glad to mail you a copy of the clip if you provide a SASE. [13131]

  • "Views on the News" is a bi-monthly online commentary and analysis produced by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Contact them at 212/678-3412, views@tc.columbia.edu [13177]

November/December 2011

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  • "Building State Capacity for School Improvement: Lessons for Federal Policmakers" is a July 2011 Policy Brief from the Sandler Foundation. Available from Sandler_Foundation@xmr3.com [13039]

  • "Disadvantaged Students: School Districts Have Used Title I Funds Primarily to Support Instruction" is a 58-page, July 15, 2011 GAO report, available at http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-595 [13016]

  • "Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap," by Linda Darling-Hammond (15 pp.), appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of Voices in UOrban Education, available from the Brown Univ. Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912. [13001]

  • Exploring Inclusive Educational Practices Through Professional Inquiry, eds. Gordon L. Porter & Deirdre Smith (298 pp., Aug. 2011, $39), has been published by Sense Publishers. Inf. from paul.chambers@sensepublishers.com [12975]

  • FairTest Materials A set of such are available from Monty Neil at monty@fairtest.org [12980]

  • "Profiles olf Risk: Education" is a 4-page, July 2011 Research Brief, available (possibly free) from the Institute on Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, info@icphusa.org, www.ICPHusa.org [12981]

  • Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools, eds. Lisa Delpit, Robert P. (aka Bob) Moses, Joan T. Wynne & Ernesto Cortes, Jr. (192 pp., 2010, $16), has been published by Beacon Press. Among the contributors to the 9 chapters: Charles Payne, Jeanie Oakes. PLACe dELPIT AT END [12998]

  • Rebuilding Schools and Jobs Sen. Jim Webb (VA) has introduced a bipartisan plan to provide tax crerdir for public-private partnerships to rebuild decaying schools across the country and create thousands of jobs in the process. Details from senator_jim_webb@webb.enews.senate.gov [13034]

  • "Starving America's Public Schools: How Budget Cuts and Policy Mandates Are Hurting Our Nation's Students," by Jeff Bryant (44 pp., Oct. 2011), is available (no price listed) from the National Education Assn., 1201 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-7200. [13022]

  • "Testing the Impact of Higher Achievement/s Year-Round Out-of-School-Time Program on Academic Outcomes," by Carla Herrera, Leigh L. Linden, Amy Arbreton & Jean Baldwin Grossman (11 pp., 2011), is available (possibly free) from Public/Privte Ventures, 2000 Market St., #500, Phila., PA 19103, 215/557-4400. [13021]

  • "The Power of PreK-3: How a Small Foundation Helped Push Washington State to the Forefont of the PreK-3 Movement" (31 pp., 2011) is available (possibly free) from The Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Ave., 40th flr., NYC, NY 10017, 212/867-5777, www.fcd-us.org [12986]

  • "Victims of the Churn: The Damaging Impact of California's Teacher Layoff Policies on Schools, Students and Communities in Three Large School Districts" (8 pp., Feb. 2011) is available (possibly free) from The Education Trust-West, 1814 Franklin St., #220, Oakland,CA 94612, 510/465-6444, www.edtrustwest.org [13013]

September/October 2011

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  • "Affordability and Transfer: Critical to Increasing Baccalaureate Degree Completions" (8 pp., June 2011) is available (possibly free)from The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 N. 3rd St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699, pcallan@highereducation.org, www.highereducation.org [12848]

  • "All Together Now, One By One: Building Capacity for Urban Education Reform in Promise Neighborhoods," by James M. Quane & William Julius Wilson, appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Pathways: A Magazine on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy, published by The Stanford Center for the Studyof Poverty and Inequality. Subs. are free -- inequality@stanford.edu [12910]

  • "Disadvantaged Students: School Districts Have Used Title I Funds Primarily to Support Instruction" is a 58-page, July 2011 GAO Report (GAO-11-595); available via http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-595 [12904]

  • "Education and Achievement: A Focus on Latino 'Immigrant' Children," by Eugene E. Garcia (15 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/833-7200 CHK ADDRESS [12846]

  • "Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Data Collection Summary" is a 35-page, June 2011 report from the National Center for Homeless Education, downloadable at www.serve.org/nche.ibt/sc_data.php [12862]

  • "Head Start's Positive Imapact on Homeless Families" is a 4-page, Sept. 2011 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8-86 info@icphusa.org, www.ICPHusa.org [12930]

  • Monthly Review's July/Aug. 2011 issue is a collection of 12 articles (by Grace Lee Boggs, Charles Cobb, Jr. et al.) titled "Education Under Fire," co-edited by Bill & Rick Ayers. $12 from MR, 146 W. 29 St., #6W, NYC, NY 10001, 800/670-9499. [12948]

  • "Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High-Quality Education with Innovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development," by Deborah L. McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent & Ariel H. Bierbaum (63 pp., June 2011), is available (no price listed) from the Center for Cities & Schools, 316 Wurster Hall, #1870, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, jvincent@berkeley.edu, http://citiesandschools.berkeley.edu [12905]

  • "Successful School-Community Partnerships: Using Lessons Learned from Practice and Research to Expand Learning," a 5-page, June 2011 Forum Brief, is available (possibly free) from The American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, aypf@aypf.org [12880]

  • "The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color: A Review of Research, Pathways and Progress," by John Michael Lee, Jr. & Tafaya Ransom (91 pp., 2011[?]), is available (no price given) from The College Board Advocacy and Policy Center, advocacy@collegeboard.org [12879]

  • "The National Opportunity to Learn Campaign" newsletter is available via info@otlcampaign.org; address: 675 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139. [12887]

  • The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Theresa El-Amin, Regional Organizer for the Southern Anti-Racism Network, formerly of Durham, NC, now is in Columbus, GA, where she is actively organizing on this issue. Contact her (and get a copy of the op-ed she recently published in the local paper, The Ledger-Enquirer. She's contactable at [12867]

  • "The State of America's Children 2011" (190 pp., July 2011) is available (no price listed) from The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash.,DC 20001, 800/233-1200, cdinfo@childrensdefense.org. Sections are devoted to Population, Poverty, Family Structure, Family Income, Health, Hunger/Nutrition, Early Childhood, Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Gun Violence. [12897]

  • Young Men's Initiative NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a comprehensive effort to tackle disparities between young black and Latino males and their peers. Key areas are Education, Employment, Health and Justice. Further inf. from Melanie Herzog, City Hall, NYC, NY 10007. [12911]

  • "Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies: A Failing Idea," by Marian Wright Edelman, a short 2011 column, is available (likely free) from Children's Defense Fund, 800/233-1200, cdinfo@childrensdefense.org [12916]

July/August 2011

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  • ""Unless Our Children Begin to Learn Together...: The State of Education in Halifax County, NC," by Mark Dorosin, Elizabeth Haddix, Benita N. Jones & Christie L. Trice (68 pp.,May 2011, is available ((possibly free) from the UNC Center for Civil Rights, civilrifghts@unc.edu [12815]

  • "A Report Card on District Achievement: How Low-Income, African-American, and Latino Students Fare in California School Districts" (2011), from Education Trust-West, is downloadable at www.edtrust.org/west/pulbication/a-report-card-on-district-achievement-how-low-income-african--american-and-latino.st. [12829]

  • CRESST (UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing announces a new and expanded website (CRESST.org). Check out their just-published policy brief on using student assessments for teacher evaluations. [12787]

  • "Making Preschool More Productive: How Classroom Management Training Can Help Teachers," by Pamela Morris, C. Cybele Raver, Megan Millenky, Stephanie J. Jones & Chrishana M. Lloyd (13-page Exec. Summary, Nov. 2010), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [12800]

  • "Our Climate Crisis Is an Education Crisis" appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Rethinking Schools. Available online at www.rethinkingschools.org and from them, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 503/282-6848, bill@rethinkingschools.org [12797]

  • Rethinking Popular Culture and Media, eds. Elizabeth Marshall & Ozlem Sensoy (340 pp., 2011, $18.95), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, RSBusiness@aol.com. Some four dozen essays, by Bob Peterson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Linda Christensen, Ellen Goodman, Wayne Au et al. www.rethinkingschools.org [12778]

  • "School Testing, 1,2,3: Getting It Right," by Karen Kurzman is a 2-page article in the Summer 2011 issue of Communities & Banking, the magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank-Boston, available (likely free) from them at 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617/973-3187, caroline.ellis@bos.frb.org [12784]

  • "The Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Education," by Raj Chetty & John N. Friedman is a 2-page article in the Summer 2011 issue of Communities & Banking, the magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank-Boston, available (likely free) from them at 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617/973-3187, caroline.ellis@bos.frb.org [12783]

  • "The Other Lottery: Are Philanthropists Backing the Best Charter Schools?," by Andrew J. Coulson is a 23-page, June 2011 CATO Institute Policy Analysis (#677), available from them ($6), 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241. [12789]

  • "Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools and What We Can Do About It," by Stan Karp appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Rethinking Schools. Available online at www.rethinkingschools.org and from them, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 503/282-6848, bill@rethinkingschools.org [12798]

May/June 2011

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  • "Charter School Tax Credit: Investing in Human Capital," by Ian Galloway, is a Dec. 2010 publication, available (likely free) from the Federal Reserve Bank of SF, 101 Market St., SF, CA 94105, www.frbsforg.cdinvestment [12741]

  • "Charter Schools That Work: Economically Integrated Schools With Teacher Voice" (15 pp., 2010) is available (possibly free) from The Century Foundation, 1333 H St. NW, Wash., DC 20005,202/387-0400. [12688]

  • Common Core Standards: The National PTA has put out a series of excellent guides for families and community members about the new common core standards. Available at www.pta.org/4446.htm [12750]

  • "Federally Funded Charter Schools Should Foster Diversity" (6 pp., 2011?), an Issue Brief from the National Coalition on School Diversity, is available (as is inf. about the Coalition) on PRRAC's website: www.prrac.org/projects/schooldiversity.php [12689]

  • "Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades," by Laura A. Bornfreund (25 pp., March 2011), is available (possibly free) from The New American Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/986-2700, www.newamerica.net [12655]

  • "Kipp Schools and Achievement: Do Differences in Student Characteristics and Funding Influence the Results?," by Gary Miron, Jessica L. Urschel & Nicholas Saxton, a March 2011 (?) Occasional Paper from the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, is available (possibly free) from 212/678-3259, ncspe@columbia.edu [12730]

  • "Out-of-School TImes Programs in Rural Areas," by Erin Harris, Erin Harris, Helen Malone & Tai Sunnannon (12 pp., March 2011) is available(possibly free) from The Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu [12738]

  • The National Coalition on School Diversity has updated its website: school-diversity.org [12723]

  • "The Same Starting Line: How School Boards Can Erase the Opportunity Gap Between Poor and Middle-Class Children" (49 pp., Jan. 2011) is a Appleseed report. Available at appleseednetwork.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=u7mSqln-jLk%3d&tabid=522 [12733]

  • The Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching is given by the Southern Povery Law Center. Five winners will be chosen, each to receive $1000 at an awards ceremony in Washington in late 2011. June 1 application deadline. Inf. from wdh@umd.edu [12682]

  • The U.S. Dept. of Education Equity and Excellence Commission has announced appointment of its 28 members, among whom are UC-Berkeley Law Dean Christopher Edley (Co-Chair), Mike Casserly, Linda Darling-Hammond, (former PRRAC Bd. member) Kati Haycock, Ben Jealous, Thomas Saenz and Randi Weingarten. In addition are 7 ex-officio member from the Department, OMB and the Domestic Policy Council. Further inf. from 202/401-1576. [12653]

  • "Vision: Looking Back, Looking Forward" is the 2009-2010 Annual Report of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. Available (possibly free) from info@nasbhc.org [12697]

March/April 2011

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  • "'Why don't you get somebody new to do it?' Race and cultural taxation in the academy," by Tiffany D. Joseph & Laura E. Hirshfield appeared in the Aug. 2010 Ethnic and Racial Studies. [12492]

  • "A Proposal for Sustainable School Transformation" (13 pp., July 2010) is available (possibly free)from Communities for Excellent Public Schools, 1825 K St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20006, Has case studies of E. Oakland, TK www.ceps-ourschools.org. [12565]

  • "A Proposal for Sustainable School Transformation" (14 pp., July 2010) is available (possibly free) from Communities for Excellent Public Schools, 1825 K St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20006, www.ceps-ourschools.org [12566]

  • "Beyond Random Acts: Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform," by Heather Weiss, M. Elena Lopez & Heidi Rosenberg (16 pp., Dec. 2010), is available (possibly free) from the Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, hfrp@gse.harvard.edu, www.hfrp.org [12617]

  • "Breaking New Ground," by Heather Weiss, M. Elena Lopez & Deborah R. Stark is the 2nd issue in the Harvard Family Research Project's policy briefs, citing 6 case studies from across the country that reveal innovative efforts by early childhood programs and school districts to use student data systems to improve family engagement. Available (no price given) from the Project, Harvard Grad. School of Educ., 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, [12534]

  • "Engaging Older Youth: Program and City-Level Strategies to Support Sustained Participation in Out-of-School Time," by Sarah N. Deschenes, Amy Arbreton, Priscilla M. Little, Carla Herrera, Jean Baldwin Grossman, Heather Weiss & Diana Lee (90 pp., April 2010), is available (no price listed) from the Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.hfrp.org [12537]

  • "Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Success," by Martin J. Blank, Reuben Jacobson, Atelia Melaville & Sarah S. Pearson (Nov. 2010, 46 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Coalition for Community Schools, 4455 Conn. Ave., NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, ccs@iel.org, www.communityschools.org [12493]

  • "Hours of Opportunity: Lessons from Five Cities [Boston, Chicago, DC, NYC, Providence] on Building Systems to Improve After-School, Summer School, and Other Out-of-School-Time Programs" (Jan. 2001[?]), a Rand Corp. study, is available at http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1037.html [12540]

  • "Information Age Publishing" has a 2010 Education Catalog listing many useful titles. Contact them at PO Box 79049, Charlotte, NC 28271, 704/752-9125, www.infoagepub.com [12499]

  • "Inside Charter Schools: Unlocking Doors to Student Success," by Bethany Gross (29 pp., Feb.2011), is available (no price given) from The Center on Reinventing Public Education, Univ. of Wash., 425 Pontius Ave., #410, Seattle, WA 98109, 206/685-2214, www.crpe.org [12639]

  • "K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Educating Children Who Change Schools Frequently" is a 45-page, Nov. 2010 GAO report (GAO-11-40), available at www.gao.gov, 866/801-7077. [12473]

  • "K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Educating Students Who Change Schools Frequently" is a Nov. 18, 2010 GAO Report (GAO-11-40), available at www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-40 [12580]

  • "Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program" is the subject of a Jan. 2011 report from the Univ. of Arkansas' School Choice Demonstration Project (which has produced other related reports as well). Available at http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/SCDP.html [12541]

  • "Pre-K-3rd Policy to Action Brief" (14 pp., Jan. 2011) is available (possibly free) from The Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Ave., 40th flr., NYC, NY 10017, [12585]

  • "Precision Pre-K: Newport [KY School District] Using Data to Improve Quality" (Jan. 2011) is available (likely free) from The Prichard Committee, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507. [12590]

  • Promoting Residential Integration: www.ARicherLife.org focuses on education and outreach initiatives. [12587]

  • "School Reform Math in Baltimore: Fewer Suspensions Equals Better Results," by Jane Sundius & Shawn Dove of Open Society Institute-Beltimore, appeared as an op-ed in the Jan. 1, 2011 Washington Post. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if you furnish a SASE. [12520]

  • "Taking Advantage: The Rural Competitive Preference in the Investing in Innovation Program" is a 22-page, Jan. 2011 report available (likely free) from The Rural School and Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Blvd., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, mahaffey@ruraledu.org [12591]

  • "The Lessons of "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District #1"," by Damon T. Hewitt (6 pp., Feb. 2011) is available (likely free) from the author, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, XX Broadway, #XXX, NYC, NY XXXXX, 202/XXX-XXXX [12604]

  • "The Lessons of "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District #1"," by Damon T. Hewitt (6 pp., Nov. 2011), by (PRRAC Bd. member Damon T. Hewitt) is available (likely free)from the author, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, xxx Broadway, #XXX, NYC, NY XXXXX, 202/XXX-XXXX [12605]

  • "The National Teacher Corps and Resistance to Professional Education in the 1960s," by Toby Terrar, a 30-page article, appeared in Vol. 16, Nos. 3-4 (2009) of Race, Gender & Class. May be available from the author, 301/598-5427, TobyTerrar@aol.com [12597]

  • The New Teacher Book, 2nd ed., eds. Terry Burant, Linda Christensen, Kelley Dawson Salas & Stephanie Walters (380 pp., 2010, $18.95) has been published by Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keffe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org [12468]

  • The Open Education Journal is an online journal that publishes research articles, reviews and short articles in all areas of education research, contemporary education issues, learning, and special education. For submissions/further inf., editorial@toeduj.org, www.toeduj.org [12572]

  • "The State of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Education in California" (54 pp., Sept. 2010) is available (possibly free) from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (formerly headed by PRRAC Bd. member Don Nakanishi), 3230 Campbell Hall, LA, CA 90095-1546, 310/825-2974, www.aasc.ucla.edu [12629]

January/February 2011

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  • 'Ethnically Qualified': Race, Merit, and the Selection of Urban Teachers, 1920-1980, by Christina Collins (272 pp., 2010, $43.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12392]

  • "Access Denied: New Orleans Students and New Orleans Parents Identify Barriers to Public Education" (17 pp., Nov. 2010) is available (likely free) from the Soutnern Poverty Law Center, 4431 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504/486-8982, x227, shakti.belway@splcenter.org, www.splcenter.org [12426]

  • Arkansas Opportunity to Learn Campaign took place Nov. 12-13, 2010 in Little Rock. Inf. from akremers@wrfoundation.org [12401]

  • Best Practices for High-Performing High Schools, by Kristen C. Wilcox & Janet I. Angelis (144 pp., 2010, $26.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12390]

  • Better Together: A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth, by Barbaa C. Jentleson (160 pp., 2010, $31.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12387]

  • Better Together: A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth, by Barbaa C. Jentleson (160 pp., 2010, $31.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12388]

  • Collaborative Leadership in Action: Partnering for Success in Schools, eds. Shelley B. Wepner & Dee Hopkins (216 pp., 2010, $36.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12389]

  • Collective Trust: Why Schools Can't Improve Without It, by Patrick B. Forsyth, Curt M. Adams & Wayne K. Hoy (240 pp., 2011, $45.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12386]

  • "Conflicting Missions and Unclear Results: Lessons from the Education Stimulus Funds," by Sara Mead, Anand Vaishnav, William Porter & Andrew J. Rotherham (26 pp., Nov. 2010), from Bellwether Education Partners, is available from 202/365-7950, andy@bellwethereducation.org [12442]

  • "Data on Data: A Resource Guide for Engaging Families with Student Data" (Oct. 2010) is available (no price listed) from the Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, hfrp@gse.harvard.edu, www.hfrp.org [12420]

  • "Effectively Embedded: Schools and the Machineryof Modern Marketing - The Thirteenth Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercializing Trends: 2009-2010," by Alex Molnar, Faith Boninger, Gary Wilkinson, Joseph Fogarty & Sean Geary, from the National Education Policy Center (Univ. of Colorado School of Education, Boulder, CO 80309-0249, 303/735-5290, is downloadable at http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/Schoolhouse-commercialism-2010 [12399]

  • "Federal Policy, ESEA Reauthorization, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline," a 9-page, Dec. 2010 position paper, has been jointly issues by Advancement Project, Education Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, LDF, FairTest and The Forum. Likely available from any of the sponsors -- arbitrarily: The Eduction Law Center, 1315 Walnut St., 4th flr., Phila., PA 19107, 215/238-6970, www.elc-pa.org [12454]

  • How Teachers Become Leaders: Learning from Practice and Research, by Ann Lieberman & Linda D. Friedrich (128 pp., 2010, $25.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12391]

  • "How the World's Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better," by Mona Mourshed, Chinezi Chijioke & Michael Barber, a 126-page Nov. 2010 McKinsey & Company report, is downloadable at http://www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/Social_Sector/our_practices/Education/Knowledge_High20School%20Get%20Better.aspx [12443]

  • "Learning to Read: Developing 0-8 Information Systems to Improve Third Grade Reading Proficiency" is available via [12423]

  • "Lessons from Pre-K-3rd from Montgomery County [MD] Public Schools" (28 pp., Dec. 2010) is available (possibly free) from Foundation for Child Development, 285 Madison Ave., 40th flr., NYC, NY 10017, 212/867-5777, www.fcd-us.org [12403]

  • Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age/the Updated Edition, by Christopher T. Cross (224 pp., 2010, $28.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [12393]

  • "Profiles of For-Profit Education Management Organizations: 2009-2010," by Alex Molnar, Gary Miron & Jessica L. Urschel (Dec. 2010), is available (no price given) from the National Education Policy Center, Univ. of Colorado School of Education, 249 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0249, 303/735-5290; downloadable at http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/EMO-FP-09-10 [12463]

  • "Research Update 4: 21st CLCC-Funded Afterschool Programs," by Erin Harris, is a 4-page, Nov. 2010 publication, available (likely free) from te Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.hfrp.org [12400]

  • "School Readiness Resource Guide and Tookit: Using Neighborhood Data to Spur Action," co-published by SECPTAN and the National Neighborhood Indicators Project, is available via cbruner@cfpiowa.org [12424]

  • "The Problem We Still Live," by Ruby Bridges, appeared in the Nov. 14, 2010 Washington Post. The 6-year-old Bridges was of the children who braved the hostile crowds to integrate the New Orleans public schools in 1960 (she is the figure in Norman Rockwell's iconic drawing, accompanied by U.S. Marshals). Her moving 50-years-back reflection is in the context of her current work as an elementary school teacher, applying for a charter for that same now refurbished William Frantz Elementary School she integrated. We can mail you a copy of the article (pls. enclose a SASE) if you have trouble finding it on the Internet. [12418]

  • "Urban Education and Neighborhood Revitalization" is the theme of a forthcoming issue of Journal of Urban Affairs. Abstracts due by April 30, 2011, to co-editor Robert Mark Silverman, rms35@buffalo.edu [12413]

November/December 2010

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  • 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males is a new resource from The Schott Foundation. Inf. from them at 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-XXXx. [12296]

  • Beyond the Bricks is a film and national community engagement campaign bringing together educators, parents, community leaders, policymakers and students to work to create a solutions-based action plan to address the many issues facing our children. Their Fall 2010 tour will include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Jackson, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oakland & Philadelophia (some of which may have already taken place by the time this issue of P&R arrives. Inf. from www.beyondbricksproject.com [12288]

  • "Building Capacity to Promote College- and Career-Readiness for Secondary-Level English Language Learners" is a July 2010 Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from American Youth Policy Forum, www.aypf.org/events [12206]

  • "Choice Without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards" (Oct. 2010) is available (likely free) from the UCLA Civil Rights Project (directed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Gary Orfield), 8370 Math Services, Box 951521, LA, CA 90095-1521, 310/267-5562, crp@ucl.edu [12259]

  • "College Success for All: How the Hidalgo [TX] Independent School District Is Adopting Early College as a District-wide Strategy," by Thad Nodine (37 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (no price given) from Jobs for the Future, 88 Broad St., 8th flr., Boston, MA 02110, 617/728-4446, info@jff.org [12339]

  • "Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers," by David Figlio & Cassandra Hart is a 2010 Working Paper (10-03) available ($5, but downloads free) from the Publications Dept. Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu [12267]

  • "Developmental Sciences Critical to Student Achievement," by Scott Stephens (Oct. 2010), is available (likely free) from The Forum for Education and Democracy, Box 15, Stewart, OH 45778, 740/662-0503,info@forumforeducation.org [12255]

  • DIPLOMA Act (Developing Innovative Partnerships and Learning Opportunities that Motivate Achievement) has been introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown and Bernie Sanders. The Act represents the best principles of community schools across the nation. Inf. from the Coalition for Community Schools, 202/822-8405, ccs@iel.org, www.communityschools.org [12204]

  • "Districts Developing Leaders: Lessons on Consumer Actions and Program Approaches from Eight Urban Districts," by Margaret Terry Orr, Christopher T. King & Michelle LaPointe (146 pp., Oct. 2010) is available (no price listed) from the Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458, 617/969-7100, www.edc.org [12326]

  • "Education Manfesto" NYC public school Chancellor and former DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee published in the Oct. 10 Washington Post a Manifesto claiming that the difficulty of removing incompetent teachers "has left our school districts impotent and, worse, has robber millions of children of a real future." A reply brief bh Richard Rothstein, "How to Fix Our Schools: It's More Complicated, and More Work, Than the Klein-Rhee 'Manifesto' Wants You to Believe," is available (likely free) from The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, CH ADD PHONE # , WWW [12236]

  • Educational Review/Resen[n-ay]as Educativas is a new (2010) open-access scholarly reveiw journal, hosted by the National Education Policy Center. Inf. from the Cente, Univ. of Colorado School of Education, 249 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0249, 303/735-5290,glass@edrev.info [12325]

  • "Federal Legislation to Promote Metropolitan Approaches to Educational and Housing Opportunity," by Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot & Erica Frankenberg is a 21-page article in the Spring 2010 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Available from the authors, CH ADD.... [12237]

  • "Fighting the Dropout Crisis" is a Special Report in the Sept.(?) 2010 Washington Monthly. Among the articles are reports on NYC, Philadelphia and Portland (OR). Contact them at 1200 18th St. NW, #330, Wash., DC 20036,washington_monthly@xmr3.com. The magazine also organized a related Sept. 21, 2010 event, "Getting to Graduation." [12287]

  • "Housing Policy Is School Policy: Economically Integrative Housing Promotes Academic Success in Montgomery County, Maryland," by Heather Schwartz (57 pp., Oct. 2010), a Century Foundation Report, is available (possibly free) from them, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/387-0400. [12209]

  • Improving Teacher Quality: Here's How is a new (2010) service from The Joyce Foundation, www.joycefoundation.org [12338]

  • Improving Teacher Quality: Here's How is a new (2010) Joyce Foundation service, www.joycefoundation.org/teacherquality [12340]

  • "Integrated Effort to Fight Housing, School Barriers" appeared on (Oct. 2010) on the "Remapping Debate" news and commentary site sponsored by the NY Antidiscrimination Center. Available at http://remappingdebate.org/article/integrated-effort-fight-housing-school-barriers [12312]

  • "Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preshcool and Early Childhood Policy," eds. Ron Haskins & W. Steven Barnett (96 pp., Sept. 2010), has been published by the Brookings Center on Children and Families and The National Inst. for Early Education Research. Available (no price given) from the Institute, Rutgers Univ., 120 Albany St., #500, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732/932-4350, www.nieer.org [12264]

  • "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," by Bruce Baker, Bruce D. Baker, David G. Sciarra & Danielle Farrie (48 pp., Sept. 2010), from the Education Law Center, is available (likely free) from 973/624-1815, x24, skregnef@edlawcenter.org [12238]

  • "Kentucky Achievement Gaps Remain Severe:" An Oct. 2010 disaggregated index for all of the state's schools and districts is available at www.kasc.net. Further inf. from The Prichard Committee, 167 W. Main St., #310, Louisville, KY 40507, 859/238-2188, rharmon@kasc.net [12291]

  • "Levers for Change: Pathways for State-to-District Assistance to Underperforming School Districts," by William J. Slotnik (47 pp., Sept. 2010) is available (no price given) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [12229]

  • Organizing Schools for Improvement, by Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth, Stuart Luppesen & John Q. Easton (317 pp., 2010), has been published by Univ. of Chicago Press. [12254]

  • "Partnerships for Learning: Promising Practices in Integrating School and Out-of-School Times Program Reports" (45 pp., March 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Harvard Family Research Project, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu, www/hfrp.org [12247]

  • "Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers," by Linda Darling-Hammond, Dianne Ravitch, Richard Rothstein, Paul E. Barton & Eva L. Baker (Aug., 2010, 27 pp.), an Economic Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, is available (likely free) from EPI, 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005-4707, 202/775-8810. [12201]

  • "School Accountability and Teacher Mobility," by Li Feng & Tim Sass is a 2010 Working Paper (10-06) available ($5, but downloads free) from the Publications Dept. Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu [12268]

  • "School Accountability and Teacher Mobility," by Li Feng, David Figlio & Tim Sass is a 2010 Working Paper (10-06) available ($5, but downloads free) from the Publications Dept. Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu [12269]

  • "School Finance Reform and the Progressivity of State Taxes," by Nathan Anderson & Therese McGuire is a 2010 Working Paper (10-04) available ($5, but downloads free) from the Publications Dept. Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu [12270]

  • School's Out: Policy Implications of Qualty Accountability and Assessment in Afterschool Programs was an Oct. 14, 2010 Webinar organized by Chapin Hll and National Governors Assn. A recording of the conference and all of the materials are on their website. Chapin Hall is at 1313 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, info@chapinhall.org, [12242]

  • "Segregation and Exposure to High-Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas, 2008-09," by Nancy McArdle, Theresa L. Osypuk & Dolores Acevedo-Garcia (23 pp., Sept. 2010) is available at diversitydata.org [12265]

  • "Teacher Pay for Performance: Experimental Evidence from the Project on Incentives in Teaching," by Matthew G. Springer, Dale Ballou, Laura Hamilton, Vi-Nhuan Le, J.R. Lockwood, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Matthew Pepper & Brian Stecher (49 pp. + Apps., Sept.(?), 2010, is available from Vanderbilt Peabody College CH ADD CONTACT INF & Mizzou, Univ. of MO - Columbia [12231]

  • "Teacher Turnover in Charter Schools," by David A. Stuit & Thomas M. Smith (2009), has been issued by Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. [12341]

  • Teaching Guide (94 pp., Oct. 2010) for the award-winning documentary film, The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is available (free download) from the Zinn Education Project. Inf. from zinned@teachingforchange.org [12308]

  • The Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy is organizing anoter Teacher Institute, beginning mid-January, 2010. A visit to Oaxaca is part of the program. Inf. from supaloma@ccegl.org [12330]

  • "The Federal Role in Confronting the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy," a Sept. 2010 Pollcy Brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education, is available at www.all4ed.org/files/FedRoleConfrontingAdolLit.pdf [12293]

  • "The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011" from the World Economic Forum shows that the U.S. fell two places to number 4 in their rankings. Available at www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalCompetitiveReport_2010-11.pdf [12292]

  • The Natl. Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and The Teacher Education Accreditation Council are in the process of consolidating to form a new body: the COuncil for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Inf. from 202/466-7496, www.caepsite.org [12315]

  • The Obama Education Blueprint: Researchers Examine the Evidence, eds. William J. Mathis & Kevin Welner (104 pp., 2010, $19.99), from the National Education Policy Center, has been published by Information Age Publishers. [12271]

  • "Transforming the High School Experience: How New York City's Small Schools Are Boosting Student Achievement and Graduation Rates," by Howard S. Bloom, Saskia Levy Thompson, Rebecca Unterman, Corinne M. Herlihy & Collin F. Payne (159 pp., Oct. 2010), has been published by and is available from MDRC, www.mdrc.org [12323]

  • United We Learn, working in Chicago's wealthy northern suburbs (847/501-5732, x406), has produced a powerful 30-min. video on educational disparities -- "education by zipcode" -- available at http://www.unitedwelearnil.org/watch-the-film/, gail@interfaithhousingcenter.org [12313]

  • Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education is available at www.blackboysreport.org/ The Foundation is reachable at 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-XXXX [CH] [12200]

September/October 2010

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  • ""The Role and Value of School-Based Healthcare" is the theme of the Sept. 2010 issue of American Journal of Public Health. $30 from APHA, 800 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, 202/777-APHA. [12135]

  • "'Black flight' Changing the Makeup of Dallas Schools," by Holly K. Hacker & Tawnell D. Hobbs was a long article (part of a series) in the June 9, 2010 Dalls Morning News. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if you provide a SASE. [12146]

  • Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (304 pp., Sept. 2010, $19.95) has been published by The Century Foundation Press, 800/537-5487. Among the authors of the ten chapters is PRRAC Bd. member John Brittain. [12181]

  • Driving Dramatic School Improvement: Strategies for Turning Around Our Nation's Failing Schools, a podcast of a 2010(?) event co-hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. For a copy, contact them at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305-5015, info@ssireview.org [12168]

  • "How High Schools Become Exemplary: Ways That Leadership Raises Achievment and Narrows Gaps by Improving Instruction in 15 Public High Schools" (207 pp., July 2010) is available from the Harvard Achievement Gap Initiative. Print copies available from the AGI website, www.agi.harvard.edu [12149]

  • "Learning From Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning," by Karen Seashore Louis, Kenneth Leithwood, Kyla L. Wahlstrom & Stephen E. Anderson (334 pp., July 2010), is available (no price listed) from The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, NYC, NY 10001, 212/251-9700, wallace@xmr3.com [12077]

  • "The Road Less Traveled: How the Development Sciences Can Prepare Educators to Improve Student Achievement" (Sept. 2010) is avaiable (no price given) from The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2010 Mass. Ave. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/466-7496, www.ncate.org [12191]

  • "The State of State Standards -- and the Common Core -- in 2010" is a 370 pp., July 2010 report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, available (no price given) from Kari Hudness, 202/955-9450, x318, khudnell@commworksllc.com. Possibly downloadable at edexcellenc.net/index.cfm/neews_the-state-of-state-standards-and-the-common-good-in-2010. [12096]

July/August 2010

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  • "Alumni Stories from a Voluntary School Integration Program" [12380] See full text.

  • A Tale of Two Schools: Race and Education on Long Island is a new documentary from Erase Racism. Available via Hofstra Univ., 6800 Jericho Pike, #109W, Syosset, NY 11791-4401, 516/921-4863m x16, chanelle@eraseracism.org, www.eraseracismny.org [11975]

  • Brown in Baltimore: School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism, by Howell Baum (274 pp., 2010), has been published by Cornell University Press, www.cornellpress.cornell.edu [11988]

  • "Premature End of Federal Assistance to the States Threatens Education Reforms and Jobs," by Phil Olif, Erica Williams & Nicholas Johnson (9 pp., May 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, www.cbpp.org/files/4-19-10sfp.pdf [12023]

  • "Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act ("No Child Left Behind"):" Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute (rrothstein@epi.org) has published an analysis and critique of the Dept. of Education's set of principle ("The Blueprint"), sent to Congress. Available at www.epi.org/publications/entry/a_blueprint_that_needs_more_work/ [11968]

  • Rethinking Schools: Their Spring 2010 issue has a special section honoring Howard Zinn, plus several articles on Haiti and other current topics. Available (no price listed) from 800/669-4192, RSBusiness@aol.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [11973]

  • "Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority," by Andrew Kelly, Mark Schneider & Kevin Carey (48 pp., March 2010) is available (possibly free) from the American Enterprise Inst., 1150 17th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, www.aei.org/docLib/Rising-to-the-Challenge.pdf [12022]

  • "Student Mobility: Exploring the Impacts of Frequent Moves on Achievement: Summary of a Workshop," convened by the National Acamemies' Board on Children, Youoth of Families (82 pp., 2010) has been published by National Academies Press. Available (possibly free) from Mary Ellen McConnell, National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, moconnell@nas.edu; downloadable pdf at www.nap.edu. Workshop presentations and papers commissioned for the workshop available at http://www.bocyf.org/children_who_move_workshop_presentations.html [11983]

  • "Teaching Discipline: A Toolkit for Educators on Positive Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions," by Alexandra Dufresne, Annemarie Hillman, Carl Carson & Tamara Kramer (50 pp., June 2010), is available (no price listed) from Connecticut Voices for Children, 33 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06510, 203/498-4240, adufresne@ctkidslink.org, ctkkidslink.org/pub_detail_515.html [12050]

  • "Working Together for Community Schools in the District of Columbia" (19 pp. 2010[?]), from DC VOIOE, the Institute for Educational Leadership and the Coalition for Community Schools is available from TK....... [11998]

May/June 2010

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  • "Beating the Odds: An Analysis of Student Performance on State Assessments and NAEP" (50 pp., March 2010) by the Council for Great City Schools is available at www.cgcs.org/publications/achievement.aspx [11952]

  • "Boundary Crossing for Diversity, Equity and Achievement: Inter-district School Desegregation and Educational Opportunity," by Amy Stuart Wells (27 pp., Nov. 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Charles Hamilton Houston Inst. for Race and Justice, 125 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd flr., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617495-8285, www.charleshamiltonhouston.org [11885]

  • "Creating a National Culture of Learning: The Forum for Education & Democracy's Recommendations for the Reauthorization of ESEA" (13 pp., March 2010)is available (possibly free) from the Forum, 1307 New York Ave. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20005, 202/478-4502. The Convenors include, among others: James Comer, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Linda Darling-Hammond, Pedro Noguera, Wendy Puriefoy, Deborah Meier. www.forumforeducation.org [11938]

  • "Ensuring Equity: Deconcentrating Poverty and Meeting Steudnet Needs Through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act" is a 9-page Feb. 2010 Policy Brief of the Education Rights Center at Howard Law School. Available from them (possibly free) at the Howard Univ. School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW, Wash., DC 20008, 202/806-8163, www.educationrightscenter.org [11920]

  • "Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap," by Charles E. Basch (March 2010), an Equity Matters report, is available at www.equitycampaign.org/i/a/document/12557_EquityMattersVol6_web03082010.pdf [11939]

  • "Invisible: 1.4 Percent Coverage for Education Is Not Enough," by Darrell M. West, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst & E.J. Dionne, Jr. (29 pp., Dec. 2009) is available from The Brookings Institution, 1785 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/XXX-XXXX CHK [11944]

  • "Miles to Go, Mississippi - Pre-Kindergarten: Time to Begin" (8 pp., March 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Southern Education Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0308, LHuntley@southerneducation.org, www.southerneducation.org [11886]

  • News You Can Use is a periodic email on important new developments in research, practice and policy in education, health, psychology and relaed fields at Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Contact them to receive it: 525 W. 120th St., NYC, NY 10027. [11953]

  • Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers: 2010-2011 is available ($18, $14 if prepaid order by June 30) from www.justiceplanbook.com [11893]

  • Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education, by Joe Berry (162 pp., 2005, $13), is published by Monthly Review Press, 122 W. 27 St., NYC, NY 10001, www.monthlyreview.org [11873]

  • "The 6th Annual AP Report to the Nation," from The College Board, is available at www.collegeboard.com/html.aprtn/pdf/ap_report_to_the_nation.pdf [11928]

  • "The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education" is a Feb. 2010 Brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education. The 3 crises: teacher shortages, state budget shortfalls, low studente achievement. Available at www.all4ed.org/files/Online_Learning.pdf [11927]

  • The War on Kids, a 95-minute documentary, described in the NY Times review as "a shocking chronicle of institutional dysfunction [which] likens our public school system to prison and its disciplinary methods of fascism," is available from Spectacle Films, 2 E. Broadway, #901, NYC, MY 10038, 212/807-0290. [11935]

  • The Zinn Education Project is a collaborative effort of Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Features over 75 free, downloadable teaching activities for middle and high school cloassrooms to bring a people's history to the classroom. Site also lists hundreds of recommended books, films and websites. www__________________________________ [11913]

  • "They Spend WHAT? The Real Cost of Public Schools," by Adam Schaeffer is a 28-page, March 2010 issue of Policy Analysis, available ($6) from the Cato Inst., 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241, www.cato.org [11889]

March/April 2010

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  • "A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South's Public Schools" (2010?) is available in 4-page Summary form and complete report, from The Southern Education Fund, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.southerneducation,org [11849]

  • "Choice without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards," by Erica Frankenberg, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley & Jia Wang (127 pp., Feb. 2010), is available (possibly free) from the UCLA Civil Rights Project, 8370 Math Sciences, Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521m 310/267-5562, www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu [11827]

  • "Ensuring Early Literacy Success" is the 4-page, Winter 2009 issue (containing an extensive Bibliography) of Research Points, published by the American Educational Reseach Assn., 1430 K St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20005, 202/238-3200,ResearchPoints@aera.net, www.aera.net/publications [11854]

  • "The Dropout/Graduation Crisis among American Indians and Alaska Native Students: Failure to Respond Places the Future of Native People at Risk" examines graduation rates in 12 states (AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, WA, WY), showing that fewer than 50% graduate from high school. Available from the UCLA Civil Rights Project (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Gary Orfield), www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu [11857]

  • "The Improvement Imperative: Upgrading Teaching and Other Resources in 4 Ohio Districts" is a 16-page, Jan. 2010 report from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights, chaired by (PRRAC Board member) William L. Taylor. Available (no price listed) from the Commn., 2000 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/223-5565, crosario@cccr.org [11850]

January/February 2010

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  • "Achievement in California 2009: Persistent Challenges and Paths Forward" (2009), the annual report of The Education Trust-West, is available (possibly free) via Spolk@edtrustwest.org, 510/465-6444, x318, or www.edtrustwest.org [11771]

  • "Eight Reasons Not to Tie Teacher Pay to Standardized Test Results," by Gordon MacInnes (Oct. 2009) is available (likely free) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7723, hicks@tcf.org, www.tcf..org [11794]

  • "Equity Overlooked: Charter Schools and Civil Rights Policy," by Erica Frankenberg & Genevieve Siegel-Hawley (25 pp., Nov. 2009), is available (no price listed) from the UCLA Civil Rights Project contact inf tk [11763]

  • "Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Law Graduation-Rate High Schools," by Robert Balfanz, Cheryl Almeida, Adria Steinberg, Janet Santos & Joanna Hornig Fox (49 pp., July 2009), is available (no price listed) from Jobs for the Future, 617/728-4446, x146, jlandis@jff.org, www.jff.org [11765]

  • "Teacher Turnover in Charter Schools," by David A. Stuit & Thomas M. Smith (52 pp., Nov.(?) 2009) of Vanderbilt Univ., is available at www.ncspe.org/list-papers.php [11820]

  • "The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment Mathematics 2009," released Dec. 2009, is available (no price listed) from Patrick Murray, 202/955-9450, x321, pmurray@communicationworks.com [11809]

  • "Wake County schools" A recent report from SAS research company showed that the higher concentration of low-income students in this North Carolina county, the poorer the school performed. News story on the report is available at www.newsobserver.com/content/media/2009/10/3/SASBrief.pdf [11814]

November/December 2009

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  • A Quality Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front Line (434 pp., 2009, $26.99) has been published by The Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, 1200 G St. NW, #800, Wash., DC 20005, 202/434-8792, info@ifeeo.org, www.ifeeo.org [11736]

  • A Quality Education for Every Child: Stories from the Lawyers on the Front Lines, eds. David Long, Molly A. Hunter & Sheilah D. Vance (434 pp., 2009, $26.99), has been published by the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity, 1200 G St. NW, #800, Wash., DC 20005, 202/434-8792, info@ifeeo.org,
    States/cities included are NE, NY, PA. Phila., TX, NC, MA, WV, AK, TN, AL, SC, AR, KS, NYC, NJ, MS. PRRAC Board member John Brittain co-authored the MS story. www.ifeeo.org [11737]

  • "An Overlooked Model: Magnet schools can successfully promote diversity as well as choice for parents and students," by Erica Frankenberg & Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, appeared in the Nov. 2009 issue of American School Board Journal. Reprints of the article are available from frankenberg@gseis.,ucla.edu [11744]

  • Beyond "Bilingual" Education, by Alec Ian Gershberg, Alec Ian Gershberg, Anne Dannenberg & Patricia Sanchez (256 pp., 2009, $29.50) is available from Urban Institute Press, www.urban.org/books/bilingual/index.cfm [11730]

  • Beyond the Bricks, a short documentary, follows two Newark, NJ students, exploring solutions to the poor academic performanced and low graduation rates of school-age black males in the U.S.
    Showing Nov. 18, 6:30-9:30 pm, with a panel (among others, John Jackson, Pres. of the Schott Fdn. and Howard U. Prof. Ivory Toldson), at Magic Johnson Theater, 2300 Frederick Douglas Blvd., NYC, sponsored by the Open Society Inst. RSVP to ouida@washingtonkoen.com [11745]

  • "Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond," by Sarah Hooker & Betsy Brand (219 pp.,Oct. 2009), is available (possibly free) from the American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731; downloadable at www.aypf.org/publications [11732]

  • Teaching What Really [ITAL!] Happened, by James W. Loewen (264 pp., Oct. 2009, $21.95), has been published by Teachers College Press. It offers a wealth of intriguing, often hidden facts about America's past. Among its topics: How the $24 myth denigrates Native Americans; Why we must teacvh accurate history about slavery and why the Confederacy seceded; How the Nadir of race relations, 1890-1940, distorts history and hurts race relations today; Why it's important to race relations today to help students discover why Europeans "won." www.tcpress.com [11733]

  • The Journal of Negro Education is soliciting proposals for a special issue, to be published in Sept. 2010. Deadline for submissions as Guest Editor is Dec. 1. Submission guidelines from Prof. Ivory Toldson, Journal Editor-in-Chief, 202/806-8120, [11723]

  • "Turnaround Schools That Work: Moving Beyond Separate But Equal," by Richard D. Kahlenberg 31 pp., n.d. [2009], is available (possibly free) from The Century Foundation, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/387-0400, info@tcf.org, www.tcf.org [11728]

September/October 2009

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  • "An Analysis of DCPS [District of Columbia Public Schools] General Education Resources in Local School Budgets for FY 2009," by Mary Levy (Dec. 2008), from the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, questions the disparities in funding among some schools. Available at www.21csf.org/csf-home/publications/FY2009%20Actual%20Local%20School%20BudgetsStaffingModel.pdf [11637]

  • "Cost, Commitment, and Attainment in Higher Education: An International Comparison," by Arthur M. Hauptman & Young Kim (26 pp., May 2009), is available (no price listed) from Jobs for the Future, 88 Broad St., Boston, MA 02110, 617/728-4446, jlandis@jff.org, www.jff.org [11670]

  • "Defending Clients Who Have Been Searched and Interrogated at School: A Guide for Juvenile Defenders" (2009) has been published by the National Juvenile Defender Center, in collaboration with the Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic at Emory Univ. School of Law and the Youth Advocacy Project of the Comm. for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. Hard copies from 202/452-0010, inquiries@njdc.info. Downloadable at www.njdc.info/pdf/defending_clients_who_have_been_searched_and_interrogated_at_school.pdf [11669]

  • "How a Constitutional Amendment Could Improve Public Education" is the lead article in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Southern Education, the newsletter of the Southern Education Foundation. Available (possibly free) from the Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001, www.southerneducation,.org [11682]

  • "How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Statistical Analysis Report," by Alan Vanneman, Linda Hamilton, Janet Baldwin Anderson & Taslima Rahman (66 pp., July 2009), from the U.S. Dept. of Education Inst. of Educational Sciences, is available at nces.ed.gov/nationalreportcard/pdf/studies/2009455.pdf [11641]

  • "Integration Defended: Berkeley's Unified Strategy to Maintain School Diversity" (Sept. 2009) has been released by the Warren Inst. on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC-Berkeley and the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. Available at www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu [11666]

  • "Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation" (Aug. 2009) has been released by the National Women's Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educ. Fund (MALDEF). 41% of Latinas do not graduats from high school in four years -- if they graduate at all. Available (no price listed) from the Center, 11 Dupont Circle, #800, Wash., DC 20036, 202/588-5180; downloadable at www.nwlc.org/listening [11665]

  • "Mapping and Analyzing the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: An Action Kit for Understanding How Harsh School Discipline Policies and Practices are Impacting Your Community" (67 pp., 2009) is available from Alexi Nunn, Advancement Project, 1220 L St. NW, #850, Wash., DC 20005, 202/728-9557, ANunn@advancementproject.org, www.advancementproject.org [11603]

  • "Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States" (52 pp., June 2009), from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford Univ., is available at credo.stanford.edu/reports/MULTIPLE_CHOICE_CREDO.pdf [11638]

  • "No Time to Lose: Why American Needs an Education Amendment to the US Constgitution to Improve Public Education" (52 pp., 2009) is available (no price listed) from the Southern Education Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0308, LHuntley@southerneducation.org www.southerneducation.org [11589]

  • "Portrait of a Population" is the 54-page, 2009 edition of Quality Counts, $10 from Education Week, 6935 Arlington Rd., #100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5233, 301/280-3100, www.edweek.org [11594]

  • "Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the United States and Abroad," by Linda Darling-Hammond, Ruth Chung Wei, Alethea Andree, Nicole Richardson & Stelios Orphanos (32 pp., Feb. 2009), is available (no price listed) from the National Staff Development Council, 17330 Preston Rd., #106D, Dallas, TX 75252m 972/421-0900, www.nsdc.org [11620]

  • "Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement" is a July 2009 report, available (no price given) from the Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138. [11629]

  • "State Test Score Trends Through 2008: Is There a Plateau Effect in Test Scores?" (July 2009) is the second in a series of Center on Education Policy reports analyzing student achievement trends. 202/955-9450, x320, clouvouezo@communicationsworks.com. Available, along with more inf. and data, at www.cep-dc.org [11650]

  • Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-imagining the Language Arts Classroom, by Linda Christensen (287 pp., July 2009, $19.95) -- a sequel to her Reading, Writing and Rising Up -- has been published by Rethinking Schools Press, 800/669-4192 RSBusiness@aol.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [11647]

  • The American Educator, the quarterly journal of educational research and idea published by the American Federation of Teachers, in its Summer 2009 issue (Vol. 33, no. 2) contains a series of articles on community schools. Available (possibly free) from AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001-2079, 202/879-4400. [11614]

  • The Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2009, HR 3545 weas introduced on Sept. 9 by House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-NE). Inf. from Martin Blank, 202/822-8405, x167, ccs@iel.org Relatedly, the Dept. of Education's new Title I use guidance 0pens up a new funding stream for community schools. www.communityschools.org [11613]

July/August 2009

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  • "5th Annual AP Report to the Nation" (16 pp., Feb. 2009), available from the College Board, www.collegeboard.com/html/aprtn/pdf/ap_report_to_the_nation.pdf [11474]

  • Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities, by Patricia Hill Collins (256 pp., 2009, $27.95), has been published by Beacon Press, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/742-2110 [11457]

  • "Assessment and Accountability for Imroving Schools and Learning: Principles and Recommendations for Federal Law and State and Local Systems," by the Expert Panel on Assessment, convened by the Forum on Educational Accountability (50 pp., Exec. Summary 5 pp.), is avaialble at www.edaccountability,org [11483]

  • "Big Money for School Improvement: Title I School Improvement Funds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations" is an April 2009 Issue Brief from the Center on Education Policy, Center_on_Educaiton_Policy@xmr3.com, posted under "What's New" on www.cep-dc.org [11489]

  • "Boston Public Schools Rezoning" A report analyzing proposed rezoning of the Boston public schools, by the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Charles Hamilton Hojusotn Institute for Race and Justice, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Assn., is available at www.aclum,org/pdf/rezoning_proposal_20090602.pdf [11549]

  • "Broader, Bolder Accountability; Meaningful School Improvement in the Post-NCLB Era" (June 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005. Inf. at dia.epi.oeg.t/8774/event/index.jsp?event_KEY-50204 [11546]

  • "Center for American Progress Education Reports" CAP has a listing of some four dozen reports, broken down into the following categories: Teacher and Principal Quality, Preparation, Compensation, and Distribution; Expanded Learning Time; Comprehensive School Reform; Fiscal Equity; National Standards, Accountability; High School Redesign, Gradution, and Post-Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education. List (available free, as may be the case with the reports) from CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, progreess@americanprogress,org, www.americanprogress.org [11565]

  • "Closing the Graduation Gap: A Superintendent's Guide for Planning Multiple Pathways to Graduation" (44 pp., Oct. 2008), from the Youth Transition Fundeds Group, is available at www.ytfg.org/mpgresources/closing-the-graduation-gap-color.pdf [11518]

  • "Crossing the Line and Closing the Gap: Interdistrict Magnet Schools as Remedies for Segregation, Concentrated Poverty, and Inequality" (9 pp., June 2009), focuses on Connecticut's Capitol Regional Education Council efforts. Available at www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/assets/documents/publications.Wadhwa_CrossingtheLine.pdf [11558]

  • "Diplomas Count 2009 - Broader Horizons - The Challenge of College Readiness for All Students" (June 2009), from EPE [Editorial Projects in Education] Research, is available from them (no price given), 6935 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301/280-3100, EPEResearchCenter@epe.org www.edweek.org/go/dc09 [11451]

  • "Dropping Out Indicators:," pinpointing middle school years, is the subject of a 2009 Johns Hopkins study, available at www.nmsa.org/portals/0/pdf/research/Research_from_the_Field/Policy_Brief_Balfanz.pdf [11544]

  • Education Resource Strategies is a nonprofit "working with large urban public school systems to rethink the use of district and school-level resources and build strategies for improved instruction and performance. 1 Brook St., Watertown, MA 02472, 617/607-8000, www.educationresourcestrategies.org [11440]

  • "Educational Achievement Is Lower for Homeless Youth at All Grades" is a 2009 "Inside the Research" document from Chapin Hall at the Univ. of Chicago, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/753-5900, mvanbree@chapinhall.org, www.chapinhall.org [11539]

  • "Empowering Schools and Improving Learning" "a blueprint for overhauling ESEA/MCLB endorsed by 84 education, civil rights, religious, disability, parent and civic organizations," released by the Forum on Educational Accountability, is available at www,edaccountability.org [11480]

  • "Ensuring Effective Teachers for All Students: Six state strategies for attracting and retaining effective teachers in high-poverty and high-minority schools," by Robin Chait (28 pp., May 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [11455]

  • "Evaluation of rhe DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years" (24 pp., March 2009), a US Dept. of Education study, is available at ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20094050/pdf/20094051.pdf [11516]

  • "Following Different Pathways: Social Intgegration, Achievement ,and the Transition to High School," by Amy G. Langenkamp (29 pp., June 2009, $10), from American Journal of Education, www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/605101 [11559]

  • "From Qualifications to Results: Promoting Teacher Effectiveness Through Federal Policy," by Robin Chait (31 pp., Jan. 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [11437]

  • "Getting Students More Learning Time Online: Distance Education in Support of Expanded Learning Time in K-12 Schools," by Cathy Cavanaugh (22 pp., May 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [11452]

  • "Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB" "key concepts for transforming federal education law," signed by 150 national education, civil rights, religious, disabilikty, parent and civil groups" (2 pp., + signers), is available at www.edaccountability.org [11481]

  • "Learning Around the Clock: Benefits of Expanded Learning Opportunities for Older Youth" profiles 22 programs that provide quality expanded learning opportunities for older youth, from the American Youth Policy Forum. Hard copy (likely free) from 202/775-9731, aypf@aypf.org. Available online at www.aypf.org/publications [11485]

  • "Mapping School Segregation: Using GIS to Explore Racial Segregation between Schools and Their Corresponding Attendance Areas," by Deenesh Sohoni & Salvatore Saporito (32 pp., June 2009, $10), appeared in American Journal of Education, available at www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/599782 [11561]

  • "Measurement Tools for Evaluating Out-of-School Time Programs" (May 2009?) is available from the Harvard Family Research Project, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu [11536]

  • "Multiple Choice: Charter School Performance in 16 States" (57 pp., July 2009), from the Stanford Univ. Center for Research on Education Outcomes, is available at credo.stanford.edu/reports/MULTIPLE_CHOICE_CREDO.pdf [11521]

  • "Organized Communities, Stronger Schools: A Preview of Research Findings," by Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Ramesh Shah, Dana Lockwood, Christina Mokhtar & Norm Fruchter (March 2008), Executive Summary -- with link to complete study -- is available from Brown University's Annenberg Inst. for School Reform. Study sites are in Austin, Chicago, LA, Philadelphia, Oakland, Miami and The Bronx (NYC). www.annenberginstitute.org/WeDo/Mott.php [11460]

  • "Partnering with Parents and Families to support Immigrant and Refugee Children at School," by Ellen Gale Kugler, a 2009 Issue Brief, is available from the author, EKugler@EmbraceDiverseSchools.com [11475]

  • "Project U-Turn @ 2.5" is an April 2009 Update to the Community on this Philadelphia program designed to resolve the city's dropout crisis. Available (likely free) from 877/TURN-180, www.projectUturn.net [11508]

  • "Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together: How Systematic Vocabulary Instruction and Expanded Learning Time Can Address the Literacy Gap," by Claire E. White & James S. Kim (24 pp., May 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Center for American Progress, , 1333 H St. NW, 10th Flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [11435]

  • "Reading First:" A new (2009) analysis by MDRC is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/518/overview.html [11543]

  • "Realigning Resources for District Transformation: Using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds to Advance a Strategic Education Reform Agenda" (13 pp., April 2009) is available (possibly free) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [11436]

  • "Redefining Accountability: Improving Student Learning by Building Capacity," by the Forum on Educational Accountability, based on concepts in "Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB" (2007), 25 pp., available at www.edaccountability.org [11482]

  • "Redesigning Today's Schools to Build a Stronger Tomorrow" (34 pp., 2009) is the 2007-2008 Annual Report of the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative. Available (possibly free) from Mass 2020, One Beacon St., 34th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/723-6747, www.mass2020.org [11492]

  • "Reviving the Goal of an Integrated Society: A 21st Century Challenge" (33 pp., 2009) is available (possibly free) from the UCLA Civil Rights Project (headed by PRRAC Social Science Advisory Bd. member Gary Orfield, www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/deseg/reviving_the_goal_mlk_2009.pdf [11470]

  • "School Choice in Suburbia: Test Scores, Race, and Housing Markets," by Jack Dougherty, Jeffrey Harrelson, Laura Maloney, Drew Murphy, Russell Smith, Michael Snow & Diane Zannoni (26 pp., June 2009, $10), in American Journal of Education, www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdf/10.1086/599780 [11560]

  • Service Learning - Student's Guide & Journal, by Robert Schoenfeld (new printing, 2009), is available in K-5, 6-12 and Higher Ed editions. Free sample cop available from author, 5235 S. Graham St., Seattle, WA 98118, 206/722-1988. [11432]

  • "Teachers, Performance Pay, and Accountability: What Education Should Learn from Other Sectors," by Scott J. Adams, John S. Heywood, Richard Rothstein & Richard Rothstein (111 pp., 2009, $14.50), has been published by the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [11453]

  • Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History, by James W. Loewen (2009) has just been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [11456]

  • "The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America's Schools" (24 pp. April 2009), a McKinsey & Co. report, is available at www.mckinsey.com/clientservice/socialsector/achievement_gap_report.pdf [11514]

  • "The Harlem Children's Zone: Revitalizing Our Nation Through Education," by Geoffrey Canada & Angela Glover Blackwell appears in the May/June 2009 issue of Focus, the magazine of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Available (possibly free) from them at 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4928, 202/789-3500, focuseditor@jointcenter.org, www.jointcenter.org [11524]

  • "The Nation's Report Card: NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress" (April 2009) is available at NAGB@xmr3.com [11547]

  • "Year One: Toward Safe Communities, Good Schools, and a Fair Chance for All Americans" (18 pp., 2009) celebrates the centennial of the NAACP, addressing the organization's current agenda, www.naacp.org/about/resources/reports/NAACP,white.paper.pdf [11469]

May/June 2009

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  • "Arne Duncan and the Chicago Success Story: Myth or Reality?," by Jitu Brown, Eric (Rico) Gutstein & Pauline Lipman, a highly critical review of the new Education Secretary's work in Chicago, appeared in the Sprin 2009 issue of Rethinking Schools. Contact tghem at 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646, RSBusiness@aol.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [11391]

  • From the Courtroom to the Classroom, eds. Claire E. Smrekar & Ellen B. Goldring (March 2009, $29.95). has been published by Harvard Education Press, 617/384-7249, jeffrey_perkins@harvard.edu. It exmines recent developments pertaining to school segregation in the U.S. [11407]

  • "Learning Around the Clock: Benefits of Expanded Learning Opportunities for Older Youth" (163 pp., March 2009) is available ($15) from American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, www.aypf.org [11398]

  • NCLB at the Crossroads: Reexamining the Federal Effort to Close the Achievement Gap, eds. Michael Rebell, Michael Rebell & Jessica Wolff (April 2009, 312 pp., $36), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [11412]

  • "PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide" (29 pp.,2008) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Congress of Parents and Teachers, 800/307-4782, info@pta.org, www,pta.org [11387]

  • "Reengaging High School Dropouts: Early Results of the National Guard Youth ChallenNGe Program Evaluation," by Dan Bloom (78 pp., Feb. 2009), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [11397]

  • The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, by Linda Darling-Hammond (240 pp., June 2009), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. www.tcpress.com [11410]

  • "The Growing Imbalance: Recent Trends in U.S. Postsecondary Education Finance" (64 pp., 2008), a report of the Delta Cost Project, is available free online; the Project is at 1250 H St. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20005,deltaproject@deltacostproject.org, www.deltacostproject.org [11388]

  • The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform, by George Theoharis (April 2009, 192 pp., $24.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [11413]

  • Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth, by Stacey J. Lee (2nd ed., April 2009, 176 pp., $24.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [11411]

  • Women of Color as Social Work Educators: Strengths and Survival, eds. Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, Saundra Hardin Starks & Carmen Ortiz Hendricks (300 pp., 2007), was published by the Council on Social Work Education; available from them at 1725 Duke St., #500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, www.cswe.org [11394]

March/April 2009

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  • ""Failing" or "Succeeding" Schools: How Can We Tell?," by Paul E. Barton (29 pp., Sept. 2006) is available (no price listed) from the Amer. Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/879-4400, www.aft.org [11303]

  • "AP Report to the Nation" is the 5th annual report on results of the Advance Placement exam, from the College Board. Available at tinyurl.com/cfr6yn [11342]

  • "Bringing Children Together: Magnet Schools and Public Housing Redevelopment," by Philip Teagler, Susan E. Eaton & Westra Miller (25 pp., Jan. 29), a report on the Feb. 29, 2008 conf. in Tampa, FL, co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Inst. for Race and Justice of the Harvard Law School and PRRAC, is available (free) from PRRAC, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8023, info@prrac.org, www.prrac.org [11315]

  • "Chasing the High School Graduation Rate: Getting the Data We Need and Using It Right," by Paul E. Barton (32 pp., Jan. 2009, $10.50) is available from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 19-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949; pic@ets.org; downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [11302]

  • "Cost and Performance of Montgomery County Public Schools' High School Consortia" (73 pp., Nov. 2008) documents the failure of the county's high school consortia to erase socioeconomic inequities. Available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/council/olo/reports/pdf2009-4.pdf [11283]

  • Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation: Public Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten, by Robert G. Lynch (135 pp., 2007, $14.95), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844, EPI.ORG [11328]

  • Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, by Richard Rothstein, Rebecca Jacobson & Tamara Wilder (280 pp., 2008, $19.95), has been co-published by the Econ. Policy Inst. with Teachers College Press. Contact EPI, 800/EPI-4844. epi.org [11323]

  • Inst. for Polic Research Working Papers A descriptive list of IPR 2006-08 Working Papers appears in the Fall 2008 issue of their newsletter, available (likely free) from them at 2040 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, iprnortwestern.edu/ipr, www.northwestern.edu/ipr [11289]

  • "Looming Crisis or Historic Opportunity? Meeting the Challencgeof the Regents Graduation Requirements," 2009 report by the Annenberg Inst. for School Reform, analyzes the impact of NY State's increasing high school graduation standards on students of color, immigrant students and low-income students. Available at www.annenberginstitute.org/Commentary/index.php [11317]

  • Rethinking Early Childhood Education, ed. Ann Pelo (256 pp., Nov. 2008, $18.95), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646, Some 4 dozen short essays by Richard Rothstein, Ellen Bravo, Charles Bruner et al. www.rethinkingschools.org [11296]

  • Rethinking High School Graduation Rates and Trends, by Lawrence Mishel & Joydeep Roy (99 pp., 2006), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844, EPI.ORG [11329]

  • "Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights" (46 pp., Fall 2008), from Teachers Unite: Educators for Social Justice and the Natl. Econ. & Social Rights Initiative, available (possibly free) from NESRI, 90 John St., #308, NYC, NY 10038, 212/253-1710, info@nesri.org, www.nesri.org [11290]

  • The Case for Collaborative School Reform: The Toledo Experience, by Ray Marshall (112 pp., 2008, $13.50), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844, EPI.ORG [11324]

  • The Early Ed Watch Blog from The New America Foundation, a biweekly, has put out "10 New Ideas for Early Education in the 111th Congress. Contact satkowski@newamerica.net [11310]

  • "The Economic Policy Inst. 2009 Publications Catalog" (45 pp.) is available from them (free): 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 800/EPI-4844 [11314]

  • The Paradoxes of High Stakes Testing: How They Affect Students, Their Parents, Teachers, Principals, Schools, and Society, by George Madaus , Michael Russell & Jennifer Higgins (2009, $19.99) has been published by IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc., www.infoagepub.com/products/content/p4918aa45d73c1.php [11278]

  • "The Teaching Penalty: Teacher Pay Losing Ground," by Sylvia Allegretto, Sean P. Corcoran & Lawrence Mishel (76 pp., 2008, $11.50), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844, EPI.ORG [11326]

  • "Unfinished Business: More Measured Approaches in Standards-Based Reform," by Paul E. Barton (53 pp., Jan. 2005) is available (no price listed)from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 19-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949,pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [11301]

  • Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, by Martin Carnoy, Frank Adamson, Amita Chudgar, Thomas F. Luschei & John F. Witte (82 pp., 2007, $11.95) is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844, EPI.ORG [11327]

  • "Windows on Achievement and Inequality," by Paul E. Barton & Richard J. Coley (46 pp., April 2008), is available ($15) from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 19-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949, pic@ets.org; downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [11304]

January/February 2009

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  • "Childrern As Guinea Pigs," by Deborah Menkart, criticizing the Wash., DC plan (and by implication similar plans in other school districts) to provide financial incentives to middle-school students for good attendance and behavior, appeared in the TK issue of Rethinking Schools. A SASE to PRRAC will get you a copy of the 1-page article. [11237]

  • "Essentials of High School Reform: New Forms of Assessment and Contextual Teaching and Learning" (87 pp., Sept. 2003, $8) is available from the American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731; downloadable at www.aypf.org [11206]

  • "Finance and Resource Issues in High School Reform," by Heather Voke & Betsy Brand (28 pp., July 2003, $5) is available from the American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, www.aypf.org [11209]

  • "Measuring Up 2008" from the National Ctr. for Public Policy and Higher Education, reports that although states have made modest gains in preparing students for college, more students are failings to graduate. Available at measuringup2008.highereducation.org/index.php [11197]

  • "Policy Roadmap for School-Centered Community Revitalization" is a 2008 report, by Abt Associates, released by Enterprise Community Partners. Possibly free, from Kristin Siglin, Enterprise Comm. Partners, 10277 Wincopin Circle, #500, Columbia, MS 21044, 410/964-1230, x2727, ksiglin@enterprisecommunity.org [11226]

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology, by Jerry W. Willis (2008, $39.99) has been published by IAP-Information Age Publishing Co.,george@infoagepub.com, www.infoagepub.com [11223]

  • "Relationships, Rigor, and Readiness: Strategies for Improving High Schools," by Janet Quint, Saskia Levy Thompson & Margaret Bald (45 pp., Oct. 2008) is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [11207]

November/December 2008

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  • "Can Separate Be Equal? The Overlooked Flaw at the Center of No Child Left Behind" is a 12-page Reality Check Guiide to the Issues (updated for 2008), available ($3.50) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021,212/535-4441, www.tcf.org [11151]

  • "Counting on Graduation" a 2008 Education Trust report, examines state policies on graduation rates. Available at tinyurl.com/59xnpf [11154]

  • "Creating Postsecondary Pathways to Good Jobs for Young High School Dropouts," by Linda Harris & Evelyn Ganzglass (12 pp., Oct. 2008), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (header by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 200005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [11138]

  • "Failed Promises: Assessing Charter Schools in the Twin Cities" (Nov. 2008) has been issued by the Univ. Minn. Inst. on Race & Poverty. The study finds that charter school competition has deepened segregation within traditional public school systems. Inf. and report available from Baris Gumus-Dawes, 612/625-2872, bdawes@umn.edu [11168]

  • "Left Behind: Unequal Opportunity i n Higher Education" is a 12-page Reality Check Guide to the Issues, updated for 2008 available $3.50) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, www.tcf.org [11152]

  • "Measuring Skills for the 21st Century," a 2008 report from the Education Sector, makes the case for incorporating modern skills into asssessments. Available at www.educationsector.org/research/research_show.htm?doc_id=716323 [11153]

  • "One Dream: Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools," a 2008 report by Civil Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates and the Bill & Melinda Gates Fdn., is available at www.civicenterprises.net/pdfs/onedream.pdf [11156]

  • "Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importancerof Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades," by Hedy N. Chang & Mariajose Romero (7 pp., Sept. 2008) is available (possibly free) from the National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Univ., 215 W. 125 St., NYC, NY 10027, 646/284-9600, www.nccp.org [11161]

  • "Quality Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods, and the Future of DC" (52 pp., Oct. 2008) is available from the Urban Inst., www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411768_future_of_dc.pdf. [11180]

  • "Relationships, Rigor and Readiness: Strategies for Improving High Schools" is a 2008 report from MDRC, available at www.mdrc.org/publications/498/full.pdf [11155]

  • "Strengthening Out-of-School Time Nonprofits: The Role of Foundations in Building Organizational Capacity" (Oct. 2008) is available (possibly free) from the Harvard Family Research Project. Harvard Grad. School of Education, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, [11139] See full text.

  • "The Fear of 'Acting White' & The Achievement Gap: Is There Really a Relationship?," by Brando Simeo Starley & Susan E. Eaton is an Oct. 2008 report available (possibly free) from the Charles Hamilton Houston Inst. for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, 125 Mt. Auburn St., 3rd flr., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-8285, houstoninst@law.harvard.edu, charleshamiltonhouston.org [11191]

September/October 2008

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  • Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Our Schools, by Mica Pollock (277 pp., 2008, $29.95), has been published by Princeton Univ. Press, 609/258-9491, Fortunato@press.princeton.edu [11036]

  • "Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood," by James J. Kemple (47 pp., June 2008), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [11112]

  • "Community Colleges: A Special Supplement to the Condition of Education 2008" is a 2008 report from the National Center for Education Statistics; downloadable at nceds.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008033 [11122]

  • "Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education" (55 pp., April 2008) is available (no price listed) from The Forum for Education and Democracy, 1307 New York Ave. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20005, 202/372-7684, bglenn@forumforeducation.org, forumforeducation,org [11059]

  • "Dropouts, Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation's Economy" is an Aug. 2008 Alliance for Excellent Education report. Contact them at 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org; downloadable at www.all4ed.org/files/Econ2008.pdf [11120]

  • "From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate" is an Aug. 2008 Alliance for Excellent Education report. Contact them at 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org; downloadable at www.all4ed.org/publication_material/reports/ECAG [11119]

  • "Has Student Achievement Increased Since 2002? State Test Score Trends Through 2006-07" (June 2008) is available from the Center on Educational Policy; go to www.cep-dc.org [11069]

  • IEL Leadership Connections Newsletter is a bimonthly electronic publication from the Institute for Educational Leadership. Contact them at 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, iel@iel.org [11105]

  • Improving No Child Left Behind: Getting Education Reform Back on Track, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (288 pp., Oct. 2008, $19.95), has been published by XXXXX. Contributors include XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX [11106]

  • "Improving Public Schools" (n.d.) is an action kit put out by the National League of Cities' Inst. for Youth, Education and Families. Contact them for ordering inf.: 1301 Penn. Ave., Wash., DC 20004-1763, 202/626-3000, www.nlc.org [11090]

  • "New Estimates of Unauthorized Youth Eligible for Legal Status under the DREAM Act" (10 pp., Oct. 2006) is available (possibly free) from the Migration Policy Inst., 202/266-1924, mfix@migrationpolicy.org, www.migrationpolicy.org [11099]

  • "Organized Communities, Stronger Schools, A Preview of Research Findings," by Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Ramesh Shah & Sara McAlister, a 2008 Annenberg Institute for School Reform report, is available at www.annenberginstitute.org/pdf/OrganizedCommunities.pdf [11126]

  • "Out of Many, One: Towards Rigorous Common Core Standards from the Ground Up" is a 2008 report from Achieve, showing that more and more states are aligning their curriculum standards with those for college and work readiness. Available at www.achieve.org/files/CommonCore.pdf [11095]

  • "Out-Of-School Time Evaluations" The Harvard Family Research Project has produced two new (2008) OST evaluations: "Research Update 3: Using Evaluation to Inform OST Programming and Serve Older Youth" and "OST Bibliography: 40 New Entries" Contact them at the Harvard Grad. School of Education, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, hfrp@hfrp,ccsend.com [11081]

  • Personal Post-Katrina Narratives from Gulf Coast Students, a set of essays and more, assembled by the Southern Education Foundation (135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001, can be found online at www.southerneducation.org [11074]

  • Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, by Elizabeth Aries (256 pp., 2008, $24.95), [the elite college is Amherst] has been published by Temple Univ. Press, 800/447-1656, www.temple.edu/tempress [11050]

  • Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education, by Sandra L. Hanson (208 pp., 2008, $40), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, 800/447-1656, www.temple.edu/tempress [11051]

  • "The Community Agenda for America's Public Schools," endorsed by well over 100 organizations, was recently released by the Coalition for Community Schools. Inf. and a copy of the Agenda available from CCS, c/o Inst. for Educational Leadership, 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, x156, ccs@iel.org, www.communityschools.org [11088]

  • The Institute for Youth, Education and Families, an entity within the National League of Cities, "helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their communities. 1301 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/626-3014, iyef@nlc.org [11067]

  • The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, the national voice for school-based health centers, founded in 1995, can be reached at 666 11th St. NW, #735, Wash., DC 20001, 202/638-5872, www.nasbhc.org [11070]

  • "Using Early-Warning Data to Improve Graduation Rates: Closing Cracks in the Education System" is an Aug. 2008 Alliance for Excellent Education brief. Contact them at 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828,Alliance@all4ed.org; downloadable at www.all4ed.org/files/EWI.pdf [11121]

  • "What Happened to Dropouts from the High School Class of 2004?" is a 2008 brief from the California Dropout Research Project, available at www.lmri.ucsb.edu/dropouts/download.php?file=statisticalbrief-10.pdf [11094]

  • "Where We Stand: America's Schools in the Twenty-First Century" is a new PBS documentary. You can watch the five segments at www.pbs.org/wnet/wherewestand/ [11097]

  • Whole Child is a project of the Assn. for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714, 800/933-2723, wholechild@ascd.org, www.wholechildeducation.org [11091]

  • "Why Rural Matters 2007: The Realities of Rural Education Growth," by Jerry Johnson, Jerry Johnson & Marty Strange (113 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (no price listed) from the Rural School and Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Blvd., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/243-1487, www.ruraledu.org [11045]

July/August 2008

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  • "A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South's Public Schools" (2008) is available (no price listed) from the Southern Education Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0001; downloadable at www.southerneducation.org [10932]

  • "A Report on Special Education" in the District of Columbia (April 2008), by DC VOICE, in collaboration with The Children's Law Center, Howard Univ. and several other organizations, is available (no price listed) from DC VOICE, 1436 U St. NW, #401, Wash., DC 20000, 202/986-8548, jsmith@dcvoice.org, www,dcvoice.org [10929]

  • "Closing the Expectations Gap 2008," a 2008 survey of all 50 states and DC about their status in aligning high school standards, graduation requirements, assessments and accountability systems, has been issued by Achieve. Available at achieve.org/files/50-state-2008-prepub.pdf [10936]

  • "Confronting the "New" American Dilemma," a 2008 report from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, finds a dearth of African-American, Latino and American Indian and Alaska Native students who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Available at www.cpst.org/NACME_Rep.pdf [10989]

  • "Diplomas Count 2008: Can State P-16 Councils Ease the Transition?," the 3rd edition of an report on high school graduation rates at the national, state and district levels from Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, is available (no price listed), from Patrick Murray, 202/955-9450, x321, or pmurray@commworksllc.com [10921]

  • "Fixing No Child Left Behind," by Richard D. Kahlenberg, a 2008 Brief from The Century Foundation, is available from them (possibly free): 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7723, hicks@tcf.org, www.tcf.org [11001]

  • Keeping the Promise: The Debate Over Charter Schools, eds. Leigh Dingerson, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson & Stephanie Walters (144 pp., March 2008, $16.95 + s/h), has been published by Rethinking Schools, 800/669-4192. [10915]

  • "MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: The Homework Experience" (2008) is available at www.metlife.com/WPSAssets/10124301191202765628V1FTeacherSurveyHomeworkFinal.pdf [10937]

  • "National Indian Education Study 2007, Part I" (2008), from the National Center of Education, finds that fewer than one in five American Indian and Alaska Native Eighth Graders Read At or Above Grade Level. Available at nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nies/ [10987]

  • "On Ramp to College: A State Policymaker's Guide to Dual Enrollment," by Nancy Hoffman, Joel Vargas & Janet Santos (59 pp., May 2008), is available (no price listed) from Jobs for the Future, 88 Broad St., Boston, MA 02110, 617/728-4446, x220, jstewart@jff.org, www.jff.org [10963]

  • "Parent Expectations and Planning for College" is a 2008 report from the National Center for Education Statistics; available at nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/2008079.pdf [10986]

  • "Partnering with Your Child's School: A Guide for Parents," a 20-page pamphlet, is available (possibly free) from the HSC Foundation, 1808 Eye St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20006, 202/254-1220, www.hscfoundation.org [10997]

  • "Raising Graduation Rates in an Era of High Standards: Five Commitments for State Action" (2008), from Jobs for the Future, is available at jff.org/Documents/raisinggradrates.pdf [10956]

  • Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation, by Bob Wise (2008), former Governor of West Virginia and now President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, can be ordered at www.all4ed.org/publication_material/RaisingtheGrade [10969]

  • "Rethinking High Schools: Supporting All Students to be College-Ready in Math" (2008) from WestEd (featuring three high schools -- in Bellevue, WA, Norfolk, VA, and Boston) is available at www.wested.org/online_pubs/GF-08-01.pdf [10957]

  • "Sizing Up Standards 2008," a 2008 report form the American Federation of Teachers, finds that the contents standards for academic courses tha vary across states are for the most part not specific enough. Available at www.aft.org/pubs-reports/downloads/teachers/standrards2008.pdf [10988]

  • Solving California's Dropout Crisis (2008), from the California Dropout Research Project, reports that each year 120,000 students in the state who reach 20 without a high school diploma cost California $46.4 billion in lower incomes, increased crime, and higher spending on health case and welfare over the course of their lifetimes. Available at www.lmri.ucsb.edu/edu/dropouts/pubs_policyreport.htm [10926]

  • "Teaching in Changing Times" (2008), a joint project of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and Public Agenda, reporting that most teachers feell prepared for classrooms and see teaching as a lifelong profession, is available at www.tqsource.org/publications/LessonsLearned3.pdf [10958]

  • "The Enhanced Reading Opportunities Study: Early Impactg and Implementation of Findings" (2008), evaluating supplemental reading programs as part of small learning communities in 34 high schools in 10 school districts across the country, from the MDRC, is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/471/full.pdf [10935]

  • The Forum for Education and Democracy is a " 'reality based' think tank concerned with educational polocy that will support strong public schools." Contact them at Box 216, Amesville, OH 45711, 740/662-0503, info@forumforeducation.org, www,fkirumforeducation,org [10925]

  • The National Technical Assistance Center for Community Schools is part of the Children's Aid Society -- contact them at 4600 Broadway, NYC, NY 10040, 212/569-2866, ta@childrensaidsociety.org, www.childrensaidsociety.org [11005]

  • "Waiting to Be Won Over: Teachers Speak on the Profession, Unions, and Reform" is a 2008 Education Sector report, based on a survey of 1,010 K-12 public school teachers. Available at www.edcuationsector.org/usr_doc/WaitingToBeWonOver.pdf [10990]

  • "Why Did the Moving to Opportunity Experiment Not Get Young People into Better Schools?," by Xavier de Souza Briggs, Kadija S. Ferryman, Susan J. Popkin & Marfia Rendon, appeared in Vol. 19, Issue 1 (2008) of Housing Polcy Debate. Contact them at 703/838-8320, HousingPolicyDebatge@vt,edu [11019]

May/June 2008

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  • A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South, by Adam Fairclough (2007), has been published by Belknap/Harvard Univ. Press. [10865]

  • "Aspire Public Schools: Building the Organizational Capacity for Healtht Growth," by Amy Saxton, Allana Jackson & Alan Tuck (2008), is available (possibly free) from The Bridgespan Group, 535 Boylston St., 10th flr., Boston, MA 02116, knowledge@bridgespan.org [10913]

  • Building Racial and Cultural Competence in the Classroom: Strategies from Urban Educators, eds. Karen Manheim Teel & Jennifer E. Obidah (192 pp., 2008, $24.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10906]

  • "Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation" (April 2008), prepared by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Ctr., was released by America's Promise Alliance; available at www.americaspromise.org/APAPage.aspx?id=10354 [10844]

  • Data-Driven School Improvement: Linking Data and Learning, eds. Ellen B. Mandinach & Margaret Honey (304 pp., 2008, $51.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10904]

  • Diversity and the New Teacher: Learning from Experience in Urban Schools, by Catherine Cornbleth (192 pp., 2008, $27.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10905]

  • Early Ed Watch is a new (2008) listserv from The New America Foundation, 1630 Conn. Ave. NW, 7th flr., Wash., DC 20009,mead@newamerica.net [10887]

  • "Education after Katrina: Time for a New Federal Response," by Steve Suitts is an Aug. 2007 report by the Southern Education Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001; available at www.southerneducation.org [10877]

  • Every Child's Right: Academic Talent Development by Choice, Not Chance, by Lauren A. Sosniak & Nina Hersch Gabelko (178 pp., 2008, $26.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10899]

  • "Every Student Counts: The Case for Graduation Rate Accountability" is an April 2008 Brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education; available at www.all4ed.org/files/ESA_GradRateAcct.pdf [10841]

  • "Free to Reaad: Growing a Nation of Readers by Investing in Families and Communities" (July 2006) is available in Executive Summary and complete form from Judith Jones, Dir. of Free to Grow, at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, 722 W. 168 St., 8th flr., NYC, NY 10032, 212/305-8120, krn2101@columbia.edu, www.freetogrow.org [10876]

  • Frogs Into Princes: Writings on School Reform, by Larry Cuban (216 pp., 2008, $27.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10895]

  • "Going for Gold: Secrets of Successful Schools," by Barry Newstead, Amy Saxton & Susan Colby appeared in the Spring 2008 edition of Education Next. Available (likely free) from The Bridgespan Group, 535 Boylston St., 10th flr., Boston, MA 02116, knowledge@bridgespan.org [10912]

  • High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education, by William A. Proefriedt (208 pp., 2008, $42.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10896]

  • "Improving the Distribution of Teacheers in Low-Performing High Schools" is an April 2008 Brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education, available (including an audio & video from their forum) at www.all4ed.org/events/distributionteachers_lowperformingHSs [10840]

  • "Measuring and Improving the Effectiveness of High School Teachers" is an April 2008 Brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education, available at www.all4ed.org/files/TeacherEffectiveness.pdf [10845]

  • Negotiating the Special Education Maze, by Winifred Anderson, Stephen R. Chitwood, Deidre Hayden & Cherie Takemoto (4th. ed., 275 pp., $17.56), is available from Woodbine House, www.woodbinehouse.com/printer_friendly.asp?product_id=978-1-890627-46-1 [10864]

  • "Organized Communities, Stronger Schools: A Preview of Research Findings," by Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Ramesh Shah, Sara McAlister, Norm Fruchter, Christina Mokhtar & Dana Lockwood (31 pp., March 2008), is available from the Annenberg Inst. for School Reform at Brown Univ., www.annenberginstitute.org [10848]

  • Parents Advocating for School Wellness, a 2008 toolkit, is available from TK [10856]

  • Race, Schools, and Hope: African Americans and School Choice After Brown, by Lisa M. Stulberg (224 pp., 2008, $27.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10897]

  • "Service Learning - Student's Guide & Journal" is available in K-5, 6-12 and Higher Education versions. Inf. from Robert Schoenfeld, 5235 S. Graham St., Seattle, WA 98118, 206/722-1988, Info@ServiceLearn.com, www.ServiceLearn.com [10857]

  • Southern Education is the newletter of the Soutern Education Foundation. The Fall/Winter 2007 issue focused on the nation's network of 103 historically Black colleges and universities (HCBUs). Available (possibly free) from the Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001, www.southerneducation.org [10878]

  • Test Driven: High-Stakes Accountability in Elementary Schools, by Linda Valli, Robert G. Croninger, Marilyn J. Chambliss, Anna O. Graeber & Daria Buese (208 pp., 2008, $29.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10900]

  • The Implementation Trap: Understanding Reform in High Schools, eds. Jonathan A. Supovitz & Elliot H. Weinbaum (208 pp., 2008, $58), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10902]

  • The Nature and Limits of Standards-Based Reform and Assessment, eds. Sandra Mathison & E. Wayne Ross (224 pp., 2008, $28.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10903]

  • The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools, by Kevin K. Kumashiro (128 pp., 2008, $15.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10898]

  • "The State of Latino Education in Massachusetts," by Nicole Lavan & Miren Uriarte, is a 2008 report form the Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, Univ. Mass., 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125,gaston.feedback@umb.edu [10884]

  • "What Keeps Good Teachers in the Classroom? Understanding and Reducing Teacher Turnover," a 2008 Alliance for Excellent Education brief, is available from them (likely free), 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org/files.TeachTurn.pdf [10861]

March/April 2008

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  • "After School Programs in the 21st Century" is a 2008 research brief, from the Harvard Family Research Project. Available (possibly free) from them at 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/afterschool/resources/issuebrief10/ [10795]

  • "Challenging Common Myths About Young English Language Learners," by Linda Espinosa (11 pp., Jan, 2008), is available (no price listed) from the Foundation for Child Development, 145 E. 32 St., NYC, NY,10016-6055, www.fcd-us.org [10769]

  • "Choices, Changes, and Challenges: Curriculum and Instruction in the NCLB Era" (16 pp., Dec. 2007), is available (no price listed) from the Center on Education Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065, cep-dc@ced-dc.org, www.cep-dc.org [10763]

  • "Making California Data Work: A Parent & Community Guide to Finding the Truth in Data" (2008) is available (no price given) from The Education Trust-West, 155 Grand Ave., #1025, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/465-6444, x304, www.edtrustwest.org [10807]

  • "NCLB and Latinos: No Latino Child Left Behind Matters" is a Feb. 2008 op-ed from the Center for American Progress, available (likely free) from them at 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr.., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, progress@americanprogress.org [10784]

  • "To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Significance" is a 2007 report from the National Endowment for the Arts, available at www.nea.gov/news/news07/TRNR.html [10782]

  • "Who Counts & Who's Counting? New York City's Struggle to Graduate" is the theme of the 31-page, Winter 2008 issue of City Limits Investigates. The quarterly publication is available (no price given) from them at 120 Wall St., flr. 20, NYC, NY 10005, 212/479-3344,investigates@citylimits.org [10783]

January/February 2008

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  • "Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track" (63 pp., March 2005) is available (no price given) from Advancement Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, 202/728-9557, ap@advancementproject.org, www.advancementproject..org [10664]

  • Education Organizing is a quarterly newsletter published by the Center for Community Change. May be free. Contact the Center, 1536 U St. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/339-9300, www.communitychange.org [10742]

  • "High Schools for Equity: Policy Supports for Student Learning in Communities of Color," a 12-page, Nov. 2007 Policy Brief by the Stanford Univ. School Redesign Network, is available (likely free) from Justice Matters, 605 Market St., #1350, SF, CA 94105, 415/442-0992. The full report and related materials are available at srnleads.org [10676]

  • "Improving Access to Child Care and Early Education for Immgrant Families," by Hannah Matthews (5 pp., Jan. 2008), is available (free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10737]

  • Moving Every Child Ahead: From NCLB Hype to Meaningful Educational Opportunity, by Michael Rebell & Jessica Wolff (208 pp., 2007, $22.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.org, www.tcpress.org [10723]

  • "New Teacher Support Pays Off: A Return on Investment for Educators and Kids" a 2007 policy brief from the Univ. of Calif.-Santa Cruz New Teacher Center, is available at www.newteachercenter.org/pdfs/NTC_Policy_Brief-Hill_Briefing.pdf [10679]

  • Other Kinds of Families: Embracing Diversity in Schools, eds. Tammy Turner-Vorbeck & Monica Miller Marsh (216 pp., 2007, $27.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.org [10722]

  • "Parenting practices, teenage lifestlyes, and academic achievement among African American children" is the focus of a 2007 report by Ronald Ferguson, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251c.pdf [10745]

  • "Reading, Writing and Reality Check: An Early Assessment of Student Achievement in Post-Katrina New Orleans" (43 pp., Oct. 2007), a report by United Teachers of New Orleans, Louisiana Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers, is available (no price given) from United Teachers of New Orleans, 4650 Paris Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122, 504/304-2160, www.aft.org/topics/neworleans [10665]

  • "Selected State and Local Policies to Support Immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Early Care and Education Providers," by Danielle Ewen & Hannah Matthews (Jan. 2008), is available (free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10738]

  • "Strategic Grantmaking: Foundations and the School Privatization Movement," by Rick Cohen (34 pp., Nov. 2007), is available (no price given) from The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 2001 S St. NW, #620, Wash., DC 20009, 202/387-9177, info@ncrp.org, www.ncrp.org [10668]

  • Teaching for Change Fall 2007/Winter 2008 Catalog is available (likely free) from them, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 800/763-9131, www.teachingforchange.org [10680]

  • "The High Cost of Hgh School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools" is a 2007 Alliance for Excellent Education Brief. Available from them (1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org, downloadable at www.all4ed.org/files/HighCost.pdf [10698]

  • "The Turnaround Challenge: Why America's Best Opportunity to Dramatically Improve Student Achievement Lies in Our Worst-Performing Schools" is a 2007 report from the Mass Insight Education & Research Inst., available at www.massinsight.org/micontent/trnresources.aspx [10714]

  • "Vital Links: Housing's Contributions to the Nation's Health and Education Objectives" (2007) is available (no price given) from the National Housing Conference, www.nhc.org [10681]

  • "When Girls Don't Graduate, We All Fail: A Call to Improve High Schoool Graduation Rates for Girls," a 2007 report from the National Women's Law Center (whose Co-President is former PRRAC Board memner Nancy Duff Campbell), is available at www.nwlc.org/pdf/DropoutReport.pdf [10715]

  • When School Reform Goes Wrong, by Nel Noddings (112 pp., 2007, $19.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.org [10721]

November/December 2007

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  • ""Improving and Expanding Hartford's Project Choice Program," by Erica Frankenberg (Sept. 2007), is available, free, as an 8-page summary from PRRAC (1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8023, ptegeler@prrac.org). The full 80+-page document can be downloaded at www.prrac.org/pdf/ProjectChoiceCampaignFinalReport.pdf [10566]

  • "Achievement Trap: How America is Failing 3.4 Million High-Achieving Students from Lower-Income Families" is a Sept. 2007 report from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and Civic Enterprises, available at civicenterprises.net/pdfs/jkc.pdf [10600]

  • "All Our Children? The Health and Education of Children of Immigrants" (28 pp., Oct. 2007) is available (no price listed) from the Foundation for Child Development, 145 E. 32 St., NYC, NY 10016-6055, 212/213-8337, www.fcd-us.org [10548]

  • "Becoming Less Separate: School Desegregation, Justice Department Enforcement, and the Pursuit of Unitary Status" (176 pp., Sept. 2007), a US Commn. on Civil Rights study, is available (likely free) from the Commission, 624 Ninth St. NW, Wash., DC 20425, 202/376-8110, downloadable at www.usccr.gov [10542]

  • "Education and Safety" is an Aug. 2007 Justice Policy Institute brief -- the first of four that will focus on the effects of positive social investments on public safety. Available at www.justicepolicy.org/content/php?hmID=1811&smID=1581&ssmID=61 [10621]

  • "Education at a Glance" the 2007 annual report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development find that educational progress in the US is lacking compared to international counterparts. Available at www.oecd.org/edu/eag2007 [10588]

  • "End It, Don't Mend It: What to Do with No Child Left Behind," by Neal McCluskey & Andrew J. Coulson, is a 19-page, Sept. 2007 Policy Analysis, available (likely free) from The Cato Inst., 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241, www.cato.org [10554]

  • "Federal Support for Adolescent Literacy: A Solid Investment" is a 2007 report from the National Reading Panel, available at www.all4ed.org/publications/FedAdLit.pdf [10632]

  • "Fresh Ideas in Teacher Bargaining: How New Agreements Help Kids"" (Sept. 2007) is available (likely free) from the Citizens Commission on Civil Rights (headed by PRRAC Board member William L. Taylor), 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 202/659-5565, crosario@cccr.org, www. www.cccr.org [10561]

  • From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate was an Oct. 4-5, 2007 Alliance for Excellent Education conf., held in DC. Audio and video of the entire conference, a complete list of speakers and PowerPoint presentations are available at www.all4ed.org/events/fourth_HSpolicyconference [10587]

  • "Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom in US Primary Schools," by Peter Muennig & Steven H. Woolf, an 8-page article, appeared in the Nov. 2007 American Journal of Public Health. Reprints available from Dr. Muennig, Mailman School of Public Healhth, Dept. Health Policy & Management, 600 W. 168 St., NYC, NY 10032, pm124@columbia.edu [10551]

  • "High School Teaching for the Twenty-First Century," a Sept., 2007 Alliance for Excellent Education Brief, is available from them, 1202 Connecticut Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org/publications/HSTeach21st.pdf [10599]

  • "In Need of Improvement: NCLB & High Schools" (July 2007) is available (possibly free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org [10631]

  • "No Child Left Behind: A Closer Look" John Merrow (Learning Matters) has produced a compilation dvd that includes the three 2007 reports for The NewsHour, plus 10 extended interviews. The three are "No Child Left Behind 'Race'" [that last word referring to how schools take advantage of loopholes buried in the law's fine print]; "End of the Line" [on how two San Diego schools used to the law to turn their schools around]; and "Teachers' Take on NCLB." The dvd is $8.95 from Learning Matters, 6 E. 32 St., 8th flr., NYC, NY 10016, news@merrow.org [10619]

  • "Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment," by Julie Strawn (28 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (possibly free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10596]

  • Prekinder: Aprendiendo a prender is a new (2007) Spanish language campaign to help Latino families learn more about early education, sponsored by Pre-J Now, 1025 F St. NW, #900, Wash., DC 20004, 202/862-9861, www,preknow.org [10571]

  • "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings" is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/SavingFutures.pdf [10622]

  • Schools Are Not Preparing Students fot the Global Economy is the conclusion of a 2007 poll from Public Opinion Strategies and Peter D. Hart Research Associates. Poll results are available at www.21stcenturyskills.org/ [10616]

  • "The Challenge and Importance of Organizing Parents Across School District Lines," by Philip Tegeler, appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Education Organizing, a quartrly newsletter published by the Center for Community Change, 1536 U St. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/339-9300, Ldingerson@communitychange.org, www.communitychange.org [10608]

  • "The Economic Losses from High School Dropouts in California" is a 2007 brief from the California Dropout Research Project. They also have produced a companion brief, "The Return on Investment for Improving California's High School Graduation Rate." Both studies are available at www.lmri.ucsb.edu/dropouts/ [10620]

  • "The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle," a 34-page, June 2007 report with recommendations and rubric for parent involvement, is available from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, 859/233-9849, x227, raimondo@prichardcommittee.org [10579]

  • "The Nation's Report Card," the 2007 annual report of scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progressv-- showing that 4th-graders posted the highest scores ever in math and reading, but middle school students are stagnant in reading, is available at nationalreportcard.gov/. [10590]

  • "The Proficiency Illusion," a 2007 report from the Thomas B. Forham Institute and the Northwest Evaluation Association, finds that because of states' variance in their requirements for what students need to know to score at the proficient level on state tests, such tests are creating a false impression of success, especially in reading and in the early grades. Available at edexcellence.net/institute/publication/publication.cfm?id=376 [10615]

  • "Title I and Early Childhood Programs: A Look at Investments in the NCLB Era," by Danielle Ewen & Hannah Matthews (28 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (possibly free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10594]

  • Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy, by Richard D. Kahlenberg, has been published by Columbia Univ. Press. [10560]

  • "What Matters for Staying On-Trarck and Graduating in Chicago Public Schools" (2007), from the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago, is available at hhtp://ccsr.uchicago.edu/content/publications.php?pub_id=116. [10589]

September/October 2007

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  • Advancing Literacy is a Carnegie Corp. of NY website listing recently released reports on adolescent literacy - www.carnegie.org/literacy/index/html [10504]

  • "Education after Katrina: Time for a New Federal Response" (29 pp., 2007) is available ($15, free online) from the Southern Education Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0308, LHuntley@southerneducation.org, www,southerneducation.org [10472]

  • Good Schools in Poor Neighborhoods: Defying Demographics, Achieving Success, by Beatriz Chu Clewell, Patricia B. Campbell & Lesley Perlman (280 pp., 2007), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, www.uipress.org [10481]

  • "Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement," a 2007 Alliance for Excellent Education report, is available on the Carnegie Corp. of New York's Advancing Literacy website, www.carnegie.org/literacy/index/html [10503]

  • "Meeting the Challenge: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Hard-to-Staff Schools," a 2007 Anerican Federation of Teachers report, is available at aft.org/presscenter/releases/2007/071307.htm [10502]

  • "No Child Left Behind Act: Education Should Clarify Gujidance and Address Potential Compliance Issues for Schools in Corrective Action and Restructuring Status," a 64-page, Sept. 2007 GAO report, finds that 42% of such schools didn't receive all the required types of assistance from their school districts. Avaailable at www.gao.gov [10516]

  • "Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice" has been issued, a new, expanded edition of the original, 1994 version. 240 pp., 2007, $16.95 from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org [10470]

  • "The Essential Guide to Pilot Schools: Leadership and Governance" (120 pp., 2007), is available ($19) from the Ctr. for Collaborative Education, 1135 Tremont St., #490, Boston, MA 02120, 617/421-0134, x230. A prior publication in this series is subtitled "Overview," offering an introduction to Pilot/Horace Mann Schools, a group of 20 autonomous Boston public schools. Same price. [10469]

  • Vital Links: Housing's Contributions to the Nation's Health and Education Objectives is a new resouce from the Center for Housing Policy. For each topic (health, education) there is a Research Summary, Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. Available at www.nhc.org/housing/intersections [10518]

  • "Widening Disparities Between State and Federal Gauges of Student Progress" is the finding of a paper by Bruce Fuller and Joseph Wright, presented at the April 2007 American Educational Research Assn. meeting.b_fuller@berkeley.edu, pace.berkeley.edu [10490]

July/August 2007

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  • "A New Way on School Integration," by Richard D. Kahlenberg, a 16-page, Nov. 2006 Issue Brief, is available (possibly free) from the Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441,info@tcf.org, www.tcf.org. [10384]

  • "Aligning Postsecondart Expectations and High School Practice: The Gap Defined," a 2007 ACT study, is available at www.act.org/path/policy/reports/curriculum.html [10385]

  • "Beating the Odds: A City-by-City Analysis of Student Performance and Achievement Gaps on Statge Assessments," a 2007 report by the Council of the Great City Schools, is available at www.cgcs.org/publications/achievement.aspx [10386]

  • "Bringing a Human Rights Vision to Public Schools: A Training Manual for Organizers" (May 2007) is available from the Natl. Econ. & Social Rights Initiative, 212/253-1785, laura@nesri.org [10364]

  • Democratic Dilemmas, by Julie A. Marsh (2007), has been published by SUNY Press. It "reveals how power, values, organizational climates and trust played key roles" in 2 Calif. school districts that achieved vastly different results. [10390]

  • "Deprived of Dignity: Degrading Treatment & Abusive Discipline in New York City & Los Angeles Public Schools," by Elizabeth Sullivan (62 pp., March 2007), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Econ. & Social Rights Inst., 90 John St., #308, NYC, NY 10038, 212/253-1710,info@nesri.org, www.nesri.org [10360]

  • Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Ageof Education Reform -- Civil Society, Public Schools & Democratic Citizenship, by Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy & John Puckett (149 pp., 2007), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, www.temple.edu/tempress [10356]

  • "Diplomas Count: Ready for What? Preparing for College, Careers & Life after High School," a 2007 Education Week report, is available at www.edweek.org/ew/toc/2007/06/12/index.html [10406]

  • Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation - Public Investment in High-Quality Prekindergarten, by Robert G. Lynch (140 pp., May 2007, $14.50), is available from the Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, E. Tower #300, Wash., DC 20005,publications@epi.org [10374]

  • "Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation," by Robert G. Lynch (2007), on the benefits of investing in high-quality Prekindergarten, is available (possiblt free) from Foundation for Child Development, 145 E. 32 St., 14th flr., NYC, NY 10016, 212/213-8337, harold@fcd-us.org www.fcd-us.org [10395]

  • "Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After One Year" (152 pp., June 2007), from the US Dept. of Education's Inst. of Education Sciences, is available at iew.ed.gov/ncee/pdf/20074009.pdf [10423]

  • "Florida's flawed voucher program" is the subject of a 2007 report, by Sara Mead, from the Education Sector, available at www.educationsector.org/research/research_show.htm?doc_id=506895 [10415]

  • "From the Second Line" is a 44-page, 2006 collection of personal narratives by students from the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, chronicling their evacuations from Hurricane Katrina. Available (possibly free) from the Katrina Writing Proj., 1717 Bissonnet, #802, Houston, TX 77005, [10365]

  • "Getting Honest About Grad Rates: How States Play the Numbers and Students Lose," by Daria Hall (15 pp., June 2007), from The Education Trust (headed by ex-PRRAC Bd. member Kati Hancock), is available at www2.edtrust.org [10425]

  • "Learning In and Out of School in Diverse Environments: Life-Long, Life-Wide, Life-Deep" (2007?) is available ($12) -- as well as other related publications -- from the Center for Multicultural Education, 222 Miller Hall/Box 353600, Univ. Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-360, 206/543-3386. [10399]

  • "Pre-Kindergarten in the South: The Region's Comparative Advantage in Education" (29 pp., 2007) is available (no price listed) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE,, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.southerneducation.org [10359]

  • "Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of Twelv e School Districts Pursuing Socioeconomic School Integration," by Richard D. Kahlenberg (June 2007), looks at these districts: Wake County (Raleigh), NC; La Crosse, WI; Cambridge, MA; Berkeley, CA; Brandywine, DE; Charlotte-Mecklenberg, NC; Manatee County, FL; McKinney, TX; Minneapolis; Omaha; Rochester, NY; SF. Available (possibly free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7723, [10416]

  • "Segregated schools hinder reading skills" is the conclusion of a (2007?) report by Kirsten Kainz from the Natl. Ctr. for Education Statistics, available at www.fpg.unc.edu/news/pr_detail.cfm?ID=692 [10414]

  • Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies & Assignment s for Classrooms & Communities, eds. Edith Wen-Chu Chen & Glenn K. Omatsu (2006), has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. [10382]

  • "The High Cost of Teacher Turnover" is the subject of 2007 report from the Natl. Commn. on Teaching & America's Future. The study -- based on analysis of 5 school districts (Chicago; Granville, NC; Jemez Valley, NM; Milwaukee; Santa Rosa, NM) -- estimates that teacher turnover costs the nation over $7.3 billion annually, draining resources, diminishing teacher quality, undermining the nation's abililty to close the student achievement gap. Available at www.nctaf.org/resources/demonstration_projects/turnover/TeacherTurnoverCostStudy.htm [10407]

  • "The Practical Benefits of Growth Models for Accountability & the Limitations Under NCLB," by Pete Goldschmidt & Kilchan Choi is an 11-page, Spring 2007 Policy Brief, available (no price listed) from the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation, GSE&IS Bldg., Mailbox 951522, LA, CA 90095-1522. [10369]

  • "Understanding High School Graduation Rates," a 2007 Alliance for Excellent Education analysis highlighting discrepancies between state-reported rates and independent estimates, including a state-by-state analysis, is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/wcwc/index.html [10433]

  • "Unlovely '' - How a market-based educational experiment is failing New Orleans' children," by Leigh Dingerson (2007), on the takeover of New Orleans' public school, is available (possibly free) from the author, Ctr. for Community Change, 1536 U St. NW, Wash., DC 20010, 202/339-9349, Ldingerson@communitychange.org www.communitychange.org [10391]

  • "Village Building & School Readiness: Closing Opportunity Gaps in a Diverse Society," by Charles Bruner (85 pp., Jan. 2007), a State Early Childhood Technical Assistance Network Resource Brief, is available (no price listed) from the Child & Family Policy Center, 218 6th Ave., #1021, Des Moines, IA 50309-4013, 515/280-9027, www.cfpciowa.org [10372]

  • "Where We Teach: The CUBE Survey of Urban School Climate," by Brian K. Perkins (104 pp., 2007), is available (no price listed) from the Council of Urban School Boards of Education, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3493, 703/838-NSBA, www.nsba.org/cube [10358]

May/June 2007

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  • "To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, by K. Tsianina Lomawaima, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Teresa L. & Teresa L. McCarty (240 pp., 2006, $29.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10352]

  • "A Plan to Improve the Quality of Teaching in American Schools," by Ron Haskins & Susanna Loeb, a 7-page, Spring 2007 Policy Brief, is available (possibly free) from The Future of Children, www.futureofchildren.org [10303]

  • Asian Americans in Class:Charting the Achievement Gap Among Korean American Youth, by Jamie Lew (144 pp., 2006, $23.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10351]

  • Closing the African American Achievement Gap in Higher Education, eds. Alfred P. Roval, Louis B. Gallien, Jr. & Helen R. Stiff-Williams (224 pp., 2007, $49), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10347]

  • "Demographic Differences in OST [out-of-school time] Particiation," a 2007, 2-page Reseearch Summary, is available (likely free) from Harvard Grad. School of Education, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-4304, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu, www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/content/projects/ost_participation.html [10327]

  • "Early Head Start and Teen Parent Families: Partnerships for Success" is a 23-page 2007 paper, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10312]

  • "Getting Down to the Fact Project," from Justice Matters, is "a set of 22 studies that look at what resources and changes would be needed for California schools to meet the goals that we have for them. Available from info@justicematters.org [10290]

  • "Is the No Child Left Behind Act Working? The Reliability of How States Track Achievement," by Bruce Fuller, Kathlrlyn Gesicki, Erin Kang & Joseph Wright (43 pp., 2006), from Policy Analysis for California Education (UC-Berkeley & Davis) and Stanford, is available at pace.berkeley.edu/NCLB/WP06-01_Web.pdf [10343]

  • It's Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools, by Karin Chenoweth (Foreword by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock), from The Achievement Alliance, has been published by Harvard Educ. Press. $26.95 pb., $54.95 hb. [10302]

  • "Key Findings: What Predicts Participation in OST [out-of-school time)?," a 2007 Fact Sheet, is available (likely free) from Harvard Grad. School of Education, 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-4304, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu, www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/content/projects/afterschool/resources/factsheet.pdf [10326]

  • "Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity," by Nancy Schniedewind & Ellen Davidson (3rd ed., 397 pp., 2006), is available ($24.95) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, rsonline@execpc.com www.rethinkingschools.org [10291]

  • "Para Nuestros Ninos: Expanding and Improving Early Education for Hispanics" (2007) is available (no price given) from the National Task Force on Early Child Education for Hispanics, ASU College of Education, PO Box 870211, Tempe, AZ 85287-0211, www.ecehispanic.org [10314]

  • Rescuing the Public Schools" What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind, by Evans Clinchy (144 pp., 2007, $24.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [10334]

  • Rescuing the Public Schools" What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind, by Evans Clinchy (144 pp., 2007, $24.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10346]

  • Still Separate and Unequal: Segregation and the Future of Urban School Reform, by Barry A. Gold (224 pp., 2007, $26.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10348]

  • "Teaching for Change" (PRRAC's partner in producing Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching) has published its 2007 Catalog of "Best Early Chiuldhood-College Resources on Equity and Social Justice." Available from them at PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 800/763-9131, www.teachingforchange.org [10323]

  • The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Youth, by Gilberto Conchas & Gilberto Conchas (168 pp., 2006, $23.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10349]

  • The Foundation for Child Development has a newly designed website, focusing on PK-3 education, www.fcd-us.org [10308]

  • Up Against Whiteness: Race, School and Immigrant Youth, ed. Stanley J. Lee (168 pp., 2006, $23.95), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [10350]

  • "Voices on Student Engagement" (2007) has been published by Indiana University's High School Survey of Student Engagement. The survey of 81,500 students in 110 schools from 26 states, is available at ceep.indiana.edu/hssse/ [10296]

March/April 2007

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  • ""Proficiency for All" -- An Oxymoron," by Richard Rothstein, Rebecca Jacobsen & Tamara Wilder (2006) is available (possibly free) from The Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, #300-E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810. [10268]

  • "A New Day for Learning: A report from the Time, Learning, and Afterschool Task Force" (43 pp., Jan. 2007) is downloadable at www.edutopia.org/anewdayforlearning [10220]

  • "Can a Military Model fo Adolescent Education Close Achievement Gaps?," featuring Hugh Price of the Brookings Institution (and former Urban League President), is available at www.AGI.Harvard.edu [10233]

  • "Community & Family Engagement: Principals Share What Works," by Amy C. Berg, Atelia Melaville & Martin J. Blank (48 pp., Oct. 2006), is available ($12) from The Coalition for Community Schools, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, www.communityschools.org [10223]

  • "Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship," by Atelia Melaville, Atelia Melaville, Amy C. Berg & Martin J. Blank (57 pp., Jan. 2006), is available ($12) from The Coalition for Community Schools, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, www.communityschools.org [10222]

  • "Gender Caps in Math and Reading Gains During Elementary and High School by Race and Ethnicity," by Laura LoGerfo, Austin Nichols & Duncan Chaplin, a March 2007 Urban Institute report, is available (likely free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org [10239]

  • "Growing Community Schools: The Role of Cross-Boundary Leadership," by Martin J. Blank, Amy C. Berg & Atelia Melaville (40 pp., April 2006), is available ($12) from The Coalition for Community Schools, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, x156, www.communityschools.org [10224]

  • "Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform; Lessons from Research on Three Reform Models," by Janet Quint (67 pp., May 2006), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10015, 212/532-3200, www,mdrc.org [10228]

  • "Miles to Go: Mississippi - Rebuilding Education: The Next Big Challenge" (26 pp., 2006) is available (possibly free) from the Southern Education Foundation 135 Auburn Ave., 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001,info@southerneducation.org www.southerneducation.org [10210]

  • "Pacific Islanders Lagging Behind in Higher Educational Attainment" (9 pp., 2006) is available (likely free) from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (headed by PRRAC Board member Don Nakanishi), 3230 Campbell Hall, UCLA, LA, CA 90095-1546, 310/825-2974, www.aasc.ucla.edu/default.asp [10269]

  • "Returns to the Public for Investing in an Excellent Education for All America's Childen: A Focus on Black Males," by Henry Levin, Clive Belfield, Peter Muennig & Cecilia Rouse (16 pp., 2007), is available (possibly free) from Prof. Levin, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027. [10264]

  • "Special Focus on Community Schools: How Schools Engage Their Communities to Strengthen Learning" is the theme of the Feb./March 2007 issue of Our Children, the PTA National Magazine. Available (no price listed) from PTA Natl. HQ, 541 N. Fairbanks Ct., #1300, Chicago,IL 60611, 800/307-4782, www.pta.org [10226]

  • "Starting Off Right" (2006) describes strategies to improve early care and education for infants and toddlers.Available (likely free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10260]

  • "Ten Big Ideas for a New America" (68 pp., Dec. 2006) is available (likel free) from New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th flr.,. Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2700, www.newamerica.net [10217]

  • "The Changing Landscape of American Public Education" (2007) is available from the Pew Hispanic Center. [10265]

  • "The Commission on No Child Left Behind Report" (240 pp., 2007) is available at www.aspeninstitute.org/atf/cf/%7BDEB6F227-659B-4EC8-8F84-8DF23CA704F5%7D/NCLB_book.pdf [10234]

  • "The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Indequate High Schools" (Feb. 2007) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/IssueBriefs.html#highest [10250]

  • "The Will to Change: A Conversation About Schools and Learning - with Dr. James Comer and Dr. Edmond Gordon + Comments by Hugh Price" (22 pp., June 2006) is available ($8) from The Coalition for Community Schools, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 202/822-8405, www.communityschools.org [10221]

  • "Urgent But Overlooked: The Literacy Crisis Among Adolescent English Language Learners" (Feb. 2007), from the Alliance for Educational Excellence, is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/IssueBriefs.html#urgent [10249]

  • "Why We Fight: How Public Schools Cause Social Conflict," by Neal McCluskey (59 pp'., Jan. 27), is available (possibly free) from the libertarian Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241, www.cato.org [10218]

January/February 2007

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  • ""'Proficiency for All' -- An Oxymoron," by Richard Rothstein, Rebecca Jacobsen & Tamara Wilder (Nov. 2006), is available (possibly free) from The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810,< "mailto:tevans@epi.org"> [10109]

  • "A New Way on School Integration," by Richard D. Kahlenberg, a 16-page, Nov. 2006 Issue Brief prepared for the Supreme Court's hearing on the Louisville and Seattle voluntary school integration plans, is available (possibly free) from The Century Foundation, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/387-0400,, www.tcf.org [10141]

  • "Addressing America's Dropout Challenge: State Efforts to Boost Graduation Raters Require Federal Support" (Dec. 2006), from the Ctr. for American Progress & Jobs for the Future, is available at www.americanprogress.org/issues/2006/11/pdf/hs_grad_report.pdf [10116]

  • "African American Male Task Force Report" (58 pp. + Exec. Summary, Dec. 2006), from the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African American Males, is available at www.marylandpublicschools.org/NR/rdonlyres/FCB60C1D-6CC2-4270-BDAA-153D67247324/11495/AfricanAmericanMaleTaskForceReportDecember06.pdf [10129]

  • "Building and Evaluating Out-of-School Time Connections" is theme a series of articls in the 40-page, Fall 2006 issue of The Evaluation Exchange, published by the Harvard Family Research Project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Free subs. from the Project, 617/496-4304, hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu [10156]

  • "Demography as Destiny: How America Can Build a Better Future" is a 2006 report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828; downloadable at www.all4ed.org/publications/demography.pdf [10180]

  • "Double the Work: Challenges & Solutions to Acquiring Language & Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners," a 2006 Alliance for Excellent Education report, is available (possibly free) from them, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828; downloadable at www.all4ed.org/publications/DoubleWork/DoubleWork.pdf [10114]

  • Education Not Incarceration "consists of youth, educators, parents, and concerned community members who are challenging the prison industrial complex and reprioritizing our resources to create comprehnsive and equitable education for all people." 3280 Marcom Ave., Oakland, CA 94619, 510533-3204, www.ednotinc.org [10153]

  • "Enough To Do the Job? Critical Questions about California's Latest Teacher Equity Plan" (Nov. 2006) is available from The Education Trust-West, 155 Grand Ave., #1025, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/465-6444, x300, www.edtrustwest.org [10098]

  • "First 100 Hours" (2007), dealing with the 110th Cong. and its commitment to Martin Luther King's goal of reducing the economic disparity between the races, has just been released by United for a Fair Economy. Contact Bob Keener, 617, 2148, x120; downloadable at www.FairEconomy.org/StateOfTheDream [10069]

  • "From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools," by Gloria Ladson-Billings, her 2006 Presidential Address to the Amer. Educ. Research Assn., which appeared as a 12-page article in the Oct. 2006 Educational Researcher, is available in reprint form (likely free) from AERA ADDRESS TK [10104]

  • "Funding Gaps 2006," by Gordon Liu, Ross Weiner, Eli Pristoop & Marguerite Roza (16 pp., 2006), from The Education Fund, is available at www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/CDEF9403-5A75-47E-93FF-EBF1174181FB/0/FundingGap2006.pdf [10130]

  • "Having Low Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plans Take Into Account the Quality of Schools as Proposed Family Housing Sites: A Partial Answer to the Residential Segregation Dilemma?," by Seema Ramesh Shah is a Note appearing in 39Ind.L.Rev.691 (2006). [10122]

  • "Healthier and Wealthier: Decreasing Health Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment," a 7-page, Nov. 2006 Issue Brief, is available (possibly free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, www.all4ed.org [10083]

  • "K-12 Race-Conscious Student Assignment Policies: Law, Social Science, and Diversity," by Kevin G. Weiner, a 33-page article forom the Fall 2006 Journal of Educational Research, is available in reprint form (possibly free) from the Amer. Educ. Research Assn., 1230 17th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-3078, 202/223-9485, www.aera.net [10184]

  • "Landing on the Wrong Note: The Price We Paid for Brown," by Gloria Ladson-Billings, an 11-page article from the Oct. 2004 Educational Researcher is available in reprint form (possibly free) from the Amer. Educ. Research Assn., 1230 17th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-3078, 202/223-9485, [10183]

  • "Leveraging Title I: A University-District Partnership to Improve K-12 Literacy" is a 3-page, Nov. 2006 Case Study of an initiative, involving the Arlington (TX) Independent School District and Texas Woman's University, designed to help teachers meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act. Available (likely free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, www.all4ed.org [10157]

  • "Looking to the Future: Voluntary K-12 School Integration" (52 pp., 2005), from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the Harvard Civil Rights Prfojec, and The Center for the Study of Race & Law at the Univ. of Virginia School of Law, is available (no price listed) from the LDF Communications Dept., 99 Hudson St., #1600, NYC, NY 10013. Downlable at www.naacpldf.org [10163]

  • "Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform: Lessons from Research on Three Reform Models," by Janet Quint (66 pp., May 2006), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [10178]

  • "Nourishing Development: A Report on Food Insecurity & the Precjursores to School Readiness among Very Young Children" (9 pp., July 2006) is available (likely free)from the Boston Medical Center's Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program, 725 Mass. Ave., Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, 617/638-5850, sedc@bu.edu [10097]

  • "Pacific Islanders Lagging Behind in Higher Educational Attainment" is a 9-page, Nov. 2006 report from the UCLA Asian American Studies Ctr. (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Don Nakanishi). Downloadable at www.aasc.ucla.edu [10111]

  • "Plan for Progress" is the 2006 Prichard Comm. five-year plan for improving education in Kentucky. Contact them at 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, 859/233-9849, [10144]

  • "Racial-Ethnic Identity in Mid-Adolescence: Context & Change as Predictors of Academic Achievement," by Daphna Oyserman, Inna Altschul & Deborah Bybee, appeared in the Sept./Oct. 2006 issue of Child Development (Vol. 77, No. 5). Available at www.sitemaker.umich.edu/culture.self/files/altschul_oyserman_bybee_2006.pdf [10131]

  • "Reclaiming the American Dream," a 2006 report from the Bridgespan Group, "finds rigorous high school course work and a 'college-going culture' vital to success in college." Available at www.bridgespan.org/PDF/ReclaimingtheAmerican%20DreamWhitePaper.pdf [10115]

  • "Securing the Right to Learn: Policy & Practice for Powerful Teaching & Learning," by Linda Darling-Hammond, a 12-page article from the Oct. 2006 Educational Researcher is available in reprint form (possibly free) from the Amer. Educ. Research Assn.n 1230 17th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-3078, 202/223-9485, www.aera.net [10182]

  • "State Public Education Policy & Life Pathways for Boys & Men of Color," by Kay Randolph-Back (38 pp., 2006), a Dellums Commission Report, is available (no price listed) from the Health Policy Inst., Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-6366, www.jointcenter.org [10171]

  • Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for No Child Left Behind A 2006 US Chamber of Commerice survey of business organizations finds that over 85% of respondents want NCLB extended to high schools. More detailed findings at www.uschamber.com/publications/reports/education_reform.htm [10093]

  • The DC Voice is a quarterly newspaper, strengthning the public voice in public education." For inf. and a (likely free) copy of their 8-page Winter 2006 issue, contact them at 1436 U St. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-8535, www.dcvoice.org [10095]

  • "The Potential of Title I for High-Quality Preschool," by Danielle Ewen & Hannah Matthews, is a 31-slide presentation. Available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Inf. from CLASP, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10087]

  • "Unleashing the Power of Parents to Fix Their Kids' Schools," by Tory Read (52 pp., July 2006), from Making Connections Denver, is available at www.piconetwork.org/education/Parents-8-4-06c.pdf [10126]

  • "Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools," a 2006 report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (1201 Conn. Ave., NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828) is downloadable at www.all4ed.org/publications/WritingNext/index/html [10179]

November/December 2006

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  • Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, by Matthew Lynch (2006), has been published by African American Images; author can be contacted at lynch39083@aol.com [10066]

  • "Dismantling a Community," a 2006 report from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, shows how "officials have used the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina for social experimentation [and] the consequences of privatization within the New Orleans public school system. Available at www.communitychange.org/issues/education/publications/ [10041]

  • "Issues & Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation" is a 2006 brief from the Harvard Family Research Proj., 3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, hfrp@gse.harvard.edu, www.hfrp.org [10056]

  • "Language challenges can affect parental involvement at school" is the subject of a 2006 report from the Natl. Ctr. for Education Statistics, using data from the 2003 Natl. Household Education Surveys Program. Downloadable at nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006086 [10037]

  • "Miles to Go, Louisiana -- The Only Way Forward: Changing Directrions in Education" (22 pp., 2006), on how the state's economic problems are linked to its lower levels of education, is available (possibly free) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE,, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303. Their website also had detailed reports on other Southern states, www.southerneducation.org [10004]

  • "Opportunity in America: The Role of Education," by Isabel Sawhill, is a 2006 issue brief from The Future of Children, available at www.futureofchildren.org/usr_dc/opportunity_policy_brief.pdf. [10023]

  • "Plan for Progress" is the just-released 2006 Prichard Comm. five-year plan for improving education in Kentucky. Contact them at 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, 859/233-9849, rsexton@prichardcommittee.org [10042]

  • "Promoting School Readiness through Universal Preschool," by Kristen Oshyn & Laura Newland, is a 16-page, 2006 report, available (possibly free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, www.tcf.org. [10008] See full text.

  • "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings," an Alliance for Excellent Education issue brief, is available (possibly free) from them, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org. www.all4ed.org/publications/SavingFutures.pdf/ [10012]

  • "Summer Success: Challenges & Strategies in Creating Quality Academically Focused Summer Programs" (Oct. 2006), from the Harvard Family Research Proj. (3 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-9108, can be downloaded athfrp@gse,harvard.edu, can be downloaded at www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/afterschool/resources/issuebrief9.html [10057]

  • "The American Teacher: Expectations & Experiences," 2006 survey from the MetLife Fdn., is available at www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,4132,P13393,00.html. [10006]

  • "What the public really wants on education" is the subject of a 2006 survey of public opinion polls, by the Center for American Progress, available at www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=2071009 [10022]

  • "Where a Diverse Community Comes Together to Make Schools Better for All" is an 8-page, 2006 account of Montgomery County, MD, available (possibly free) from Study Circles Resource Ctr., 697 Pomfret St., PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258-0203, scrc@studycircles.org, www.studycircles.org [10014]

  • "Why Preschool Pays Off" revisits the Brookline Early Education Project (whch ran from 1973-81) 25 years later, showing the potential of high-quality early intervention programs to level the playing field and lead to measurable improvements in participants' school performance & adult life choices -- saving taxpayers' money over time. Available at carnegie.org/results/14/index.html. [10019]

September/October 2006

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  • "After Katrina: Rebuilding Opportunity & Equity Into the New New Orleans," by Margery Austin Turner (94 pp., April 2006), from The Urban Inst., is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311406 [9972]

  • "Beyond School Reform: Improving the Educational Outcomes of Low-Income Children" (Aug. 2006), from the Ctr. for Advancing Research & Solutions for Society at the Univ. Mich., is available in hard copy from rachelha@umich.edu, and www.isr.mich.edu/carss/about/news/html [9924]

  • "Charting a Path to Graduation: The Effect of GRAD on Elementary School Student Outcomes in Four Urban Districts," by Jason C. Snipes, Glee Ivory Holton & Fred Doolittle (191 pp., July 2006), a Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., report, is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/432/overview.html [9952]

  • "Control, Punish & Conquer: U.S. Public Schools' Attempts to Control Black Males," by Terence Fitzgerald, is a 16-page article in the Spring 2006 issue (Vol. 12, No. 1) of Chnallenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men. Contact Morehouse Research Inst., 830 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314, 404/215-2746. [9914]

  • "Fact Sheet: Young African American Men in the United States" (2 pp., July 2006), from the Kaiser Family Fdn., highlights key inf. about the education, health & overall status of young African American men, including comparisons with other groups. Available at www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7541.cfm [9969]

  • "Findings from 20 States" (2006), from the Natl. Ctr. for Educational Accountability, examines high-performing schools to determine best practices. The study, including indiv. state reports, is available at www.just4kids.org/jftk/twenty_states.cfm [9936]

  • Grito de Arena is a 2006 documentary (62 mins., in Spanish & English) about how global forces have been dismantling public education in Mexico and the popular resistance that has been provoked. Available from Corrugated Films, 151 22nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, 206/851-6785, info@corrugate.org, www.corrugate.org [9928]

  • "It Takes a Parent: Transforming Education in the Wake of NCLB" is a 2006 Appleseed report on recommendations regarding the role of parents in achieving student & school success. Find it on appleseeds.net/servelet/FlashPage [9896]

  • "Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience & Action" (40 pp., 2006), from the Children's Defense Fund, is available at www.aasa.org/focus/content.cfm?ItemNumber-5980 [9962]

  • "Measuring Instructional Responses to Standards-Based Accountability," by Laura S. Hamilton & Brian Stecher (36 pp., April 2006), a RAND report, is available from 877/584-8642 or www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR373# [9953]

  • "More Than Meets the Eye: Head Start Programs, Participants, Families & Staff in 2005," by Katie Hamm (8 pp., Aug. 2006), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/XXX-XXXX. [9906]

  • Other People's Children: Cultural Conflicts in the Classroom, by Lisa Delpit (240 pp., 2006 2nd ed., $17.95), has been published by New Press, www.thenewpress.com/ [9956]

  • "Promise Abandoned: How Policy Choices & Institutional Practices Restrict College Opportunities," by Kati Haycock (27 pp., 2006), is available (no price listed) from The Education Trust, 1250 H St. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20005, 202/293-1217, www.edtrust.org [9927]

  • "Public Education & Black Male Students - The 2006 State Report Card" (85 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Schott Fdn., 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700, www.schottfoundation.org [9918]

  • Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, by Peter Edelman, Harry Holzer & Paul Offner (156 pp., Jan. 2006, $26.50), providing recommendations to reconnect disadvantaged males to employment & education, is available from Urban Inst. Press, www.uipress.org/Template.cfm?Section=Bookstore&Template=Ecommerce/ProductDisplay.cfm&ProductID=4704 [9941]

  • "Small Schools on a Larger Scale: The First Three Years of the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative" (68 pp., July 2006), from the Univ. Chi. Consortium on Chicago School Research, is available at www.consortium-chicago.org/publications/p85.html [9954]

  • "Starting Off Right: Promoting Child Development from Birth in State Early Care & Education Initiatives," by Rachel Schumacher, Katie Hamm, Ann Goldstein & Joan Lombardi (46 pp., July 2006), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8028, www.clasp.org [9916]

  • "Teaching for Change Fall/Winter 2006 Catalog" available (free) from 800/763-9131, www.teachingforchange.org [9990]

  • What's Race Got to Do With It? Social Disparities & Student Success (2006, 55 min., $49.95), dealing with ace on college campuses, is available from Newsreel, www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0188 [9940]

  • "Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities Are Reconnecting Out-of-School Youth," by Nancy Martin & Samuel Halperin (196 pp., 2006), from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, is available at www.aypf.org/publications/WhateverItTakes.htm [9955]

  • "Where We Learn: The CUBE Survey of Urban School Climate," by Brian K. Perkins (43 pp., 2006), Foreword by James P. Comer, is available (no price listed) from the Natl. School Boards Assn., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, www.nsba.org [9992]

  • "Who's Counted? Who's Counting? Understanding High School Graduation Rates," by Lyndsay Pinkus (51 pp., June 2006), from the Alliance for Excellent Education (202/828-0828), is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/ordering.html [9951]

July/August 2006

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  • "Checks and Balances at Work: The Restructuring of Virginia's Public Higher Education System," by Lara K. Couturier (97 pp., June 2006),is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr. for Public Policy & Higher Education, 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699, center@highereducation.org, www.highereducation.org [9822]

  • "Helping Children Move from Bad Schools to Good Ones," by Richard D. Kahlenberg (l5 pp., n.d. [2006]), is available (likely free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, info@tcf.org, www.tcf.org [9827]

  • "How Black and Hispanic Familes Rate Their Schools" is a 24-page, Reality Check 2006 report from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610, www.publicagenda.org [9825]

  • "The High-Performance Workforce and the At-Risk Student" (2006) addresses the educational needs of the at-risk student to fit the growing need for well-prepared employees. Available (no price given) from the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson Univ., 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631, 864/656-2599. [9847]

  • Voices in Urban Education devotes its Spring 2006 issue to "Getting to Equity" -- examining the actions that must take place to achieve equity and excellent for all students. Available (no price given) from the Annenberg Inst. for School Reform, Brown Univ., Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912, 401/863-7990, www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/index.html [9846]

May/June 2006

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  • 'To Remain an Indian': Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native America Education, by K. Tsianina Lomawaima & Teresa L. McCarty (240 pp., 2006, $29.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9798]

  • "American Higher Education: How Does It Measure Up for the 21st Century?," by James B. Hunt, Jr. & Thomas J. Tierney (13 pp., May 2006, no price listed), is available from the Natl. Cr. for Public Policy & Higher Education, 152 N. 3rd St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699, center@highereducation.org www.highereducaiton.org [9766]

  • Asian Americans in Class: Charting the Achievement Gap Among Korean American Youth, by Jamie Lew (144 pp., 2006, $23.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9803]

  • Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action & Policy, by Gloria Ladson-Billings & William F. Tate (168 pp., 2005, $21.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9794]

  • "Improving Educational Outcomes" was a March 9-10, 2006 Alliance for Excellent Education symposium focusing on the importance of data to closing the achievement gap and successfully reforming schools. Audio & visual of the event available at www.all4ed.org/events/DataSymposium,html [9773]

  • Inquiry in Action: Teaching Columbus, by Avram Barlowe (64 pp., 2006, $15.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9802]

  • Learning Power: Organizing for Education & Justice, by Jeannie Oakes, John Rogers & Martin Lipton (216 pp., 2006, $19.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9795]

  • Multicultural Strategies for Education & Social Change, by Arnetha F. Ball (208 pp., 2006, $27.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9796]

  • "Open to the Public: Speaking Out on No Child Left Behind" is the Public Education Network's 2nd annual report (2006) that gives voice to community, parent & student concerns about the federal legislation. Hearings were held in CA, FL, IL, MA, MI, NY, OH, PA & TX. Downloadable at www.PublicEducation.org [9810]

  • "Reading Between the Lines: What the ACT Reveals About College Readiness in Reading" (2006), from ACT, is available at www.act.org/path/policy/reports/reading.html [9789]

  • Serving the Community: Guidelines for Setting Up a Service-Learning Program, by Phyllis Tasklik & Cathy Tomaszewski (48 pp., 2006, $29.95 -- including a DVD), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9799]

  • "State Polcymaking for Improving College Readiness & Success," by Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney, Michael W. Kirst, Michael Usdan, Andrea Venezia & Andrea Venezia (37 pp., 2006), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr. for Public Policy & Higher Education, 152 N. 3rd St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699, center@highereducation.org, www,highereducation.org [9770]

  • The Line Between Us: Teaching about the Border & Mexican Immigration, by Bill Bigelow (160 pp., 2006), is available ($16.95+s/h) from Rethinking Schools, 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org [9809]

  • "The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts" (March 2006), from Civil Enterprises, is available at www.civicenterprises.net/pdfs/thesilentepidemic3-06.pdf [9788]

  • Urban Teaching: The Essentials, by Lois Weiner (rev. ed., 112 pp., 2006, $15.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9797]

  • Visionary Middle Schools: Signature Practices & the Power of Local Invention, by Catherine Cobb Morocco, Nanch Brigham & Cynthia Mata Aguilar (192 pp., 2006, $23.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9804]

  • We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools, by Gary R. Howard (2nd ed., 192 pp., 2006, $19.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9792]

  • What If All the Kids Are White? Anti-Bias Multicultural Education with Young Children & Families, by Louise Derman-Sparks (208 pp., 2006, $24.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9793]

  • What Was It Like? Teaching History & Culture Through Young Adult Literature, by Linda J. Rice (216 pp., 2006, $23.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [9801]

March/April 2006

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  • "A Tale of Two Schools" (Sept. 2005) is a series of 12 district-specific reports, accompanied by a new web-based tool (hiddengap.org) "that provides hidden teacher-spending gap information for every school in California." Available (no price listed) from Education Trust-West, 155 Grand Ave., #1025, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/465-6444, RAli@edtrustwest.org, www.edtrustwest.org [9718]

  • "Adding the Critical Voice: A Dialogue With Practicing Teachers on Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Hard-to-Staff Schools" (61 pp., Sept. 2005) is available (no price listed) from Learning Point Associates, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., #200, Naperville, IL 60563-1486, 800/356-2735, wwwlearningpt.org [9700]

  • "Improving Teacher Quality" is the theme of the Winter 2005-06 issue of Rethinking Schools. Included in the 72-page issue are 7 articles on the subject, including "Cincinnati's Teacher Union Tackles Quality," by Barbara Miner; "Tips for Working with Student Teachers," by Alana Murray (co-editor of the PRRAC/Teaching for Change publication, Putting the MovementBack Into Civil Rights Teaching); and "Teacher Education Left Behind," by Doug Selwyn, on how NCLB harms preparation of new teachers. Subs. to the quarterly are $17.95 (check with them about single-issue price) from 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org [9742]

  • "Income of U.S. Workforce Projected to Decline If Education Doesn't Improve" is an 8-page, Nov. 2005 report available (possibly free) from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-1699, www.highereducation.org [9710]

  • "Spreading Freedom and Saving Money: The Fiscal Impact of the D.C. Voucher Program," by Susan L. Aud & Leon Michos (16 pp., 2006), is available (possibly free) from The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, www.cato.org [9698]

  • "State Negotiations with US Dept. of Education on No Child Left Behind Act" is the subject of a 60-page, Feb. 2006 report from The Harvard Civil Rights Project, available at www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/research/esea/nclb_unraveling.php [9740]

  • "Students on the Move," by Chester Hartman appeared in the February 2006 issue of Educational Leadership, the monthly magazine of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Copies of the 5-page article are available from the author at chartman@prrac.org, www.ascd.org [9699]

  • "Teaching for Change" has available its 34-page Spring/Summer 2006 Catalogue of Resources (Pre-K through College) on Equity and Social Justice. Available from them at PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 800/763-9131, www.teachingforchange.org [9713]

January/February 2006

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  • "Dollars and Sense II: Cost Effective Strategies for Good, Small Schools," by Barbara Kent Lawrence (Knowledgeworks, Summer 2005) is available under "downloads" at www.goodsmallschools.org [9683]

  • "Education: The State We're In" (Aug. 2005), co-published by the Ctr. for American Progress & the Inst. for America's Future, consists mainly of state-by-state report cards on: the achievement gap; early childhood education; the h.s.g-to-college pipeline; accessibility of higher education; participation in afterschool programs; standards & student performance measurements; teachers' subject-matter qualifications. Available (possibly free) from the Ctr., 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [9677]

  • "Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer: A Progressive Educatrion Agenda for a Stronger Nation" (85 pp., Aug. 2005), a joint publication of the Ctr. for American Progress & the Inst. for America' Future, is available (no price listed) from the Center, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/682-1611, www.americanprogress.org [9661]

  • "Providing Rural Students with a High Quality Education: The Rural Perspective on the Concept of Educational Advocacy," by Gregory C. Malhoit (July 2005), is available from The Rural School & Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Bldg., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/243-1487, downloadable at www.ruraledu.org [9681]

  • "The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size & Other Key Characteristics" is a late 2005 report from the Pew Hispanic Ctr., available at pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=54 [9674]

  • "The Impact of Arkansas' Act 60 on African-American School Leadership & Racial Composition of School Districts," by Lorna Jimerson (July 2005) reports the impact of state law mandating consolidation of districts with fewer than 350 students. Available from The Rural School & Community Trust, 1530 Wilson Blvd., #240, Arlington, VA 22209, 703/243-1487; downloadable at www.ruraledu.org [9682]

November/December 2005

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  • "Adding the Critical Voice: A Dialogue With Practicing Teachers on Teacher Recruitman & Retention in Hard-to-Staff Schools" (61 pp., Sept. 2005) is available (possibly free) from Learning Point Associates, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., #200, Naperville, IL 60563-1486, 630/649-6500, www/learningpt.org/evaluation.voice/htm [9595]

  • Breaking Through: Transfornming Urban School Districts, by John Simmons (264 pp., 2005, $25.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9640]

  • Building on Strength: Language & Literacy in Latino Families & Communities, ed. Ana Celia Zentella (224 pp., 2005, $23.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9634]

  • "Cracks in the Education Pipeline: A Business Leader's Guide to Higher Education Reform" (40 pp., May 2005) is available (likely free) from the Comm. for Economic Development, 2000 L St. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/296-5860, www.ced.org [9596]

  • Critical Literacy/Critical Teaching: Tools for Preparing Responsive Teachers, by Cheryl Dozier, Peter Johnston & Rebecca Rogers (224 pp., 2005, $27.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9637]

  • "Dismantilingf the School-to-Prison Pipeline" is a 14-page, 2005 pamphlet, available (possibly free) from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, 99 Hudson St., #1600, NYC, NY 10013, 212/965-2200,school2prison@naacpldf.org, naacpldf.org [9598]

  • "Education Could Do More" is a 2005 GAO study asking the US Dept. of Education to take a bigger role in promoting successful interventions at the high school level. Available at www.gao.gov/new.items.d05879.pdf [9601]

  • "High-Stakes Testing & Student Achievement: Problems for the No Child LOeft Behind Act" (2005), from the Educational Policy Studies Laboratory at Arizona State Univ. & the Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice, is available at www.asu.edu/educ/epsl/EPRU/documents/EPSL-0509-105-EPRU.pdf [9600]

  • "Inequality in Children's School Readiness and Public Funding," by Katherine Magnuson, Marcia Meyers, Christopher J. Ruhm & Jane Waldvogel (2005?), is available at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc241c.pdf [9625]

  • "Mayhem in the Middle," a 2005 report from the Thomas Fordham Fdn., argues for high standards and accountability for student achievement in middle grades. Available at www.edexcellence.net/doc/2690_MayhemFINAL.pdf [9616]

  • "Moving Forward: Helping New York's High Mobility Students to Succeed," by Sheila Kaplan, an 8-page, June 2005 policy paper, is available (possibly free) from 917/693-1041, educationny@aol.com [9631]

  • New DVD & Teachers Guide to the Civil Right Movement can be found at . Inf. from 800/769-8715. school.discovery.com/freedom/ [9621]

  • "Organizing Family & Community Connections With Schools: How Do School Staff Build Meaningful Relationships With All Stakeholders?" (2005?) is available (no price listed) from The Prichard Committee, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, [9617]

  • Postsecondary Education Opportunity devotes its 16-page Oct. 2005 issue to "Segregation of Higher Education Enrollment by Family Income and Race/Ethnicity, 1980 to 2004." Subs. to the monthly are $164; contact them for single issues: PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 641/673-4301, subscription@postsecondary.org, www.postsecondary.org [9629]

  • "Reading at Risk: The State Response to the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy," from the National Association of State Boards of Education (2005), is available at www.nasbe.org/recent_pubs/reading_at_risk.htm [9605]

  • "Reading to Achieve: A Governors' Guide to Adolescent Literacy" (2005), from the National Governors Association, is available at www.nga.org/Files/pdf/0510GOVGUIDELITERACY.PDF [9604]

  • Rethinking Schools has available its Fall/Winter 2005 catalog ("Education Resources for Equity and Justice"). 800/669-4192, www.rethinkingschools.org [9632]

  • "Saving Money & Improving Education: How School Choice Can Help States Reduce Education Costs," by David Salisbury, is an Oct. 2005, 33-page Policy Analysis report, available (possibly free) from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200. [9599]

  • The Color of Success: Race & High-Achieving Urban Youth, by Gilberto Conchas (168 pp., 2005, $23.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9635]

  • "The Nation's Report Card" -- results of the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing of 4th- and 8th-graders -- are available at nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ [9607]

  • Un-Standardizing Curriculum: Multicultural Teachng in the Standards=Based Classroom, by Christine E. Sleeter (224 pp., 2005, $23.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9636]

  • Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Understanding Race & Disability in Schools, by Beth Harry & Janette Klingner (224 pp., 2005, $28.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9638]

September/October 2005

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  • A National Poll Finds Americans Feel High School Improvement More Urgent That Elementary Education Improvement: Materials from an Aug. 2005 Alliance for Excellent Education event presenting the results are available at www.all4ed.org.events/NationalPollRelease.html [9575]

  • Advancement Project has launched a new blog designed to keep people informed "on the latest racial justice issues such as: voting rights, educational opportunities, immigrant rights, criminal justice, economic justice and policing -- www.justdemocracyblog.org [9545]

  • "Closing the Gap: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality in Opening the Doors to Higher Education for African-American Students" (17 pp., June 2005) is available (possibly free) from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (headed by PRRAC Board member Theodore M. Shaw), and is downloadable at www.naacpldf.org [9524]

  • "Educational Progress Across Generations in California," a 2005 report from the Public Policy Inst. of California, focuses on Mexican-American immigrants. Available at www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=402 [9573]

  • "Full-Day Kindergarten: A Study of State Policies in the United States" (2005?) has been published by the Education Commission of the States. Inf. from the Foundation for Child Development, harold@fcd-us.org [9583]

  • "High School Students Have Parents Too," a 2005 study by members of the "Youth News Team" in Lexington, KY, is available (possibly free) from the Center for Parent Leadeership at the Prichard Committee, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, kgardner@prichardcommittee.org [9581]

  • "Kids Wjho Move A Lot - A Problem for Rural Disricts," by Karl Schafft (2005) is available at srdc.msstate.edu [9559]

  • "Mayhem in the Middle," a 2005 report from the Thomas Fordham Fdn., argues for high standars and accountability for student achievement in middle grades. Available at www.edexcellence.net/doc/2690_MayhemFINAL.pdf [9572]

  • "Organizing Family & Community Connections with Schools: How Do School Staff Build Meaningful Relationships With All Stakeholders" (2005?) is available (no price listed) from The Prichard Committee, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, [9582]

  • "PK-3: An Aligned & Coordinated Approach to Education for Children 3 to 8 Years Old" (2005?) has been published by the Society for Research in Child Development. Inf. from harold@fcd-us.org [9584]

  • Postsecondary Education Opportunity devotes its Aug. 2005, 20-page issue to "Minority Undergraduate Enrollments at Leading Public & Private Colleges & Universities. Subs. to monthly are $164, from PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 614/673-3401, subscription@postsecondary.org, www.postsecondary.org [9578]

  • School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back?, eds. John Charles Boger & Gary Orfield (2005) has been published by Univ. of North Carolina Press. [9536]

  • "Shortchanging Poor and Minority Students: California's Hidden Teacher Spending Gap" is a 2005 report from Education Trust-West, 155 Grand Ave., #1025, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/465-6444, www.edtrustwest.org [9552]

  • "Teacher Attrition: A Costly Loss to the Nation and to the States," a 2005 brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education (1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org/publications/TeacherAttrition.pdf [9574]

  • "The Governance Divide: A Report on a Four-State [FL, GA, NY, OR] Study on Improving College Readiness and Success," by Andrea Venezia, Patrick M. Callan, Joni E. Finney & Michael Usdan (55 pp., Sept. 2005), from the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, the Natl. Ctr. for Public Policy & Higher Educ., and the Stanford Inst. for Higher Educ. Research is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr., 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699, www.highereducation.org [9520]

  • "The Role of Education -- Promoting the Economic & Social Vitality of Rural America" (2005) has been published by the Southern Rural Development Center, srdc.msstate.edu/ [9562]

July/August 2005

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  • "Addressing Achievement Gaps: Progress & Prospects for Minority & Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students & English-Language Learners" is the theme of the 11-page, Winter 2005 issue of ,Policy Notes, available (possibly free) from Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Rd. 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [9499]

  • "After-School Programs: How They Affect Black Male Development & Educational Progress," by Reginald Clark, Alexes Harris & Walter Allen, appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, published by the Morehouse Research Inst., 830 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314, 404/215-2746. [9458]

  • "California's Hidden Teacher Spending Gap: How State & District Budgeting Practices Shortchange Poor & Minority Students & Their Schools" (17 pp. + 33-page Appendices publicationm, 2005) is available (no price listed) from The Education Trust-West, 155 Grand Ave., #1025, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/465-6444, www.edtrustwest.org [9457]

  • "Closing Achievement Gaps," by Ron Haskins & Cecilia Rouse is the subject of the 7-page, Spring 2005 The Future of Children Policy Brief, available at www.futureofchildren.org [9497]

  • "Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in the South" (2005), from the Harvard Civil Rights Project, focuses on FL, GA, LA, MS, NC. Available at www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/research/dropouts/dropouts_south05.pdf [9507]

  • "Examining the Gaps in Mathematics Achievement Among Racial-Ethnic Groups, 1972-1992," a2005(?) report from the RAND Corp., is downloadable at www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG255/ [9477]

  • "Getting Honest About Grad Rates: How States Play the Numbers & Students Lose" is a 2005 report from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock. Downloadable at www2.edtrust.org/EdTrust/Press+Room.HSGradRate2005.htm [9479]

  • GiveKidsGoodSchools.org is the eAdvocacy website of the Public Education Network. They've launched Public Conversations on=20=No Child Left Behind, their 2005 advocacy campaign, to raise awareness of NCLB-related issues at the federal, state & local levels. [9509]

  • "Making Progress Toward Graduation: Evidence from the Talent Development High School Model," by James J. Kemple, Corinne M. Herlihy & Thomas J. Smith (114 pp., May 2005), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9452]

  • "Prekindergarteners Left Behind," by Walter Gilliiam (2005) is a nationwide study reporting that pre-schools are expelling 3-5-year-olds are 3 times the rate of public schools, and that African Americans (particularly African-American males) are far more likely than white, Latino or Asian American youngsters to be expelled. See the report at www.fcd-us.org/PDFs/NationalPreKExpulsionPaper03.02_new.pdf [9508]

  • "Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Justice b y the Numbers," eds. Eric Gutstein & Bob Peterson (179 pp., May 2005), is available ($16.95) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, rsonline@execpc.com www.rethinkingschools.com [9453]

  • "School Readiness: Closing Racial & Ethnic Gaps" is the Spring 2005 issue of The Future of Children, available at www.futureofchildren.org [9498]

  • Survey on Public Awareness of HS Dropout Problem: A 2005 survey commissioned by Communities in Schools finds that one 1 in 10 Americans believe the high school dropout problem is a crisis. Inf. on the survey available at www.prnewswire.com/mnr/cisnet/21786/ [9478]

  • "The Condition of Education" (2005), the annual Congressionally-mandated report, is available at nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/ [9505]

  • The Learning Curve, published by the Foundation for Child Development, in its June 2005 issue contains "The Case for Universal Pre-K," by David Lawrence & "Promise or Peril: Immigrants, LEP Students & the No Child Left Behind Act." 212/213-8337, harold@fcd-us.org, www,/fcd-us.org [9461]

  • "Year 3 of the No Child Left Behind Act," a 2005 report from the Center on Education Policy, is downloadable at www.edweek.org/links [9480]

May/June 2005

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  • "Accountability in a Postdesegregaton Era: The Continuing Significance of Racial Segregaton in Florida's Schools" (2005), published in theAmerican Education Research Journal, can be found (in abstract form) at www.edweek.org/links [9411]

  • "All Together Now: State Experiences in Using Community-Based Child Care to Provide Pre-Kindergarten," a 2005 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman) is available fromdewen@clasp.org [9388]

  • "Big Buildings, Small Schools: Using a Small Schools Strategy for High School Reform" is a 2005 report from Jobs for the Future, available at www.jff.org/jff/PDFDocuments/smallschoolexsum.pdf [9419]

  • "Black Boys: The Litmus Test for Public School Education" (23 pp., May 2004) is avaiable (possibly free)from The Schott Fdn., 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700, www.schottfoundation.org [9373]

  • "Borrowers Who Drop Out: A Neglected Aspect of the College Student Trend," by Lawrence Gladieux & Laura Perna (58 pp., May 2005), is available (no price listed0 from the Natl. Ctr. for Public Policy & Higher Education, 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, VA 95112, 408/271-2699, center@highereducation.org, www.highereducation.org [9374]

  • "Closing Achievement Gaps," by Ron Haskins & Cecilia Rouse, is a 7-page, Spring 2005 Policy Brief from the Princeton-Brookings Future of Children, available at www.futureofchildren.org [9403]

  • "Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track" is a 2005 report from the Advancement Project (focusing on Denver, Chicago and Palm Beach County, FL); available from the Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, [9394]

  • "One-Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities" (46 pp., Feb. 2005) is available (no price listed) from the ETS Policy Inf. Ctr., Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949, pic@ets.org, downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [9391]

  • "Prekindergarteners Left Behind" is a May 2005 study from the Yale Child Study Center, reporting high levels of expulsion from pre-schools. Available at www.fcd-us.org/PDFs/NationalPreKExpulsionPaper03.02_new.pdf [9421]

  • "Public Education and Black Male Students: A State Report Card" (2nd ed., 47 pp., 2005) is available (possibly free) from The Schott Foundation, 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700, downloadable at www.schottfoundation.org [9408]

  • "Raising and Educating Healthy Boys: A Report ont he Growing Crisis in Boys' Education" (17 pp. + Apps., 2005), is avaiable (no price listed) form the Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009-5721, 202/884-8000, www.aed.org [9376]

  • "School Improvement Under the No Child Left Behind," from the Center for American Progress (written by Phyllis McClure), is available at www.edweek.org/links [9414]

  • "Schooling, Statistics, and Poverty: Can We Measure School Improvement?," by Stephen W. Raudenbush (38 pp., Sept. 2004), is available (no price listed) from Educ. Testing Service, www.ets.org/research [9368]

  • The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement, by Martin Carnoy, Lawrence Mishel & Richard Rothstein (186 pp., 2005), has been co-published by the Econ. Policy Inst. & Teachers College Press, www.epinet.org [9412]

  • "The State the Souoth: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education" (5th ed., Aug. 2004), from MDC, is available at www.mdcinc.org [9417]

March/April 2005

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  • "'One Day I Will Make It': A Study of Adult Student Persistence in Library Literacy Programs," by Kristin E. Porter, Sondra Cuban & John P. Comings (77 pp., Jan. 2005), is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9281]

  • "Closing the Gap: High Achievement for Students of Color" is the 4-page, Fall 2004 Research Point, available (likely free) from the Amer. Educ. Research Assn., 1230 17th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/223-9485, ResearchPoints@aera.org, www.aera.net [9284]

  • Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice, eds. Joy Dryfoos, Jane Quinn & Carol Barkin (304 pp., 2005), will be released in late Feb. by Oxford Univ. Press, www.oup.com [9208]

  • "Educational Experiences of Children in Out-of-Home Care," by Cheryl Smithgall, Robert Matthew Gladden, Eboni Howard, Robert Goerge & Mark Courtney (116 pp., 2004), is available (free) from the Chapin Hall Ctr. for Children, Univ. of Chi., 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/753-5900, www.chapinhall.org [9166]

  • "Flaws & Failings: A Preliminary Look at the Problems Already Encountered in the Implementation of DC's New Federally Mandated School Voucher Program" a Feb. 2005 People for the American Way report, is available at www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=17828%22. Among the findings: fewer than 75 of the 1,300 students awarded vouchers came from DC schools most in need of improvement. [9266]

  • "For Generations to Come: A Leadership Guide to Renewing Public School Buildings" (59 pp., 2004) is available (no price listed, but downloadable) from 21st Century School Fund, 2814 Adams Mill Rd. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/745-3745, info@21csf.org, www.21csf.org [9122]

  • "Inside the Black Box of High-Performing, High-Poverty Schools" looks at 8 Kentucky elem. schools; available at www.prichardcommittee.org [9293]

  • "Quality Teaching Initiatives in Kentucky: A Status Report" (2004) is available (possibly free) from The Prichard Comm. for Academic Excellence, 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, 859/233-9849, admin@prichardcommittee.org [9210]

  • "Reading, Writing & Breathing: Schools, Air Toxics & Environmental Justice in California," by Manuel Pastor, Jr., James Sadd & Rachel Morello-Frsoch (16 pp., Jan. 2005), is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Justice, Tolerance & Community, Univ. of Calif., 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, 831/459-5743, cjtc@ucsc.edu, cjtc.ucsc.edu [9260]

  • "School Readiness: Closing Racial & Ethnic Gaps," eds. Cecilia Rouse, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn & Sara McLanahan is the Feb. 2005 issue of The Future of Children, now jointly published by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & Internatl. Affairs and The Brookings Institution. For copies (maybe free), contact Patrick Gavin, 202/797-6310, pgavin@brookings.edu [9289]

  • "The Fourth-Grade Reading Classroom" (29 pp., Sept. 2004) is available ($15, but downloadable) from the Educ. Testing Service Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 19R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5949, pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [9124]

  • The Mississippi Center for Justice was founded in June 2002 by civil rights advocates, trial lawyers, social service advocates & others "committed to pursuing systemic advocacy strategies that combat discrimination & poverty in Mississippi." Areas of work include education, foster care, the criminal justice system, voting rights, health care, immigrants, housing. Inf. from the Ctr., 736 N. Congress St., Jackson, MS 39202, 601/352-2269, www.mscenterforjustice.org [9230]

  • The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance & Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom (234 pp., 2004, $14.95) is available from Rethinking Schools, PO Box 2222, Williston, VT 05495, 800/669-4192. [9257]

  • "The Talent Development Middle School Model," by Corinne M. Herlihy & James J. Kemple (82 pp., Dec. 2004), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9250]

  • "Unfinished Business: More Measured Approaches in Standards-Based Reform," by Paul E. Barton (53 pp., Jan. 2005) is available ($15) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd. - ms 19R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5949, pic@ets.org, downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [9282]

  • "Why Segregation Matters: Poverty & Educational Inequality," by Gary Orfield & Chungmei Lee (Jan. 2005), is available at www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/research/deseg/deseg05.php [9274]

January/February 2005

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  • "1.1 Million Homeschooled Students in the US 2003," by Dan Princiotta, Stacey Bielick & Chris Chapman (3 pp., Aug. 2004), has been published by the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Statistics, nces.ed.gov/pubs2004/2004115.pdf [9225]

  • "America's Charter Schools: Results from the NAEP 2003 Pilot Study" (Dec. 2004), from the Natl. Assessment of Educational Progress, is available at nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005456 [9181]

  • "Breeding Animosity: The 'Burden of Acting White' & Other Problems of Status Group Hierarchies in Schools," by William A. Darity, Jr. (2004), is available from Prof. Darity, darity@unc.edu [9226]

  • "Brown Fifty Years & Beyond: Promise & Progress -- Advocacy Report" (38 pp., 2004) is available (no price listed) from the NAACP, 4805 Mt. Hope Dr., Baltimore, MD 21215, 866/63-NAACP, www.NAACP.org [9194]

  • "Brown v. Board of Education at 50" is the 209-page Summer 2004 special issue (Vol. 73, No. 3), of The Journal of Negro Education, edited by Prof. Frank Brown of the Univ. No. Carolina School of Education. The 17 articles are divided into 3 parts: "Historical Retrospectives & Legal Perspectives of Brown"; Socioeconomic & Educational Dynamics of Brown's School Desegregation"; and "Brown & Higher Education: Desegregation of Colleges & Universities." Subs. to the quarterly are $32; this issue available for $12, from the Journal, PO Box 311, Howard Univ., Wash., DC 20059, 202/806-8120, jne@howard.edu, www.journalnegroed.org [9132]

  • Charter School Event was a 2004 presentation by The Century Foundation. A transcript of the event is available at www.tcf.org/4L/4LMain.asp?SubjectID=5&TopicID=3&ArticleD=129 [9211]

  • "ESC Report to the Nation: State Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act" (2004) is available on the Education Commn. of the States website, www.ecs.org/html/special/nclb/reporttothenation/reporttothenation/htm [9187]

  • "Leave No City Behind: England/United States Dialogue on Urban Education Reform," by Jane Hannaway, Marilyn Murphy & Jodie Reed a 2004 Urban Inst. study available from 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9182]

  • "Public Education and Black Male Students: A State Report Card" (47 pp., 2004) is available (no price listed, but downloadable) from The Schott Fdn. for Public Education, 678 Mass. Ave., #301, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-7700, www.schottfoundation.org [9123]

  • "Title I as an Instrument for Achieving Desegregation & Equal Educational Opportunity," by William L. Taylor (PRRAC Bd. member) appeared in the May 2003 North Carolina Law Review. Reprints of the 18-page article may be available from Taylor, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565, btaylor@cccr.org [9150]

  • "Top Line: A Status Report on African American Leadership in Higher & Postsecondary Education" is a special 52-page, 5-article section in the Winter 2004 issue (Vol. 73, No. 1) of The Journal of Negro Education, available ($12) from the Journal, Box 311, Howard Univ., Wash., DC 20059, 202/806-8120, jne@howard.edu, www.journalnegroed.org [9133]

  • Voices in Urban Education has a special 2004 issue examining some of the challenges urban education faces 50 years after Brown, www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/index.html [9212]

  • "You Now Have a Right to Know, it's the Law!" is a 1-page (2004?) information sheet, from the E. Penn. Organizing Project (215/634-8922), describing parents' rights under the No Child Left Behind Act. It's been reprinted by the Citizens' Comm. on Civil Rights and may be available from them as well: 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565, www.cccr.org [9159]

November/December 2004

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  • Beyond 'Bilingual' Education: New Immigrants & Public School Policies in California, by Alec Ian Gershberg, Anne Dannenberg & Patricia Sanchez (2004), has been published by The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [9070]

  • "Breeding Animosity: The 'Burden of Acting White' & Other Problems of Status Group Hierarchies in Schools," by William A. Darity, Jr. (Oct. 2004), concluding that most black students do not carry a cultural bias against high achievement in the classroom, is available from Prof. Darity, darity@unc.edu [9097]

  • "Complementing Teachers: A Practical Guide to Promoting Race Equality in Schools" is a 210-page, 2003 workbook, published by England's Runnymede Trust, available (no price listed) from Granada Learning, The Chiswick Centre, 414 Chiswick High Rd., London W4 5TF, England, 020-89963333, www.granadalearning.co.uk [9021]

  • "Ending Social Promotion: The effects of retention," by Jenny Nagaoka & Melissa Roderick (68 pp., March 2004), a Chicago study, is available at www.consortium-chicago.org/publications/pdfs/p70.pdf [9075]

  • "Ending Social Promotion: Dropout rates in Chicago after implementation of the eighth-grade promotion gate," by Elaine Allensworth (48 pp., March 2004), is available at www.consortium.chicago.org/publications/pdfs/p69.pdf [9076]

  • How Does Teacher Pay Compare? Methodological Challenges & Answers, by Sylvia Allegretto, Sean P. Corcoran & Lawrence Mischel (54 pp., 2004), is available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, www.epinet.org [9027]

  • "Making the 'No Child Left Behind Act' Work for Children Who Struggle to Learn: A Parent's Guide" (22 pp., Oct. 2004) can be downloaded at www.LD.org/nclb [9056]

  • "National Board Certified Teachers & Their Student Achievements," by Leslie Vandervoort, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley & David C. Berliner appeared in the Sept. 8, 2004 issue of Educational Policy Analysis Archives. The study -- which shows that students of teachers certified by the Natl. Bd. for Profl. Teaching Standards outperformed the students of noncertified teachers on a standardized text -- is available at epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v12n46/v12n46.pdf [9071]

  • New Directions in Civic Engagement: University Avenue Meets Main Street (114 pp., 2004) is available (likely free) from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, 5 Boar's Head Ln., #100, Charlottesville, VA 22903, www.pew-partnership.org [9014]

  • The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance & Hope During Your First Years in the Classroom (2004), from Rethinking Schools; $14.95 ($3 discount if order from www.rethinkingschools.org/orderform/order.shtml [9051]

  • The Progressive Planning Reader (108 pp., 2004) is a compendium of articles from Progressive Planning, the quarterly magazine of The Planners Network. $12 from PN, 1 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St., Mpls., MN 55455-0109, www.plannersnetwork.org [9034]

September/October 2004

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  • "Affirmative Student Development: Closing the Achievement Gap by Developing Human Capital," by Edmund W. Gordon (11 pp., Spring 2004), is available (possibly free); from Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, www.ets/org/research/pic [8948]

  • America''s Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (197 pp., 2004), has been published by The Century Fdn., www.tcf.org [9003]

  • "Beyond the Emperor's New Clothes: The Role of the Central Office in Systemwide Instructional Improvement," by Larry Leverett is the 10-page Summer 2004 issue of Benchmark, the quarterly newsletter of the Natl. Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, 2121 K St. NW, #250, Wash., DC 20037-1801, 877/766-4277, AskNCCSR@goodschools.gwu.edu, www.goodschools.gwu.edu [8936]

  • Community Action for School Reform, by Howell Baum (298 pp., 2003, $22.95), has been published by SUNY Press, www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=60769%20 [8968]

  • "Equal from the Start: Promoting Educational Opportunity for all Preschool Children -- Learning from the French Experience" from the French-American Foundation, is downloadable at www.frenchamerican.org/htm/LeGoneFAFBrochure.qxp.pdf [8986]

  • "From Jobs to Careers: How California Community College Credentials Pay Off for Welfare Recipients," by Anita Mathur, Judy Reichle, Julie Strawn & Chuck Wiseley (2004), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman) at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_PostsecEd [8959]

  • "Learn. Vote. Act. The Public's Responsibility for Public Education" (16 pp., 2004), a national survey of public opinion, is available (likely free) from The Public Education Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460, www.PublicEducation.org [8955]

  • "Moving Forward: Head Start Children, Families & Programs in 2003," by Katherine Hart & Rachel Schumacher a 2004 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), is available at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_New [8960]

  • Natl. Ctr. for Rural Early Childhood Learning website has been established at Mississippi State Univ., www.ruralec.msstate.edu [8961]

  • No Child Left Behind: What's in it for Parents is a traveling informational and motivational workshop, organized by the Center for Parent Leadership. For inf. and scheduling, contact Kim Gardner, 859/233-9849, x229, [8963]

  • Schools and Prisons: Fifty Years after Brown v. Board of Education is a 6-page, 2004 report from The Sentencing Proj. Contact Marc Mauer at the Proj., 514 10th St. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org for a copy. [8953]

  • "The State of the South, 2004: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education" (78 pp., May 2004) is available ($20) from MDC, PO Box 17268, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7268, 919/968-4531, www.mdcinc.org [8937]

  • "The Talent Development High School Model: Context, Components & Initial Impacts on Ninth-Grade Students' Engagement & Performance," by James J. Kemple & Corinne M. Herlihy (47 pp., June 2004), is available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 202/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [8973]

  • "Using Rigorous Evidence to Improve Policy & Practice" is the 102-page report of the Jan. 2004 High School Reform Conf. in New Orleans. Available (likely free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [8931]

July/August 2004

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  • "A Dream Deferred" (2004), on the Brown decision anniversary, has been published by The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock; available at www.edtrust.org [8821]

  • "A Matter of Degrees: Improving Graduation Rates in Four-Year Colleges & Universities," by Kevin Carey (20 pp., May 2004), is available (possibly free) from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock), 1250 H St. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20005, 202/293-1217, www.edtrust.org [8788]

  • "A Year 2 report on No Child Left Behind" (Jan. 2004) from the Ctr. on Education Policy, is available at www.ctredpol.org/pubs/nclby2/ [8826]

  • "Affirmative Student Development: Closing the Achievement Gap by Developing Human Capital," by Edmund W. Gordon is a 3-page article in the Spring 2004 issue of Policy Notes, available (possibly free) from the Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, [8913]

  • "African American Teachers' Perceptions of Their Role as Teachers of African American Students: The Unexamined Variable," by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, is a 3-page article in the Spring 2004 issue of Policy Notes, available (possibly free) from the Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [8912]

  • "Beyond Brown v. Board; The Final Battle for Excellence in American Education," by Ellis Cose (86 pp., 2004), is available (possibly free) from The Rockefeller Fdn., 420 Fifth Ave., NYC, NY 10018, 212-869-5500. It's got short contributions by Hodding Carter III, Elaine Jones, Angelo Falcon, Karen Narasaki, Richard Parsons, Antonia Hernandez, John Hope Franklin, Robert Coles, Alvin Poussaint, Julian Bond, Russell Simmons, Roger Wilkins and others. [8780]

  • Building Bridges for Women of Color in Higher Education: A Practical Guide to Success, eds. Conchita Y. Battle & Chrontresse M. Doswell (2004?), has been published by University Press of America, 800/462-6420, WOCinHED@aol.com [8919]

  • "Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed?," by Dan Goldhaber & Emily Anthony (2004), is available from The Urban Inst., www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410958 [8802]

  • "Career Academies: Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes & Educational Attainment," by James J. Kemple (45 pp., March 2004), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [8787]

  • "Choosing Better Schools: A Report on Student Transfers Under the No Child Left Behind Act," by Cynthia G. Brown, Lysandra Lopez-Medina & Robin A. Reed (130 pp., 2004), is available from the Citizens' Commn. on Civil Rights, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565, www.cccr.org [8779]

  • Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School, by Mica Pollock (268 pp., 2004) has been published by Princeton Univ. Press, pup.princeton.edu [8775]

  • "Culturally Responsible Parental Involvement: Concrete Understandings & Basic Strategies," by Sabrina Hope King & A. Lin Goodwin is downloadable at www.aacte.org/Publications/default.htm [8862]

  • "Ending Social Promotion" is a set of 3 studies investigating the Chicago school system's stringent policy of holding back its lowest-achieving students. Available from the Consortium on Chicago School Research, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637; online at www.consortium-chicago.org/publications/p70.html [8845]

  • "Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education: A Two-Tiered Education System" a 2004 report from the Natl. Commn. on Teaching & America's Future, is available at www.nctaf.org/article/?c=4&sc=17&ssc=0&a=244 [8820]

  • "In Pursuit of Excellence," by William Bowen (former president of Princeton & current Mellon Fdn. president) is the first in a series of 3 lectures on incorporating class-based considerations into higher education policy. Available at www.mellon.org/MellonAnnouncements.htm [8847]

  • "Latino Youth and the Pathway to College," by Watson Scott Swail, Alberto F. Cabrera & Chul Lee (55 pp., June 2004) is available from The Educational Policy Inst., www.educationalpolicy.org [8904]

  • "Latino Youth Finishing College: The Role of Selective Pathways" (June 2004) is available from the Pew Hispanic Ctr. [8885]

  • "Latino Youth Finishing College: The Role of Selective Pathways" (2004) is available form the Pew Hispanic Center, www.pewhispanic.org/index.jsp [8903]

  • "Losing Our Future: How Minority Youth Are Being Left Behind by the Graduation Rate Crisis," by Gary Orfield, Daniel Losen, Johanna Wald & Christopher Swanson (2004), is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410936 [8823]

  • "Moving Forward: Head Start Children, Families & Programs in 2003," by Katherine Hart & Rachel Schumacher (2004), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1088017582.58/HS_brf_5.pdf [8807]

  • "Projections of 2003-04 High School Graduates: Supplemental Analyses Based on Findings from Who Graduates? Who Doesn't?," by Christopher Swanson an Urban Inst. report, is available (likely free) from 202/261-5709. [8860]

  • Scholars int he Field, eds. Cinthia Salinas & Maria E. Franquiz (2004), dealing with migrant education, is available ($20) from AEL, 800/624-9120, [8877]

  • "State of the South 2004: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education" a 2004 report, is available at www.mdcinc.org/sospublic.htm [8819]

  • "State-by-state Educational Deficits" A June 2004 National Priorities Project publication provides data on: the number of children in each state eligible for but unenrolled in Head Start; state-level impact of underfunding of NCLB; natl. shortfall in higher educ. grants; state loss in federal funding for adult & vocational education; underfunding of special ed. by state and prospect for spending cuts in future years, www.nationalpriorities.org/issues/edu/fallingshort/index/html?fs1 [8798]

  • "Strategies for Educators: A Six-Step Program," by Vernon G. Smith (16 pp.), appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, published by the Morehouse Research Inst., 830 Westview Dr., S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314-3773, 404/215-2746. [8776]

  • "Tapping the Potential: Retaining & Developing High Quality New Teachers" (June 2004), from the Alliance for Excellent Education, is available at www.all4ed/org./publications/TappingThePotential/index.html [8848]

  • "The Condition of Education 2004" from the Natl. Ctr. for Education Statistics, is available at www.nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2004077 [8879]

  • "The Death of Robin Hood? Proposals for Overhauling Publilc School Finance," by Maurice Dyson (52 pp.), appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, available at 202/662-9468, ojasubscriptions@law.georgetown.edu [8746]

  • The Evaluation Exchange in its Spring 2004 issue deals with assessing & improving the quality of out-of-school time and youth development programs. Available at www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/eval/issue25 [8838]

  • The Hermit Crab Solution, by Barbara Ken Lawrence (2004), discusses creative solutions for keeping small rural schools in their communities. $18 from AEL, 800/624-9120, distctr@ael.org [8812]

  • Walking the Road: Racial Diversity and Social Justice in Teacher Education, by Marilyn Cochran-Smith (224 pp., 2004, $25.95), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [8707]

May/June 2004

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  • "A Human Capital Concern: The Literacy Proficiency of U.S. Immigrants" (60 PP., March 2004) is available ($15) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., MS 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694; free at www.ets.org/research/pic [8691]

  • Black in School: Afrocentric Reform, Urban Youth & the Promise of Hip-Hop Culture, by Shawn A. Ginwright (168 pp., 2004, $21.95) is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8709]

  • "Boston Charter Schools Show Concentrated Enrollments of African American Students, Underenrollments of Latino & Asian Students," by Anne Wheelock is a 5-page, May 2004 email report, available (likely free) from the author at wheelock@shore.net [8673]

  • "Can Separate Be Equal? The Overlooked Flaw at the Center of No Child Left Behind" is a 12-page, 2004 "Reality Check" Guide to the Issues, available (possibly free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, www.tcf.org [8669]

  • "Choosing Better Schools: A Report on Student Transfers Under the No Child Left Behind Act," by Cynthia G. Brown (130 pp., May 2004) is available (possibly free) from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights (chaired by PRRAC Bd. member William Taylor), 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-6656, llopez@cccr.org www.cccr.org/publications/index.cfm [8741]

  • Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein (210 pp., 2004) has been published by the Econ. Policy Inst. & Columbia Univ. Teachers College. Available from EPI, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036 www.epinet.org [8662]

  • Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices, by Kerry J. Strand, Nicholas Cutforth, Randy Stoecker, Sam Marullo & Patrick Donahue (304 pp., May 2003) has been published by Jossey-Bass. [8753]

  • Echoes of Brown: Youth Documenting & Performing the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, by Michelle Fine, Rosemarie A. Roberts, Marie Elena Torre, Janice Bloom, April Burns, Lori Chajet, Monique Guishard & Yasser Payne a 2004, 96-page book and DVD, is available ($24.95) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8708]

  • "From the Prison Track to the College Track" is a 2004 report examining pathways to postsecondary success for out-of-school youth. www.jff.org/jff/newsroom/PR/2004/PR_4_14_2004.html [8675]

  • "Individual Growth and School Success," by Martha McCall, Gage Kingsbury & Allan Oson (33 pp., 2004) is available from the Northwest Evaluation Assn. (Lake Oswego, OR) www.nwea.org/research/growthstudy.html [8750]

  • "Invest in Equality" is a 12-point plan by the Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights, released on May 17, 2004, the 50th anniv. of the Brown decision. www.realizethedream.org [8682]

  • Poll Supports Equality in Schools A May 2004 poll reveals that most Americans believe in increasing funding to "whatever level it takes" to improve low-performing schools. www.civilrights.org/issues/affirmative/details.cfm?id=22904 [8690]

  • Positive Interracial Outcomes in the Classroom is a research initiative from the Harvard Civil Rights Project and the Southern Poverty Law Project. Proposals must be received by June 4, 2004. Inf. from 617/496-4753 www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu [8687]

  • School Connections: U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers & School Achievement, eds. Margaret A. Gibson, Patricia Gandara & Jill Peterson Koyama (224 pp., 2004, $21.95) is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566 www.tcpress.org [8712]

  • "Schools and Prisons: 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education" (April 2004), from the Sentencing Project, finds there are now nine times as many African Americans in prison or jail since 1954; 52% of black men in their early 30s who are high school dropouts have a prison record. www.sentencingproject.org/bvb.cfm [8695]

  • "Standards for What? The Economic Roots of K-16 Reform," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers 89 pp., 2003) is available (free) from Educ. Testing Service, 1800 K St. NW, #900, Wash., DC 20006, 202/659-8056 www.ets.org/research.publeadpubs.html [8758]

  • "The Achievement Gap: Should We Rely on SAT Scores to Tell Us Anything About It?," by Dale Whittington appeared in Education Policy Analysis Archives, Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 2004) www.epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v12n12/ [8752]

  • "The Real Value of Teachers" is the theme of the Winter 2004, 43-page issue of Thinking K-16, published by and available (no price listed) from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock, 1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217 www.edtrust.org [8699]

March/April 2004

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  • "12th Grade Student Achievement in America: A New Vision for NAEP" is a 19-page March 2004 report to the Natl. Assessment Governing Bd. Available (possibly free) from Ray Fields at the Board, 800 N. Capitol St. NW, Wash., DC 20002, 202/357-6938, Ray.Fields@ed.gov [8522]

  • "Adolescents & Literacy: Readings for the 21st Century," by Michael L. Kamil (39 pp., n.d. [2004?]) is available (no price listed) from Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #411, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-4888, alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org [8370]

  • America's Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (2004) has been published by the Century Fund (41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7723), hicks@tcf.org [8578]

  • "Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform" (2004) is available from the Natl. Assn. of Secondary School Principals, along with a related report, "Supporting Principals Who Break Ranks." Downloadable at www.nassp.org/breakingranks/BRII_policy.pdf [8375]

  • "Challenges in the No Child Left Behind Act for English Language Learners," by Jamal Abedi & Ron Dietel is a 6-page, Winter 2004 Policy Brief available (possibly free) from the UCLA Ctr. for the Study of Evaluation, GSE&IS Bldg. Mailbox 951522, LA, CA 90095-1522. [8576]

  • "City-wide Systems of Charter Schools: Proceed with Caution," by Gerald Bracey (March, 2004) is available from the Ariz. St. U. Educ. Policy Studies Lab, gbracey@aol.com, downloadable at www.asu.edu/educ/epsl/EPRU/documents/EPSL-0403-115-EPRU.pdf [8435]

  • "Early Success: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Our Youngest Learners," by Jerry D. Weast (16 pp., 2004), is available (possibly free) from the author, the Montgomery Cty. Supt. of Schools, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850, 301/279-3381, www.mcps.k12.md.us [8488]

  • "From the Capital to the Classroom: Year 2 of the No Child Left Behind Act" is a 2004 report from the Center for Education Policy, along with case studies, downloadable at htpp://www.cep-dc.org/pubs/nclby2/ [8554]

  • "Growth in School Revisited: Achievement Gains from the 4th to the 8th Grade," by Richard J. Coley (31 pp., 2003), is available ($15) from the Educ. Testing Service, Mail Stop 19-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research [8527]

  • "Head Start Comprehensive Services: A Key Support for Early Learning for Poor Children," by Kate Irish, Rachel Schumacher & Joan Lombardi is a 2004 policy brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), available (possibly free) from 202/906-8000; downloadable at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_ChildCare [8420]

  • "Head Start Comprehensive Services: A Key Support for Early Learning for Poor Children," by Kate Irish, Rachel Schumacher & Joan Lombardi is a 2004 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1075300806.3/HS_brf_4.pdf [8542]

  • Letters to the Next President: What We Can Do About the Real Crisis in Public Education (2004?) has been issued by Teachers College Press. Submissions by Bill Cosby, Sens. John Glenn & Jim Jeffords, the late Paul Wellstone, and parents, students & educators across the country. [8499]

  • "Losing our Future: How Minority Youth Are Being Left Behind by the Graduation Rate Crisis," by Gary Orfield, Daniel Losen, Johanna Wald & Christopher Swanson (2003?), is downloadable at urban.org.url.cfm?ID=410936 [8458]

  • Mobilizing Citizens for Better Schools, by Robert F. Sexton (144 pp., April 2004, $18.95), is available from The Prichard Comm., 167 W. Main St., #310, Lexington, KY 40507, The book, with a Foreword by former Educ. Sec. Richard W. Riley, details Kentucky's successful efforts at school reform. [8515]

  • "National PTA Education Funding Poll: Summary & Key Findings" (2004) is available from Natl. PTA, 320 N. Wabash Ave., #2100, Chicago, IL 60611, 800/307-4782, www.pta.org [8589]

  • "National Survey of Latinos: Education" published by the Kaiser Family Fdn. (650/854-9400) & Pew Hispanic Ctr., is downloadable at www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/pomr012604pkg.cfm [8543]

  • "Performance Measures in Out-of-School Time Evaluation" (2004) from the Harvard Family Research Proj. is downloadable at www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/afterschool/resources/snapshot3,html [8562]

  • "Reading for the 21st Century: Adolescent Literacy Teaching & Learning Strategies" (7 pp., Jan. 2004) is available -- along with a 5-page issue brief, "Adolescent Literacy Policy Update" -- (possibly free) from Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #411, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-4888, Alliance@all4ed.org, www.all4ed.org [8366]

  • Rethinking Schools has produced a special edition on Brown v. Board of Education. Contact them at 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646, rethink@execpc.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [8584]

  • "Scaling Up First Things First: Findings from the First Implementation Year" a 2004 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. report, deals with a comprehensive reform initiative re school structure, instruction & governance, aimed at increasing academic achievement and student and teacher engagement in low-performing secondary schools. 12 schools (in TX, MO & MS) are examined. Downloadable at www.mdrc.org/publications/363/overview/html [8539]

  • "Student Mobility & Housing" The Metropolitan Housing Coal. (Louisville, KY) has just published an issue paper examining the effect of housing needs on student movement (mobility) in the Jefferson Cty. public schools. Available at www.metropolitanhousing.org [8487]

  • Teaching Tolerance has a special issue on Brown v. Board of Education, available (likely free) from the Southern Poverty Law Ctr., 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/264-0286. [8583]

  • The Center for Parent Leadership (formerly Parent Leadership Associates) website provides interactive training & materials to enable parents to become decision-making partners in their local schools. PO Box 1658, Lexington, KY 40588, 859/233-9849, x229, kgardner@prichardcommittee.org, www.centerforparentleadership.org [8563]

  • "The Continuing Legacy of the Brown Decision: Court Action & School Segregation, 1960-2000" (2004) is available from the Mumford Ctr., SUNY-Albany, Albany, NY 12222, 518/442-2579, mmiglino@albany.edu; downloadable at mumford.cas.albany.edu/schoolsegregation.reports.htm [8556]

  • The Economic Policy Inst. has a 2004 Publications Catalog, available from EPI, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844, epinet.org [8571]

  • "The McKinney-Vento Act: Stable Schooling Despite Unstable Housing," by Patricia F. Julianelle (10 pp.) appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2004 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. Inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [8593]

  • The National Conf. of State Legislators has a 2004 Publications Catalog, with items on children/families, economic development, education, the environment & health. Doubtless free from 7700 E. First Pl., Denver, CO 80230, 303/364-7812, [8538]

  • "The No Child Left Behind Act & English Language Learners: Assessment & Accountability Issues," by Jamal Abedi appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2004 issue of Educational Researcher, downloadable at www.aera.net/pubs/er/eronline.htm [8399]

  • "The Politics of Correction," by Linda Christensen is the 5-page lead article in the Fall 2003, 55-page issue of Rethinking Schools, the excellent quarterly published by the org. of the same name, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646. Subs. $17.95. rethink@execpc.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [8573]

  • The Road to Brown is a 56-min., 1995 documentary, produced/directed by William Elwood. It focuses on the work/career of attorney Charles Hamilton Houston. Available (as DVD too) from Calif. Newsreel, 500 Third St., #505, SF, CA 94109, 415/284-7800, x4, rq@newsreel.org, www.newsreel.org [8405]

  • "The State of Preschool: 2003 State Preschool Yearbook" (2004) is available from the Ariz. St. Univ. Educ. Policy Studies Lab, epsl@asu.edu; downloadable at www.asu/edu/educ/espl/EPRU/documents/EPRU-0402-56-RW.pdf [8383]

  • "The State of Public School Integration: Brown v. Board of Education at 50" is a 2004 report from the Mumford Ctr., SUNY-Albany, Albany, NY 12222, 518/441-2579, mmiglino@albany.edu, downloadable at www.albany.edu/mumford/brown/ [8557]

  • "The World of Immigrant Students," by Judy Smith-Davis appeared in the March 2004 issue of Educational Leadership. Downloadable at www.principals.org/publications/pl/pl_world_immigrant_students_0304.cfm [8504]

  • "Who Graduates? Who Doesn't? A Statistical Portrait of Public High School Graduation, Class of 2001," by Christopher Swanson is a 2004 Urban Inst. report available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410934 [8384]

January/February 2004

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  • "Attending Kindergarten and Already Behind: A Statistical Portrait of Vulnerable Young Children," by Richard Wertheimer, Tara Croan & Kristin Moore www.childtrends.org [8286]

  • "Bibliography of Out-of-School-Time Programs" www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/afterschool/bibliography/index/html. [8323]

  • "Building Successful Partnerships: A Guide for Developing Parent & Family Involvement Programs" [8219]

  • CLASP 2004 Audio Conf. Series: www.claspstore.org [8316]

  • "Coaching: A Strategy for Developing Instructional Capacity," by Barbara Neufeld & Dana Roper [8223]

  • "Educating Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students" www.ed.gov/offices/OELA [8324]

  • "Educational Alternatives for Vulnerable Youth: Student Needs, Program Types & Research Directions," by Laudan Aron & Janine Zweig http:www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410898 [8299]

  • "Engaging the Public in Public Education" www.nea.org [8313]

  • "Every Child a Graduate: A Framework for Excellent Education for all Middle and High School Students," by Scott Joftus www.All4Ed.org [8226]

  • "Four Building Blocks for a System of Educational Opportunity: Developing Pathways To & Through College for Urban Youth," by Adria Steinberg, Cheryl Almeida, Lili Allen & Sue Goldberger www.jff.org [8224]

  • "From Large to Small: Strategies for Personalizing the High School," by Adria Steinberg & Lili Allen www.jff.org [8222]

  • "Getting the Lead Out: Students, Toxins & Enviromental Racism," by Erik Ness www.rethinkingschools.org [8302]

  • "Improving the Readiness of Children for School," by Sharon L. Kagan & Elizabeth Rigby www.cssp.org [8241]

  • Living Cities Interactive Databooks brookings.edu/urban [8301]

  • "Measures of School Readiness in National Data Sets" mailhost.groundspring.org/cgi-bin/t.pl?id=60922.599906 [8319]

  • "National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs" www.pta.org [8218]

  • "Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress," by Paul E. Barton www.ets.org/research/pic [8278]

  • "Raising Educational Achievement" www.cssp.org [8242]

  • "Retention and Promotion in Schools: A Guide for Parents & Advocates" [8238]

  • "Rethinking High School: The Next Frontier for State Policymakers," by Patricia W. McNeil [8225]

  • Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom, eds. Linda Christensen & Stan Karp www.rethinkingschools.org [8312]

November/December 2003

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  • "Is this English?": Race, Language & Culture in the Classroom, by Bob Fecho (192 pp., 2003, $26.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8103]

  • "12 Things Parents Should Know & Expect" (4 pp., 2003) is available on the Parent Leadership Associates website, www.plasssociates.org [8183]

  • "Brown v. Board: Its Impact on Education, and What it Left Undone" is a 51-page, Winter 2002 publication of the Woodrow Wilson Internatl. Ctr. for Scholars. Contributors include James T. Patterson, Roger Wilkins, Douglas S. Reed, Jeffrey Henig & (former PRRAC Bd. member) Judith Winston. Likely free, from the Ctr., One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20004-3027, 202/691-4000, www.wilsoncenter.org [8060]

  • City Schools & the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education, by Pedro Noguera (208 pp., 2003), is available ($24.45) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8094]

  • "Economic Segregation of Higher Education Opportunity, 1973 to 2001" is the subject of the 16-page, Oct. 2003 issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity, published by Thomas G. Mortenson, PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 641/673-3401, tom@postsecondary.org, www.postsecondary.org [8164]

  • Educating Teachers for Diversity: Seeing with a Cultural Eye, by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine (128 pp., 2003, $24.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8096]

  • "In Need of Improvement: Ten Ways the US Dept. of Education Has Failed to Live Up to Its Teacher Quality Commitments" (10 pp., Aug. 2003) is available from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Kati Haycock), 1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217, www.edtrust.org [8131]

  • It's Your Fault! An Insider's Guide to Learning & Teaching in City Schools, by Rexford G. Brown (168 pp., 2003, $21.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8098]

  • Listening: A Framework for Teaching Across Differences, by Katherine Schultz (216 pp., 2003, $29.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8100]

  • Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding, eds. Stuart Greene & Dawn Abt-Perkins (240 pp., 2003, $29.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8104]

  • "Meeting Great Expectations: Integrating Early Education Program Standards in Child Care," by Rachel Schumacher, Kate Irish & Joan Lombardi (60 pp., Sept. 2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 202/906-8000. Report available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1061231790.62/meeting_rpt.pdf. An 8-page Policy Brief version available at www.clasp.org/Pubs/DMS/Documents/1061231579.27/meeting_brief.pdf [8123]

  • On the Side of the Child: Summerhill Revisited, by William Ayers (160 pp., 2003. $23.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575/-6566. [8097]

  • Public School Choice vs. Private School Vouchers, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (202 pp., 2003), is available ($15.95) from The Century Foundation Press, 800/552-5450. Contributors include Amy Stuart Wells, Brent Staples, Christopher Edley, Jr., Elliot Minceberg, Adam Urbanski, Gordon MacInnes, Helen Ladd et al. [8050]

  • Putting the Children First: The Changing Face of Newark's Public Schools, eds. Jonathan G. Silin & Carol Lippman (298 pp., 2003, $25.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8102]

  • Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom, eds. Linda Christensen & Stan Karp (337 pp., 2003, $20.45), is available from Rethinking Schools, PO Box 2222, Williston, VT 05495, 800/669-4192. [8053]

  • Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom, eds. Linda Christensen & Stan Karp (350 pp., 2003), is available ($16.95) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646, rethink@execpc.com, www.rethinkingschools.org [8172]

  • "Sample Design for an Evaluation of the Reading First Program" a 2003 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. paper, is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/359/abstract.html [8077]

  • Teacher Quality: Understanding the Effectiveness of Teacher Attributes, by Jennifer King Rice (2003), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst, 202/775-8810; Exec. Summary & Intro. at www.epinet.org/content.cfm/books_teacher_quality_execsum_intro [8146]

  • The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak About Finding the Good Path, by Amy Bergstrom, Linda Miller Cleary & Thomas D. Peacock (2003), is available from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, ericrc@ael.org, www.ael.org/eric [8114]

  • "The Struggle for School Choice after Zelman: Regulation vs. the Free Market," by H. Lillian Omand (23 pp., Oct. 2003), is available ($5) from the (libertarian) Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241, www.cato.org [8093]

  • Thriving in the Multicultural Classroom: Principles & Practices for Effective Teaching, by Mary Dilg (240 pp., 2003, $23.45), is available from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [8095]

  • "Vital Voices: Building Constituencies for Public School Reform," by Janice M. Hirota & Lauren E. Jacobs (112 pp., 2003), is available (free) from the Academy for Educ. Development, 100 Fifth Ave., NYC, NY 10011 -- 4-page Exec. Summary also is available. Both downloadable at www.aed.org/scs [8072]

  • Voices in Urban Education, ed. Robert Rothman (Fall 2003), focuses on small schools and race, www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/fall03/Rothman/html [8180]

  • "What Does a Voucher Buy? A Closer Look at the Cost of Private Schools," by David Salisbury (22 pp., Aug. 2003), is available ($5) from the (libertarian) Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241, www.cato.org [8135]

  • "When It's Your Own Child: A Report on Special Education from the Families Who Use It," by Jean Johnson, Ann Duffett, Steve Farkas & Leslie Wilson (33 pp., 2002), is available ($10) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610, www.publicagenda.org [8133]

September/October 2003

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  • "Apples to Apples: An Evaluation of Charter Schools Serving General Student Populations," by Jay P. Greene, Greg Forster & Marcus A. Winters (13 pp., July 2003), is available (likely free) from the Manhattan Inst. for Policy Research, 52 Vanderbilt Ave., NYC, NY 10017, www.manhattan-institute.org [7965]

  • "Charter School Operations & Performance: Evidence from California" (250 pp., June 2003), a Rand Corp. report, is available at www.lao.ca.gov/2003/RAND_charter/053003_RAND_Charter_Schools.pdf [8013]

  • "Charter Schools & Race: A Lost Opportunity for Integrated Education," by Erica Frankenberg & Chungmei Lee (53 pp., July 2003), is available from the Harvard Civil Rights Project, 617/384-9398, jbadot@law.harvard.edu [7964]

  • District-wide School Reform: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. has a new (2003), 7-min. video presentation featuring policy-relevant insights from their work in the area of district-wide school reform, outlining how public school systems in 4 big cities reduced ethnic & racial disparities in academic achievement while raising student performance over all. Viewable at www.mdrc.org/announcement_hp_32.html [7985]

  • "Early Literacy Assessment Systems: Essential Elements," by Jacqueline Jones (28 pp., 2003), is available ($10.50) from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org; downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [7992]

  • GiveKidsGoodSchools.com is a new (Dec. 2002) citizens campaign by the Public Education Network; check it out. [7988]

  • "Meeting Great Expectations: Integrating Early Education Program Standards in Child Care," by Rachel Schumacher, Kate Irish & Joan Lombardi an Aug. 2003 Center for Law & Social Policy report, is downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1061231790.62/meeting_rpt.pdf [7962]

  • "NCLB and Middle Schools: Confronting the Challenges" is a July 2003 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 202/842-4888, sadler@all4ed.org [7956]

  • "No More Islands: Family Involvement in 27 School & Youth Programs," by Donna Walker James & Glenda Partee (152 pp., 2003), is available ($10) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, www.aypf.org [7957]

  • "Preparing Teachers Around the World" (44 pp., July 2003) is available ($15) from Policy Inf. Ctr., Educ. Testing Service, MS 19-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org; downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic [7960]

  • "Toward a Typology of Alternative Education Programs: A Compilation of Elements from the Literature," by Laudan Aron is an Aug. 2003 Urban Inst. paper, available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410829 [8007]

  • "Vulnerable Youth: Identifying Their Need for Alternative Educational Settings," by Janine Zweig an Aug. 2003 Urban Inst. publication, is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410828 [8006]

July/August 2003

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  • "'As Long As It Takes' -- Responding to the Challenges of Adult Student Persistence in Library Literacy Programs," by John T. Comings, Sondra Cuban, Johannes Bos & Kristin E. Porter (101 pp., April 2003), is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [7854]

  • "Beyond Bilingual Education: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in NYC Public Schools," by Shelley Rappaport (118 pp., 2003), is available from the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 99 Hudson St, 14th flr., NYC 10013-2815, 212/739-7577, The full report and a summary are on their website, www.prldef.org/policy.htm [7880]

  • "Community Action Guide to Teacher Quality" (2003) is available (no price given) from the Public Education Network, www.publiceducation.org/tqguide.asp [7903]

  • "Financing Universal Kindergarten: Possibilities & Technical Issues for States in Using Funds Under the Child Care & Development Fund & TANF Block Grant," by Mark Greenberg is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1052171885.57/universal_prek.pdf [7872]

  • "High School Issue Papers" is a set of new publications designed to help parents, young people, teachers & community leaders in their efforts to transform high school education. The papers profile success stories, present key natl. statistics, summarize educ. research, offer strategy ideas & provide links of useful resources. There are issue papers on Curriculum, Instruction, Standards, Assessment/Accountabilty, Profl. Development/Teacher Quality, Whole School Change Models, Small Schools, School Climate, Discipline & Safety, Technology & School Libraries. Available at www.temple.edu/cpp/hs_issue_papers.htm [7924]

  • "Leave No Chilld Behind: How to Engage the Public" is a 2003 action guide, available ($10) from Public Education Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-1893, asmith@PublicEducation.org, www.PublicEducation.org [7900]

  • "Left Out & Left Behind: NCLB & the American High School" (2003) is available (no price given) from the Allance for Excellent Education, www.all4ed.org/policymakers/NCLB/index.html [7902]

  • "Making the Difference: Research & Practice in Community Schools," by Martin J. Blank, Atelia Melaville & Bela P. Shah (72 pp., 2003), is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8405, x167, www.iel.org [7865]

  • "Overcoming Obstacles to School Reform: A Report on the 2002 Organizing for Educational Excellence Inst.," by Gene Corbin (13 pp., n.d. [2003]), is available (no price listed) from the Temple Univ. Ctr. for Public Policy, Gladfelter Hall, 10th flr., 115 W. Berks St., Phila., PA 19122, 215/204-2350, www.temple.edu/cpp/rfd/institute.htm [7922]

  • "Percent Plans in College Admissions: A comparative analysis of three states' [FL. TX, CA] Experiences," by Catherine L. Horn & Stella M. Flores (78 pp., March 2003), is available from The Harvard Civil Rights Project. CONTACT INF. TK [7861]

  • "Preparing for Success: How Head Start Helps Childen with Disabilities & Their Families," by Jennifer Mezey & Katherine Beh Neas (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1052934362.69HS_disabilities.pdf [7875]

  • "Promoting the Health of Poor Preschool Children: What Do Federal Head Start Performance Standards Require?," by Rachel Schumacher (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1053012415.12HS_health.pdf [7876]

  • "Racial Gaps Found to Persist in Public's Opinion of Schools" was the headline of a story in the May 31, 2003 Education Week (guess the direction of the gap). Recent studies from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Board member Kati Haycock) & a poll by the Joint Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies formed the basis for the story. EdTrust's national report & state summaries can be viewed at www.edtrust.org; the Joint Center's poll can be viewed at www.jointcenter.org [7914]

  • Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom, eds. Linda Christensen & Stan Karp (320 pp., July 2003), is available ($17.45 until Aug. 1, after that $20.45) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. [7907]

  • "Review of Research on Educational Resilience," by Hersh C. Waxman, Jon P. Gray & Yolanda N. Padron (20 pp., 2003), is available ($7) from the Ctr. for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 800/551-3709, www.cal.org/store.crede/ [7882]

  • Scholars in the Field: The Challenges of Migrant Education, eds. Cinthia Salinas & Maria E. Franquiz (2003), is available from The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, www.ael.org/eric [7877]

  • "Serving America's Youngest: A Snapshot of Early Head Start Children, Families, Teachers & Programs in 2002," by Kate Irish, Rachel Schumacher & Joan Lombardi is an 8-page, 2003 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1056552655.59/HS_brief3.pdf [7927]

  • "Stand by Me: What Teachers Really Think about Unions, Merit Pay & Other Professional Matters," by Steve Farkas, Jean Johnson & Ann Duffett (62 pp., May 2003) is available ($10) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610, www.publicagenda.org [7897]

  • "What You Need to Know & Do to Truly Leave No Child Behind: An Action Guide" (49 pp., 2003) is available (no price listed) from Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787, www.childrensdefense.org [7899]

  • "What's New in 2002? A Snapshot of Head Start Children, Families, Teachers & Programs," by Rachel Schumacher & Kate Irish (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents1053092277.32/HS_brief2.pdf [7874]

May/June 2003

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  • "Dear Josie": Witnessing the Hopes & Failures of Democratic Education, by Joseph Featherstone, Liza Featherstone & Caitlin Featherstone (208 pp., 2003), is available ($19.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7647]

  • "A Snapshot of Head Start Children, Families, Teachers & Programs," by Rachel Schumacher & Tanya Rakpraja (8 pp., April 2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman); 202/906-8000, downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1047305635.76/Head_Start_brief1.pdf [7728]

  • Beating the Odds: High Schools as Communities of Commitment, by Jacqueline Ancess (192 pp., 2003), is available ($19.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7653]

  • "Beyond Islands of Exellence: What Districts Can Do to Improve Instruction & Achievement in All Schools -- A Leadership Brief," by Wendy Togneri (16 pp., March 2003), is available ($3 + s/h) from the Learning First Alliance, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #335, Wash., DC 20036, 202/296-5220. Related reports & detailed case studies of the 5 districts studied (Aldine ISD, TX; Chula Vista, CA; Kent County, MD; Mpls; Providence) are available on their website, www.learningfirst.org [7633]

  • "Charter Schools & Inequality: National Disparities in Funding, Teacher Quality & Student Support," by Bruce Fuller (April 2003), is available from Policy Analysis for Calif. Education, Univ. Calif. School of Educ., 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670, 510/642-7233, PACE123@socrates.berkeley.edu; downloadable at pace.berkeley.edu/Chartersummary.pdf. [7727]

  • "Comprehensive School Reform & Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis," by Geoffrey D. Borman, Gina M. Hewes & Shelly Brown (45 pp., Nov. 2002), is available at www.csos.jhu.edu [7716]

  • Educating Children Without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates and Policymakers, by Barbara Duffield, Laurene M. Heybach & Patricia F. Julianelle (58 pp., 2002), is available ($15) from the ABA Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, 740 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1693 www.abanet.org/homeless [7607]

  • "Educating Hispanic Students: Effective Instructional Practices," by Hersh C. Waxman, Hector H. Rivera & Yolanda N. Padrón (2 pp., Aug. 2002), is Practitioner Brief #5, available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Research on Educ., Diversity & Excellence, Univ. Calif., 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, 831/459-3500, crede@cats.ucsc.edu, www.crede.ucsc.edu [7574]

  • Educating Teachers for Diversity, by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine (128 pp., 2003), is available ($19.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7648]

  • ERIC (Clearinghouse on Rural Education & Small Schools) publishes a series of 2-page Digests, covering a range of relevant topics dealing with Native American/Alaska Native, Mexican immigrant, migrant farmworker & other students. Their Winter 2002 Bulletin, listing these and other resources, is available at 800/624-9120, www.ael.org/eric/ [7553]

  • "Jeopardizing a Legacy: A Closer Look at IDEA & Florida's Disability Voucher Program" is a 31-page, March 2003 report from People for the American Way & the Disability Rights Educ. & Defense Fund. Available (possibly free) from PAW, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/467-4999, tervin@pfaw.org. [7717]

  • "Lessons from Florida: School Choice Gives Increased Opportunities to Children with Special Needs," by David Salisbury is a 14-page, March 2002 Briefing Paper from the libertarian Cato Inst. Available ($2) from Cato, 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200; likely downloadable at www.cato.org/pubs/briefs/bp-081es.html [7660]

  • "New-Teacher Excellence: Retaining Our Best," by Scott Joftus & Brenda Maddox-Dolan (26 pp., Dec. 2002), is available (no price given) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #411, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-4888, www.all4ed.org [7629]

  • "Overcoming Obstacles to School Reform: A Report on the 2002 Organizing for Educational Excellence Inst." (14 pp., n.d. [2003]) is available (no price listed) from the Temple Uiv. Ctr. for Public Policy, Gladfelter Hall, 10th flr., 115 W. Berks St., Phila., PA 19122, 215/204-2350; downloadable at www.temple.edu/cpp/rfd/institute.htm [7720]

  • "Parents and Learning," by Sam Redding (32 pp., n.d.), is available (possibly free) from the Academic Development Inst., 121 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656, 217/732-6462, sredding@adi.org [7551]

  • Putting the Children First: The Changing Face of Newark's Public Schools, eds. Jonathan G. Silin & Carol Lippman (208 pp., 2003), is available ($21.95 +s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7652]

  • "Responding to Hate at School: A Guide for Teachers, Counselors & Administrators" (64 pp., 1999) is available (likely free) from Teaching Tolerance, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, www.teachingtolerance.org [7614]

  • Response to US Dept. Educ. Anti-Affirmative Action Catalog: The Harvard Civil Rights Project issued a March 2003 statement, in response to the new US Dept. of Educ. Office of Civil Rights catalog, "Race-Neutral Alternatives in Postsecondary Education: Innovative Approaches to Diversity." Among the signers are (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member) Gary Orfield and Christopher Edley, Jr. Available from Alison Harris, 781/384-9398, aharris@law.harvard.edu. [7665]

  • "Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management" based on a study of 27 school districts in 19 states, is available from Beyond Pesticides, 701 E St. SE, #200, Wash., DC 20003, 202/543-5450, kowens@beyondpesticides.org; downloadable at www.beyondpesticides.org/schools [7655]

  • Silenced Voices & Extraordinary Conversations: Reimaging Schools, by Michelle Fine & Lois Weis (216 pp., 2003), is available ($21.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7650]

  • "Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity & Selective College Admissions" is a 2003 report from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, hicks@tcf.org www.equaleducation.org [7678]

  • "Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, and Selective College Admissions," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Stephen Rose (2003), is available on the Century Fdn. website, www.tcf.org. [7726]

  • "Solving America's Public School Crisis" a forum featuring John Merrifield & Peter Brimelow, is available (free) in transcript on the Independent Inst. website: www.independent.org/tii/forums/030220ipfTrans.html [7695]

  • "Texas Admissions Plan Has Not Increased Diversity at Flagship Campuses, Study Finds," by Will Potter appeared in the Jan. 24, 2003 Chronicle of Higher Education. The story (and links to the study itself, by Marta Tienda and other Princeton Univ. sociologists) is at chronicle.com/daily/20003/01/2003012401n.htm [7697]

  • "The Civic Misson of Schools" (40 pp., 2003) is available (free) from CIRCLE (Ctr. for Inf. & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement), Univ. MD School of Public Affairs, College Park, MD 20742, 301/405-2790 downloadable at www.civicmissionofschools.org [7616]

  • The Colors of Excellence: Hiring & Keeping Teachers of Color in Independent Schools, eds. Pearl Rock Kane & Alfonso J. Orsini (176 pp., 2003), is available ($19.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7651]

  • "The Competitive Disadvantage: Teacher Compensation in Rural America," by Lorna Jimerson (23 pp., March 2003), is available (free) from the Rural School & Comm. Trust, 1825 K St. NW, #703, Wash., DC 20006, 202/955-7177, info@ruraledu.org; downloadable at their website www.ruraledu.org [7654]

  • The Ctr. on Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) at the Univ. Calif.-Santa Cruz has available a catalog of research reports, educational practice reports, directories, etc. 800/551-3709. [7575]

  • "The Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing & Implementing Dual Language Programs," by Natalie Olague, David Rogers & Elizabeth R. Howard (26 pp., 2003), is available ($10) from the Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700, crede@cal.org, www.cal.org/crede [7459]

  • "The MetLife Survey of The American Teacher 2002 - Student Life: School, Home & Community" (213 pp. + Apps., 2002) is available (likely free) from MetLife, One Madison Ave., NYC, NY 10010; downloadable from www.metlife.com. Prior years' copies of this annual survey are also on their website. [7437]

  • "The Power of Service-Learning for American Schools" is the 57-page, 2002(?) report from the Natl. Commn. on Service-Learning. Likely free, from WK Kellogg Fdn., 800/819-9997, www.learningindeed.org [7512]

  • "The Second Century of Ability Testing: Some Predictions & Speculations," by Susan E. Embretson (36 pp., Jan. 2003), is available (likely free) from the ETS Educ. Policy Leadership Inst., 1800 K St. NW, #900, Wash., DC 20006, 202/659-8077. [7615]

  • The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak About Finding the Good Path, by Amy Bergstrom, Linda Miller Cleary & Thomas D. Peacock (212 pp., 2003), is available ($20) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, www.ael.org/eric/7thgen.pdf [7685]

  • Title I Handbook (2 vols, 1400 pp., 2003?) is published by the Educ. Funding Research Council, 1725 K St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 800/876-0226. It's $347, and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. [7636]

  • "Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing & Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level," by Donna Christian & Elizabeth R. Howard (21 pp., 2002), is available ($5) from the Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700, crede@cal.org, www.cal.org/crede [7458]

  • What Keeps Teachers Going?, by Sonia Nieto (176 pp., 2003), is available ($18.95 + s/h) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [7649]

March/April 2003

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  • "A Deeper Look at NAEP Science Results," by Paul E. Barton is the Fall 2002 issue of ETS Policy Notes, available (possibly free) from the Educ. Testing Service Inf. Ctr., Rosedale Rd., 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541,0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [7573]

  • "A Multiracial Society With Segregated Schools: Are We Losing the Dream?," by Erica Frankenberg, Chungmei Lee & Gary Orfield (82 pp., 2003), is available (possibly free) from the Harvard Civil Rights Proj., 124 Mt. Auburn St., #400S, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6367, crp@harvard.edu, www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu [7444]

  • "A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family & Community Connections on Student Achievement," by Anne T. Henderson & Karen L. Mapp (234 pp., 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Southwest Educ. Dev. Lab., 211 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701-3281, 800/476-6861, connections@sedl.org, www.sedl.org/connections/ [7430]

  • "Appearance and Reality in the Sunshine State: The Talented 20 Program in Florida," by Patricia Marin & Edgar K. Lee (48 pp., n.d.[2002]), is available (no price listed) from the Harvard Univ. Civil Rights Project, 124 Mt. Auburn St., #400S, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6367, crp@harvard.edu, www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu [7425]

  • "Children's Readiness for School: Toward a Strategic Policy Framework," by Jane Knitzer is the lead article in the 12-page, Fall 2002 issue ofNews & Issues, the periodical published by the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7100, nccp@columbia.edu; may be free. www.nccp.org [7507]

  • "Closing the Achievement Gap in Suburban & Urban School Communities" is a double edition of Policy Issues, available (no price given) from the N. Central. Regional Educ. Lab., 1120 E. Diehl Rd., #200, Naperville, IL 60563, 800/356-2735. [7496]

  • "ESEA: Myths versus Realities -- Answers to common questions about the new No Child Left Behind Act" is an 8-page, 2003 publication from The Education Trust (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Katy Haycock), available (possibly free) from them at 1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217, www.edtrust.org [7530]

  • "From Governance to Accountability: Building Relationships That Make Schools Work," by Kavitha Mediratta & Norm Fruchter (24 pp., Jan. 2003), is available from the Drum Major Inst., nf1@nyu.edu, drummajorinstitute.org [7483]

  • "From the Capital to the Classroom: State & Federal Efforts to Implement the No Child Left Behind Act" is a 2003(?) report from Center on Educational Policy, available at http://www.cep-dc.org [7520]

  • "Immigrant Children & NYC Schools: Segregation & Its Consequences," by Ingrid Gould Ellen, Katherine O'Regan, Amy Ellen Schwartz & Leanna Stiefel (32 pp.), appeared in the 2002 issue of the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs. Downloadable from muse.jhu.edu/journals/brookings-wharton_papers_on_urban_affairs/toc/urb2002.html. [7539]

  • "Negative Effects of TANF on College Enrollment" (19 pp., June 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Urban League, 1111 14th St. NW, #1001, Wash., DC 20005, 202/898-1604, www.nul.org/washoper.html. [7402]

  • "New Study Challenges Notion About African-American & Hispanic Students' Achievement" is the lead story in the Winter 2003 issue of Network News, the newsletter of the Minority Student Achievement Network. Available at www.msanetwork.org/pub/winter03.pdf. [7495]

  • "No Child Left Behind: What's In It for Parents: A Guide for Parent Leaders & Advocates," by Anne T. Henderson (31 pp., 2002), has been published (no price listed) by Parent Leadership Associates, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., #600, Arlington, VA 22201, 703/528-7100, raimondo@prichardcommittee.org, www.plassociates.org. [7493]

  • "No Child Left Behind" a 180-page (2002?) desktop reference, from the US Dept. of Educ., is available (free), 877/4ED-PUBS; downloadable from www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/reference/html. [7569]

  • "Percent Plans in College Admissions: A Comparativer Analysis of Three States' [TX, CA, FL] Experience," by Catherine L. Horn & Stella M. Flores (75 pp., Jan. 2003), has been published by the Harvard Univ. Civil Rights Project (whose co-director, Gary Orfield -- a member of PRRAC's Social Science Advisory Board -- wrote the Foreword). Available (no price listed) from the Project, 124 Mt. Auburn St., #400S, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6367crp@harvard.edu. www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu [7422]

  • Powerful Reforms with Shallow Roots: Improving America's Urban Schools, eds. Michael Usdan & Larry Cuban (2002), has been published by Teachers College Press. www.tcpress.com [7446]

  • "Requirements for Measuring Adequate Yearly Progress," by Robert L. Linn is a 4-page, Winter 2003 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the UCLA Ctr. for the Study of Evaluation, CSE/CRESST, GSE&IS Bldg., Mailbox 95122, LA, CA 90095-1522. [7473]

  • "Resources for No Child Left Behind" appeared in the Jan. 3, 2003 issue of Community Schools Online. To subscribe: www.communityschools.org/about.html#email. [7568]

  • "The Achievement Gap 2002: An Update" is available ($10) from the No. Carolina Justice & Comm. Dev. Ctr., 919/856-2164, jenny@ncjustice.org. Downloadable at www.ncjustice.org/edlaw/AchGap2002.pdf. [7345]

  • "The Impact of High-Stakes Tests on Student Academic Performance: An Analysis of NAEP Results in States With High-Stakes Tests and ACT, SAT & AP Test Results in States With High School Graduation Exams," by Audrey L. Amrein & David C. Berliner (138 pp., Dec. 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ariz. St. Univ. College of Educ., PO Box 872411, Tempe, AZ 85287-2411, 480/965-1886, epsl@asu.edu. A 2-page Exec. Summary & a 236-page, Dec. 2002 Technical Appendix also are available. The report casts doubt on the value of high-stakes testing to improve school performance. edpolicylab.org [7432]

  • The Natl. Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins assists schools, districts & state depts. of educ. in meeting the NCLB requirements: manuals, resources, evaluation opportunituies, profl. development for strengthening school/family/community partnerships. www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/nochild.htm [7570]

  • "The New Press Education Catalog, 2003" (45 pp.), its name notwithstanding, lists dozens of books in areas beside education (immigration, economics, Native Amer. Studies, Asian & Asian Amer. Studies, Latin Amer. Studies, History & Law, African/African Amer. & Caribbean Studies. Desk/examination copies available. New Press, 38 Greene St., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 800/233-4830, 212/629-8802, thenewpress.com [7491]

  • The Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research has available its Fall 2002 Working Papers catalogue. Topics include "Poverty, Race & Inequality," "Educational Policy," "Child, Adolescent & Family Studies," "Law & Justice Studies." [7537]

  • The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak About Finding the Good Path, by Amy Bergstrom, Linda Miller Cleary & Thomas D. Peacock (212 pp., 2003; $20), is available from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, ericrc@ael.org, www.ael.org/eric/ [7552]

  • "Working First But Working Poor: The Need for Education & Training Following Welfare Reform," by Cynthia Negrey, Stacie Golin, Sunwha Lee, Holly Mead & Barbara Gault (16-page Exec. Summary, 2001), is available ($5) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [7525]

January/February 2003

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  • "K-12 Voucher Programs & Education Policy: An Exploratory Study of Policy Maker Attitudes & Opinions," published in the Dec. 2002 issue of Education Policy Analysis Archives, is available at epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v10n48./. The survey shows tepid support for vouchers. [7349]

  • "Parents Left Behind: A study of state, federal & school district implementation of No Child Left Behind" (7 pp. + Attachments, Nov. 2002) is available (possibly free) from ACORN, 739 8th St. SE, Wash., DC 20003, 202/547-2500. Downloadable from www.acorn.org/acorn10/betterschools/BetterSchoolsReports/parent/index.php. [7319]

  • "School Vouchers: Characteristics of Privately Funded Programs" is a 36-page, Sept. 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-752), available free from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov [7411]

  • "State High School Exit Exams: A Baseline Report" (13 pp., Aug. 2002) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036. [7308]

  • "State High School Exit Exams: A Baseline Report" (Aug. 2002) is available (no price given) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065, www.cep-dc.org, cep-dc@cep-dc.org [7408]

  • The School Community Journal is published semi-annually by the Academic Development Inst., 121 N. Kickapoo St., Lincoln, IL 62656, 217/732-6462, x13, editor@adi.org. Among the 9 articles in the 141-page Spring/Summer 2002 issue are "Comprehensive Community Schools...Chicago Style" & "Service Learning in the Chicago Public Schools: A Status Report...Fall, 2001," both by Carlos Azcoitia. [7317]

  • "The Success and Failures of Public Education: An Examination of Poverty & Achievement in Ten States [CA, FL, IL, ME, NH, NY, OR, PA, TX, WI]" (17 pp. + Apps., Nov 2002), prepared by Solutions for Progress for the New World Fdn., is available (likely free) from the Fdn., 666 West End Ave., NYC, NY 10025, 212/472-0508. Solutions for Progress is reachable at 1800 JFK Blvd., 5th flr., Phila., PA 19103, 215/952-5558. [7314]

November/December 2002

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  • "A Right to Know: A Parent-Teacher Strategy to Improve Teaching & Learning in Philadelphia Public Schools" (2002), produced by the E. Penn. Organizing Proj. & Temple Univ. Ctr. for Public Policy, is available (no price listed) from Gordon Whitman at the Ctr., Gladfelter Hall, 10th flr., Phila., PA 19122, 215/204-2350, gwhitman@astro.temple.edu; downloadable at www.temple.edu/cpp. [7269]

  • "An Urgent Crisis, An Effective & Affordable Remedy - Amendment 9: The Campaign to Reduce Class Size & Put Florida's Children First" is a 30-page, Sept. 2002 report from Florida's Coal. to Reduce Class Size & People for the American Way. Available (possibly free) from PAW, 2000 M St., #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/467-4999, pfaw@pfaw.org, www.pfaw.org. [7203]

  • Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum, ed. Richard L. Allington (312 pp., 2002), is available ($29.50) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7219]

  • "Cellblocks or Classrooms? The Funding of Higher Education & Corrections & Its Impact on African American Men" (14 pp., Sept. 2002) is available from the Justice Policy Inst., 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #B-500, Wash., DC 20008, www.justicepolicy.org. [7204]

  • "Closing the Achievement Gap: A Call for Community Action" is a 4-page, Spring 2002 tabloid from the Durham Public Educ. Network; it and the 52-page complete report are available (likely free) from DPEN, 4235 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707, 919/683-6503, x231, www/dpen.com. [7177]

  • "Coping With Teacher Shortages" a 2002 guide, covering 25 programs designed to remedy this problem, is available from the Annie Casey Fdn., 410/223-2890, www.aecf.org. [7294]

  • Divided We Fall: Coming Together through Public School Choice (250 pp., 2002), is the Report of The Century Foundation Task Force on the Common School. $14.95 from the Fdn., 800/552-5450. Exec. Summary available at www.equaleducation.org. [7147]

  • "Dollars & Sense: The Cost Effectiveness of Small Schools," by Barbara Ken Lawrence (31 pp., 2002), is available (free) from Knowledge Works Fdn., 700 Walnut St., #600, Cinn., OH 45202-2027, 513/929-4777. [7148]

  • "Educating Hispanic Students: Obstacles & Avenues to Improved Academic Achievement," by Yolanda N. Padron, Hersh C. Waxman & Hector H. Rivera (20 pp., 2002), is available ($7) from the Univ. of Calif. Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700, 800/551-3709, crede@cal.org, www.cal.org/crede. [7158]

  • "Escaping IDEA: Freeing Parents, Teachers & Students through Deregulation & Choice," by Marie Gryphon & David Salisbury (23 pp., July 2002), is available ($6) from the Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/787-1241. www.cato.org [6997]

  • "Every Child a Graduate: A Framework for an Excellent Education for all Middle & High School Students," by Scott Joftus (34 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #411, Wash., DC 20005, www.All4Ed.org [7215]

  • "How Well Are American Students Learning?," by Tom Loveless (37 pp., 2002), is the Brown Ctr. Report on American Education. Available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst., 202/797-6000, www.brookings.org. [7255]

  • Inequality at the Starting Gate: Social Background Differences in Achievement as Children Begin School, by Valerie E. Lee & David T. Burkam (102 pp., 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, www.epinet [7141]

  • "Latinos in Higher Education: Many Enroll, Too Few Graduate," by Richard A. Fry (33 pp., Sept. 2002), is available from the Pew Hispanic Ctr., 1919 M St. NW, #460, Wash., DC 20036, 202/292-3300; downloadable from www.pewhispanic.org. [7226]

  • "Mile to Go: Arkansas -- Beyond High School: Economic Imperatives for Enlarging Equity & Achievement" (26 pp., 2002) is available (no price given) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0001, www.sefatl.org. [7170]

  • Minorities in Higher Education 2000-2001: 19th Annual Status Report is available ($24.95) from the Amer. Council on Education, 1 Dupont Cir., Wash., DC 20036, 202/939-9380. [7246]

  • "No Child Left Behind: A Desktop Reference" offering a straightforward program-by-program look at the major reforms in the new legislation, has been produced by the US Dept. of Education. Available at www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/reference.html. [7276]

  • Nunavik: Inuit-Controlled Educaiton in Arctic Quebec, by Ann Vick-Westgate (416 pp., March 2002), is available ($39.95) from Mich. St. Univ. Press, 1405 S. Harrison Rd., #25, E. Lansing, MI 48823-5202, 517/355-9543, www.msupress.edu. [7181]

  • "Prisoners Over Pupils" is a 2002 report documenting that from 1985-2002 state spending on corrections was nearly double that of higher education. Available at www.alternet.org/?IssueAreaID=33. [7173]

  • Questions You Should Ask About Charter Schools & Vouchers, by Seymour Sarason (124 pp., 2002), is available ($21) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7224]

  • "Race, School Integration & Friendship Segregation in America," by James Moody appeared in the Nov. 2001 Amer. J. of Sociology. Reprints of the 38-page article are available (free) from Prof. Moody, 372 Bricker Hall, Dept. Sociology, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH 43210, moody.77@osu.edu. [7285]

  • Resisting Reading Mandates, by Elaine M. Garan (144 pp., 2002), is available ($21) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7220]

  • Studies in Native American Education: Improving Education for Zuni Children is a 41-min., 2002 video, available ($20 + s/h) from the Univ. Cal. Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 800/551-3709, store@cal.org. [7160]

  • Teaching for Change (formerly NECA, the Network of Educators on the Americas) has available its Fall/Winter 2002 Catalogue of K-college resources on equity & social justice. Free upon request, 800/763-9131, www.teachingforchange.org. [7228]

  • Testing and Standards: A Brief Encyclopedia, by Sandra Wilde (120 pp., 2002), is available ($19) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7221]

  • Testing Is Not Teaching: What Should Count in Education, by Donald H. Graves (112 pp., 2002), is available ($21) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7222]

  • "The Closing of the Education Frontier," by Paul E. Barton (26 pp., Sept. 2002), is available ($15) from Educ. Testing Service Policy Inf. Ctr., MS-04R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08651-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. Also downloadable at www.ets.org/research. [7144]

  • The NCPIE [Natl. Coal. for Parent Involvement in Education] No Child Left Behind Bulletin is available on their website, www.ncpie.org. [7287]

  • The Resegregation of Southern Schools? was a conf. held at the Univ. of No. Carolina Law School in August 2002. An upcoming issue of the North Carolina Law Review will be dedicated to the conf. papers. $9.50 from the Review, Van-Hecke Wettach Hall, CB#3380, UNC Law School, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380, 919/962-3926, nclrev@unc.edu, www.nclawreview.com [7172]

  • The Rights of All Our Children: A Plea for Action, by Evans Clinchy (96 pp., 2002), is available ($21) from the publisher, Heinemann, 800/225-5800. [7223]

  • "Very Best in Youth," by Kenneth W. Bentley (80 pp., 2002), produced by Nestle & Reading Is Fundamental, features short essays about 34 young people between the ages of 9 & 18. Available (possibly free) from RIF, 1825 Conn. Ave. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20009-5726, 202/673-0020, 877/RIF-READ, www.rif.org. [7187]

  • What About Hate Groups?: The following website may have useful information: www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/06/16.html. [7083]

September/October 2002

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  • "A Further Examination of Student Progress in Charter Schools Using California API," by David Rogosa contradicts an earlier study that showed positive results of charter schools compared with noncharter schools in the state. Available at www.cse.ucla.edu. [7100]

  • "All Talk, No Action: Putting an End to Out-of-Field Teaching," by Craig Jerald (14 pp., Aug. 2002), is available on the Education Trust website: www.edtrust.org. [7129]

  • Finding Common Ground: Service-Learning & Education Reform: A Survey of 28 Leading School Reform Models, by Sarah S. Pearson (137 pp., 2002), is available ($10) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. [6980]

  • "From Schoolhouse to Statehouse: Community Organizing for Public School Reform" (33 pp., March 2002) is available (no price given) from the Natl. Ctr. for Schools & Communities, Fordham Univ., 33 W. 60 St., 8th flr., NYC, NY 10023, 212/636-6699. www.NCSCatFordham.org [6986]

  • Inclusion: A Service, Not a Place - A Whole School Approach, by Alan Gartner & Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky (148 pp., 2002), is available ($29.99) from Natl. Profl. Resources, 25 S. Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573, 800/453-7461, A 35-min. videotape is available as well ($154.95). www.nprinc.com. [6971]

  • "Interpret with Caution: The First State TItle II Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation" from The Education Trust, is available at www.edtrust.org. [7078]

  • "Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenge: The Secretary's [of Educ.] Annual Report on Teacher Quality" (2002) is available at www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/News/teacherprep/index.html [7077]

  • "New Poll Finds Education Is a Crucial Element of National Security" (3 pp., April 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #422, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-4888, Alliance@all4ed.org. www.all4ed.org. [7061]

  • "Out of Balance: Our Understanding of How Schools Affect Society & How Society Affects Schools," by Richard Rothstein (28 pp.), is an essay commissioned by The Spencer Fdn. for its 30th Anniv. celebration, Jan. 24-25, 2002. Available (likely free), along with 7 other essays in the series, all on education (e.g., "Racing Against Race: 30 Years of Educational Research On & About Students of Color," by Gloria Ladson-Billings), from the Fdn., 875 N. Michigan Ave., #3930, Chicago, IL 60611, 312/337-7000. www.spencer.org [6979]

  • "Private School Racial Enrollments & Segregation," by Sean F. Reardon & John T. Yun (55 pp., June 2002), is available from The Harvard Civil Rights Proj., 124 Mt. Auburn St., #400S, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6367, crp@harvard.edu. www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights. [7064]

  • "Public High School Completion by State & Race/Ethnicity, 1981 to 2000" is the lead article in the May 2002 issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity, the excellent monthly produced by Thomas Mortenson. Subs. are $136 from PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, tom@postsecondary.org. www.postsecondary.org [7036]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the May/June 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the first of a 2-part special. The 16 articles in the 196-page issue cover health, housing, employment, welfare, consumer issues, education, Legal Services, environmental justice, immigrants, transportation; and among the authors are current & former PRRAC Board members Jane Perkins, Alan Houseman & Florence Wagman Roisman. Ordering inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org. [6977]

  • Shooting for the Sun: The Message of Middle School Reform, by M. Hayes Mizell (210 pp., 2002), is available (likely free) from the Edna McConnell Clark Fdn., 250 Park Ave., #900, NYC, NY 10177, 212/551-9100, info@emcf.org. www.emcf.org [6968]

  • Stumbling Toward Sustainability, ed. John C. Dernbach (ca. 1,058 pp., July 2002), a Rio+10 collection, has been published by the Environmental Law Inst., 800/433-5120; $69.95. The 32 chapters cover a range of topics, including medical/public health services, transportation, K-12 & higher education, hazardous waste/Superfund, public access to inf./participation/justice, local/state/natl. governance, population, plus all the specific environmental concerns. www.eli.org. [7040]

  • The Class Size Debate, eds. Lawrence Mischel & Richard Rothstein (102 pp., 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. Contributors include Alan B. Krueger, Eric A. Hanushek & Jennifer King Rice. www.epinet.org. [7001]

  • "The Inst. for Policy Research (Northwestern Univ.)" has available its Spring 2002 Working Papers catalogue, listing papers on poverty/race/inequality, labor markets/employment, child/adolescent/family studies, education, law/social justice, health, philanthropy/voluntarism/nonprofits, environment. IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/ipr. [7108]

  • The National Priorities Project website provides tables showing what different areas of military spending cost your state and what that money could buy to meet local needs instead: health care, Head Start, housing, teachers, etc. www.nationalpriorities.org/issues/military/tradeoffs.html. [7118]

  • The Natl. Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities is a free service, offering inf. on school planning, design, financing, construction, modernization & maintenance; they also maintain a free helpline: 888/552-0624. www.edfacilities.org. [7073]

  • "The Problem of Taking Private School Voucher Programs to Scale: The Next Issue in the Voucher Wars" (8 pp., 2002?) is available, possibly free, from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, info@tcf.org. www.tcf.org. [7066]

  • "The Secondary Education Transition Study" (26 pp. + Apps., 2001) describes how the US Army deals with teens transitioning from school to school as the family is reassigned. Exec. Summary, full research report & parent guidebook are available (likely free) from the Military Family Resource Ctr., CS4, #302, Rm. 309, 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202-3424, 703/602-4964, mfrcrequest@calib.com. [7107]

  • "What Happens When the School Year Is Over? The Use & Costs of Child Care for School-Age Children During the Summer Months," by Jeffrey Capizzano, Sarah Adelman & Mathew Stagner (35 pp., June 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org [6990]

  • "Youth Speak Out on the State of San Francisco's Schools" (16 pp., June 2001) is available (possibly free) from the SF Youth Commn., City Hall Rm. 345, SF, CA 94102-0917, 415/554-6446, youthcom@ci.sf.us. www.ci.sf.us/youth_commission [7059]

July/August 2002

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  • "A Case Study: Community Organizing for School Improvement in the South Bronx," by Eric Zachary & shola olatoye (17 pp., March 2001) is available (no price listed) from the NYU Inst. for Educ. & Social Policy, 726 Broadway, 5th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/998-5880. www.nyu.edu/iesp [6757]

  • "A Good Beginning: Sending America's children to school with the social & emotional competence they need to suceed" (22 pp., 2000) is avaialble from the Natl. Inst. of Mental Health, 6001 Exec. Blvd., #8184, MSC 9663, Bethesda, MD 20892-9663, 301/443-4513, C-CAR@mail.nih.gov www.nimh.nih.gov/childhp/fdnconsb.htm [6901]

  • "All Over the Map: State Policies to Improve the High School," by Monica Martinez & Judy Bray (44 pp., May 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Alliance on the American High School, c/o the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8405, hsalliance@iel.org. www.hsalliance.org. [6835]

  • Alternative Teacher Certification: A State-by-State Analysis 2002 (432 pp.) is available ($99) from the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Inf., 4401-A Conn. Ave NW, PMB 212, Wash., DC 20008, 202/362-3444. [6848]

  • "An Uneven Start: Indicators of Inequalty in School Readiness," by Richard J. Coley (75 pp., March 2002), is available ($15) from the Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org; downloadable from www.ets.org/research/ [6729]

  • Brown, Not White: School Integration & the Chicano Movement in Houston, by Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr. (296 pp., 2001), is available ($39.95) from Texas A&M Univ. Press, 800/826-8911. [6798]

  • "Credentials Count: How California's Community Colleges Help Parents Move from Welfare to Self-Sufficiency," by Anita Mathur, Judy Reichle, Chuck Wiseley & Julie Strawn (April? 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6783]

  • Dismantling White Privilege: Pedagogy, Politics & Whiteness., eds. Nelson M. Rodriguez & Leila E. Villaverde is Vol. 73 (220 pp., 2000) of Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Eduction. $29.95 from Peter Lang Pub., 275 Seventh Ave., 28th flr., NYC, NY 10001, 800/770-5264. [6919]

  • "Education of Children & Youth in Homeless Situations: The 2002 Guide to Their Rights" a 20-page information booklet, is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535. www.nlchp.org [6759]

  • Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-Conscious Education Policy, by Michele S. Moses (216 pp., 2002, Foreword by Gary Orfield), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566; $29.45. www.teacherscollegepress.com [6856]

  • "Final Report of the Evaluation of NY Networks for School Renewal, 1996-2001" (36 pp., Dec. 2001) is available (possibly free) from the NYU Inst. for Educ. & Social Policy, 726 Broadway, 5th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/998-5880, iesp@nyu.edu. www.nyu.edu/iesp [6730]

  • "Finding Common Ground - Service-Learning & Education Reform: A Survey of 28 Leading School Reform Models," by Sarah S. Pearson (137 pp., 2002), is available ($10) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. www.aypf.org [6745]

  • "Helping Every Student Succeed: Schools & Communities Working Together" is a 2002 4-session study circle discussion guide, available (possibly free) from the Study Circles Resource Ctr., 697 Pomfret St., PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258-0203, 860/928-2616, scrc@studycircles.org; downloadable from www.studycircles.org. [6896]

  • "How to Analyze Your State's Education Funding System," by William J. Mathis (60 pp., 2001), a workbook, is available at .ruraledu.org/publications.html#finance. [6799]

  • IndianEduResearch.Net is a new (2002) tool, from ERIC/CRESS, to assist individuals & orgs. engaged in research & development to improve education for American Indian & Alaska Native children & adults. [6794]

  • "It Takes More than Testing - Closing the Achievement Gap," by Nancy Kober (5 pp., 2001), is available in Exec. Summary form (possibly free) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #619, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065, ctredpol@ctredpol.org. www.ctredpol.org. [6752]

  • "Keeping the Promise: Hispanic Education & America's Future" (20 pp., June? 2002) is available (likely free) from Sen. Edward Kennedy's Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions Comm., 727 Hart Office Bldg., Wash.,DC 20515, 202/224-5501, www.kennedy.senate.gov. [6950]

  • Keeping the Struggle Alive: Studying Desegregation in Our Town -- A Guide to Doing Oral History, by Bernadette Anand, Michelle Fine, Tiffany Perkins, David S. Surrey & Renaissance School Class of 2000 (96 pp., 2002), is available ($17.45) from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. www.teacherscollegepress.com [6852]

  • Learning in Deed: The Power of Service-Learning for American Schools is a 19-minute video from the Natl. Commn. on Service Learning; contact the Educ. Dev. Ctr., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458-1080, 617/618-2136. www.service-learningpartnerhship.org [6760]

  • Learning to Teach for Social Justice, eds. Linda Darling-Hammond, Jennifer French & Silvia Paloma Garcia-Lopez (240 pp., 2002), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566; $26.45. www.teacherscollegepress.com [6855]

  • "Making a Difference in the Lives of Infants & Toddlers & Their Families: The Impacts of Early Head Start," by John M. Love, Ellen Eliason Kisker, Peter Z. Schochet, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Diane Paulsell, Kimberly Boller, Jill Constantine, Cheri Vogel, Allison Sidle Fuligni, Christy Brady-Smith & Christine M. Ross a 3-volume report to Congress from Mathematica, is available (no price listed -- may be downloadable) from 609/275-2350, jallen@mathematica-mpr.com. [6947]

  • "Mapping the Field of Organizing for School Improvement: A report on education organizing in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Mississippi Delta, NYC, Philadelphia, SF, & Wash., DC" (73 pp. + Apps, Aug. 2001) is available (no price listed) from the NYU Inst. for Educ. & Social Policy, 726 Broadway, #506A, NYC, NY 10003, 212/998-5880, iesp@nyu.edu. www.nyu.edu/iesp. [6837]

  • "Native Education Directory: Organizations & Resources for Educators of Native Americans, 2002" (106 pp., 2002) is available ($12) from ERIC Clearinghoouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org; downloadable from www.ael.org/eric/ [6917]

  • "Negative Effects of TANF on College Enrollment" (17 pp, June 2002) is available from the Natl. Urban League Inst. for Opportunity & Equality, 202/898-1604, x12; www.nul.org/tanf. [6880]

  • "Perfect Equality? A Study of the Inequality in Teacher Experience & Training in the Albuquerque Public Schools" (May 2001, 9 pp.) is available (likely free) from ACORN, 1202 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505/242-7411, nmacorn@acorn.org. [6720]

  • "Preparing Teachers to Support American Indian & Alaska Native Student Success & Cultural Heritage," by Don Trent Jacobs & Jon Reyhner (Jan. 2002), is available, free, from ERIC/CRESS, 800/624-9120. [6797]

  • "Raising Minority Academic Achievement: A Compendium of Education Programs & Practices" (206 pp., 2002) is available ($10) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. www.aypf.org [6751]

  • "Reality Check" a joint project of Public Agenda & Education Week (2002), is headed, "A progress report on raising standards shows few students unsettled by testing and continued support for such efforts among teachers, parents & students. The report is available (possibly free) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com. www.publicagenda.org. [6846]

  • "Schooling for Self-Determination: Research on the Effects of Including Native Language & Culture in the Schools," by Jerry Lipka (Jan. 2002), is available, free, from ERIC/CRESS, 800/624-9120. [6796]

  • "Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can -- Latinas in School," by Angela Ginorio & Michele Huston (84 pp., Jan. 2001), is available (check with them re price) from the Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women Educ. Fdn., 800/225-9998, x521. [6738]

  • "Side-by-Side Comparison of Child Care & Early Education Provisions in Key Senate, House & Administration Bills & Proposals," by Rachel Schumacher, Tanya Rakpraja & Kate Irish (June 2002), is on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/childcare/Senate_ECE_side-by-side_6-12.htm [6766]

  • "Small Schools Directory: Organizations & Resources, 2002" from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, is on their website: www.ael.org/eric/ssd [6918]

  • "Staying on Course in Education Reform" (22 pp., April 2002) is available ($10.50) from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop O4-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694. Also downloadable from www.ets.org/research. [6728]

  • "Teaching for Change" has available its Spring/Summer 2002, 31-page catalog of Best K-College Resources on Equity & Social Justice. 800/763-9131, necadc@aol.com. [6838]

  • "Teaching Reading to American Indian/Alaska Native Students," by Jon Reyhner (Dec. 2001), is available, free, from ERIC/CRESS, 800/624-9120. [6795]

  • The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education & Small Schools has available a Spring/Summer 2002 catalog of books, digests, etc. (many free): 800/624-9120. [6800]

  • The Media Education Foundation has a 2001-2002 catalog, on such topics such as "Race, Diversity & Representation," "Media, Gender & Culture" & "Educational Strategies, Skills & Literacies." Contact the Fdn. at 26 Center St., Northampton, MA 01060, 800/897-0089, mediaed@mediaed.org. www.mediaed.org [6862]

  • The Natl. Conf. of State Legislatures has a 2002 Publications Catalog of policy books on Children & Families, Education, Econ. & Cultural Development, Energy & Environment, Health, etc. 303/830-2054, books@ncsl.org. [6876]

  • The Price They Paid: Desegregation in an African American Community, by Vivian Gunn Morris & Curtis L. Morris (144 pp., 2002, Foreword by Asa Hilliard III), has been published by Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566; $24.45. The community is in Alabama. www.teacherscollegepress.com [6857]

  • "The Resource Ctr. of the Americas" has a Spring 2002 book catalog (multicultural teaching resources, activisim/civil rights/Latinos-Latinas/Native American Indians, etc.) 3019 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55406-1931, 800/452-8382. [6830]

  • "Understanding 'Poor' Performance: Palmetto Achieve Challenge Test (PACT) Scores & Poverty," by H. Gregory Hawkins (22 pp., July 2001), is available (no price listed) from the Strom Thurmond Inst. of Govt. & Public Affairs, Clemson Univ., Perimeter Rd., Clemson, SC 29634-0125, 864/656-4700. [6753]

  • "When It's Your Own Child: A Report on Special Education from the Families Who Use it" (33 pp., 2002), is available ($10) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com. www.publicagenda.org [6878]

May/June 2002

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  • "2002 Native Education Directory: Orgs. & Resources for Educators of Native Americans" (5th ed., 106 pp.) is available ($12) from the AEL Distrib. Ctr., PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. [5629]

  • "A New Federal Role in Education" is a 4-page, Jan. 2002 summary of the new federal "No Child Left Behind Act." Available (likely free) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065, cep-dc@cep-dc.org. www.cep-dc.org [5554]

  • "Building Partnerships for Neighborhood Change: Promising Practices of the University-Community Partnership Initiative" (64 pp., 2001) is available (free) from the Fannie Mae Foundation, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, North Tower #1, Wash., DC 20016-2804, fmfpubs@fanniemaefoundation.org. [5526]

  • "Child Care & PRWORA: Paying the Babysitter or Investing in Early Education?," by Susan Traub is a 30-page Note from the Winter 2002 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Available (no price listed) from 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-9468. [5552]

  • "Education & Job Training Build Strong Families" is a 4-page, April 2002 Fact Sheet, available (likely free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; download from www.iwpr.org/pdf/b238.pdf. [5570]

  • Education as a Human Right is a proposed Constitutional Amendment, in legislation (H.J. Res. 31) proposed by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Inf. at thomas.loc.gov/ -- or contact him at congressman@jessejacksonjr.org. [5602]

  • "Emerging Issues in School, Family & Community Connections" from Southwest Educ. Dev. Lab (2002?), is downloadable at www.sedl.org/connections/resources, and (likely free) from 800/476-6861. [5617]

  • "Engaging Rural Communities in Public School Improvement" (12 pp., Feb. 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Children & Educ., PO Box 6255, Macon, GA 31208, 478/750-1007. CCE publishes a wide variety of parents rights brochures, self-help handbooks, education policy analyses. www.gaschools.org [5625]

  • "Equal Opportunity, Individual Liberty & Meritocracy in Education: Reinforcing Structures of Privilege & Inequality," by Christian Sundquist is a 23-page Note, from the Winter 2002 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Available (no price listed) from 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20002, 202/662-9468. [5551]

  • Good News on School Financing/Equity Lawsuit A North Carolina Superior Court judge has issued a very supportive ruling in Leandro v. State. For a copy of the ruling, contact (PRRAC Board Chair) John Charles Boger, jcboger@email.unc.edu, 919/843-9288. [5561]

  • "Helping Every Student Succeed: Schools & Communities Working Together" (42 pp., 2002) is available (no price listed) from Study Circles Resource Ctr., PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258, 860/928-2616, scrc@studycircles.org. www.studycircles.org [5580]

  • "Helping Every Student Succeed" is a 4-session guide for use in small-group, face-to-face discussions. Available on the Study Circles website: www.studycircles.org. [5645]

  • "Investing in Excellence: Making Title I Work for All Children" (28 pp., Sept. 2001) is available (no price listed) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, #411, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-4888. www.all4ed.org [5581]

  • "Job Training & Education Fight Poverty" a 4-page, April 2002 Fact Sheet, is available (likely free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; download from www.iwpr.org.pdf.d444.pdf. [5571]

  • "National Charter Schools Directory" listing 2,431 such schools (contact inf., enrollment, age, description), is available ($39.95) from Ctr. for Educ. Reform, 1001 Conn. Ave., #204, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-9000. www.edreform.com [5604]

  • "Patterns of Excellence: Policy Perspectives on Diveristy in Teaching & School Leadership," by Leslie T. Fenwick (75 pp., 2001), is available (possibly free) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0001. www.sefatl.org [5527]

  • "Patterns of Excellence: Promoting Quality in Teaching Through Diversity," eds. Nathaniel Jackson, Wiley S. Bolden & Leslie T. Fenwick (198 pp., 2001), is available (possibly free) from the Southern Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/523-0001. www.sefatl.org [5528]

  • "Sizing Things Up: What Parents, Teachers & Students Think About Large & Small High Schools," by Jean Johnson, Ann Duffett & Steve Farkas 58 pp., 2002) is available ($12) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610. Website (www.publicagenda.org) has a summary of findings and data charts. [5525]

  • The Connection Collection: School-Family-Community Publications Database a Southwest Educ. Dev. Lab searchable database, summarizing 160+ publications, is accessed at www.sedl.org/connections/resources. [5618]

  • The Natl. Coal. of Alternative Community Schools has publications (including a Natl. Directory of Alternative Community Schools), holds conferences, networks among the schools. Contact them at 1266 Rosewood Unit 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 888/771-9171, ncacs1@earthlink.net. [5540]

  • "The Shortage of Special Education Faculty: Why It Is Happening, Why It Matters & What We Can Do About It" (12 pp., 2002), a publication of the US Office of Special Education Programs, is available (as is the full research report -- no price given for either) from Dr. Deborah Deutsch Smith, Vanderbilt Univ., Peabody College Box 160, Nashville, TN 37203, d.smith@vanderbilt.edu. [5582]

  • "The Twin Challenges of Mediocrity & Inequality: Literacy in the US from an International Perspective," by Andrew M. Sum, Irwin Kirsch & Robert Taggart (42 pp., Feb. 2002), is available ($15) from Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. Also downloadable at www.ets.org/research/pic. [5544]

  • "Title I Funding: Poor Children Benefit Through Funding Per Poor Child Differs" is a 67-page, Jan. 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-242), available free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [5644]

March/April 2002

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  • "BIA and DOD Schools: Student Achievement & Other Characteristics Often Differ from Public Schools'" is a 74-page, Sept. 2001 GAO report (GAO-01-934), available, free, from US GAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. www.gao.gov [4722]

  • "Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing Natonal Trends," eds. Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman & Patrice Flynn (392 pp., 2000) is available ($19.95) from Flynn Research, PO Box 726, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, 304/728-9499 www.FlynnResearch.com [4694]

  • "Career Academies: Impacts on Students' Initial Transitions to Post-Secondary Education & Employment," by James J. Kemple is a 52-page, Dec. 2001 report, available, likely free, from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [4686]

  • "Dispelling the Myth Revisited: Preliminary Findings from a Nationwide Analysis of 'High-Flying' Schools," by Craig Jerald is a 130-page, 2001 study, updating/expanding a 1999 report on the same subject; it identifies 4,577 high-poverty & high-minority schools nationwide that have high student performance. Available (no price listed) from The Education Trust (headed by PRRAC Board member Kati Haycock), 1725 K St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217; downloadable from their website: www.edtrust.org [4704]

  • "Evaluating the Accelerated Schools Approach: A Look at Early Implementation & Impacts on Student Achievement in 8 Elementary Schools," by Howard S. Bloom, Sandra Ham, Laura Melton & Julienanne O'Brien is a 99-page, Nov. 2001 report, available (likely free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [4726]

  • "Facing the Hard Facts in Education Reform," by Paul E. Barton (31 pp., July 2001) is available ($10.50) from the Policy Inf. Ctr., Mailstop 04-R, Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694 pic@ets.org; also downloadable from www.ets.org/research/pic [4785]

  • "High Classroom Turnover: How Children Get Left Behind," by Chester Hartman is a chapter appearing in Rights at Risk: Equality in an Age of Terrorism, the biannual report of the Citizens' Commn. on Civil Rights. Reprints of the 18-page article are available, free (with a self-addressed label and 80¢ postage) from PRRAC, 3000 Conn. Ave. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20008. It's downloadable from www.prrac.org. [4754]

  • Indicators: The Journal of Social Health is a new journal. The initial (Winter 2001/2002) issue contains "The State of Education in America," an interview with Sen. Edward Kennedy; "Is the Education Revolution Coming?," by Robert J. Blendon et al.; "A Proposal to Revive Public Investment in Schools," by Christian M. Weller & Jeffrey Wenger; "A Social Report on America's Well-Being," by Marque-Luisa Miringoff et al.; "Welfare Reform & Children," by Guy Stevens; "Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition," by Thomas Corbett; and "Health Indicators of the Standard of Living," by Richard H. Steckel. Subs. to the quarterly are $50/indivs., $200 insts. (20% discount intro. offer) from ME Sharpe, 800/541-6563. [4695]

  • "Partnerships: Family-School-Community" is a (2001?) National Education Assn. manual. Inf. from www.nea.org. [4776]

  • Rhetoric Versus Reality: What We Know & What We Need to Know About Vouchers & Charter Schools, by Brian P. Gill, Karen E. Ross, Dominic J. Brewer & Michael P. Timpane (265 pp., 2001) is available ($15) from RAND Corp. Downloadable www.RAND.org [4725]

  • "School Vouchers: Public Funded Programs in Cleveland & Milwaukee" is a 50-page, Aug. 2001 GAO report (GAO-01-914), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. http//www.gao.gov [4720]

  • "The Natl. Conf. of State Legislatures" has a 2002 Publications Catalog: books on children/families, education, econ. dev., environment, health. 303/863-8003. books@ncsl.org [4729]

  • The Other Boston Busing Story, by Susan E. Eaton (2001) has been published by Yale Univ. Press. [4778]

  • "Twenty-Five Years of Educating Children with Disabilities: The Good News & the Work Ahead" is a 64-page, 2002 report from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum & the Ctr. on Education Policy. Downloadable from their website and available (likely free) from AYPF, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731 aypf@aypf.org or the Ctr., 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065. ctredpol@ctredpol.org www.ctredpol.org www.aypf.org [4688]

  • "Why Public Schools Lose Teachers," by Eric Hanushek, John F. Kain & Steven G. Rivkin (24 pp. + tables, Nov. 2001) is Working Paper #8599, available (no price listed) from the Natl. Bureau of Econ. Research, 1050 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; downloadable from www.nber.org/papers/8599. [4766]

January/February 2002

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  • "Alignment of Standards & Assessments as an Accountability Criterion," by Paul M. La Marca appeared in Vol. 7, #21 (2001) of Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation. Available at ericae.net/pare. [4146]

  • Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy, by Robert Forrant, Jean L. Pyle, William Lazonick & Charles Levenstein (434 pp., 2001), has been published by Univ. of Mass. Press (Box 429, Amherst, MA 01004); $24.95. www.umass.edu/umpress. [4011]

  • "Are Latino Students Being Prepared for the MCAS? Access to Educational Opportunities for Latinos in Four Mass. School Districts" is a 2001 report, available (no price given) from the Gaston Inst. for Latino Comm. Dev. & Public Policy, Univ. Mass., 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393, 617/287-5790, Gaston.Institute@umb.edu, www.gaston.umb.edu. [4228]

  • "Closing the Achievement Gap: Improving the Educational Outcomes for African American Children" is a 33-page, Nov. 2001 report from the Natl. Black Caucus of State Legislators. On their website: www.nbcsl.com, or from 444 N. Capitol St., #622, Wash., DC 20001, 202/624-5457; likely free. [3918]

  • "Desegregation & Black Dropout Rates," by Jonathan Guryan is a 61-page, June 2001 Working Paper, available from the Natl. Bureau of Econ. Research, 1050 Mass. Ave., Camb., MA 02138, www.nber.org/papers/w8345. The paper shows that deseg. plans of the 1970s reduced high school dropout rates for blacks. [3941]

  • "Early Care & Education: Work Support for Families & Developmental Opportunity for Young Children," by Kathryn Tout, Angela Romano Papillo, Martha Zaslow & Sharon Vandivere (27 pp., Sept. 2001), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org. [3934]

  • "Education in Crisis: The State Budget Crunch & Our Nation's Schools" is an 18-page, Nov.(?) 2001 report from the House Comm. on Educ. & the Workforce; available, free, from Rep. George Miller (D-CA), 202/225-3725. [3938]

  • "Evaluating School Violence Programs," ed. Erwin Flaxman (2001), is available ($12) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., 525 W. 120 St., Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027. A list of EIRC publications is available at eric-web.tc.columbia.edu. [4222]

  • "False Choices: Vouchers, Public Schools & Our Children's Future: Lessons from Milwaukee" is a 4-page, Fall 2001 tabloid, available (no price listed) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646, RSBusiness@aol.com. Also available: "Selling Out Our Schools: Vouchers, Markets & the Future of Public Education" (98 pp., $7.50); 800/669-4192. [4015]

  • "Gender Differences in Educational Achievement within Racial & Ethnic Groups" is a 2-page digest, available (possibly free) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027, 800/601-4868. eric-web.tc.columbia.edu [4226]

  • "Help Wanted... Credentials Required: Community Colleges in the Knowledge Economy," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers (108 pp., 2001), is available, free, from Educ. Testing Service, 1800 K St. NW, #900, Wash., DC 20006, 202/659-8056. www.ets.org. [3917]

  • "Latinos in School: Some Facts & Findings" is a 2-page, Feb. 2001 digest, available (possibly free) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., Box 40, 525 W. 120 St., NYC, NY 10027, 212/678-3436, wcs7.columbia.edu. [4223]

  • Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children, by Janice E. Hale (2001?), has been published by Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 800/537-5487. www.jhupbooks.com; $15.95 [4097]

  • "NAACP Call for Action in Education" (40 pp., Nov. 2001) is available from the NAACP: www.naacp.org. [4087]

  • "Overlooked & Underserved: Immigrant Students in US Secondary Schools," by Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Michael Fix & Beatriz Chu Clewell (102 pp., Dec. 200), is available (no price listed) from The Urban, Inst, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200 [4013]

  • "Raising Minority Academic Achievement: A Compendium of Education Programs & Practices," by Donna Walker James, Sonia Jurich & Steve Estes (190 pp., n.d.), is available ($10) from Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2505, 202/775-9731, aypf@aypf.org, www.aypf.org. [3928]

  • "School Choice as Education Reform: What Do We Know?" is a 2-page, Aug. 2001 digest, available (possibly free) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027, 800/601-4868. eric-web.tc.columbia.edu [4225]

  • "School Practices for Equitable Discipline of African American Students" is a 2-page, Sept. 2001 digest, available (likely free) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027, 800/601-4868. eric-web.tc.columbia.edu [4224]

  • The Campaign for African American Achievement is a 2001 Natl. Urban League project. Inf. from Leslie Dunbar, NUL, 120 Wall St., NYC, NY 10005, 212/558-54538, ldunbar@nul.org. [4221]

  • The Connected School: Technology & Learning in High School, by Barbara Means, William R. Penuel & Christine Padilla (244 pp., Jossey Bass, 2001), is a Joyce Foundation-funded study. $27. [3916]

  • The Tellin' Stories Project a parent-school initiative sponsored by the Network of Educators of America, has won an award at the Natl. Symposium on Partnerships in Educ. Inf. from NECA, 202/588-7219. Research on the roles/relationships for families & schools in children's education has been published in "Between Families & Schools: Creating Meaningful Relationships," available from NECA. [4059]

  • "Trying to Stay Ahead of the Game: Superintendents & Principals Talk about School Leadership" is a 50-page, 2001 report, available (possibly free) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com, www.publicagenda.org. [3921]

November/December 2001

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  • "Charter School Laws Across the States: Ranking Score Card & Legislative Profiles," a 4-page, 2001? report is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Educ. Reform, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 800/521-2118, www.edreform.com/preesss/2001/ranking.htm [2367]

  • "Community Schools: Partnerships for Excellence" is a 15-page, 2001(?) report, available (possibly free) from the Coal. for Comm. Schools, c/o Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8405, x45. ccs@iel.org www.communityschools.org [2322]

  • "Education & Community Building: Connecting Two Worlds," by Jeanne Jehl, Martin J. Blank & Barbara McCloud is a 32-page, 2001 report from the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, available ($9) from the Inst., 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8405, iel@iel.org [2321]

  • "Educational Achievement & Black-White Inequality," by Jonathan Jacobson, Cara Olsen, Jennifer King Rice, Stephen Sweetland & John Ralph (June 2001) is available from Mathematica Policy Research: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=b1-whinequal.pdf [2335]

  • Improving Rural School Facilities: Design, Construction, Finance & Public Support, eds. Sarah Dewees & Patricia Cahape Hammer contains 7 papers presented at the March 1998 Natl. Working Conf. on Improving Rural School Facilities. Published by AEL, Inc., but contact ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools for ordering inf.: 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org. [2233]

  • "Latinos in Postsecondary Education: Institutional Influences," by Carlos Nevarez is a Sept. 2001 Digest, available (no price listed) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org [2235]

  • "Lessons from Maine: Education Vouchers for Students since 1973," by Frank Heller is a 16-page, Sept. 2001 Cato Inst. report, available (likely free) from the Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200, or www.cato.org/pubs/briefs/bp-066es.html [2307]

  • "Opening Doors: Expanding Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Workers," by Susan Golonka & Lisa Matus-Grossman a 51-page, May 2001 report, is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mrdc.org [2369]

  • "Raising Minority Academic Achievement: A Compendium of Education Programs & Practices" is a 2001 report, available ($10) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. www.aypf.org [2320]

  • Raising Standards or Raising Barriers: Inequality & High-Stakes Testing in Public Education, eds. Gary Orfield & Mindy Kornhaber (2001), from the Harvard Civil Rights Project, is available ($12.95) from The Century Fdn., 800/552-5450. Drafts of manhof the papers are available at www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/conferences/testing98/drafts.html [2378]

  • "Saved By An Education: A Successful Model for Dramatically Increasing High School Graduation Rates in Low-Income Neighborhoods" is a 60-page, May 2001 report, available ($13) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0594. [2246]

  • "School Reconstitution" DC VOICE (District Community Voices Organized & Informed for Change in Education) has a research paper, by Mary Levy, describing local efforts at reconstitution & national research, including a history of reconstitution & lessons from research & other literature. Available from them, 202/986-8535. www.dcvoice.org [2257]

  • "Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation," by Gary Orfield is a July 2001 report, available from The Harvard Civil Rights Proj., 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6367, crp@harvard.edu www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights [2413]

  • "Standards-Based Reform & Amer. Indian/Alaska Native Education," by Sandra Fox is a Sept. 2001 Digest, available from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, 800/624-9120, hammerp@ael.org. [2237]

  • "The Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit: Giving Parents Choices, Saving Taxpayers Money," by Carrie Lips, Carrie Lips & Jennifer Jacoby is a 27-page, Sept. 2001 report from the Cato Inst., available (likely free) from them, 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200; http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-414es.html www.cato.org [2291]

  • The Rural Education Finance Ctr. has just been established (Aug. 2001) to address the funding needs of the nation's rural schools. Director is Gregory Malhoit, formerly of the NC Justice & Comm. Dev. Ctr. (a PRRAC grantee). Contact them at 3344 Hillsborough St., #302, Raleigh, NC 27607, 919/833-4541, greg.malhoit@ruraledu.org [2429]

  • Voices Joined: A Popular Education Guide for Emerging Leaders (2001?) is available ($28.50) from ALLY, 1216 E. McMillan Ave., #202, Cinn., OH 45206, 513/221-2822, seedsoffish@yahoo.com [2324]

September/October 2001

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  • "State Initiatives to Promote Early Learning: Next Steps in Coordination of Subsidized Child Care, Head Start & State Prekindergarten" is a mid-2001 paper from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy. Available (free) from CLASP, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036 or www.clasp.org/pubs/childcare [683]

  • All Children Can Learn: Lessons from the Kentucky Reform Experience, eds. Roger S. Pankratz & Joseph M. Petrosko (320 pp., 2001) has been published by Jossey-Bass, 800/956-7739; $25. [608]

  • "Asian American Factsheets" (2001) :The Coal. for Asian American Children & Families has published a series of Fact Sheets: "Snapshots of NYC: An Overview of Asian American Families," "Education and NY's Asian American Children," "Child & Family Health of NY's Asian American Community," "Understanding the Issues of Abuse & Neglect & Asian American Families." Available (likely free) from the Coal., 212/809-4675, x25, wng@cacf.org [624]

  • Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, by Gloria Ladson-Billings (192 pp., 2001) is available ($24.95) from Jossey-Bass publishers, 800/956-7739. [611]

  • Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, eds. James A. Banks & Cherry A. McGee Banks (912 pp., 2001) has been published by Jossey-Bass, 800/956-7739; $85. [612]

  • In Pursuit of a Dream Deferred: Linking Housing & Education Policy, eds. john a. powell, Gavin Kearny & Vina Kay (285 pp., 2001) has been published by Peter Lang. Available from the Inst. on Race & Poverty. 415 Law Ctr., 229-19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-8071. [674]

  • "Leading for Diversity: How School Leaders Can Improve Interethnic Relations," by Rosemary Henze, Anne Katz, Edmundo Norte & Susan Sather (27 pp., 2001) is a report based on 21 case studies across schools in the US with highly diverse student populations. $5.50 from the Ctr. for Research on Education, Diversity, & Excellence, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, 831/459-3500, crede@cats.ucsc.edu. www.crede.ucsc.edu [668]

  • "The ABC's of Public Financing for Early Care and Education: A Research and Advocacy Resource Book" (155 pp., 2001) is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research. 1707 L St. NW, # 750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100. www.iwpr.org [609]

  • "Young Men's Sexual and Reproductive Health," ed. Freya L. Sonenstein (48 pp., Nov. 2000) is available from the Urban Inst. 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [614]

  • ""The New Segregation" & "School Desegregation Policies & Judicial Trends in the United States"," by Luis M. Laosa appear in the Spring 2001 issue of ETS Policy Notes, available from ETS Policy Inf. Ctr., Rosedale Rd., 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. www.ets.org/research/pic [669]

  • "A Closer Look: A Parent’s Guide to Standardized Testing in NC Schools" is a 13-page, 2000 publication (funded by a PRRAC grant), from the Common Sense Fdn. & the NC Justice & Comm. Dev. Ctr., available (no price listed) from either org. CSF is at PO Box 10808, Raleigh, NC 27695-0808, 919/921-9270; NCJCDC is at PO Box 28068, 224 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27611-8068, 919/856-2570, info@ncjustice.org. [830]

  • "Crossing the Great Divide: Can We Achieve Equity When Generation Y Goes to College?," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Richard A. Fry (107 pp., 2000), is available (free) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 50-B, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-1200. [861]

  • "Developing Family & School Partnerships: Guidelines for Schools & School Districts" is a 2001 pamphlet, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Coal. for Parent Involvement in Educ., 3929 Old Lee Hwy, #91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030. [604]

  • Improving Student Achievement: What State NAEP Test Scores Tell Us, by David W. Grissmer, Ann Flanagan, Jennifer Kawata & Stephanie Williamson (271 pp., 2000), is available (no price listed) from RAND, 1700 Main St., PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310/393-0411, order@rand.org. [862]

  • Partners for Public Education is a just-launched media and grassroots organizing campaign, cosponsored by the NAACP and People for the American Way, aimed at encouraging black & Latino parents to become more deeply involved in their children's education. For inf., contact 202/467-2361. [677]

  • "The Myth of the Texas Miracle in Education" by Boston College professor Walt Haney, appears in vol. 8, #41 of The Education Policy Analysis Archives, accessible at epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v8n41 [864]

July/August 2001

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  • "The SAT as a Major Roadblock to Black Students’ Aspirations to Higher Education" (Autumn 2001) is a 20-page special report that appeared in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. A free copy is available from them at 212/399-1084, or JBHE, 500 W. 57 St., NYC, NY 10019. [114]

  • "Do Vouchers Improve Student Performance?," by Martin Carnoy (May, 2001) (58 pp.) is available (no price listed) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5546. (The answer, by the way, is that they don’t spur improvements among underperforming schools.) [117]

  • "Fiscal Analysis of a $500 Federal Educ. Tax Credit to Help Millions, Save Billions," by Darcy Ann Olsen, Carrie Lips & Dan Lips (May, 2001) is a 16-page Exec. Summary dealing with Pres. Bush’s education tax credit proposal. Available (likely free) from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/789-5246. www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-398es.html [110]

  • "Learning the Hard Way: How Teacher-Training Disparities Affect Students in Baltimore’s Poorest Communities," by Molly Rath (May, 2001) appeared in The City Paper. Likely available from mdacorn@acorn.org. [124]

  • Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity & Justice, Vol. 2 (May, 2001) (240 pp.) is available ($10+s/h, with attractive bulk rates) from Rethinking Schools, 800/669-4192. [101]

  • "Students Continually Learning: A Report of Presentations, Student Voices & State Actions" (April, 2001) is a 109-page report from the Council of Chief State School Officers & The Forum for Youth Investment. Available (free) from CCSSO, 202/336-7016, pubs@ccsso.org [118]

  • "Action for All: The Public’s Responsibility for Public Education" (April, 2001) (36 pp.) reports on findings from focus groups & a nationwide survey, sponsored by The Public Educ. Network & Education Week. Available (possibly free) from PEN, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005-3808, 202/628-7460 [120]

  • "Earning a Living Wage: Metro Differences in Opportunity & Inequality for Adult Males with Low Education Levels," by John Foster-Bey, Mark Rubin & Kenneth Temkin (April, 2001) is available online. www.urban.org/employment/livingwage-employment.html [85]

  • "Education in NW Indiana" (Spring, 2001) is an 18-page report available (possibly free) from the Heartland Ctr., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323-2233, 219/844-7515, mail@heartlandctr.org [125]

  • "Parent Power: Why National Standards Won’t Improve Education," by Sheldon Richman (April, 2001) (19 pp.) is available (likely free) from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200. www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-396es.html [123]

  • "Reporting School Quality in Standards-Based Accountability Systems," by Robert L. Linn (Spring 2001) is a 4-page CRESST Policy Brief, available (likely free) from CRESST/UCLA, GSE&IS Bldg., Mailbox 951522, LA, CA 90095-1522, 310/794-9140. [119]

  • "Closing the Gap: Done in a Decade,," by Kati Haycock, Craig Jerald & Sandra Huang (Spring 2001) is a 20-page central article in Thinking K-16, available from The Education Trust, 1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217. The Ed Trust’s New State & Natl. Database is now on their website. www.edtrust.org [113]

  • "Public Education: Meeting the Needs of Students With Limited English Proficiency" (February, 2001) s a 51-page GAO report (GAO-01-226), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [122]

  • Constructivist Strategies: Meeting Standards & Engaging Adolescent Minds, by Chandra Foote, Paul Vernette & Cathy Battaglia (2001) (120 pp., $29.95+s/h) is available from Eye on Education, 6 Depot Way W., Larchmont, NY 10538, 914/833-055 [102]

  • "Do You Know... The Good News About American Education?" (2001) (32 pp.) is available ($1 per, but 10-copy minimum order) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. [111]

  • Learning and Not Learning English: Latino Students in American Schools, by Guadalupe Valdes (2001) (192 pp. $23.95+s/h) [106]

  • Manufacturing Hope and Despair: The School & Kin Support Networks of US-Mexican Youth, by Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar (2001) (352 pp., $25.95+s/h) [107]

  • R&D Alert (2001) is the newsletter of WestEd. Vol. 3, no. 2 has as its lead article, “Low-performing Schools Begin Turning the Corner.” Likely free, from WestEd, 730 Harrison St. SF, CA 94107-1242, 877/4WestEd. They also produce a series of Policy Briefs & Knowledge Briefs (likely also free) on such subjects as “Ensuring Teacher Quality,” “Education Partnerships,” Balancing Local Assessment with Statewide Testing,” & “Building a Workable Accountability System.” [126]

  • The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology & Power in America, 1865-1954, by William H. Watkins (2001) (224 pp. $22.95+s/h) [105]

  • Uncertain Lives: Children of Promise, Teachers of Hope, by Robert V. Bullough, Jr. (2001) (144 pp, $18.95+s/h) [108]

  • "“Education & Community Building: Connecting Two Worlds”," by Jeanne Jehl, Martin J. Blank & Barbara McCloud (2001) (33 pp.), is available ($9) from the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20036, iel@iel.org [116]

  • Performance Standards & Authentic Learning, by Allan A. Glatthorn (1999) (200 pp., $29.95+s/h); is available from Eye on Education, 6 Depot Way W., Larchmont, NY 10538, 914/833-0551. [103]

  • Subtractive Schooling: US Mexican Youth & the Politics of Caring, by Angela Valenzuela (1999) was published by SUNY Press. [121]

  • The SAT Gender Gap: Identifying the Causes, by Phyllis Rosser (1989) s available ($15) from the Ctr. for Women Policy Studies, 1211 Conn Ave. NW, #312, Wash., DC 20036, 202/872-1770, cwps@centerwomenpolicy.org. They also have a publications list available. [140]

  • NCPIE Update is the newsletter of the Natl. Coal. for Parent Involvement in Education, 3929 Old Lee Hwy., #91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030. [127]

  • “Grassroots Organizing Essentials” is a July 10 class, taught by Larry Bohlen of Friends of the Earth, at the Inst. for Policy Studies’ Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA). Inf. and their Summer 2001 catalogue from 202/234-9382, x229, netfa@hotsalsa.org [87]

May/June 2001

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  • "Bush Education Plan" (March 1, 2001) The Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights (2000 M St., #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565) has available a 13-page “Analysis of Pres. George W. Bush’s Education Plan.” [278]

  • "Closing the Deal: A Prelim. Report on State Compliance with Final Assessment & Accountability Requirements Under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994" (March 2001) is a 21-page + Apps. report from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights; contact them at 2000 M St., #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565. [277]

  • "Differences in the Gender Gap: Comparisons Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in Education & Work" (February 2001) (50 pp.) is available ($10.50) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd, MS 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694; downloadable from www.ets.org/research [260]

  • Quality Counts 2001 (January 11, 2001) Education Week’s Quality Counts 2001 194-page issue reporting on education in the 50 states, is available ($10) from EW, 6935 Arlington Rd., #100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5233, 301/280-3100, ew@epe.org www.edweek.org [229]

  • All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice, by Richard D. Kahlenberg (2001) (379 pp.) has been published by Brookings Inst. Press, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036; no price listed. [259]

  • Classroom Diversity: Connecting Curriculum to Students’ Lives, eds. Ellen McIntyre, Ann Rosbery & Norma Gonzalez (2001) (144 pp.)has been published by Heinemann. 800/793-2154; $23. [270]

  • "Implementing Whole School Reform in New Jersey - Year Two," by Anhalt Erlichson & Margaret Goertz (January 2001) (68 pp. + App.), is available (no price listed) from the Rutgers Univ. Ctr. for Govt. Services, 33 Livingston Ave., #200, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1979, 732/932-3640, x628. Downloadable from www.policy.rutgers.edu/cgs/pubs.htm [244]

  • "Overlooked & Underserved: Immigrant Students in US Secondary Schools," by Jorge Ruiz de Valasco, Michael Fix & Beatriz Chu Clewell (2001) (100 pp.) is available ($5) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 877/UIPRESS. [309]

  • "Sociocultural Factors in Social Relationships: Examining Latino Teachers’ and Paraeducators’ Interactions with Latino Students," by Lilia D. Monzo & Robert S. Rueda (2001) is available ($5.50) from the Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700. [258]

  • "The Future of the Federal Role in Elementary & Secondary School Education" (2001) is a 111-page collection of papers, available ($1) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #619, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065. ctredpol@ctredpol.org
    They also have a publications list. [239]

  • "Community & School Predictors of Over Representation of Minority Children in Special Education," by Donald Oswald, Martha J. Coutinho & Al M. Best (2000) is a 22-page draft paper, available from the Harvard Civil Rights Project. www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/conferences/SpecEd/moreinfo.html [261]

  • "Discussing Reform: Tools for Facilitating a Discussion Group" (January 2000) (20 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Education Alliance, 222 Richmond St., #300, Providence, RI 02903-4226, 800/521-9550. info@lab.brown.edu [263]

  • "Disparities in the Identification, Funding & Provision of Special Education," by Tom Parrish (2000) is a 19-page draft paper, available from the Harvard Civil Rights Project, www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/conferences/SpecEd/moreinfo.html [262]

  • "Failing Our Kids: Why the Testing Craze Won’t Fix Our Schools," eds. Barbara Miner & Kathy Swope (2000) (148 pp.) is available ($11.50) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. [273]

  • Holding Schools Accountable Toolbook (2000) (74 pp.) prepared by Public Impact, is available online www.publicimpact.com/hsat [267]

  • "Reading, Writing & Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice & the Power of the Written Word," by Linda Christensen (2000) (186 pp.) is available ($16.45) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. [238]

  • "Classroom Crusades: Responding to the Religious Rights’s Agenda for Public Schools," ed. Barbara Miner (1998) (80 pp.)is available, free, from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192; a 3-yr. complimentary sub. to their quarterly journal, Rethinking Schools is available as well. [241]

  • "Building Their Futures: How Early HeadStart Programs Are Enhancing the Lives of Infants & Toddlers in Low-Income Families" an HHS study, is available at www.hhs.gov/news/press/2001pres/20010112/html [226]

  • Diverse Students Learning Mathematics & Science: Issues & Possibilities is a 12-page, Winter 2001 joint newsletter of the Natl. Ctr. for Improving Student Learning & Achievement in Math & Science and the Ctr. for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence. Available (possibly free) from CREDE, Univ. Calif., 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, 831/459-3500. crede@cats.ucsc.edu [242]

  • Educating Everybody’s Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners is a 3-part video series (each 20-25 mins.), available ($520+s/h for the set - each available separately) with a 92-page facilitator’s guide from the Assn. for Supervision & Curriculum Development, PO Box 79760, Baltimore, MD 21279-0760, 800/933-2723. [243]

  • Holding Schools Accountable is a toolkit available at www.publicimpact.com/hsat [227]

  • "Just & Efficient College Finance" is the title of a newspaper ad urging that college financial assistance be concentrated on students from low- and moderate-income families (as opposed to increasing use of other criteria). Signers included PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board member Gary Orfield, Glenn Loury & others. We’ll send you a copy with a SASE; or you can contact the Higher Educ. Policy Inst., 152 N. 3rd St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-2699. [280]

  • Leveling the Playing Field is a new Century Foundation website, focusing on inequality in education. www.equaleducation.org. [240]

  • "School Finance Litigation" PRRAC Board chair Jack Boger has available “a rather remarkable decision rendered March 26, 2001, by Howard Manning, an independent-minded Superior Court judge in NC on remand from the NC Supreme Ct. in its school finance litigation, Leandro v. State.” Email Jack at jcboger@email.unc.edu, and he’ll email it to you. [264]

  • Task Force on the Common School A new Task Force on the Common School has been formed by The Century Foundation. Former US Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. is the chair, and among the members are Peter Edelman, Christopher Edley, Jennifer Hochschild, David Rusk, Charles Robb, Charles Willie, Marshall Smith, William Trent, Amy Stuart Wells, Ramon Cortines & Marianne Engelman Lado. Rick Kahlenberg, author of All Together Now: Creating Middle Class Schools through Public School Choice, is the Exec. Dir. Inf. from 212/452-7723, hicks@tcf.org [276]

  • "The Imperative of Early Literacy" is a talk given by Urban League Pres. Hugh Price to the Natl. Black Educ. Leadership Summit, Dec. 2000. Available from us with a SASE (55¢). [282]

  • "The Standards Movement & Its Evil Twin (High-Stakes Testing)" is the subject of an article by Panasonic Fdn. exec. Scott Thompson. Available at www.pdkintl.org/kappan/ktho0101 [279]

  • "Top Ten Reasons to Support Standards" from the Educ. & Policy Issues Ctr. in Pittsburgh, is available at www.apc.pgh.pa.us/standards.shtml [281]

March/April 2001

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  • All Together Now: Creating Middle Class Schools through Public School Choice, by Richard D. Kahlenberg (352 pp., 2001, $33.95) is available from Brookings Inst. Press, 800/275-1447. [717]

  • "Half the Solution: The Supports DC Students Need to Meet High Academic Standards" (January 2001) a PRRAC-funded, 28-page report, is available (free) from DC VOICE, PO Box 73055, Wash., DC 20056, 202/986-8535. [718]

  • "Reclaiming Our Schools: Increasing Parental Control of Education through the Universal Education Credit," by Darcy Ann Olsen & Matthew J. Brouillette (December 2000) a 15-page study is available (probably free), in exec. summary form, from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200. [708]

  • "The Labor Market for Public School Teachers: A Descriptive Analysis of New York State’s Teacher Workforce," by Hamp Lankford, Jim Wyckoff & Frank Papa (68 pp., October 2000) is available (no price listed) from NYS Educ. Dept., Albany, NY 12234. [699]

  • "Passing, Retention & Achievement Trends Among Promoted & Retained Students," by Melissa Roderick, Jenny Nagaoka, Jen Bacon & John Q. Easton (September 2000) is an update of a Dec. 1999 report examining the effects of Chicago Public Schools’ new promotion policies. Contact Donald Moore, Designs for Changes, dfc1@aol.com, www.consortium-chicago.org/updatesocpromo.html. [721]

  • "Title I Preschool Education: More Children Served, but Gauging Effect on School Readiness Difficult" (September 2000) is an 18-page GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-171), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [710]

  • Improving Student Achievement: What NAEP State Test Scores Tell Us, by David W. Grissmer, Ann Flanagan & Jennifer Kawata (271 pp., 2000, $20) is available from RAND. The data challenge Texas’ education record. www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR924/index.html [704]

  • Radical Equations: Math Literacy & Civil Rights, by Robert P. Moses & Charles E. Cobb, Jr. (233 pp., 2000, $21) on the work of Moses’ Algebra Project, has been published by Beacon Press. [706]

  • "Standards, Equity & Cultural Diversity," by Mary Ann Lachat (45 pp., 2000) is available (possibly free) from The Educ. Alliance, 222 Richmond St., #300, Providence, RI 02903-4226, 800/521-9550, info@lab.brown.edu. [702]

  • "The Talent Development High School: First-year Results of the 9th Grade Success Academy in 2 Phila. Schools 1999-2000" (8 pp., 2000) is available (possibly free) from the Phila. Educ. Fund, 7 Ben Franklin Pkwy., #700, Phila., PA 19103, 215/665-1400, x3459. [703]

  • "Understanding Educational Quality: Where Validity Meets Technology," by Eva L. Baker (2000) focuses on testing & technology and the connections between the two. The 24-page publication is available (likely free) from the Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., MS04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org; downloadable from www.ets.org/reserarch. [712]

  • "Solving the Dilemmas of Teacher Supply, Demand & Standards: How we can ensure a competent, caring & qualified teacher for every child," by Linda Darling-Hammond (August 1999) a 27-page paper is available ($8) from the Natl. Commn. on Teaching & America’s Future, 15076 Kutztown Rd., PO Box 326, Kutztown, PA 19530-0326, 888/492-1241. They have a publications list as well. [709]

  • "Bricks & Mortarboards: Decent Schools Boost Achievement, Studies Show, But Fancy Facilities Don’t," by Mark Stricherz appeared in the Dec. 6, 2000 issue of Education Week. We’ll send a copy of the 3-page article with a SASE. [705]

  • "Building Their Futures: How Early HeadStart Programs Are Enhancing the Lives of Infants & Toddlers in Low-Income Families" is available at www.hhs.gov/news/press/2001pres/20010112.html. [720]

  • "Dealing with School Dropouts" A Harvard study on this is available at www.cleveland.com/education/index.ssf?/news/pd/cc21drop.html. [722]

  • Developing a New Research Agenda for American Indian & Alaska Native Education is a project, triggered by Pres. Clinton’s Exec. Order 13096, being carried out by Westat. For inf., contact Bill Strang, Westat, 1650 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850-3195, 301/738-3692, strangb1@westat.com [697]

  • "Do School Vouchers Improve Student Performance?," by Martin Carnoy appeared in the Jan. 1-15, 2001 issue of The American Prospect, along with a sidebar by Richard Rothstein, “Vouchers in Court.” We’ll send along the 4-pager, along with a copy of Rothstein’s Jan. 24, 2001 NY Times column, “Lessons: Flaws in Annual Testing,” with a SASE. (Check out Rothstein’s excellent regular NYT education column each Wed.) [707]

  • "Exposing the Gap: Why Minority Students Are Being Left Behind in North Carolina’s Educational System" is the 6-page Exec. Summary of a PRRAC-funded project by the NC Justice & Comm. Dev. Ctr. Available (possibly free) from the Ctr., 224 S. Dawson St., PO Box 28068, Raleigh, NC 27611, 919/856-2570, info@ncjustice.org. [716]

  • Making Low-Performing Schools a Priority s a 73-page, 2000 resource guide, available (no price listed) from the Natl. Educ. Assn., 1201 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036. [698]

  • "Quality Bilingual Education: Defining Success" is an 11-page, 2000 report available (possibly free) from The Educ. Alliance, 222 Richmond St., #300, Providence, RI 02903-4226, 800/521-9550, info@lab.brown.edu. [696]

  • "The Influence of Scale on School Performance: A Multi-Level Extension of the Matthew Principle," by Robert Bickel & Craig Howley appeared in the electronic journal Educ. Policy Analysis Archives. The study, using Georgia data, shows that “reducing either district or school size without altering the other would narrow the test score gap between students from more and less affluent communities.” Contact The Rural School & Comm. Trust, 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899. Also available at www.olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/v8n22/ [719]

  • "The Return To Separate and Unequal: Metropolitan Milwaukee School Funding Through a Racial Lens" a PRRAC-funded, 58-page, 2001 study, is available ($5) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. See their report in this issue of P&R. [694]

  • "What It Takes: 10 Capacities for Initiating & Sustaining School Improvement at the Elementary Level" a 62-page, 2000 booklet, is available (possibly free) from The Educ. Alliance, 222 Richmond St., #300, Providence, RI 02903-4226, 800/521-9550, info@lab.brown.edu. [695]

January/February 2001

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  • Because of the Kids: Facing Racial & Cultural Differences in Schools, by Jennifer E. Obidah & Karen Manheim Teel (2001) (144 pp., $23.45) [390]

  • Protecting the Right to Teach & Learn: Power, Politics & Public Schools, by James K. Daly, Patricia L. Schall & Rosemary W. Skeele (2001) (240 pp., $26.45) [396]

  • “Campaign Partners for African-American Achievement” (December 2000) A 32-page Resource Directory for this Natl. Urban League program is available (likely free) from the League, 120 Wall St., NYC, NY 10005, 212/558-5300. [266]

  • "Dropout Rates in the U.S.: 1999," by Phillip Kaufman, Jin Y. Kwon, Steve Klein & Christopher D. Chapman (November, 2000) is a 75-page report from the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Statistics, US Dept. of Educ. (NCES 2001-022). 800/887-4ED-Pubs for ordering inf. [373]

  • Failing Our Kids: Why the Testing Craze Won’t Fix Our Schools, eds. Kathy Swope & Barbara Miner (October, 2000) (148 pp.) is available ($11.50 — bulk discounts available) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. [375]

  • "How Teaching Matters: Bringing the Classroom Back into Discussions of Teacher Quality" (October 2000) is a 36-page report available ($10.50) from the Educ. Testing Service, Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694; downloadable. www.ets.org/research/pic [274]

  • "More Than Grades: How Choice Boosts Parental Involvement & Benefits Children," by Philip Vassallo (October 2000) is a 16-page report available (possibly free) from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/842-0200. [272]

  • "Racial Disparities in Minnesota Basic Standards Test Scores, 1996-2000" (October 2000) (13 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Roy Wilkins Ctr. for Human Rels. & Social Justice, 257 Humphrey Ctr., 301 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-9821. [354]

  • "The Class Size Policy Debate" (October 2000) is a 46-page document, available ($5 + s/h) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844; also on their website. The debate features Alan B. Krueger of Princeton vs. Eric Hanushek of Princeton; Richard Rothstein wrote the Introduction. www.epitnet.org [269]

  • “What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us?” (October, 2000) is an 18-page RAND memo to reporters and editors. www.rand.org/hot/Press/texas.scores.html [366]

  • "Teaching the Teachers: Different Settings, Different Results" (August, 2000) is a 37-page report, available ($10.50) from the Educ. Testing Service, Policy Inf. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694. www.ets.org/research/pic [376]

  • A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools, by William Ayers, Michael Klonsky & Gabrielle H. Lyon (2000) (208 pp. $25.45) [383]

  • "Charting a New Course: Fact & Fiction about Charter Schools," by Thomas L. Good & Jennifer Braden (2000) is a 45-page Natl. School Boards Assn. report: $27 from 800/706-6722. [364]

  • "Common Sense in Action: Linking Health to Education Reform" (2000) (28 pp.) is available (likely free) from the Bellsouth Fdn., 1155 Peachtree St. NE, #7H08, Atlanta, GA 30309-3610, 404/249-2396. [503]

  • Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S (2000) by the Univ. Calif. Ctr. for Research on Educ., Diversity & Excellence, containing inf. on 248 programs in 23 states and DC, is available on line. Also available in print: contact CAL /CREDE, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700, crede@cal.org. www.cal.org/twi/directory/ [271]

  • Language Crossings: Negotiating the Self in a Multicultural World, by Karen Ogulnick (2000) (192 pp., $26.45) [394]

  • "Minority Graduates of US Medical Schools: Trends, 1950-98" (2000) is an 89-page report by the Assn. of Amer. Medical Colleges. Copies available (possibly free) from Vivian Harriday at AAMC, 202/828-0584. [502]

  • Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice & the Power of the Written Word, by Linda Christensen (2000) (196 pp.) is available ($12.95 + s/h) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, RSBusiness@aol.com. The author is a veteran inner-city school teachers who shares, in this memoir-guidebook, her experiences teaching English to disadvantaged high school students. [371]

  • The Best for Our Children: Critical Perspectives on Literacy for Latino Students, by Maria de la Luz Reyes & John Halcón (2000) (272 pp. $30.45) [387]

  • "The Directory of Secondary Newcomer Programs in the U.S.," by Deborah Short & Beverly A. Boyson (2000) contains profiles of 115 middle and HS newcomer progs. at 196 sites across 29 states and DC. Available on line ($35) from CAL (CREDE), 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700. www.cal.org/twi/directory/ [268]

  • The Heart of the Matter: Using Standards & Assessments to Learn, by Beverly Falk (2000) (208 pp.) is available ($21) from Heinemann, 88 Post Rd. W., PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 800/793-2154; Linda Darling-Hammond gave it a very complimentary blurb. [370]

  • "The Role of Classroom Assessment in Teaching & Learning," by Lorrie A. Shepard (2000) (48 pp.), is available ($8.80) from CAL/CREDE, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700, credepubs@cal.org [360]

  • Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century, by Anthony Jackson & Gayle A. Davis (2000) (229 pp.), a Carnegie Corp. study, is available ($25) from the Natl. Middle School Assn., 800/528-6673. [402]

  • Walking the Color Line: The Art & Practice of Anti-Racist Teaching, by Mark Perry (2000) (208 pp., $23.45) [380]

  • What Counts as Literacy: Challenging the School Standard, by Margaret Anne Gallego & Sandra Hollingsworth (2000) (336 pp., $33.45) [391]

  • “A Guide to Today’s Teacher Recruitment Challenges” (2000) is available (possibly free) from Recruiting New Teachers, 385 Concord Ave., #103, Belmont, MA 02478, 617/489-6000, rnt@rnt.org. [294]

  • “Between Families & Schools: Creating Meaningful Relationships” (2000) (60 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Tellin’ Stories Project of the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056, 202/588-7207. [369]

  • “Do You Know The Good News About American Education?” (2000) is a 32-page by the Ctr. on Educ. Policy and the Amer. Youth Policy Forum. Available (possibly free) from either group: CEP, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #619, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065, ctredpol@ ctredpol.org; AYPF, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, aypf@aypf.org [356]

  • “MCAS: Making the Massachusetts Dropout Crisis Worse,” (2000) a 6-page newsletter, is available (free with a SASE) from FairTest, 342 Broadway. Cambridge, MA 02139-1802. Contact FairTest (617/864-4810, info@fairtest.org) about future issues of this newsletter, MCAS Alert, which will examine the interplay between MCAS, educational opportunity & achievement. www.fairtest.org/care/MCAS%20Alert%20Sept.html [361]

  • “Quality Now! Results of Natl. Conversations on Education & Race” (2000) is available (no price listed) from the Public Educ. Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460. It contains “Stories from the Field” from Baltimore, Berea, Buffalo, Denver, Grand Rapids, Hattiesburg, Oakland & Paterson, plus a section on “Tools & Lessons Learned.” [358]

  • “The Status of the Teaching Profession 2000: An Update to the Teaching & California’s Future Task Force” (2000) (61 pp.) is available online. www.cftl.org [359]

  • "Hard Lessons: Public Schools & Privatization," by Carol Ascher, Norm Fruchter & Robert Berne (1996) is a 144-page Twentieth Century Fund Report. Likely still available from them (under their updated name: The Century Foundation), 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 800/552-5450. [292]

  • DC Voice a collaborative of parents, teachers & community members (and a PRRAC grantee) committed to ensuring every child in Washington, DC a high-quality public education has issued its First-Year Report. Available (likely free) from them, PO Box 73055, Wash., DC 20056, 202/986-8535, dcvoice@dcvoice.org. [275]

  • "In Pursuit of a Dream Deferred: Linking Housing & Education" is a forum, published in the April 1996 Minn. Law Review (vol. 80, #4). Contributors to the 167-page forum were Kenneth B. Clark, Nancy A. Denton, (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member) Gary Orfield, Deval Patrick, (PRRAC Bd. members) john a. powell & Theodore M. Shaw, and Michael H. Sussman. $9 from the Review, Univ. MN Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-8034, mnlawrev@maroon.tc.umn.edu. [510]

  • Most Parents Happy With Public Schools A Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll with these results is available at online. www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kappan.htm [367]

  • Research-Based Strategies to Achieve High Standards: A Guidebook to Schoolwide Improvement by WestEd, inspired by the US Dept. of Education’s Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Prog. www.wested.org/csrd/guidebook/toc.htm [379]

  • "Standards, Tests & Civil Rights," by William L. Taylor appeared in the Nov. 15, 2000 Education Week. We’ll send a copy with a SASE. [355]

  • "Willful Color-blindness: The New Racial Piety & the Resegregration of Public Schools," by John Charles Boger appeared in the Sept. 2000 No. Carolina Law Review (vol.78, no. 60). Reprints of the 78-page article are available from Prof. Boger, UNC Law School, CB3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, 919/843-9288, jcboger@email.unc.edu. [400]

  • “Small Public Schools: Returning Education to Families & Communities” can be found online. www.uwm.edu/Dept/CERAI/edpolicyproject/cerai-00-06-htm. [398]

November/December 2000

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  • "Education for Disadvantaged Children: Research Purpose & Design Features Affect Conclusions Drawn from Key Studies" (August 2000) is a 19-page GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-168), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [363]

  • "So I Made Up My Mind: Introducing a Study of Adult Learner Persistence in Library Literacy Programs," by John T. Comings & Sondra Cuban (August 2000) (15 pp.) is available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org. [386]

  • The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools, by Alfie Kohn (2000) is available ($14) from Heinemann, 88 Post Rd. W., PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 800/793-2154. It’s also available in a 180-min., 2-cassette audio tape for $16. [374]

  • "Why Rural Matters: The Need for Every State to Take Action on Rural Education," by Elizabeth Beeson & Marty Strange (August 2000) (86 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Rural School & Comm. Trust, PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899. It contains rural educ. data for each state. [368]

  • When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale, by Edward B. Fisk & Helen F. Ladd (2000) (320 pp.) ($22.95), a case study of reform efforts in New Zealand, has been published by Brookings, Dept. 029, Wash., DC 20042-0029, 800/275-1447. [401]

  • "Kids Who Pick the Wrong Parents & Other Victims of Voucher Schemes," by Gordon MacInnes (1999) (54 pp.) is available (no price given) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441. [357]

  • "Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform: A Study of 10 Calif. School Districts," by Amy Stuart Wells (December 1998) is available from the UCLA Grad. School of Educ. & Inf. Studies, Moore Hall, Box 951521, LA, CA 90095-1521, charter@gseis.ucla.edu. [397]

  • A Notion at Risk: Preserving Public Education as an Engine for Social Mobility, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (356 pp.) has been published by the Century Fdn. Among the authors of the book’s 8 chapters are Richard Rothstein, Linda Darling-Hammond, Amy Stuart Wells & Ruy Teixeira. Ordering inf. from 800/552-5450, 202/797-6258. [351]

  • African American Educ. Data Books 3 vols. (Exec. Summaries avail.) Contact www.fdpri.patterson-uncf.org/dsbook.html. [384]

  • "Building Successful Partnerships: A Guide for Developing Parent & Family Involvement Programs" is available ($21.95) from Natl. Educ. Service, 1252 Loesch Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404, 800/336-6786, nes@nesonline.com [378]

  • "Creating the Will: Hispanics Achieving Educational Excellence" the report of the President’s Advisory Commn. on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, is available, free, from 202/401-1411. [377]

  • Data on the 100 Largest School Districts can be found at nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/100largest/. [389]

  • "Early Implementation of the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program" a new US Dept. of Educ. study, is available at www.ed.gov/offices/OUS/eval/elem.html#Misc. [362]

  • High Classroom Turnover An op-ed on the subject, by PRRAC’s Chester Hartman & Sandra Paik, appeared in several newspapers around the country, distributed by the Progressive Media Project. Copy available from us with a SASE (you might try to see if your local paper will publish it). PMP is a highly effective outfit that places op-eds, helps you draft/edit them; if you have drafts, ideas, contact them at 608/257-4626. [382]

  • "High Stakes Testing & High School Completion" can be found at nbetpp.bc.edu/reports/html. [393]

  • Policy Entrepreneurs & School Choice, by Michael Mintrom (336 pp.) ($24.95 minus 20%), has been published by Georgetown Univ. Press, 3700 O St. NW, Wash., DC 20057, 800/246-9606. [365]

  • "Standards in Public Schools: A Policy Statement of the Rural School & Community Trust" is available (likely free) from the Trust, 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899. [395]

  • Teaching for Change is the Fall/Winter 2000 catalog of Multicultural Education Resources, available from the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038. [350]

  • "Teaching the Teachers: Different Settings, Different Results" an Educ. Testing Service study, is available at www.ets.org/research/pic. [353]

  • "The High Schools of the Millennium Report" (49 pp.) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, “argues for a new vision of high school, one that uses all the resources of the community to create smaller learning environments, to engage youth in their striving for high academic achievement, to support them with adult mentors & role models, and to provide them with opportunities to develop their civic, social & career skills.” To download or order hard copies, www.aypf.org [385]

  • "The Way We Were? The Myths & Realities of America’s Student Achievement," by Richard Rothstein (140 pp.) is a Century Foundation report, available (no price listed) from the Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 800/552-5450. [352]

September/October 2000

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  • "Teachers Are Key, But How to Get Them Into the Worst Schools?" (2001) A study by the Calif. Teachers Assn. is available at ww.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article [231]

  • "Taking Them for a Ride: An Assessment of the Privatization of School Transportation in Ohio’s Public School Districts," by Mark Cassell (April 2000) is a 23-page report, available (possibly free) from Prof. Cassell, Dept. Pol. Sci., Kent St. Univ., PO Box 5190, Kent OH 44242-0001. [881]

  • "School-To-Work: A Guide for Bank Involvement" (64 pp., 2000) is available (likely free) from Elizabeth Rodriguez Jackson, Comm. Affairs, Fed. Reserve Bank of NY, 212/720-5921. [876]

  • "Project Transition: Testing an Intervention to Help High School Freshmen Succeed," by Janet Quint, Cynthia Miller, Jennifer J. Pastor & Rachel E. Cytron (26 pp., April 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. It’s an Exec. Summary. [860]

  • "Student & Staff Mobility in Wheaton Cluster, Yr. 1 (1997-98) Report" (12 pp. + Apps., Dec. 1998) and a similar 45-page, Dec. 1998 report for Year 2 (1998-99) are available (possibly free) from Sally Davis, Montgomery Cty. Public Schools, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850, 301/279-3595, Sally_M_Davis@fc.mcps.k12/md.us [235]

  • FEAT News is the newsletter of Fighting for Equality in Allocation of Textbooks, 546 Main St., #817, NYC, NY 10044, 718/356-6583. [856]

  • Next Steps: Research & Practice to Advance Indian Education, eds. Karen Cayton Swisher & John W. Tippeconnic III (316 pp., 1999), is available ($24) from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, ericrc@ael.org. [858]

  • "Recess is Over! It’s Time to Address our Deteriorating & Overcrowded Schools" is a 21-page, 2000 Natl. Priorities Project/Natl. People’s Action report, available (possibly free) from NPP, 17 New South St., #302, Northampton, MA 01060, 413/584-9556, info@natprior.org. State fact sheets for all 50 states available at www.natprior.org. [857]

  • "Separate & Unequal: A report on educational barriers for homeless children & youth" is a 72-page, Jan. 2000 report, available (no price listed) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535. [824]

  • "Title I Program: Stronger Accountability Needed for Performance of Disadvantaged Students" is a 57-page, June 2000 GAO study (GAO/HEHS-00-89), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [859]

July/August 2000

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  • "Small Schools: Great Strides - A Study of New Small Schools in Chicago," by Patricia A. Wasley, Michelle Fine, Matt Gladden, Nicole E. Holland, Sherry P. King, Esther Misak & john a. powell (81 pp., 2000) is available (no price given) from The Bank St. College of Educ., 610 W. 112 St., NYC, NY 10025-1898, 212/875-4467. Related Bank St. publications: “Small Schools & the Issue of Scale,” by Patricia A. Wasley & Michelle Fine (29 pp., 2000); “Small Schools & the Issue of Race,” by Linda C. Powell (13 pp., 2000); “Small Schools: What’s Small?,” by Matt Gladden (30 pp., 2000); “Historical Perspectives on Large Schools in America,” by Robert L. Hampel (20 pp., 2000). [825]

  • "High States Testing: Uses & Consequences" was a May 17 half-day session, produced by the NAACP Legal Defense & Educ. Fund. A ca. 100-page resource book; a bill (“to provide for fairness & accuracy in student testing”) introduced by Sen. Paul Wellstone; a 76-page, Dec.1999 study, “Ending Social Promotion: Results from the First Two Years,” by Melissa Roderick, Anthony S. Bryk, Brian A. Jacob, John Q. Easton & Elaine Allensworth, as well as other materials, may be available from the Fund, 99 Hudson St., #1600, NYC, NY 10016, 212/219-1900. [835]

  • "Locked Out: Exposing the Suspension Epidemic in the Oakland Public Schools" is a 20-page, June 1999 report, available (no price given) from the Kids First Coal., 1920 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606, 510/452-2043. [837]

  • "Putting the ‘Movement’ Back Into Civil Rights Teaching" is a forthcoming curriculum publication for K-12 teachers (scheduled for Spring 2001 release), the followup project to the PRRAC/NECA Oct. 30 Institute of the same name (see report in the Jan./Feb. 2000 P&R). Marta Vizueta of NECA/Teaching for Change is looking for examples of interactive, interdisciplinary lessons (math, art, social studies, language arts, science, etc.), readings, writings, photos, graphics, interviews that can be used to teach about the history history & legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. If you have materials, contact Marta, NECA, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056, 202/588-7248, mvizueta@teachingforchange.org. [828]

  • "Relating Quality of Center Child Care to Early Cognitive & Language Development Longitudinally," by Margaret R. Burchinal, Joanne E. Roberts & Rhodeus Riggins, Jr. ppeared in the March/April 2000 Child Development. Reprints (likely free) of the 19-page article are available by calling 301/443-2190, or emailing kwadhwan@hrsa.gov. [1039]

  • School Colors: The Racial Politics of Public Education s the special June 5 issue of The Nation. Contributors to the 10-article forum include Herbert Kohl, Deborah Meier & (PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board member) Gary Orfield. $4 from The Nation, 33 Irving Pl., NYC, NY 10003. [841]

  • School Mobility/High Classroom Turnover Among the materials on this important but neglected subject distributed at PRRAC’s June 16 working conf. (see p. 12 of this issue of P&R for a brief conf. report) were the following: “KIDZ Connection: One Child, One School, One Year,” from the Victoria (TX) Indep. School Dist.); “A Multidimensional Challenge: How Do Schools, Education Policies, Housing Policies, Child Welfare Policies & Welfare Reform Create or Exacerbate Mobility?,” by Deborah Stein (Natl. Assn. of Child Advocates); “A Report from the Kids Mobility Project” (Twin Cities, MN); “Staying Put: A Mobility Awareness Action Plan” (Chicago Public Schools); “Pervasive Student Mobility: A Moving Target for School Improvement” (David Kerbow); “A Study of Student Mobility in Texas Public Schools.” Copies are available (without charge) from PRRAC. [823]

  • "Student Voices Across the Spectrum: The Educational Integration Incentives Project" is a 27-page, May 2000 summary of an interdisciplinary qualitative project conducted by the Inst. on Race & Poverty at the Univ. of Minn. Law School (headed by PRRAC Board member john powell). “The study was designed to capture the experiences of students in their educational environments, whether segregated, desegregated or integrated.” The summary is likely free, the full 120-page report $5, from the Inst., 415 Law Ctr., 229 S. 19th Ave., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-8071, irp@tc.umn.edu. [838]

  • "Welfare College Students: Measuring the Impact of Welfare Reform," by Thomas Karier is a 6-page, May 2000 policy note, available from the Jerome Levy Econs. Inst. of Bard College. Can be downloaded. www.levy.org/docs/pn/00-3.html [815]

May/June 2000

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  • "Facing the Consequences: An Examination of Racial Discrim. in US Public Schools" (36 pp., March 2000) is available ($5) from the Applied Research Ctr. (headed by former PRRAC Board member Gary Delgado), 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3415; can be downloaded from www.arc.org. [948]

  • "An Introduction to the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS)" (36 pp., 2000) is available (likely free) from the Oregon Univ. System, 800/961-7277, cecelia_hagen@ous.edu. [949]

  • Conflicting Missions? Teachers Unions & Educ. Reform, ed. Tom Loveless (288 pp., 2000, $22.95) has been published by Brookings, Dept. 029, Wash., DC 20042-0029, 800/275-1447. [953]

  • "Do Welfare Recipients’ Children Have a School Attendance Problem?," by David Fein, Wang Lee & E. Christina Schofield (2000) a Delaware-based study, is available from Abt Associates, 617/520-2991; online at www.abtassoc.com/reports/welfare-download.html. [942]

  • "A Different Kind of Smart: A Study of Educ. Obstacles Confronting Homeless Youth in New England" (1999) is a 36-page report available (free) from New England Network, 25 Stow Rd., Foxboro, MA 01719, 978/266-1998, nemw@ma.ultranet.com. [998]

  • "Hope for Urban Education: A Study of 9 High-Performing, High-Poverty, Urban Elementary Schools" (155 pp., 1999) is a US Dept. of Educ. document (prepared by the Charles Dana Ctr., Univ. TX-Austin). Available (free) from 877/433-7827 or 800/437-0833 and at www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html. [954]

  • Turning the Tides of Exclusion: A Guide for Educators & Advocates for Immigrant Students, by Laurie Olson & Ann Jaramillo (407 pp., 1999) is available from Calif. Tomorrow, 510/496-0220, www.californiatomorroworg. [957]

  • "A Piece of the Puzzle: How States Can Use Education to Make Work Pay for Welfare Recipients" an 84-page, 2000 report, is available (free) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 50-B, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-1200. [951]

  • "Breaking the Mold: Assessment in a New Century" is the 1999 Annual Rpt. of Educ. Testing Service, available (free) from ETS, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-1010, [960]

  • "Collaborative Practices in Bilingual Cooperative Learning Classrooms" by John Gumperz, Jenny Cook-Gumperz & Margaret Szymanski; “The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol: A Tool for Teacher-Researcher Collaboration & Profl. Dev.,” by Deborah Short & Jana Echevarria; “Personalizing Culture Through Anthropological & Educ. Perspectives,” by Rosemary Henze & Mary Hauser, are available ($5.50 each) from the Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/362-0700. crede@cal.org. [961]

  • "Debate Over How to Teach Math Takes Cultural Turn," by Richard Lee Colvin was a March 17, 2000 LA Times feature. Yours with a SASE to us, and we’ll also post it on our www.prrac.org [952]

  • "Defending Public Education" is a l64-page primer/resource guide, available ($20 orgs., $15 indivs., $10 low-inc.) from Political Research Associates, 120 Beacon St., #202, Somerville, MA 02143, 617/661-9313, publiceye@igc.org. [943]

  • "Economic School Integration" is a 4-page, Feb. 2000 Idea Brief, available (free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7750, ideas2000@tcf.org. [956]

  • "Lessons from 21 High-performing, High-poverty Schools," by Samuel Casey Carter a Heritage Fdn. report, is available ($11.75) from 800/544-4843. Also: “No Excuses: 7 Principals of Low-Income Schools Who Set the Standards for High Achievement,” also by Carter (35 pp., 1999, $5). [955]

  • "Recess is Over! It’s Time to Address Our Overcrowded & Deteriorating Schools" is a 20-page, 2000 publication of the Natl. Priorities Proj. & Natl. People’s Action. Available (possibly free) from NPP, 17 New South St., #302, Northampton, MA 0l060, 413/584-9556, info@natprior.org. [947]

  • "Responding to Undocumented Children in the Schools," by Susan Morse & Frank Ludovina is a 2-page ERIC Digest. Available (likely free) from 800/624-9120, aelinfo@ael.org. [959]

  • Standardized Minds: The High Price of America’s Testing Culture & What We Can Do to Change It, by Peter Sacks has just been published by Perseus: 617/252-5214. [946]

  • "Teaching for Change: Multicultural Education Resources" is the Spring/Summer 2000 catalog of the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, necacdc@aol.com. [945]

  • "The Natl. Assn. for the Educ. of Young Children" has available its 2000 Catalog of early childhood resources: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-1426, 800/424-2460, x.604, resource_sales@naeyc.org. [944]

  • "Universal Preschool" is a 4-page, March 2000 Idea Brief, available (free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7750, ideas2000@tcf.org. [950]

  • "When It Comes to Schooling... Small Works: School Size, Poverty & Student Achievement" is a 20-page, Feb. 2000 report from the Rural School & Comm. Trust Policy Prog., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899; no price listed. [958]

March/April 2000

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  • Contradictions of Reform: The Educational Costs of Standardization, by Linda McNeil (256 pp., 1999, $15.99) has been published by Routledge, 29 W. 35 St., NYC, NY 10001. [1439]

  • "Education=Success: Empowering Hispanic Youth & Adults," by Anthony P. Carnevale (105 pp., 1999) is available (possibly free) from ETS Communication Services, Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 50-B, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-5050. [1447]

  • Subtractive Schooling: US-Mexican Youth & the Politics of Caring, by Angela Valenzuela (1999) has been published by SUNY Press. [1449]

  • "Trading Books for Soldiers: The True Cost of JROTC," by Phillip Clark (20 pp., 1999) is available ($3) from the Amer. Friends Service Comm., 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102, 215/241-7176. A 3-page summary also is available. Two prior AFSC reports on the same issue are: “Making Soldiers in the Public Schools: An Analysis of Army JROTC Curriculum” and “Is JROTC a Wise Use of Class Time?” [1453]

  • DC VOICE (District Comm. Voices Organized & Informed for Change in Educ.) is a new Ford. Fdn.-funded local Wash. entity, a collaborative of parents, teachers & comm. members to promote educ. reform & ensure that every child in Wash., DC receives a high-quality public education. Contact them at PO Box 73055, Wash., DC 20056, 202/986-8535, dcvoice@dcvoice.org. [1456]

  • "Do You Know...The Good News About American Education?" (32 pp., 2000) available (possibly free) from the Ctr. on Educ. Policy, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #619, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8085, ctredpol@ctredpol.org or Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, aypf@aypf.org. [1454]

  • "Hope for Urban Education: A Study of 9 High-Performing, High-Poverty Urban Elementary Schools" is a 26-page, 1999 report from the Charles A. Dana Ctr., Univ. of TX-Austin. Free copies available from the US Dept. of Educ. Publication Ctr., 877/433-7827 or 800/872-5327, edpubs@inet.ed.gov. [1440]

  • "How to Create a Comm. Guide to Your School District’s Budget," by Bryan C. Hassel is a 50-page booklet (n.d.), available (no price listed) from the Public Educ. Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460. [1442]

  • "Making a Choice, Making a Difference? An Evaluation of Charter Schools in the Dist. of Columbia," by Jeffrey R. Henig, Michele Moser, Thomas T. Holyoke & Natalie Lacireno-Paquet (Nov. 1999), is available (free), in both full (104-page) and Exec. Summary form, from the George Washington Univ. Ctr. for Wash. Area Studies, 2201 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20052, 202/994-6294. [1448]

  • "Minority Academic Achievement" The Amer. Youth Policy Forum is putting together a new compendium, for Fall 200l (sic) publication. They’re especially looking for evaluations of particularly effective programs for African-Amer., Hispanic, Asian & Native Amer. young people ages 14-29. Contact Donna Walker James, AYPF, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731, dwjames@aypf.org. [1459]

  • "Public Education: Title I Services Provided to Students with Limited English Proficiency" is a 22-page, Dec. 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-25), available, free, from USGAO PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1444]

  • "Quality Counts 2000: Who Should Teach?" (166 pp., Jan. 13, 2000, $6) Education Week’s fourth annual report on the condition of education, examines what states are doing to recruit and retain good teachers. 6935 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814-5233, 301/280-3250, ew@epe.org [1446]

  • "School-to-Work Resources" A School-to-Work Guide is available (likely free) from the Fed. Reserve Bank of NY, 212/720-2789. Other orgs. providing inf. on school-to-work programs are: US Dept. of Educ. Natl. School-to-Work Opps. Office, 800/251-7236, stw-lc@ed.gov; Jobs for the Future, 617/728-4446; Natl. Employer Leadership Council, 800/360-NELC, nelc@nelc.org; Columbia Univ. Teachers College Inst. on Educ. & the Economy, 212/678-3091, iee@columbia.edu. [1461]

  • "The Community College Research Ctr." has 4 CCRC Briefs: “Unrealistic Plans & Misdirected Efforts: Are Comm. Colleges Getting the Right Message to High School Students?,” by James Rosenbaum (4 pp., Oct. 1999); “Multiple Missions of Comm. Colleges: Conflicting or Complementary?,” by Thomas R. Bailey (6 pp., May 1999); “The Econ. Benefits of Pre-Baccalaureate Education: Results from St. & Local Studies,” by W. Norton Grubb (4 pp., Sept. 1999); “The Econ. Benefits of Sub-Baccalaureate Education: Results from Natl. Studies,” by W. Norton Grubb (8 pp., June 1999). Likely free, from the Ctr. (which is part of Teachers College, Columbia), Box 174, 525 W. 120 St., NYC, NY 10027. Full reports of these & related studies also available. 212/678-3091, ccrc@columbia.edu. [1445]

  • The Ctr. for Youth Dev. & Educ. is dedicated to developing innovative approaches to expand & enrich learning opps. for young people.” Inf. on their publications and other activities from CYDE, 529 Main St., Boston, MA 02129, 617/727-8158. www.cbwl.org/cyde. [1441]

  • "The Impact of High Stakes Testing Policies on Minority & Disadvantaged Students: Legal & Policy Implications of New Research" was a Jan. 7 presentation to the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, by the Harvard Univ. Civil Rights Project (co-directed by Christopher Edley & Gary Orfield). The ca. 70-page set of handout materials may be available from the Project, 444 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-6467, crp@harvard.edu. [1452]

  • The Natl. Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform collects & disseminates inf. that builds the capacity of schools to raise academic achievement of all students. www.goodschools.gwu.edu. [1443]

  • "To Touch the Future: Transforming the Way Teachers Are Taught - An Action Agenda for Colleges & Univ. Presidents" is a 6-page Exec. Summary of an Amer. Council on Educ. report, available (likely free) from ACE, One Dupont Circle NW, Wash., DC 20036-1193, 202/939-9300. [1455]

  • "What No School Can Do," by James Traub is a provocative piece, from the Jan. 16, 2000 NY Times Magazine, on the limits of education reform. We’ll send a copy with a SASE. [1457]

  • "When School Is Out" is the theme of the Fall 1999 issue of The Future of Children. Copies of the 159-page issue are available, free, from the David & Lucile Packard Fdn., 300 Second St., #200, Los Altos, CA 94022, circulation@futureofchildren.org A 7-page Exec. Summary also is available. [1451]

January/February 2000

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  • Choosing Equality: School Choice, the Constitution & Civil Society, by Joseph P. Viteritti (284 pp., 1999) is available ($33.95) from The Brookings Institution Press, Dept. 029, Wash., DC 20042-0029, 800/275-1447. [1125]

  • "Figuring It Out: Standards-Based Reforms in Urban Middle Grades," by Anne C. Lewis (141 pp., 1999) with survey by Barnett Berry is available (possibly free) from the Edna McConnell Clark Fdn., 250 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10177-0026, 212/551-9100. [1141]

  • "Portraits of Six Benchmark Schools: Diverse Approaches to Improving Student Achievement," by Gordon Cawelti (69 pp., 1999) is available ($20) from Educ. Research Service, 2000 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 800/791-9308, ers@ers.org. [1131]

  • "Program Alternatives for Linguistically Diverse Students," ed. Fred Genesee (44 pp., 1999) is available (no price listed) from the UC-Santa Cruz Ctr. for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence, via their Dissemination Coordinator, Ctr. for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th St. NW, Wash., DC 20016-1859, 202/362-0700, crede@cal.org. [1130]

  • "School Satisfaction: A Statistical Profile of Cities & Suburbs," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers (144 pp., 1999) is available, free, from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Mail Stop 50-B, Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/734-1200. [1143]

  • "Collaborating to Learn: More Lessons from School-College Partnerships in the Excellence in Educ. Prog." is a 64-page, Nov. 1999 report, available (likely free) from the Knight Fdn., 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., #3800, Miami, FL 33131-1803, 305/908-2600. [1133]

  • "Ending Social Promotion: Results from the First Two Years," by Melissa Roderick, Anthony S. Bryk, Brian A. Jacob, John Q. Easton & Elaine Allensworth is a 1999 Chicago study, available ($10 + s/h) from the Consortium on Chicago School Research, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/702-3364. Can be downloaded from www.consortium-chicago.org. [1145]

  • "Guidance to School Boards on Race & Student Assignment," by William L. Taylor & Edwin C. Darden (PRRAC Board member), is a 14-page, Nov. 1999 policy advisory “intended to assist school board members & others in understanding the legal issues involved when officials seek to ensure a racially diverse learning environment for children.” Available (likely free) from the Natl. School Boards Assn., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3493, 703/838-6712, edarden@nsba.org. [1137]

  • "Handbook for Immigrant Parents" (20 pp., n.d.) summarizes the rights of immigrant children to a public school education. Available ($3, free to IOLTA providers and nonprofit child advocacy groups) from META (Multicultural Educ., Trng. & Advocacy), 785 Market St., #420, SF, CA 94103, 415/546-6382, hn1324@handsnet.org. Available in English and Spanish versions. [1093]

  • "Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement," ed. Gordon Cawelti (2nd ed.), a 207-page (+ App.), 1999, publication, is available ($40) from Educ. Research Service, 2000 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 800/791-9308, ers@ers.org. [1139]

  • "On Thin Ice: How Advocates & Opponents Could Misread the Public’s Views on Vouchers & Charter Schools," by Steve Farkas, Jean Johnson, Anthony Foleno, Ann Duffett & Patrick Foley is a 45-page, 1999 report, available (possibly free) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com [1140]

  • "Resources on Teacher Quality" An 8-pager, listing 31 studies and articles on this topic, is available from us with a SASE (55¢). [1129]

  • "Rethinking the Teaching of Slavery" was a November regional inst., co-sponsored by Columbia Univ. & the Natl. Coal. of Education Activists. The organizers are planning to develop a collection of lesson plans, resource guides & reflections on teaching practice, to be published Fall 2000. Segments of the inst. will be presented at NCEA’s July 2000 natl. conf. Inf. from Linda Mizell, 914/876-4580, Ncea@aol.com. [1050]

  • "Success for All/Roots & Wings: Summary of Research on Achievement Outcomes," by Robert Slavin & Nancy Madden is a 39-page, Dec. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Research on the Educ. of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR), Ctr. for Soc. Org. of Schools, 3003 N. Charles St., #200, Baltimore, MD 21218, 800/766-1156. Available online in PDF format - follow links under "What's New." www.csos.jhu.edu [1135]

  • "Teachers and Teaching" An 8-page Resources Available list, prepared for the Public Education Network 1999 Annual Conf., is available from them: 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460. [1128]

  • "The 31st Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Towards the Public Schools," by Lowell C. Rose & Alee M. Gallup is a 16-page, Sept. 1999 reprint, available (apparently only in min. 25-copy orders, but check with them) from Phi Delta Kappa Internatl., PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789, 800/766-1156. [1134]

  • "The ABC Evaluation: Do Welfare Recipients’ Children Have a School Attendance Problem?.," by David Fein, Wang Lee & E. Christina Schofield is an Aug. 1999 study, available (Exec. Summary) from Abt Associates on their www.abtassociates.com. [1105]

  • "The New Press Education Catalog" features a wide and terrific range of books, including the following new titles: Racism Explained to My Daughter, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, with responses from William Ayers, Lisa Delpit, David Mura & Patricia Williams, Intro. by Bill Cosby (128 pp., 1999, $16.95) & Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong, by James W. Loewen (416 pp., 1999, $26.95). Request it from New Press, 450 W. 41 St., NYC, NY 10036-6801, 800/233-4830. [1144]

  • "The Teacher Education Task Force Report" from the Amer. Council on Educ. (38 pp., 1999) is available ($15) from 301/604-9073. New publications can be downloaded from www.acenet.edu [1132]

  • "Ticket to Nowhere: The Gap Between Leaving High School & Entering College & High-Performance Jobs" is the lead article in the Fall 1999 issue of Thinking K-16, published by The Education Trust (headed by PRRAC Board member Kati Haycock). Available (possibly free) from the Trust, 1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217. [1136]

  • "Too Much Testing of the Wrong Kind; Too Little of the Right Kind in K-12 Education," by David Barton is a 1999 report, available from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/921-9000. It’s also available at www.ets.org/research/pic/index.html. [1142]

  • "Tracking & Resegregation" A study of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, by UNC-Charlotte sociologist Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, is available from CARE (the Coal. of Alabamians Reforming Educ.), PO Box 323, Tyler, AL 36785, ucaringal@aol.com. [1124]

  • "What Every Teacher Should Know: Q&A" is a 16-page, 1999 booklet, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Bd. for Profl. Teaching Standards, 26555 Evergreen Rd., #400, Southfield, MI 48076, 800/22TEACH. [1126]

November/December 1999

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  • Defending Public Education: An Activist Resource Kit (ca. 150 pp., revised Sept. 1999) is available ($20 orgs., $15 indivs., $10 low-income) from Political Research Associates, 120 Beacon St., #202, Somerville, MA 02143-4304, 617/661-9313, publiceye@igc.apc.org. They also have available a catalog: “Resources for Understanding & Challenging the Political Right.” [1543]

  • Reaching Out: Best Practices for Educating Mexican-Origin Children & Youth, by Harriett Romo (231 pp., 1999) is available ($24) from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [1544]

  • Can Public Schools Learn from Private Schools?: Case Studies in the Public & Private Nonprofit Sectors, by Richard Rothstein, Martin Carnoy & Luis Benveniste is available ($13.95 + s/h) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. It’s also online at www.epinet.org. [1546]

  • "Reforming the D.C. Board of Education: A Building Block for Better Public Schools" is a 54-page, Sept. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from the DC Appleseed Ctr., 733 15th St. NW, #330, Wash., DC 20005, 202/393-1158. [1547]

  • "Teaching for Change" is the Fall 1999/Winter 2000 Multicultural Education Resources catalog of the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 202/588-7204, necadc@aol.com. [1536]

  • "Testing, Teaching & Learning: A Guide for States & School District," eds. Richard Elmore & Robert Rothman is a 114-page, 1999 report from the Comm. on Title I Testing & Assessment. Available (no price listed) from the Natl. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20418. Available also online. www.nap.edu. [1541]

  • "The Education Testing Service Policy Inf. Ctr." has a publications catalog: PO Box 6736, Princeton, NJ 08541-6736, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. [1539]

  • "Title I in Alabama: The Struggle to Meet Basic Needs" is a 81-page, Summer 1999 report, available from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights (whose Vice-Chair is PRRAC Board Member William L. Taylor), 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565, citizens@cccr.org. Single copies free. [1537]

September/October 1999

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  • Next Steps: Research & Practice to Advance Indian Education, eds. Karen Cayton Swisher & John W. Tippeconnic III (317 pp., 1999) is available ($27) from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, ericrc@ael.org. [1618]

  • "Transforming Teacher Unions: Fighting for Better Schools & Social Justice," eds. Bob Peterson & Michael Charney (142 pp., 1999) is available ($12.95 + 10% s/h) from Rethinking Schools, 800/669-4192. [1614]

  • Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America, by Cynthia M. Duncan (235 pp., 1999) has been published by Yale Univ. Press ($19.25). Robert Coles wrote the Foreword. Chapters deal with communities in Appalachia’s coal fields, the Mississippi Delta & Northern New England. [1531]

  • "Bilingual Education: New Visions for a New Era," by Barbara Miner is the lead article in the Summer 1999 issue of Rethinking Schools. Indiv. copies of the issue are $7 from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, RSBusiness@aol.com. [1613]

  • "Charter School DataPak" (65 pp.), placing the issue within the context of the intensifying debate over public school privatization, is available ($15) from the DataCenter, 1904 Franklin St., #900, Oakland, CA 94612-9725, 800/735-3741, datacenter@datacenter.org. [1615]

  • "No Excuses: 7 Principals of Low-Income Schools Who Set the Standard for High Achievement," by Samuel Casey Carter is a 35-page, 1999 report, available (likely free) from The Heritage Foundation, 214 Mass. Ave. NE, Wash., DC 20002-4999, 202/546-4400. [1617]

  • "No Exit? Testing, Tracking & Students of Color in Public Schools," by Rebecca Gordon & Libero Della Piano is available ($5 — $1 extra for an exit exam advocacy kit) from the Applied Research Ctr., 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3415. [1610]

  • "Project Transition: Testing an Intervention to Help High School Freshmen Succeed," by Janet Quint, Cynthia Miller, Jennifer J. Pastor & Rachel E. Cytron is a 26-page, April 1999 Exec. Summary, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [1612]

  • "Promising Results, Continuing Challenges: The Final Report of the National Assessment of Title 1" is available from the US Dept. Educ. Publication Ctr. 877-433-7827 or 800/872-5327, edpubx@inet.ed.gov. It’s a quite positive review. [1616]

  • "Resegregation in American Schools" the report of the Harvard Civil Rights Proj., is available ($10) from the Project, 446 Gutman Lib., Cambridge, MA 02138. It’s also downloadable. www.law.harvard.edu/civilrights/publications/resegregation99.html. [1619]

  • The Activist Resource Kit is a 300-page, 1999 resource, stressing how to confront the attack on public education by the Christian Right & other conservative groups, available ($40 orgs., $30 indivs., $20 low-income) from Political Research Associates, 120 Beacon St., #202, Somerville, MA 02143, 617/661-9313, publiceye@igc.org. [1611]

July/August 1999

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  • "Too Much Testing of the Wrong Kind: Too Little of the Right Kind in K-12 Education," by David Barton (32 pp., March 1999) is available ($9.50) from the ETS Policy Inf. Ctr., Rosedale Rd. - MS 04-R, Princeton, NJ 08541. 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org. Can be downloaded free. www.ets.org/research/pic [1233]

  • "Creating Jobs: Public & Private Strategies for the Hard-to-Employ," by Cliff Johnson, William Schweke & Matt Hull (141 pp., 1999) is available ($25) from the Corp. for Enterprise Dev., 777 N. Capitol NE, #410, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788 [1235]

  • Reaching Out: Best Practices for Educating Mexican-Origin Children & Youth, by Harriett Romo (280 pp., 1999) is available ($20) from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [1212]

  • "Standing Up for Community & School: Rural People Tell Their Stories," by Bradwell Scott (26 pp., 1999) s available (no price listed) from The Rural Challenge Policy Prog., 2 S. Main St., PO Box 68, Randolph, VT 05060, 802/728-5899, rchallenge@quest-net.com. [1219]

  • "The Academic Quality of Prospective Teachers: The Impact of Admissions & Licensor Testing" (44 pp., 1999) is available ($15) from Teaching & Learning Div., Mail Stop 15-D, ITS, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, tandlresearch@ets.org. Can be downloaded free. www.ets.org/praxis [1223]

  • Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths, by Daryl G. Smith (151 pp., 1996) is available ($23) from the Assn. of Amer. Colleges & Univs., 1818 R St. NW, Wash., DC 2009, 202/387-3760 [1204]

  • 3 (Free) ERIC Digests “Charter Schools: An Approach for Rural Education?,” by Timothy Collins (Jan. 1999); “Assessing LEP Migrant Students for Special Education Services,” by José Lozano-Rodriguez & Jaime Castellano (Jan. 1999); “Schools, Principals & Teachers Serving American Indian & Alaska Native Students,” by D. Michael Pavel (Jan. 1999). Available from EIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120. [1202]

  • "A ‘Merit-Aware’ Model for College Admissions & Affirmative Action," by William Goggin ppears in the May 1999 issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity, the first-rate monthly publication ($112) by Tom Mortenson, PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 515/673-3401. Most issues contain a large useful barchart — this one on “Households Owning Computers by Educ. Attainment of Householder” — in 1997, 6.9% of households with less than 9th grade educ., 65.% of householders with post-bachelors educ. [1206]

  • "Building Better Communities: A Natl. Dialogue on Collaborating for Successful Siting of Housing & Service Programs" is a 71-page report of the Campaign for New Community’s Nov. 12-14, 1998, conf. Available, as is their publications list, from BBCN, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005-5002, 202/467-5730, x40, cncorg@erols.com. [1198]

  • "Cities, Suburbs & Schools: Would Citizens in Chicago, Cleveland & Milwaukee Support Greater Collaboration?" is a 33-page, 1999 report, available (no price listed) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com. [1208]

  • "Do Public Schools Fail Girls? A New Look at Gender Equity" is an 8-page, Spring 1999 publication, available (possibly free) from The Public Educ. Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460. [1209]

  • Education Statistics in the US, 1999 is 600+ pp. of inf. on enrollment, expenditures, staffing, etc. $65+postage from Bernan Essential Ref. Pubs., 800/865-33457, order@bernan.com [1210]

  • "The Case for Smaller Classes & For Evaluating What Works in the Schoolroom," by Frederick Mosteller is a 2-pager from the May/June 1999 Harvard Magazine. We’ll send a copy if you’ll send a SASE. [1229]

  • The Ctr. on Educ. Policy is a “natl., independent advocate for public education & for more effective public schools.” They have a publications list, hold meeting, etc. Direct. Jack Jennings is former subcomm. staff director and general counsel for the House Comm. on Educ. & Labor. Contact them at 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #619, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065. [1232]

  • “Beyond Borders” is the book catalog of Resource Ctr. of the Americas, 317 17th Ave. NE, Mpls., MN 55414-2066, bookstore@americas.org. [1207]

May/June 1999

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  • One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards, by Susan Ohanian (154 pp., 1999) is available ($20) from the publisher, Heinemann, 88 Post Rd W., PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 800/793-2154. [1274]

  • "Is Poverty the Cause of Poor Performance of Black Students on Basic Standards Examination? An Analysis of the 1996 Minn. Basic Standards Test Data," by Samuel L. Myers, Jr. & Cheryl Mandela (April 1998) is a 23-page + Tables paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting. Available (likely free) from Prof. Myers, Roy Wilkins Ctr., Univ. of MN, 301 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-9821. Also available: “Analysis of the 1996 Minn. Basic Standards Test Data” (29 pp. + Tables, March 1997). [1278]

  • Because We Can Change the World: A Practical Guide to Building Cooperative, Inclusive Classroom Communities, by Mara Sapon-Shevin (262 pp., 1998, $28) is available from Longwood Publishers, 800/278-3525. [1290]

  • "African American High Scorers Project" is Technical Report 2 on School & Neighborhood Factors & SAT Performance (42 pp., + Apps./Tables, Nov. 1998), available ($11) from The Urban Inst., 877/847-7377. [1279]

  • At Your Fingertips: Using Everyday Data to Improve Your Schools is a 250-page workbook, available ($39.95 +10% s/h) from MPR Assoc., Ctr. for Curric. & Profl. Dev., 2150 Shattuck Ave., #800, Berkeley, CA 94704, 800/677-6987, E-mail: services@mprinc.com. [1284]

  • "Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform: A Study of 10 Calif. School Districts" by the UCLA Charter School Study — a 5-page Exec. Summary is available from us with a SASE. [1276]

  • "Education & Race Fact Sheet" a 1-pager, prepared by the Public Educ. Network, is available from us with a SASE. [1281]

  • "How Many School-Aged Limited English Proficient Students Are There in the US? How Many in Each State?," by Reynaldo Macias is a 3-page, Sept. 1998 summary of a larger study — both available from the Natl. Clearinghouse for Bilingual Educ., 2011 Eye St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/467-0867. [1286]

  • "Playing Their Parts: Parents & Teachers Talk About Parental Involvement in Public Schools" is a 50-page, 1999 Public Agenda report, available ($10) from them at 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610. [1280]

  • "Reading Report Card" is an Exec. Summary of the Natl. Assessment of Educ. Progress reading assessment results. The 7-pager is available from us with a SASE. The full report is on the nces.ed.gov./pubsearch/index.html. [1283]

  • "Rethinking Schools" has available its Spring/Summer 1999 Catalog of Resources for Equity & Social Justice: 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192. [1275]

  • "Teacher Supply & Demand in the US: 1998 Exec. Summary" (7 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Amer. Assn. for Employment in Educ., 820 Davis St., #222, Evanston, IL 60201-4445, 847/864-1999, E-mail: aaee@nwu.edu. The full report is $10. [1277]

  • The Harvard Educ. Publishing Group has available a list of titles: Gutman Lib. 349, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138, 800/513-0763, E-mail: hepg@harvard.edu. [1293]

  • "The Inst. on Educ. & the Economy" has available the following Briefs:
    “The Effects of Career Magnet Schools,” by Robert Crain, Anna Allen, Judith Warren Little, Debora Sullivan, Robert Thaler, Denise Quigley & Gail Zellman (Dec. 1998); “Toward a Theory of Work-Based Learning,” by David Thornton Moore (Jan. 1999); “Employer Recruitment is Not the Problem: A Study of School-to-Work Transition Programs,” by Katherine L. Hughes (July 1998); “Market Segmentation & the Restructuring of Banking Jobs,” by Katherine Hughes & Annette Bernhardt (Feb. 1999). These 4-page Briefs may be available free, and full reports are available from IIE, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., Box 174, NYC, NY 10027, 212/678-3091, E-mail: iee@columbia.edu. [1295]

  • "The New Accountability" is a Jan. 1999 Policy Brief from the Consortium for Policy Research in Educ., available from them, 215/573-0700. [1297]

  • "What States Are Doing to Improve the Quality of Teaching: A Brief Review of Current Patterns & Trends," by Eric Hirsch, Julia Koppich & Michael Knapp s a 32-page, Dec. 1998 Working Paper from the Ctr. for the Study of Teaching & Policy, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Related publications: “Needed: 2.2 Million Teachers for America’s Public Schools!” & “Quality Teachers: Where to Find Them & How to Keep Them,” the lead articles, respectively, in the Feb. & March 1999 mailings from the Public Educ. Network, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005-3808, 202/628-7460 — may be free; “Diversifying the Teaching Force: Preparing Paraeducators as Teachers,” a 4-page Digest by Michael Genzuk, available (possibly free) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching & Teacher Educ., 1307 NY Ave. NW, #300, Wash., DC 20005-4701, 800/822-9229; “Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation & Qualifications of Public School Teachers” — a 6-page, Jan. 1999 Exec. Summary is available from the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Statistics, OERI, US Dept. of Educ., 555 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20208-5574, and the full report presumably is available from Edith McArthur, 202/219-1442. [1282]

March/April 1999

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  • "Less Truth Than Error? An independent study of the Mass. Teacher Tests," by Walt Haney, Clarke Fowler & Anne Wheelock (78 pp., Feb. 1999) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for the Study of Testing, Eval. & Educ. Policy, Campion Hall, Boston, College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, 617/552-4199, E-mail: haney@bc.edu. [1699]

  • American Conversations: Puerto Ricans, White Ethnics & Multicultural Education, by Ellen Bigger (296 pp. 1999) is available ($19.95 + s/h) from Temple Univ. Press, 1601 N. Broad St, US 305, Phila., PA 19122-6099, 800/447-1656. [1684]

  • Next Steps: Research & Practice to Advance Indian Education, by Karen Gayton Swisher & John W. Tippeconnic III (ca. 400 pp., 1999) will shortly be available ($24) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, E-mail: hammerp@ael.org. Also available: “Native American Directory: Resources for Educators of Native Americans,” compiled by Patricia Cahape Hammer & Heather Beasley (102 pp., 1997, $12). [1691]

  • "Order in the Classroom: Violence, Discipline & Student Achievement" (49 pp., Oct. 1998) is available ($10.50) from the Educ. Testing Service Policy Info. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, E-mail: pic@ets.org. [1695]

  • "Latino Education: Status & Prospects," by Maria Fisher (112 pp., July 1998) et al. is available (in Conference Edition — Final Edition will be out shortly) from the Natl. Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-1670. [1693]

  • "Education & Race: A Journalist’s Handbook" (84 pp., 1998) is available (no price listed) from The Applied Research Ctr. 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3415, E-mail: arc@arc.org. [1686]

  • "Students at Historically Black Colleges & Universities: Their Aspirations & Accomplishments" (26 pp., Aug. 1997) is available ($9.50) from Educ. Testing Service Policy Info. Ctr., Mail Stop 04-R, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, E-mail: pic@ets.org. [1685]

  • "Issues in Education Series, Vol. 1" is available ($7) from the Natl. Commn. for African American Education, 2141 Industrial Pkwy., #202, Silver Spring, MD 20904, 301/680-0148. [1700]

  • "Miles To Go: A Report on Black Students & Postsecondary Education in the South" (57 pp. + Apps.) is available ($20) from the Southern Educ. Fund, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404/523-0001. [1696]

  • "Race & Education" is the theme of the 44-page, Spring 1999 issue of ColorLines. Articles include “The Color of ‘Choice’: Behind the Milwaukee School Voucher Movement,” by Bob Peterson & Barbara Miner; “Language Hysteria: The Aftermath of California’s Bilingual Ban,” an interview with Deborah Escobedo; “Just Facts: Racial Segregation & Inequality in the Public Schools,” by Patrisia Macias Rojas & Rebecca Gordon — plus lots of other articles/features. Subs. (6 issues) are $15, from 4096 Piedmont Ave., #319, Oakland, CA 94611-5221, 510/653-3415, E-mail:colorlines@arc.org. [1682]

  • Reaching Out: Best Practices for Educating Mexican-Origin Children & Youth, by Harriett Romo (352 pp., $18) has just been published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education & Small Schools, Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. Related 1996 publication: Children of La Frontera: Bilingual Efforts to Serve Mexican Migrant & Immigrant Students, ed. Judith LeBlanc Flores. [1683]

  • "Safe To Be Smart: Building a Culture for Standards-Based Reform in the Middle Grades," by Anne Wheelock is available ($25) from The Natl. Middle School Assn., 800/528-NMSA. [1694]

  • "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation & Qualifications of Public School Teachers" is a 74-page + Apps., Jan. 1999 report (NCES 1999-080), available (possibly free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Statistics, US Dept. Educ., 555 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20208-5574, 202/219-1442. [1698]

  • "Teaching for Change: Multicultural Education Resources" is the Spring/Summer 1999 Catalogue of books, posters, videos, available (free) from the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 202/238-2379, E-mail: necadc@aol.com. [1690]

  • "The Dynamics of Race in Higher Education: An Examination of the Evidence," eds. Mitchell Chang, Daria Witt-Sandis, James Jones & Kenji Hakuta is available in 7-page Exec. Summary form (full report to be issued in a few months), possibly free, from Daria Witt-Sandis, Ctr. for Comparative Studies on Race & Ethnicity, Bldg. 240, Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305, 650/725-8411, E-mail: dwitt@leland.stanford.edu. [1681]

January/February 1999

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  • "Learning Together: The Developing Field of School-Community Initiatives," by Atelia Melaville (115 pp., Sept. 1998) is available, free, from the Charles Stewart Mott Fdn., 1200 Mott. Fdn. Bldg., Flint, MI 48502-1851, 800/645-1766, E-mail: infocenter@mott.org. [1362]

  • "Education Vouchers... Can Public Education Meet the Challenge?," ed. Roscoe Brown (33 pp., 1998) is available ($15) from the Urban Issues Group, 99 Park Ave., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10016, 212/973-3602. They also have other research & policy reports, mainly dealing with health issues. [1353]

  • Place Value: An Educator’s Guide to Good Literature on Rural Lifeways, Environments & Purposes of Education, by Toni Haas & Paul Nachtigal (79 pp., 1998) is available ($12) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, E-mail: ericrc@ael.org. [1350]

  • School Reform & Staff Development (128 pp., 1998, $17.95 + s/h) is the theme of the Teachers College Press catalog. Among the new books: Charter Schools: Another Flawed Educational Reform?, by Seymour Sarason; Shooting for Excellence: African American & Youth Culture in New Century Schools, by Jabari Mahiri (352 pp., 1998, $20.95 + s/h); Off Track: Classroom Privilege for All, a 30-min. video by Michelle Fine, Bernadette Anand, Carlton Jordan & Dana Sherman ($49.95 + s/h). Contact the Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., NYC, NY 10027-6602, 800/575-6566. [1349]

  • "The Essential Profession: Natl. Survey of Public Attitudes Toward Teaching, Educational Opportunity & School Reform" (46 pp., 1998) is available (possibly free) from Recruiting New Teachers, 385 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478, 617/489-6000. [1354]

  • Who’s Invited to Share? Using Literacy to Teach for Equity & Social Justice, by Roxanne Henkin (170 pp., 1998) is available ($26) from Heinemann, 88 Post Rd. W., PO Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 800/793-2154. [1359]

  • The Other Struggle for Equal Schools: Mexican Americans During the Civil Rights Era, by Ruben Donato (220 pp., 1997, $19.95) is available from SUNY Press, State Univ. Plaza, Albany, NY 12246-0001, 800/666-2211. [1351]

  • "Equal Opportunity Project Series, Vol. 1" (264 pp., Dec. 1996) ;“Equal Education Opportunity & Nondiscrimination for Students with Disabilities: Federal Enforcement of Sec. 504, Vol. 2” (408 pp., Sept. 1997); “Equal Educational Opportunity & Nondiscrimination for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Federal Enforcement of Title VI & Lau v. Nichols, Vol. 3” (232 pp., Nov. 1997) are available (free), along with a Jan. 1998 Catalog of (free) Publications, from the US Civil Rights Commn., 624 9th St. NW, Wash., DC 20425, 202/376-8128. [1352]

  • Educating for Human Dignity: Learning About Rights & Responsibilities — A K-12 Teaching Resource, by Betty Reardon (238 pp., 1995) was published by (and still may be available from) Univ. Penn. Press, 423 Guardian Dr., Phila., PA 19104-6097. [1358]

  • "A Language Rights Checklist" — revised after passage of California’s Prop. 227 — is available (likely free), in Spanish & English, from META (Multicultural Educ., Trng. & Advocacy), 785 Market St., #420, SF, CA 94103, 415/546-6382, E-mail: hn1324@handsnet.org. [1330]

  • "Average Family Income by Educational Attainment of Householder, 1997" is a compelling bar chart produced by that good publication, Post-secondary Education Opportunity, PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 515/673-3401. [1355]

  • "Bouncing from School to School: The Housing Crisis Disrupts the Classroom," by Ruth Conniff is a 5-page article from the Nov. 1999 issue of The Progressive. We’ll send a copy with a SASE. [1363]

  • "Classroom Crusades" is an 80-page, Oct. 1998 booklet “summarizing right-wing attacks nationwide on public education, from gay-bashing to creationism curriculum to voucher initiatives.” Available ($8.50) from Rethinking Schools, 800/669-4192. Another freebie from this first-rate group is the Fall 1998 issue of their journal of the same title, focusing on the voucher question. [1360]

  • "Identifying & Assessing Gifted & Talented Bilingual Hispanic Students," by Jaime Castellano is a 2-page, Sept. 1998 literature digest, available (free) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, E-mail: hammerp@ael.org. [1357]

  • "Latino Education: Status & Prospects" is an element of the Natl. Council of La Raza’s “State of Hispanic America” series. $30 from NCLR, PO Box 291, Annapolis Jct., MD 20701, 301/604-7983. [1356]

  • "Recruiting, Preparing & Retaining Teachers for America’s Schools" is a 21-page, Aug. 1997 report available (likely free) from the DeWitt Wallace-Readers Digest Fund, 2 Park Ave., 23rd flr., NYC, NY 10016, 212/251-9700, E-mail: dwrd@wallacefunds.org. Relatedly, Beatriz Chu Clewell at the Urban Inst. (2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200) has co-edited, with Ana Maria Villegas, a special (Nov. 1998) issue of Education & Urban Society on “Diversifying the Teaching Force to Improve Urban Schools: Meeting the Challenge.” [1348]

  • "The Hazards of Changing Schools for California Latino Adolescents," by Russell Rumberger, Katherine Larson, Gregory Palardy, Robert Ream & Nina Schleicher is a 7-page, Oct. 1998 CPS Brief, available (no price given) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/642-5514, E-mail: CA.PolSem@ucop.edu. The complete report is available from the Univ. Calif. Latino Policy Research Program, 2420 Bowditch St., Berkeley, CA 94720-5670, 510/642-6903. [1361]

  • "The High Stakes of Trivial Pursuit in Teacher Training" is an op-ed by Peter Kiang on his experience taking the Massachusetts Teacher Test. Available from him (likely free) at Grad. College of Educ. & Asian-Amer. Studies, U-Mass., Boston, MA 02125, E-mail: kiang@umbsky.cc.umb.edu. [1364]

November/December 1998

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  • "Title I in Midstream: The Fight to Improve Schools for Poor Kids," by Corrine Yu & William L. Taylor (34 page Exec. Summary, Fall 1998) is available (free) from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565. [2362]

  • "Building Conditions for Sustainable School Reform in the District of Columbia," by Jeffrey R. Henig (26 pp. 1997) is available (possibly free) from the Woodrow Wilson Internatl. Ctr. for Scholars, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, #704, Wash., DC 20024. [2376]

  • National Guide to Funding for Elementary & Secondary Education (4th ed., 725 pp., 1997) is available ($144.50) from The Foundation Ctr., 79 Fifth Ave., Dept. EE, NYC, NY 10003-3076, 800/424-9836. (Note: these expensive guides are available for research purposes at many libraries.) [2349]

  • "Average Annual Income for Black Males by Educational Attainment, Age 25 Years & Over (1996)" is a large bar chart included in a recent issue of Post Secondary Education Opportunity, PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 515/673-3401, E-mail: tmort@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu. Subs. to the monthly are $106. [2353]

  • "Assessing Student Achievement: Search for Validity & Balance -- The 1997 CRESST [Natl. Ctr. for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing] Conf. Proceedings," by Anne C. Lewis is available ($5.50) from CRESST, UCLA, 301 GSE&IS Box 951522, LA, CA 90095-9522, 310/206-1532; or it can be downloaded from www.cse.ucla.edu. [2351]

  • Good School Reform Catalogs The "Teaching for Change Catalog" of Network for Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 202/238-2379; "Resources for Equity & Social Justice," from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192; "Teaching Tolerance," from 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, (fax) 334/264-7310; "School Improvement Catalog," from the Ctr. for Law & Educ., 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #510, Wash., DC 20009, 202/462-7688. [2375]

  • Good Teaching Matters: How Well-Qualified Teachers Can Close the Gap, by Kati Haycock is the theme of the Summer 1998 issue of Thinking K-16, the publication of The Education Trust, available (likely free) from them at1725 K St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-1217, E-mail: mpointer@edtrust.org. [2348]

  • "Issues in Education Series, Vol. 1" is a 23-page, Sept. 1998 publication of the Natl. Commn. for African-American Education, summarizing a series of breakfast forums held in early 1998, by Antoine Garibaldi ("Four Decades of Progress... and Decline: An Assessment of African American Educational Attainment"); Stephanie Robinson ("The Federal Role in Education"); & Sharon Robinson ("Equity in Standards & Assessment"). Available from the Commn. (no price listed), 2141 Industrial Pkwy., #202, Silver Spring, MD 20904, 301/680-0148. [2364]

  • "Resources for the Multicultural Classroom & Library" is the New Press Education Catalog, available from 450 W. 41 St., NYC, NY 10036-6801, 800/233-4830. [2374]

  • "School Finance: State Efforts to Equalize Funding Between Wealthy & Poor School Districts" is a 101-page, June 1998 report (GAO/HEHS-98-92) available (free) from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2361]

  • "School, Family & Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action," by Joyce Epstein is available from Corwin Press (no price given), 805/685-8300. Also: "Urgent Message: Families Crucial to School Reform," by Anne C. Lewis & Anne T. Henderson (Dec. 1997, no price given), available from the Ctr. for Law & Educ., 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-3000; "Making Connections Between Families & Schools," the lead article in the Sept./Oct. issue of the Harvard Education Letter (ordering inf. from 800/513-0763). [2352]

September/October 1998

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  • "Four Decades of Progress... and Decline: An Assessment of African American Educational Attainment," by Antoine Garibaldi appeared in Vol. 66, No. 2 of The Journal of Negro Education, pp. 1-16. Contact the Journal, P0 Box 311, Howard Univ., Wash., DC 20059, 202/806-8120. Subs, to the quarterly are $16 indivs., $20 insts.; single issues $5. [1955]

  • "Parent Handbook: How to Fight Tracking for Your Child" is a 12-page, 1997 publication, available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Children & Educ., P0 Box 79304, Atlanta, GA 30357-7304, 404/817-8434. [1959]

  • "Difficult Choices: Do Magnet Schools Serve Children in Need?," by Corrine Yu & William L. Taylor (113 pp., 1998) Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565. [2206]

  • "Mandating Equity: A Case Study of Court-Ordered Detracking in the San Jose Schools," by Jeannie Oakes, Kevin Welner & Susan Yonezawa is a 4-page, March 1998 Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/643-9328. The complete 40-page report is $10. [1958]

  • "Mandating Equity: A Case Study of Court-Ordered Detracking in the San Jose Schools," by Jeannie Oakes, Kevin Welner & Susan Yonezawa (4 pp., 1998) A 4-page, March 1998 Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from theCalifornia Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/643-9328 [2208]

  • Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of US Involvement in the Caribbean & the Pacific, eds. Deborah Wei & Rachel Kamel (199 pp., 1998) a project of the Amer. Friends Service Comm. in coop. with the Office of Curriculum Support, School Dist. of Phila., is available ($15) from AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102-1479, 888/588-2372. [1960]

  • "Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of US Involvement in the Caribbean & the Pacific," by Deborah Wei & Rachel Kamel (199 pp., 1998) A project of the Amer. Friends Service Comm. in coop. with the Office of Curriculum Support, School Dist. of Philadelphia, AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102-1479, 888/588-2372 [2210]

  • "Time to Move On: African American & White Parents Set an Agenda for Public Schools," by Steve Farkas & Jean Johnson is a 51-page, 1998 publication “focussing on what these parents think about integration, diversity & academic standards” — available (possibly free) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610. paresearch@aol.com [1962]

  • "Time to Move On: African American & White Parents Set an Agenda for Public Schools," by Steve Farkas & Jean Johnson (51 pp., 1998) A 51-page, 1998 publication "focussing on what these parents think about integration, diversity & academic standards" - available (possibly free) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 2121686-6610, E-mail: paresearch@aol.com. [2212]

  • "Deepening Segregaion in American Public Schools," by Karen McLean Donaldson A report from the Harvard Project on School Desegregation appeared in the Sept. 1997 issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.Greenwood Publication Group, 88 Post Rd. W., P0 Box 5007, Westport, CT 0688 1-5007. [2205]

  • "Difficult Choices: Do Magnet Schools Serve Children in Need?," eds. Corrine Yu & William L. Taylor (113 pp., Spring 1997) is available (no price listed) from the Citizens Commn. on Civil Rights, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-5565. [1954]

  • "Parent Handbook: How to Fight Tracking for Your Child," by Deborah Wei & Rachel Kamel (12 pp., 1997) Center for Children & Education, P0 Box 79304, Atlanta, GA 30357-7304, 404/817-8434. [2209]

  • "A Gathering Storm" a report on segregated tracking practices in Palm Beach County, FL schools (Spanish & Haitian Kreyol versions available), is available ($14.95) from Natl. Coal. of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617/357-8507. [1951]

  • "A Gathering Storm" A report on segregated tracking practices in Palm Beach County, FL schools (Spanish & Haitian Kreyol versions available), is available ($14.95) from National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617/357-8507. [2203]

  • "Deepening Segregation in American Public Schools" a report from the Harvard Project on School Desegregation -appeared in the Sept. 1997 issue of Equity & Excellence in Education. Other articles in the issue: "Antiracist Education & a Few Courageous Teachers," by Karen McLean Donaldson; "Detracking Troup County: Providing an Exemplary Curriculum for All Students," by Paul George, Terry Jenkins & Joyce Morgan; "Racially Motivated Incidents in Higher Education," by Adalberto Aguirre, Jr. & Melinda Messineo. Subs. to the 3x/yr. journal are $35 indivs, $75 insts.; single copies $25, from Greenwood Pub. Gp., 88 Post Rd. W., P0 Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007. [1953]

  • "Four Decades of Progress... and Decline: An Assessment of African American Educational Attainment," by Antoine Garibaldi Appeared in Vol. 66, No. 2 of The Journal of Negro Education, pp. 1-16. Contact the Journal P0 Box 311, Howard University, Wash., DC 20059, 202/806-8120 [2207]

  • SALSA (Social Action & Leadership School for Activists) a project of the Inst. for Policy Studies, has available its Sept.(Oct. schedule of classes (in such categories as “Activist’s Toolboxes,” “Organizational Development,” “Communications,” “Money Matters,” etc.) For a copy, contact them at 202/234-9382, x229, or write IPS, 733 15th St. NW, #1020, Wash., DC 20005. [1961]

  • "SALSA (Social Action & Leadership School for Activists)" A project of the Inst. for Policy Studies, has available its Sept.(Oct. schedule of classes (in such categories as "Activist's Toolboxes," "Organizational Development," "Communications," "Money Matters," etc.) For a copy, contact them at 202/234-9382, x229, or write IPS, 733 15th St. NW, #1020, Wash., DC 20005. [2211]

July/August 1998

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  • "Capturing Latino Students in the Academic Pipeline," by Patricia Gandara, Katherine Larson, Russell Rumberger & Hugh Mehan (12 pp., 1998) UC Latina/Latino Policy Research Program, 2420 Bowditch St., Berkeley, CA 94720-5670, 510/642-6903. [2057]

  • "Mandating Equity: A Case Study of Court-Ordered Detracking in the San Jose Schools," by Jeannie Oakes, Kevin Welner & Susan Yonezawa (4 pp.) Calif. Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/643-9328, E-mail: CA.PolSem@ucop.edu [2061]

  • Crime in the Schools, by Dennis Kenney & Steuart Watson (236 pp., 1998) Police Executive Research Forum, 888/202-4563. [2058]

  • "Place Value: An Educator's Guide to Good Literature on Rural Lifeways, Environments & Purposes of Education," by Toni Haas & Paul Nachtigal (79 pp., 1998) ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120 [2063]

  • "Student Rights Pamphlet" (30 pp.) Asian Americans United, 801 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215/925-1538. [2069]

  • "Directory of Education Grants" Research Grant Guides, PO Box 1214, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, 561/795-6129. [2059]

  • Family Connections Parent Notebook 30 4-pp guides, $12.95 in a 3-ring binder, $9.95 without binder from Appalachia Educ. Lab., PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25301-2314, 800/624-9120. [2060]

  • Popular Education for Movement Building (100 pp.) Project South, 9 Gammon Ave. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, E-mail: projectsouth@igc.apc.org. [2064]

  • "Small Schools, Big Imaginations: A Critical Look at Urban Public Schools," eds. Michelle Fine & Janis Somerville Available for $15 from Cross City Campaign, 407 S. Dearborn St., #1500, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/322-4880. [2065]

  • Straight Forward Claude Mayberry at the Comm., 2141 Industrial Pkwy, #202, Silver Spring, MD 20904. [2068]

May/June 1998

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  • "A New IDEA: A Parent's Guide to the Changes in Special Educ. Law for Children with Disabilities" (22 pp., 1998) is available, in Spanish as well as English, with a 9x12" SASE (78 cents for one, $1.01 for both) from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Washington, DC 20004, 202/467-5730, email: hn1660@handsnet.org. [2710]

  • Beyond Heroes & Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education & Staff Development, by Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart & Margo Okazawa-Rey (480 pp., 1998) is available ($27) from the Network of Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Washington, DC 20056, 202/238-2379, email: necadc@aol.com. [2711]

  • Educating Language-Minority Children (128 pp., 1998, $33) & Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Children: A Research Agenda (504 pp., 1997, $58.95) are available from Natl. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055, 800/624-6242. [2712]

  • "Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems," by Monty Neill (250 pp., 1998) & the Staff of FairTest, evaluates assessment systems in all 50 states in light of the 1994 principles published by the Natl. Forum on Assessment, a coal. of educ. & civil rts. groups. $30 ($10 for Exec. Summary & summary of state findings) from FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/864-4810. They also have a publications list. [2786]

  • Real Learning, Real Work: School-to-Work as High School Reform, by Adria Steinberg (198 pp., 1997) is available from Routledge, 29 W. 35 St., NYC, NY 10001-2299, 800/634-7064. [2784]

  • "Reflections on Education & Race: Examining the Intersections" (48 pp., 1997) contains selected addresses from the Public Education Network's 1996 annual conf. (included are remarks of Joseph Feagin, Eric Foner et al.); "Reflections on Gender, Race & Student Achievement (42 pp.) contains selected addresses from their 1997 conf. (Carol Gilligan, Cornel West et al.). Available (possibly free) from PEN, 601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-7460. [2785]

  • "Leadership & School Reform" is the title of the Spring 1998 Teachers College Press catalogue: 1234 Amsterdam Ave., NYC, NY 10027-6694, 800/575-6566. [2782]

  • "The School Improvement Catalogue" is available, free, from the Ctr. for Law & Educ., 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #510, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-3000. [2787]

  • "A Marshall Plan for Urban Schools: A Framework for Improving America's Urban Public Schools" is a 15 page document (n.d.) that may be available from Michael Casserly at the Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Penn. Ave NW, #702, Washington, DC 20004, 202/393-2427. [2709]

  • Educators for Social Responsibility has available a 1998 catalogue of "resource & training for empowering children." 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 800/370-2515. [2779]

  • Great Ideas in Education is a book review/resource catalog, available (possibly free) from the Resource Ctr. for Redesigning Education, P0 Box 298, Brandon, VT 05733-0298, 800/639-4122. [2780]

  • "Illinois Kids Count: Begins at Birth" is available as a 14-page pamphlet (possibly free) and a detailed report ($15) from Voices for Illinois Children, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1580, Chicago, IL 60604. [2781]

  • "Lincoln Speaks: Priorities & Challenges for the Lincoln Public Schools" a 12-page tabloid reporting results of a Gallup survey, is available (likely free) from the Lincoln Pub. Schools Fdn., 5901 0 St., Box 82889, Lincoln, NE 68501, 402/436-1612. [2783]

  • "Violence & Discipline Problems in US Public Schools: 1996-97" is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr. for Educ. Statistics, US Dept. Educ., 555 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20208-5574, 202/219-1463. [2788]

March/April 1998

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  • "Financing Schools" (144 pp., 1997) issue of The Future of Children, available. free (8-page Exec. Summary), from The David & Lucile Packard Fdn., 300 Second St.. #102, Los Altos, CA 94022, E-mail: circulation@futureofchildren.org [2748]

  • Head Start: Research Provides Little Information on Impact of Current Program a 56-page, April 1997 GAO rpt. (GAO/HEHS-97-59). is available (free) from USGAO. P0 Box 6015. Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [2749]

  • "High Stakes Tests Do Not Improve Student Learning" (6 pp., 1998) report from FairTest, analyzing Natl. Assessment of Educational Progress data. Available (likely free) from FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/864-4810. [2750]

  • "Quality Counts '98: The Urban Challenge-Public Education in the 50 States" (270 pp., 1998) Education Week, with a report card on each state (and DC). $10 from Educ. Wk., 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #250, Wash., DC 20008, 202/364-4114. The Wash. Post story on the report was headed. "Urban Students Not Making the Mark: Majority in US Fail to Score Even 'Basic' Level of Achievement." [2751]

  • "Raising the Standard: A 7-Step Action Guide for schools & Communities," by Denis P. Doyle & Susan Pinmentel publication. is available (along with a CD-ROM) from Corwin Press. 805/499-9774. E-mail: order@corwin. sagepuh.com. Further inf. about the Coalition is available from the George Washington Univ. School of Educ. & Human Dev.. 202/835-2000. E-mail: connect@goaline.org. [2753]

  • "The Challenge of Full Employment in the Global Economy," by Helen Lachs Ginsburg, June Zaccone, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Sheila D. Collins & Sumner Rosen 34 pp., [997), is available (no price listed) from the Nail. Jobs for All Coal.. 475 Riverside Dr., #832, NYC. NY 10115-0050. 212/870-3449. E-mail: njfac@ncccusa.org [2755]

  • "Wiping Out Disad-vantages: The Programs & Services Needed to Supplement Regular Education for Poor School Children" (33 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from the Educ. Law Ctr., 155 Washington St., #205, Newark, NJ 07102, 973/624-1815, Related publication: "Transforming Teaching & Learning in Special Needs Districts" (163 pp.. n.d.), containing research summaries in their ongoing campaign for school improvement in NJ's urban districts. David Sciarra, Ex. Dir. of the Ctr., also has a 10-pager prepared for the Natl. Bar Assn. on the NJ Supreme Court's Abbott IV decision - "I am amazed." he writes. "at how little attention this decision has gotten around the country - it really is a full blueprint for urban school reform." [2754]

January/February 1998

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  • Equal Educational Opportunity & Nondiscrimination for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Federal Enforcement of Title VI & Lau v. Nichols (232 pp., Nov. 1997) & "Equal Educational Opportunity & Nondiscrimination for Students with Disabilities: Federal Enforcement of Sec. 504" (408 pp., Sept., 1997), as well as "Equal Education Opportunity Project Series" (264 pp., Dec 1996), are all available from the US Commission on Civil Rights, 624 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20425, 202/376-8110. [3193]

  • Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform, by Jean Anyon (240 pp., 1997) is available from Teachers College Press, PO Box 20, Williston, VT 05495, 800/575-6566. [3194]

  • Quality is the Key: Stories from Huntington Woods School, by Sally Ludwig & Kaye Mentley (223 pp., 1997) provides "practical, specific suggestions on how to create quality schools... through strong relationships and... an environment for quality learning." $16 from KWM Educ. Services, 4967 Chableau Dr., SW, Wyoming, MI49509. [3196]

  • "Where's the Money Going? Changes in the Level & Composition of Education Spending, 1991-96," by Richard Rothstein (28 pp., 1997) is available from the Economic Policy Institute, 800/EPI-4844. [3198]

  • "Our Nation on the Fault Line: Hispanic America Education" is the report of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Contact the Commission at 600 Independence Ave. SW, Rm. 2115, Washington, DC 20202, 202/401-1411 for a copy & further info. email: White_House_Init_Hispanic_Ed@ed.gov. A 1 pager of their recommendations is available from us with a SASE. [3195]

  • What Works in Teaching & Learning is a biweekly newsletter, $177/yr. (money back guaruntee)from 1101 King St., #444, Alexandria, VA 22314, 800/655-5597. [3197]

November/December 1997

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  • "Educational Attainment in the U.S.: March 1996 (Update): Detailed tables & documentation for P20-493" (123 pp., 1997) is available ($30) from the Census Bureau's Educ. & Social Stratification Branch, 301/ 457-2464, E-mail: pio@census.gov. A 1-page Current Pop. Reports document, by Jennifer C. Day & Andrea E. Curry (P20-493, July 1997), is available from John Finamore, 301/457-4183, E-mail: john.finamore@ccmail.census.gov. The report indicates that young blacks & whites are completing high school at about the same rate, with Hispanics lagging behind. [3503]

  • "Our Nation on the Faultline: Hispanic-American Education" is the report of the President's Adv. Commn. on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Available from the US Dept. of Educ., 600 Independence Ave. SW, #2115, Wash., DC 20202. [3504]

  • "Prospects: The Impact of Participation in Chapter 1 on Student Outcomes" & Special Strategies for Educating Disadvantaged Children are 2 major longitudinal studies, mandated by Congress, just released by the Dept. of Education. The former is 76 pp., April 1997 and was prepared for the Department by Michael Puma & colleagues at Abt Associates. The latter, prepared by Sam Stringfield & colleagues at Johns Hopkins & Abt Associates, has 3 elements: "Findings & Policy Implications" (79 pp.); "Second Year Report" (ca. 270 pp.); "Final Report" (ca. 600 pp.). All are available (likely free) from Elois Scott, Planning & Eval. Service, US Dept. Educ., 600 Independence Ave. SW, Rm. 4162, Wash., DC 20202-8240, 202/401-0274. [3505]

September/October 1997

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  • Beyond Heroes & Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education & Staff Development, eds. Enid Lee, Deborah Menkart & Margo Okazawa-Rey (425 pp., 1997) is available from Network for Educators on the Americas, PO Box 73038, Washington, DC, 20056, 202/238-2379, email: necadc@aol.com. [3441]

  • Sustainable Small Schools: A Handbook for Rural Communities, by Craig Howley & John Eckman (157 pp., 1997) is available from ERIC/CRESS, Appalachia Educ. Lab, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120. [3469]

  • "Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems" (245 pp., 1997) is available ($30; a 40 page Exec. Summary is $10) from FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/864-4810. Individual state reports are also available. [3470]

  • America Goes Back to School an Activity Kit prepared by the US Dept. of Education's Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, is available by calling 800/USA-LEARN. [3440]

  • Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty produced/directed by Stanley Nelson & Gail Pellett, is a 86 minute, 1997 video, available from Calif. Newsreel, 149 9th St., #420, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415/621-6196, email: newsreel@ix.netcom.com. [3442]

  • "The Invisible Crisis: The Educational Needs of Asian Pacific American Youth" is available from Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, 116 E. 16 St., 7th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/260-3999, email: aapip.aol.com. [3471]

  • The Schools We Need Now by Laurie Olsen & Carol Dowell, is a handbook/organizing tool "addressing the interest of parents too often excluded from school change dialoge & decisions: parents of color, immigrant parents, language minority parents, and low-income parents." Available in English or Spanish from California Tomorrow, Fort Mason Ctr., Bldg. B, San Francisco, CA 94123, 415/441-7631. [3472]

July/August 1997

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  • "Asian American Participation in the 1996 NYC School Board Elections," by Margaret Fung, Elizabeth Ou Yang & Gi Hyun An (41 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from the Asian Amer. Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 99 Hudson St., 12th flr., NYC, NY 10013-2869, 212/966-5932. [3342]

  • "Clinton's Education Reform Agenda: Where's the Beef?" is the title of the Cubberley Lecture delivered on May 20 at Stanford Univ. by Visiting Prof. and PRRAC Board member William L. Taylor. Copies of the 10-page lecture are available from Taylor, 2000 M St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036. [3344]

  • "Exploring the Impact of Race on Public Education" is the 1996 annual report of the Public Education Network. Contact them (601 13th St. NW, #900N, Wash., DC 20005-3808, 202/628-7460) for a copy. [3345]

  • "On the Importance of Diversity in University Admissions" was a statement, signed by the member institutions of the Assn. of American Universities, that appeared as an ad in a number of papers. We'll send a copy with a SASE. [3346]

  • "SALSA (Social Action & Leadership School for Activists)" a project of the Inst. for Policy Studies, has a summer semester. July & August classes include "Public Speaking," "Global Civil Society," "The World of Progressive Foundations," "Investigative Journalism," "Liberalism in a Conservative Era" and many others. Catalogue from SALSA/IPS, 733 15th St. NW, #1020, Wash., DC 20005, 202/234-9383, x229. [3347]

  • "School Finance: State Efforts to Reduce Funding Gaps Between Poor and Wealthy School Districts" is a 319-page, Feb. 1997 GAO report (GAO/HERS-97-31), available, free, from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [3348]

  • "Sex, Lies & Politics: Abstinence-Only Curricula in Calif. Public Schools" is a 78-page, May 1997 report from the Public Media Ctr. & Applied Research Ctr., available ($18) from ARC, 1322 Webster St., #402, Oakland, CA 94612. [3349]

  • "Success in School: Education Ideas That Count" is a packet of materials available, free, from the Annie Casey Fdn., 410/223-2890. For multiple copies, write the KIDS COUNT Proj. at the Fdn., 701 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, stating use plans and indicating contact person for shipment. [3351]

May/June 1997

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  • Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society, by James A. Banks is available ($25.45) - as is a free publications catalog - from Teachers College Press, 800/575-6566. [3210]

  • "Educational Attainment in the US: March 1995," by Jennifer Day & Andrea Curry is a 6-page, Aug. 1996 Census Bureau report, available (probably free) from the authors, 301/457-2464, E-mail: jday@census.gov. [3211]

  • Equal Education Opportunity Project Series, Vol. 1 (264 pp., 1996) explores the Dept. of Education's civil rights enforcement activities relating to public elementary & secondary schools. Free from Vanessa Williamson, US Commn. on Civil Rights, 624 9th St. NW, Wash., DC 20425, 202/376-8110. [3212]

  • "Funding for Justice: Money, Equity & the Future of Public Education" (80 pp., 1997) is available ($8.50) from Rethinking Schools, 1001 F. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 800/669-4192, E-mail: RSBusiness@aol.com. They also have a 1997 publications catalog and publish an excellent quarterly education journal in tabloid form ($12,50/ yr.). [3213]

  • Inclusion & School Reform: Transforming America's Classrooms, by Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky & Alan Gartner is available from Paul Brookes Pub. Co., P0 Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. [3214]

  • "Racial & Ethnic Preference in College Admissions" is a 36-page, Feb. 1997 preliminary draft paper by Thomas Kane; it's available, for comments, from Prof Kane., Kennedy School of Govt., Harvard U., Cambridge, MA 02138. [3215]

  • The African American Education Data Book: Vol. 1, Higher & Adult Education the first of three planned volumes - is available ($28.25) from the Patterson Research Inst. of the United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corp. Dr., P0 Box 10444, Fairfax, VA 22031-4511, 703/205-3570. [3216]

  • The Equal Protection School Finance Act, H.R. 1234 [formerly H.R. 828] has been introduced by Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia. The proposed legislation uses federal leverage to encourage states to equalize per student expenditure of state funds across school districts. Further inf. from Fattah staffer Sara Gold-smith, 1205 Longworth Bldg., Wash., DC 20515, 202/225-4001, E-mail: sgoldl@hr.house.gov. [3217]

March/April 1997

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  • "Doing Our Homework: How Schools Can Engage Hispanic Commu-nities," by Andrea Bermudez (92 pp., 1994) and "Thorough & Fair: Creating Routes to Success for Mexican-American Students," by Alicia Salinas Sosa (63 pp., 1993, $10), are available from ERIC/CRESS, P0 Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [3076]

  • "Making Detracking Work," by Leon Lynn & Anne Wheelock is the Jan./Feb. 1997 issue of The Harvard Education Letter. Subs. to the bimonthly are $32 indivs./$39 insts. Single copies $5. They're at 6 Appian Way, #349, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-3432. [3077]

January/February 1997

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  • "Hidden Casualties: The Relationship Between Violence & Learning," by Deborah Prothrow-Stith & Sher Quaday (35 pp., 1995) is available ($10) from the Natl. Consortium for African American Children, 3639 Alabama Ave. SE, Wash., DC 20020. [2884]

  • "Improving Our Schools: Guidelines for an Effective Plan for Quality Intergrated Schools" (30 pp., 1996) document prepared by the plaintiffs in the successful Sheff vs. O'Neill Conn. school integration suit. Available (no price listed) from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 99 Hudson St., 16th fir., NYC, NY 10013, 212/219-1900. [2885]

  • "Inclusion, School Restructuring & the Remaking of Amer. Society," by Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky & Alan Gartner appeared in the Winter 1996 Harvard Educ. R. Reprints of the 35-page article may be available from Gartner, CUNY Grad. Ctr., 33 W. 42 St., NYC, NY 10036. [2886]

  • "Native Education Directory & Resources for Educators of Native Americans, 1997" (102 pp.) is available ($13.20) from ERIC/CRESS, P0 Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [2887]

  • "School Facilities; Profiles of School Condition by State" is a 191-page, June 1996 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-96-148), available (free) from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [2888]

  • "The National Education Report: Building a Community of Learners" (161 pp.) is available from The Natl. Educ. Goals Panel, 1255 22 St. NW, #502, Wash., DC 20037, 202/632-0952, E-mail: NEGP@goalline.org. A 40-page Exec. Summary also is available. Both apparently are free. [2889]

November/December 1996

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  • Looking for America: 7 Schools Experimenting with Intergroup Relations (115 pp., 1996) is available from the Natl. Coal. of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston St., #737, Boston, MA 02116, 617/357-8507, email: ncasmfe@aol.com. [4197]

  • "Making the Grade: Reforming America's Schools" (Summer/Fall 1996) is the theme of the Summer/Fall 1996 Ford Foundation Report. Available from the Foundation, 320 E. 43 St., NYC, NY 10017. [4198]

  • "Segregation & Educational Inadequacy in Twin City Public Schools," by john a. powell (Spring 1996) appeared in an issue of Hamline J. of Public Law & Policy. Reprints of the 66 page articles may be available from the author, Univ. of MN Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, email: powel008@maroon.tc.umn.edu. [4201]

  • "Rural Education Directory: Organizations & Resources" fromt he ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120, email: lanhamb@ael.org. [4199]

  • "Secret Apartheid: A Report on Racial Discrimination Against Black & Latino Parents & Children in the NYC Public Schools" (35 pp. + Atts.) is available from the NY ACORN Schools Office, 845 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226, 718/693-6700. [4200]

September/October 1996

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  • Building America: The Democratic Promise of Public Work, by Harry Boyte & Nancy Kari has just been published by Temple Univ. Press, 1601 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19122-6099, 215/204-8709. [4046]

  • "Career Acadamies: Early Implementation Lessons from a 10-Site Evaluation," by James J. Kemple & JoAnn Leah Rock (17 pp., 1996) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-5936, 212/532-3200. The Summary appears to be free; the full report is $15. [4047]

  • "College Affordability: Consumption vs. Investment" is a set of tables, available (no price given) from Thomas Mortenson, Post-secondary Education Opportunity, P0 Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244, 319/3514913, E-mail: trnort@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu. The tables, most of which are broken down by race and income, show that "from the investment perspective the lifetime returns on a college investment are huge & generally growing for many groups of students." [4034]

  • Hard Lessons: Public Schools & Privatization, by Carol Ascher, Norm Fruchter & Robert Berne (144 pp., 1996) is available from The Brookings Inst., 800/552-5450, 202/797-6258. [4035]

  • "Incarceration over Education" is a feature article in the Spring 1996 issue of UCSA Update, the newsletter of the Univ. of Calif. Student Assn. Other articles focus on affirmative action. The newsletter is available (possibly free) from UCSA, 926 J St., #803, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/447-8272, E-mail: ucsa@netcom.com. [4036]

  • "Priority Shift: The Fate of Mandatory Busing for School Desegregation in Seattle & the Nation," by Laura Kohn (56 pp., 1996) is available ($4) from the author, Inst. for Public Policy & Mgt., Univ. WA, Box 353060, Seattle, WA 98195, 206/685-2214. [4037]

  • "Public Education & Social Change: Advocacy Strategies, Special Education & Parent Involvment," by Marcene Root, Ruth Zweifler & Marica Federbush (47 pp., 1996) a PRRAC grantee report, is available (no price listed) from the Student Advocacy Center, 2301 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 313/973-7860. [4038]

  • "Rethinking our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity & Justice" is a special Issue of Rethinking Schools. It's $9.50, but free with a sub. to "the country's leading grassroots journal for education reform" ($12.50/ yr., $20/2 yrs.): 1001 E. Keele Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646. [4039]

  • Risky Business: Private Management of Public Schools, by Craig Richards, Rima Shore & Max B. Sawicky (239 pp., 1996) is available ($19.95 + s/h) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. The book's Exec. Summary is on-line at www.epinet.org [4040]

  • School Improvement Catalog from Comm. Action for Public Schools, is available from the Ctr. for Law & Education, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #510, Wash., DC 20009, 202/462-7688. [4042]

  • "Schools Facilities: America's Schools Report Differing Conditions" is a 105-page, June 1996 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-96-103), available (free) from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/5l2-6000. [4041]

  • "Teaching for Change: Resources for K-12 Anti-racist, Multicultural Education" is a catalog available (free) from Network for Educators on the Americas, P0 Box 73038, Wash., DC 20056-3038, 202/806-7277. [4043]

  • The Center for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education has just been established. It "conducts independent research on educational opportunity programs, governmental policies & postsecondary institutional practices that impact the ability of low-income & minority youth to enter & succeed in college." Contact them at 1025 Vermont Ave., #900, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-7430. [4044]

July/August 1996

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  • "Beyond the Blueprint: Directions for Research on Head Start's Families," by Deborah Phillips & Natasha Cabrera (85 pp., 1996) is available from Natl. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Box 285, Washington, DC 20005, 800/624-6242. [3872]

  • "Early Childhood Mentoring Programs: A Survey of Community Initiatives" (87 pp., 1996) and "The Potential of Mentoring: An Assessment of the Calif. Early Childhood Mentor Teacher Program," by Mary Whitebrook & Laura Sakai (67 pp., Spring 1995), are available from the Natl. Ctr. for the Early Childhood Work Force, 733 15th St. NW, #1037, Washington, DC 20005, 202/737-7700. [3873]

  • Reversing Underachievment Among Gifted Black Students: Promising Practices & Programs, by Donna Ford (240 pp., 1996) and Brown v. Board of Education: The Challenge for Today's Schools, eds. Ellen Condliffe Lagermann & LaMar Miller (224 pp., 1996), are available from Teachers College Press, PO Box 20, Williston, VT 05495, 800/575-6566. [3875]

  • "Selling Out Our Schools: Vouchers, Markets & the Future of Public Education" (88 pp., 1996) is a publication from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646. [3876]

  • "Magnet Schools & the Minority Poor: Effective Remedy or Pyrrhic Victory?," by William L. Taylor an 18 page paper presented at the April 1996 annual meeting of the Amer. Educ. Research Assn. Contact Taylor at 2100 M St. NW, #400, Washington, DC 20036. [3874]

May/June 1996

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  • African American Mothers & Urban Schools: The Power of Participation, by Wendy Glasgow Winters is available from Lexington Books, 866 Third Ave., NYC, NY 10022. [3769]

  • "Black Immersion Schools," by john a. powell appeared in vol. XXI, no. 4 (1994-95) of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change. Reprints of the 21-page article may be available from Prof. powell, Univ. of Minn. Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455. [3774]

  • "Focus on Learning: A Report on Reorganizing General & Special Educ. in NYC," by Norm Fruchter, Robert Berne, Ann Marcus & Jay Gottlieb (128 pp., 1995) is available (no price listed) from the NYU Inst. for Educ. & Social Policy, 285 Mercer St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/998-5880. [3776]

  • "NAFTA's First Two Years: The Myths & the Realities," by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh & David Ranney (50 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Policy Studies, 1601 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/234-9382, x227. [3785]

  • "Perform or Perish: Recommendations of the Advisory Council to the NY State Board of Regents Subcomm. on Low-Performing Schools" (62 pp., 1995) reprinted Jan. 1996) is available (no price listed) from Assoc. Commr. Sheila Evans-Tranumn, St. Educ. Dept., 55 Hanson Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11217-1580, 718/722-2796. PRRAC Board member Esmeralda Simmons served on the Council. [3781]

  • "Redeeming the American Promise" a report from the Panel on Educ. Opportunity & Post-secondary Desegregation, examines the status of minorities in higher education, providing data on enrollment & degrees awarded to black, white & Hispanic students from 11 Southern states & PA. Available (no price listed) from the So. Educ. Fdn., 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303-2503, 404523-0001. [3782]

March/April 1996

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  • Catalyst is a newsmagazine on Chicago school reform. Subs, are $20 from the Comm. Renewal Soc. 332.S. Mich. Ave. #500, Chicago, IL 60604-9879. [3622]

  • "Planning for Title I Programs: Guidelines for Parents, Advocates & Educators" is a new booklet available ($4) from the Ctr. for Law & Educ. 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #510. Wash. DC 20009, 202 462-7688. The Fall 1995 issue of their Newsnotes has a special section on "Title I Advocacy." [3623]

  • "School Facilities: Condition of America's Schools" a 65-page, Feb. 1995 GAO Report (GAO/HEHS-95-61), is available, free, from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. The NY Times story when the report was released led with: "One third of the nation's 80,000 public schools are in such poor repair that the 14 million children who attend them are being housed in unsuitable or unsafe conditions..." [3624]

  • "Standards-Based Reform: What Does It Mean for the Middle Grades?," by Anne Wheelock (45 pp., 1995) is available (with 5 32c stamps) from The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 250 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10177-0026. [3625]

  • "Title I Testing & Assessment: Challenging Standards for Disadvantaged Children" (21 pp., 1996) a Summary of a Workshop, is available (likely free) from the Bd. on Testing & Assessment. Natl. Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave NW. Wash., DC 20418 [3627]

January/February 1996

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  • "Hidden Casualties: The Relationship Between Violence & Learning," by Deborah Prothrow-Stith & Sher Quaday (36 pp., 1995) is available from the Natl. Health & Educ. Consortium, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Washington, DC 20036, 202/822-8405. [3725]

  • "Principles & Indicators for Student Assessment Systems" (32 pp., 1995) from the Natl. Ctr. for Fair & Open Testing, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/864-4810. [3726]

  • "Where's the Money Gone? Changes in the Level & Composition of Education Spending," by Richard Rothstein & Karen Hawley Miles (98 pp., 1995) is available fromt he Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [3727]

November/December 1995

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  • "Cutting Wages by Cutting Welfare: The Impact of Reform on the Low-Wage Labor Market" by Lawrence Mishel & John Schmitt (10 pp., Sept. 1995); is available ($5) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/ EPI-4844. [5032]

September/October 1995

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  • "Calumet Region Schools" is a 31 page Summer 1995 report by the Heartland Ctr., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323, 219/844-7515. [4623]

  • "Families & Schools Together (FAST)" is the final report of a highly acclaimed Madison, WI drug prevention program, funded by the Adm. for Chn. & Youth that then was replicated in 30 communities in the state. The 144 page, Jan. 1993 report is available from James Dolson, Adm. for Chn. & Youth, HHS, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. [4624]

  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen, is available from The New Press, 212/629-8802. [4625]

  • "Reinventing Central Office: A Primer for Successful Schools" (46 pp., May 1995), a report by a coalition of school reform leaders in large cities, is available from Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, 407 S. Dearborn St., #1725, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/322-4880. [4626]

  • "School Safety: Promising Initiatives for Addressing School Violence" is a 46 page, April 1995 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-95-106), available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [4627]

  • "Who Gains, Who Loses from School Choice: A Research Summary" by Bruce Fuller, is a report to the Natl. Conf. of State Legislatures, available from Prof. Fuller, Harvard Grad. School of Educ., Cambridge, MA 02138. [4628]

May/June 1995

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  • "School Facilities: Condition of America's Schools" (65 pp., Feb. 1995) (GAO/HEHS-95-61) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4439]

  • "Charter Schools: New Model for Public Schools Provides Opportunities & Challenges" (47 pp., Jan. 1995) (GAO/HEHS-95-42) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4434]

  • "Early Childhood Programs: Local Perspectives on Barriers to Providing Head Start Services" (Dec. 1994) (GAO/HEHS-95-8) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4435]

  • "School Enrollment - Social & Economic Characteristics of Students: October 1993," by Rosalind Brune & Andrea Adams (83 pp., Oct. 1994) is Report #P20-479, Current Populations Reports, available from the Supt. of Documents, US Govt. Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. [4438]

  • "Sex Education in the Schools," by Douglas Kirby (81 pp., 1994) is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 800/656-4533. [4440]

  • "Education: How Can Schools & Communities Work Together to Meet the Challenge?" is a new 40 page discussion guide, available from the Study Circles Resource Center, PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258, 203/928-2616. [4437]

  • "The American Teacher: 1994 - Violence in America's Public Schools: The Family Perspective" is a Metropolitan Life Survey, available from MetLife, PO Box 807, Madison Sq. Sta., NYC, NY 10159. [4441]

March/April 1995

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  • "The National Study of Inclusive Education" (165 pp. + state by state listings, June 1994) is available from the Natl. Ctr. on Educ. Restructuring & Inclusion, CUNY Grad. Center, 33 W. 42 St., New York City, NY 10036, 212/642-2656. [4517]

  • "Charter Schools: New Model for Public Schools Provides Opportunities and Challenges" (GAO/HEHS-95-42) is a 47 page, Jan. 1995 report, available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4514]

  • "School Violence in America's Cities: NLC Survey Overview" (1994) is available from the Natl. League of Cities, 1301 Penn. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202/626-3158. [4515]

  • "Student Achievement & the Changing American Family" by David Grissmer, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Mark Berends & Stephanie Williamson (131 pp., 1994), is available from the RAND Inst. on Education & Training, 1700 Main St., PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407, 310/451-7002. [4516]

January/February 1995

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  • Perto Ricans & Higher Education Policies: Issues of Scholarship, Fiscal Policies & Admissions, by Camille Rodriguez & Ramon Bosque-Perez (Preface by PRRAC Social Science Advisory board member Frank Bonilla), is available ($10) from the Higher Educ. Task Force, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College. 695 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10021, 212/772-5689. [4284]

  • "Schooling Homeless Children: A Working Model for America's Public Schools," by Sharon Quint (1994) describes the successful efforts of a Seattle public school. $14.95 from Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., NYC, NY 10027, 718/802-l721. [4285]

  • "Social Justice Unionism: A Call to Education Unionists" (6 pp.) is available ($1, cheaper bulk prices) from the Natl. Coal. of Education Activists, PO Box 679, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, 914/876-4580. [4287]

  • "Success Stories on the Highway to Change: Chicago School Reform in Action" is a 12-page supplement to the Sept. 27, 1994 Chicago Sun-Times. Reprints available (likely free), as well as the longer report by Susan Klonsky from which the supplement was drawn, from the N. Central Regional Educ Lab., 708/571-4700, Additional information about the results of Chicago's decentralized school system restructuring from Designs for Change, 6 N. Michigan Ave. #1600, Chicago, IL. 60602, 312/857-9292. [4288]

  • Teaching for Change: Network of Educators on the Americas Network of Educators on the Americas has available its Fall-Winter 1994 Catalog of K-12 Resources on Anti-racist, Multicultural Education: NECA, 1118 22nd St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/429-0137. [4289]

  • "The Current States of Teaching & Teacher Development in theUS," by Linda Darling-Hammond a 31-page. Nov. 1994 background paper for the Natl. Commn. on Teaching & America's Future, is available (likely free) from Margaret Garigan, Teachers College. Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027. [4290]

  • "The Education Implications of 'Contract with America'" are outlined in a 5-page Dec. 27, 1994 memo available (likely free) from the Ctr. on Law & Educ., 197 Friend St., 9th flr., Boston, MA 02114, 617/371-1166. [4286]

November/December 1994

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  • Doing Our Homework: How Schools Can Engage Hispanic Communities, by Andrea Bermudez (82 pp., 1994), is available ($12) from ERIC/CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [6670]

  • "Hispanics' Schooling: Risk Factors for Dropping Out & Barriers to Resuming Education" is a GAO report (GAO/PEMD-94-24, 40 pp., July 1994), available free from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-0015. [6671]

  • Teaching Careers for Minority High School Students The Peer Research Laboratory has received a 2-year grant from the US Dept. of Education for a project, located at two NYC high schools, encouraging minority students to become teachers. Inf. from Audrey Gartner at the Lab, CUNY rad. Ctr., 25 W. 43 St. #620, NYC, NY 10036, 212/642-2929. [6672]

September/October 1994

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  • Breakdown is a new series from YouthAction, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/483-1432. It's a .new resource for young activists, written by youth, for youth." The first issue is on "Threats to Education," "designed to alert young readers to the current political trends that threaten to undermine the ability of our public education system to nurture democracy." It appears to be free, with donations requested. [5092]

  • Building Villages to Raise Our Children" is a set of 6 ca. 60-page 1993 guides presenting community-based, family supportive "villages" that coordinate health, education & social services for children and families; $35.95+s/h. "Reinventing Systems: Collaborations to Support Families" (96 pp., 1994) examines struggles and solutions to achieving broad reforms in state bureaucracies (in CA, CO, NM & WV); $7.50+s/h. "Paths to School Readiness: An In-Depth Look at Three Early Childhood Programs (114 pp., 1993) profiles school-based comprehensive family support programs in CT, CO, & FL; $10.95+s/ h. All from the Harvard Family Research Project, 38 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138,617/ 495-9108. [5093]

  • Core Concepts of Reform by William Slotnik, Ex. Dir. of the Comm. Training & Assistance Ctr., a 3-page article from the Dec. 1993 issue of The Executive Educator, "describes the core concepts behind CTAC's organizational assessment approach to true systemic school reform." It's available (likely free) from Slotnik at CTAC, 30 Winter St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/423-1444. [5094]

  • PLAN (Push Literacy Action Now) has a publications list available: 1332 G St: SE, Wash., DC 20003,202/547-8903. [5095]

  • Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity & Justice is the special 208-page July, 1994 issue of Rethinking Schools. $6 from RS, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212,414/964-9646. (Two other special issues of RS are "Rethinking Columbus" and "Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children's Future.') [5096]

  • The Condition of Education in Rural Schools, Joyce D. Stern, ed. (140 pp., June 1994), is a product of ' 7 US Dept. of Education's Oh. of Educational Research & Improvement. It's for sale (no price listed) from the US Govt. Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Wash., DC 20402-9328. [5097]

  • The Harvard Project on School Desegregation (Gary Orfield, Dir.) has available several publications: "Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Limits of Millikin 11's Educational Compensation Remedies," by Joseph Feldman, Edward Kirby & Susan Eaton (65 pp., April 1994); "Money, Choice & Equity in Kansas City: Major Investments with Modest Returns," by Alison Morantz (34 pp., April 1994); "Resegregation in Norfolk, VA: Does Restoring Neighborhood Schools Work?," by Christina Meldrum & Susan Eaton (62 pp., May 1994); "Slipping Towards Segregation: Local Control & Eroding Desegregation in Montgomery County, MD," by Susan Eat (82 pp., Aug. 1994). Each re is $10, from The Project, Gutman Library, Rm. 446, 6 Appian Way, Harvard Grad. School of Educ., Cambridge, 02138,617/496-6367. another of their reports, "The Growth of Segregation in America's Schools," is free. Planned for Fall release are reports on desegregation efforts in Prince George's County, MD and Charlotte, NC. [5098]

July/August 1994

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  • "Advancing the Mission of Education in Central Brooklyn: The Parent Opinion Survey," by Verda Harris Olayinka (83 pp. + app., 1992), is available (no price listed) from the author, 400 Marion St., Brooklyn, NY 11233,718/ 455-0102. [5373]

  • "Building Human Capital: The Impact of Post-Secondary Education on AFDC Recipients in 5 States (IL, NY, PA, TN, WA & WY)" [sic], "Higher Education in JOBS: An Option or an Opportunity? A Comparison of 9 States (CA, FL, IN, MN, MI, NM, NY, OR, WA)," "From Welfare to Independence: The College Option" are all available (no further information) from the Howard Samuels St. Mgmt. & Policy Ctr., CUNY Grad. Ctr., 25 W. 43 St. #1512, NYC, NY 10036,212/391-2030. [5374]

  • "Looking for America: Vol. 1: Promising School Based Practices in Intergroup Relations" (156 pp., April 1994) is available ($16.95) from the Natl. Coal. of Advocates for Children, 100 Boylston St. #737, Boston, MA 02116, 617/357-8507. They also have available (no price listed) "A Special Analysis of 1986 Elementary & Secondary School Civil Rights Survey Data" for the 100 largest school districts. Their periodic newsletter is New Voices. [5375]

  • "Questions & Answers About Bilingual Education/ Preguntas y Respuestas Acerca de la Educación Bilingüe" by Alicia Salinas Sosa (32 pp., 1993), is available ($10) from the Intercultural Development Research Assn., 5835 Callaghan Rd. #350, San Antonio, TX 78228, 210/684-8180. [5376]

  • "Restructuring Higher Education Finance: Shifitng Financial Responsibility from Government to Students" by Thomas Mortenson (39 pp., April 1994), is available (no price listed) from the author, Postsecondary Education Opportunity, PO Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244,319/351-4913. [5377]

  • Thinking K-16 is a newly launched newsletter "focussing on education reform on a systemic level involving schools, post-secondary institutions, business and the community in collaborative efforts to provide quality education for all young people, especially minority and poor youth in urban areas." A free copy of the first issue is available from the Education Trust/ AARE, One Dupont Circle #360, Wash., DC 20036-1110, 202/293-6440 x15. [5378]

May/June 1994

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  • "Economics Deprivation & Early Childhood Development" by Greg Duncan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn & Pamela Kato Klebanov, appeared in vol. 65 of Child Development (1994). The study shows that persistent poverty during the fast 5 years of life leaves children with IQ's 9.1 points lower than children not in poverty during that period. Copies of the 23-page article may be available from Prof. Duncan, Inst. for Social Research, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. [5441]

  • Rethinking School Choice: Limits of the Market Metaphor by George Washington Univ. political scientist Jeffrey Henig, is a new 287-page Princeton Univ. Press book, $27.70 from the Press, 1445 Lower Ferry Rd., Ewing, NJ 08618, 609/883-1759. [5442]

  • "Rural Children: Increasing Poverty Rates Pose Educational Challenges" (68 Jan. 1994), another GAO report (GAO/ HEHS-94-75B) is available (free). [5440]

January/February 1994

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  • Crossing the Tracks: How "Untracking" Can Save America's Schools by Anne Wheelock (352 pp.), has just been issued in paperback. $12.95 from New Press, 800/ 233-4830. New Press also will be publishing in early 1994 Going Public: Schooling for a Diverse Democracy, by Judith Renyi, 288 pp., $25. [4970]

  • Current Trends and Issues in Urban Education, 1993, by Carol Ascher & Gary Burnett (79 pp., 1993), is available ($8) from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ., Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NYC, NY 10027,212/ 678-3433. Contents include "Poverty, Race/ Ethnicity of Inner-City Children," "Desegre-gation," "Multicultural Education," "Equality and School Finance," "Bilingual Education," and "Chapter 1." [4969]

  • "Minority Student Enrollments in Higher Education: A Guide to Institutions with Highest Percent of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American Students" (93 pp., 1993) is available ($15, $14 if prepaid) from Garrett Park Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Pk., MD, 301/946-2553. [4967]

  • Teaching for Change is a catalogue of anti-racist, multicultural curricula, available from the Network of Educators on the Americas, 1118 22 St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/429-0137. They also are sponsoring a seminar series titled "Uncovering Community: Strengthening Schools," which includes sessions on "Strategies for Building a Multicultural, Anti-Racist Curriculum" and "Anti-Bias Education for Young Children." [4971]

  • Thorough and Fair: Creating Routes to Success for Mexican-American Students by Alicia Sosa (63 pp., March 1993), has just been published by ERIC - Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. $10 from ERIC/ CRESS, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120. [4968]

November/December 1993

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  • Education Advocacy Organizations: The Education Equity Newsletter, published by META (Multicultural Education, Training & Advocacy), contains, in its July 1993 issue, a listing and brief description of state and national education advocacy groups. Likely free, from META, 524 Union St., SF, CA 94133, 415/398-1977. [5944]

  • "School Choice: Exhibiting the Evidence," by Edith Rasell & Richard Rothstein has just been published by the Econ. Policy Inst. 364 pp., $17.95 from Public Interest Pubs., 800/537-9359. [5941]

  • "Support for Equalized School Aid" A recent poll conducted by the US Advisory Commn. on Intergovernmental Relations showed that 57% of Americans favor equalizing financial support for public education by taking property tax money from upper-income school districts and giving it to lower-income districts; 33% opposed the idea. A detailed analysis of the poll has been published ("Changing Public Attitudes on Governments and Taxes"), Report S-22, $15 from ACIR, 800 K St. NW #450 South Bldg., Wash., DC 20575,202/653-5540 (Joan Casey). [5942]

  • Teaching for Change is a program of the Network of Educators in America, 1118 22nd St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/429-0137. They have available a catalogue of anti-racist, multicultural curricula, sponsor anti-racist and multicultural workshops, speakers, and a resource center. [5945]

September/October 1993

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  • "Federal Education Programs for Limited-English-Proficient Students: A Blueprint for the Second Generation" the Report of the Stanford Working Group (68 pp., 1993), is available from Kenji Hakuta, CERAS Bldg., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305, 415/725-2210. [5995]

  • "Guidelines for Equitable Assessment" (5 pp.) is available from FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/864-4810. [5994]

  • "Native Education Directory" (81 pp., 1993) and "Rural Education Directory" (57 pp., 1993) are available from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 304/347-0400. [5993]

  • New Directions in Parent Involvement by Norm Fruchter, Anne Galletta and J. Lynne White (130 pp., 1992), is available from the Academy for Educ. Dev., 1255 23 St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/862-1900. [5992]

July/August 1993

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  • A Community Comes Together from the March/ April issue of Indiana Alumni, describes a partnership program between IU and inner-city churches which motivates youth to prepare for higher education. Available, with a SASE, from J. Herman Blake, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Educ., Indiana Univ., 355 N. Lansing St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2896, 317/274-2864. [5855]

  • Beyond the Green: Redefinng and Diversifying (170 pp., $17.50) has just been released by The Environmental Careers Organization, 286 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210-1009, 617/426-4375. It is based on interviews with 76 social and environmental justice organizations, and includes strategies for increasing the presence and status of minorities in the movement. [5857]

  • Confronting Environment Racism: Voices from the Grassroots, by Robert D. Bullard Foreword by Benjamin Chavis, Jr. (260 pp., $16 pb), has just been published by South End Press, 116 St. Botolph St., Boston, MA 02115, 617/266-0629. [5856]

  • Federal Funding for Libraries in Jeopardy: The House has proposed funding Pres. Clinton's Supplemental Jobs Bill by eliminating 14 Dept. of Educ. programs, including Title VI, which funds literacy programs in public libraries. Pressure on the Senate, House and President are needed to restore these funds and challenge the idiocy of funding economic development by cutting literacy programs. Contact Libraries for the Future, 800/542-1918, for details on whom to write, what to say, etc. [5852]

  • "Magic in the Middle: A Focus on Massachusetts Middle Grade Schools," by Anne Wheelock documents differential access to meaningful learning for different student groups. Available (no price listed) from Dan French, Instructional & Curriculum Services, Mass. Dept. of Educ., 380 Main St., Malden, MA 02148. Anne's recent book, Crossing the Tracks: How "Untracking" Can Save America's Schools (New Press), is now available in a $12.95 paperback edition. [5853]

  • The Network of Educators on the Americas is "an organization of K-12 teachers, parents and community members that works with school communities to develop and promote pedagogues, resources and cross-cultural understanding in the Americas." They have a publications catalogue and seminar series. NECA is at 1118 22 St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/429-0137. [5854]

May/June 1993

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  • Beyond Pizza Sales: Parent Involvement in the 1990's is the Spring 1993 issue of Rethinking Schools. $3 (bulk prices available) from them at 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212,414/964-9646. [5780]

  • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Colleges of Education: Minority Recruitment and Retention Project by Colleen Blankenship et al., is an 80-page Aug. 1992 publication of the Far West Holmes Group. $14.50 from The Grad. School of Educ., Univ. of Utah, 225 Milton Bennion Hall, SIC, UT 84112. [5778]

  • "Public School Choice: What It Means for the Puerto Rican Community" is a short article from the March 1993 NPRC [Natl. Puerto Rican Coalition] Reports. Available from us with a SASE. [5779]

  • "Segregated and Second-Rate: 'Special' Education in New York" is a new 120-page report from Advocates for Children, 24-16 Bridge Plaza S., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718/729-8866. $15. It describes the country's most segregated state special education system, the causes and impacts of the segregation, and recommendations for a more inclusive, quality education system for disabled children. [5781]

March 1993

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  • "Peer Tutoring: A New Model" by Audrey Gartner and Frank Reissman (7 pp., 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Peer Research Laboratory, CUNY Grad. School, 25 W. 43 St. #620, NYC, NY 10036. [5710]

  • "School Choice" is a new 129-page report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Likely free, from Calif./Princeton Fulfillment Services, 145 Lower Ferry Rd., Ewing, NJ 08618, 800/777-4726. They also have a publications/videocassettes list. [5709]

  • "The Connecticut Education Equity Lawsuit (Sheff. v. O'Neill)" The 193-page study by Dr. Gary Natriello of Columbia Univ. Teachers College, partly funded by a PRRAC grant, is available for distribution. It's "A Descriptive Study of the Educational Resources of the Hartford Public Schools and Disparities With Other Districts" (1993). Well be happy to send a copy out, but we have to ask you to cover our reproduction and mailing costs: please send us an addressed label and check for $17.50 with your request. [5711]

January 1993

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  • "Challenging the Deceptive Practices of Proprietary Schools Under the Federal False Claims Act" is a new manual published by the NOW Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, $15 from Jenny Jara at the Fund, 99 Hudson St., NYC, NY 10013,212/925-6635. [5501]

  • Crossing the Tracks: How "Untracking" Can Save America's Schools is a new book (New Press), by Anne Wheelock, for the Mass. Advocacy Ctr. (311 pp., 1992). [5502]

  • "Every Child Ready for School" is a new report from the Natl. Governors' Assn., a bipartisan blueprint for the states to improve children's readiness for school. $16.95 from NGA Pubs., PO Box 421, Annapolis Jct., MD 20701, 301/498-3738. [5505]

  • "Hispanics Are Less Than Half as Likely as Whites to Complete Four Years of College-and Slipping Farther Behind" is a report in the Dec. 1992 issue of Post-secondary Education Opportunity (PO Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244, 319/351-4913). No price inf. on single copies; $54 for 10 issue sub. [5504]

November 1992

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  • "Community Involvement in Public Education: Parents United for the D.C. Public Schools," by Anna Speicher (August 1992) is available ($6.50) from the George Washington Univ. Ctr. for Wash. Area Studies, 2020 K St. NW #240, Wash., DC 20006, 202/676-4247. [6562]

  • Diversity in Teacher Education, ed. Mary Dilworth (290 pp.), is a new book dealing with the steps teacher educators and policy makers must take in order to prepare a teaching force that is both culturally diverse and culturally aware. $28.95 from Jossey-Bass, 350 Sansome St., SF, CA 94104, 415/433-1767. [6565]

  • Education Equity Newsletter is available (no price listed) from Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy (META), 524 Union St., SF, CA 94133, 415/398-1977. [6563]

  • False Choices: Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children's Future is a 32-page compendium of articles, with contributions by Maxine Waters, Linda Darling-Hammond, Deborah Meier, Gary Orfield, Jonathan Kozol, Anthony Alvarado, Herbert Kohl, Ann Bastian and others. Published by Rethinking Schools: An Activist Educational Journal. The quarterly journal is $12.50/ year, "False Choices" is $5, from Rethinking Schools, 1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212, 414/964-9646. [6561]

  • The Town Where No One Liked Anyone is an interdisciplinary arts-in-education program that has been touring schools in the greater Phoenix area to assist in promoting racial and cultural understanding among school children through music, dance and drama. Information from String Sounds, 3944 E. Oak St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, 602/275-7790. [6564]

  • Two Studies of Chicago School Reform 1) School Restructuring, Chicago Style, by G. Alfred Hess, Jr. (240 pp., 1991),is available ($18.95) from Corwin Press, PO Box 2526, Newbury Park, CA 91319-8526; 2) "School Reform Chicago Style: How Citizens Organized to Change Public Policy," by Mary O'Connell, is a special issue of The Neighborhood Works -- $9.50 from Ctr. for Neighb. Technology, 2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 312/278-4800. [6566]

September 1992

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  • Action for Better Schools is the quarterly newsletter of the Natl. Coal. of Education Activists, PO Box 405, Rosendale, NY 12472, 914/658-8115. [6443]

  • Everything That Can Be Brought Into Schools in Addition to Teaching is a book project about programs offered in schools operated primarily by outside community agencies, being undertaken, with two-year (1992-94) Carnegie Corp. support, by Joy Dryfoos (author of the 1990 Oxford Press book Adolescents At Risk: Prevalence and Prevention). Further inf. from Dryfoos at 20 Circle Dr., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706, 914/478-3489. [6442]

  • "It Doesn't Compute: Why There Are So Few Computers in New York City Classrooms" is a 25-page, July 1992 report by the NYC Office of the Comptroller. Free from their Office of Community Relations, Municipal Bldg., NYC, NY 10007-2341, 212/669-3078. [6445]

  • School Voices: A New York City Newspaper for Parents, Educators and Students is a new project of PACE (People About Changing Education), "a pro-equality multiracial network of educators and parents." Subscription inf. from 79 Leonard St., Basement, NYC, NY 10013, 212/274-1324. [6441]

  • The Action Exchange Bulletin is the bi-monthly bulletin of The Environmental Exchange, highlighting outstanding environmental action; no price listed: 1930 18th St. NW #24, Wash., DC 20009, 202/387-2182. [6448]

  • The Peer Reporter is the newsletter of the Peer Research Laboratory of the CUNY Grad. Ctr., 33 W. 42 St., NYC, NY 10036; no price listed. [6444]

  • "Toward a Vision for the Education of Latino Students: Community Voices, Student Voices" is the Interim Report (May 1992) of the Latino Commission on Educational Reform, submitted to the NYC Board of Educ. and Chancellor Joseph Fernandez. Vol. II is "Student Voices: High School Students' Perspectives on the Latino Dropout Problem" (April 1992). Available (no price listed) from Luis O. Reyes, the Commission's Chair, through the NYC Board of Education, 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. [6440]

July 1992

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  • Limited English Proficient Children: Juarez & Assoc. (Katherine Hayes), 12139 Natl. Blvd., LA, CA 90064, 310/478-0826, has developed, for the US Dept. of Educ., several products for Spanish-speaking parents of LEP kindergarten and first grade children: a video to be shown to immigrant parents when they register their children, and a home-based curriculum consisting of workbooks and audio tapes that parents can use to help their children learn basic concepts. They also are developing a social marketing campaign for these materials. [6329]

  • "Public Higher Education Lawsuit:" A set of materials on the City Univ. of NY lawsuit --brought by a coalition of Latino, African-American and white faculty, staff and students seeking equal protection in state budget allocations to higher education, and materials on CUNY's College Preparatory Initiative are available from Camille Rodriguez and Ramon Bosque-Perez, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10021, 212/772-5692. [6328]

  • "Together We Can Make It Work" is a just released comprehensive national plan to increase participation of minorities in mathematics, science, and engineering. Available with a SASE ($1.90) to MSE Agenda, Quality Education for Minorities Network, 1818 N St. NW #350, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-1818. [6330]

May 1992

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  • "A Time to Act" available from the DC Comm. on Public Education, 1155 15th St. NW #500, Wash., DC 20005, 202/835-9011; no price listed (likely free). [6198]

  • "Aids for Minorities and Their Counselors" Three publications, from Garrett Park Press (PO Box 190F, Garrett Park, MD 20896): Black Students in Interracial Schools: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Parents, by Ed Smith (134 pp., 1980, $6.95); Directory of Special Programs for Minority Group Members: Career Information Services, Employment Skills Banks, Financial Aid Resources, 5th ed. (300 pp., 1990, $27); Financial Aid for Minorities -- 6 booklets, in Business and Law, Education, Engineering and Science, Health Fields, Journalism and Mass Communications (60-70 pp. each, 1990, $4 each, $20 set). Also: Minority Organizations: A National Directory (1987, $36), Minority Enrollments in Higher Education (1988, $15). [6204]

  • Immigrant Student Newsletter New Voices is a new newsletter, available free, from the National Ctr. for Immigrant Students of the Natl. Coalition of Advocates for Students (100 Boylston St. #737, Boston, MA 02116-4610, 617/357-8507). Among their publications: Immigrant Students: Their Legal Right of Access to Public Schools (63 pp., 1989, $12), New Voices: Immigrant Students in US Public Schools (1988, 176 pp., $16.95), The Good Common School: Making the Vision Work for All Children (1991, 317 pp., $19.95). [6196]

  • "In-School Segregation in N.C. Public Schools" (11 pp. Summary Report, March 1991) is available from the NC Advisory Comm. to the US Commn. on Civil Rights, Dr. Joseph DiBona, Chair, 919/684-3924, 364-7978. [6206]

  • Indian Nations at Risk: Listening to the People, eds. Patricia Cahape & Craig Howley contains summaries of the 20 papers commissioned by the Indian Nations at Risk Task Force of the US Dept. of Education (116 pp., Jan. 1992). The papers review current Native education and set forth rationale, plans and strategies for the improvement of American Indian and Alaska Native education. $10 from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325, 800/624-9120. [6207]

  • "Our Children, Our Future: Revitalizing the District of Columbia Public Schools" available from the DC Comm. on Public Education, 1155 15th St. NW #500, Wash., DC 20005, 202/835-9011; no price listed (likely free). [6197]

  • Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY is a new newsletter (first issue March 1992) reporting on public policy research on postsecondary education opportunities for Americans. Thomas G. Mortenson is editor/ publisher. $48 for 10 issues a year. PO Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244,319/351-4913. [6199]

  • "Poverty, Education and Legal Advocacy" a report on the work of the NC Education and Law Task Force (33 pp., n.d.) is available (no price given; likely free) from the NC Legal Services Resource Ctr., 112 S. Blount St., PO Box 27343, Raleigh, NC 27611, 919/821-0042. [6202]

  • "Standardized Tests and Our Children: A Guide to Testing Reform" (28 pp., 1990) is available ($4) from FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/864-4810. They also publish a quarterly newsletter, Examiner, $15/year ($25 for institutions). [6200]

  • "Teaching Tolerance" is a new education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, dedicated to helping teachers promote interracial and intercultural understanding in the classroom. (Advisory Board includes Robert Coles, John Hope Franklin, Mary Futrell, Maya Lin and Moyra Contreras.) Their multimedia Curriculum Kit (the first, for secondary classrooms, is America's Civil Rights Movement; elementary classroom materials will be available shortly) and magazine, Teaching Tolerance, are available free to teachers: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104. [6201]

  • The Center for the Study of Equity in Education part of the Penn St. College of Educ., deals with the interdisciplinary and intercollege study of educational, school and career-related policies and practices that impact on minority children, their families, and communities. Contact Aaron Gresson, Director, 304 Rackley Bldg., Penn. St. U., University Park, PA 16802, 814/863-3776. [6205]

  • "The Power of Collaborative Decision Making: A Handbook for Change in the Denver Public Schools" (38 pp., Spring 1992) is available (likely free) from The Ctr. for Quality Schools, 511 16th St. #700, Denver, CO 80202, 303/446-8876. The document emanates from the 1991 contract negotiations between the Denver Classroom Teachers Assn. and the school district, which yielded a contract, at the heart of which is implementation of collaborative, site-based decision-making in every school in the district. Citizens for Quality Education, which formed during the process to support decentralization, then formed the Center. [6203]

March 1992

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  • Active Voice is the newsletter of the Student Advocacy Center (a PRRAC grantee). Contact them at 617 E. Univ. Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 313/995-0477. [6052]

  • "And Miles to Go.... Bar-riers to Academic Achievement and Innovative Strategies for the Delivery of Educational Services to Homeless Children" is a 170-page, Nov. 1991 report by Yvonne Rafferty of Advocates for Children of NYC ($15): 24-16 Bridge Plaza S., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718/729-8866. [6049]

  • Educational Innovation The Salvadori Educational Center on the Built Environment (City College of NYC, NYC, NY 10031, 212/650-5497) trains teachers and helps inner-city youth in over a dozen NYC schools understand science and math through hands-on study of the built environment. [6050]

  • "Equal Educational Opportunities for Pregnant and Parenting Students: Meshing the Rights with the Realities" is a 53-page Sept. 1990 publication the ACLU's Women's Rights Project in cooperation with the Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women. It discusses the schools' legal responsibilities to young parents returning to complete or continue their formal education and identifies funding and other sources of support for development of programs to address these students' needs -- especially timely since implementation of the Family Support Act will present school systems with an influx of young parents. Available (likely free) from Jacqueline Berrien, ACLU, 132 W. 43 St., NYC, NY 10036, 212/944-9800. [6048]

  • School Reform Chicago Style: How Citizens Organized to Change Public Policy is a 40-page special issue of The Neighborhood Works (Ctr. for Neighborhood Technology, 2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 312/278-4800). $7.50. [6051]

Not in any newsletter

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  • "Study Finds Housing Aid No Path to Better Education" [13729] See full text.

  • "Launching the National Fair Housing Debate: A Closer Look at the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement" [9645] See full text.

  • "Inclusive Education:" The Natl. Ctr. on Educ. Restructuring and Inclusion promotes educational programs where all students are served effectively in inclusive settings. Training, t.a., research, networking among inclusion districts are provided. Contact Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky at the Ctr., 33 W. 42 St., NYC, NY 10036,212/642-2656. [5229]

  • "Redefining 'best and brightest'" by Martin Haberman (Distinguished Prof of Educ. at the Univ. of Wisc.-Milwaukee), describes the characteristics that predict which candidates will be successful with children in urban schools ("not 25-year old white females from small towns or suburbs with high grade point averages who 'always wanted to teach'"). It's from the Jan. 24, 1994 In These Times and well send you a copy with a SASE. [5230]

  • "The Growth of Segregation in American Schools: Changing Patterns of Separation and Poverty Since 1968" School Segregation: Gary Orfield's recent report, "The Growth of Segregation in American Schools: Changing Patterns of Separation and Poverty Since 1968"(33 pp., Dec. 1993) is available ($18.75) from the Natl. School Bds. Assn., PO Box 630422, Baltimore, MD 21263-0422. [5232]

  • "The Pedagogy of Poverty versus Good Teaching" is another article (5 pp.) by Haberman, from the Dec. 1991 Phi Delta Kappan. Also available from us with a SASE. [5231]

  • "Tribal Perspective of the Impact Aid Program" by Larry LaCounte (25 pp. + tables, apps., 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Indian Policy Ctr., George Washington U., 2136 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20052, 202/676-4401. [5233]

  • Valued Youth Anthology articles on dropout prevention (108 pp., 1989), may still be available ($16.95) from Intercultural Dev. Research Assn., 5835 Callaghan Rd. #300, San Antonio, TX 78228, 512/684-8180 [5234]

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