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booksCage-Busting Leadership Frederick Hess In Cage-Busting Leadership, Frederick Hess, Ed.M.'90, argues that educational leaders often find themselves "caged in" by various policies, rules, regulations, contracts, and case law. Worried that this is threatening the quality of education in the classroom, Hess uses stories from educators that demonstrate how these barriers can be broken in order to cultivate powerful learning environments and drive real improvement.

Ed. Extra: Listen to an EdCast with Frederick Hess.

Leadership Against School Violence Gus Frias Each year in the United States, there are hundreds of acts of crime and violence on school grounds. In Leadership Against School Violence, Gus Frias, Ed.M.'94, addresses these challenges, explores the struggles that are common among schools in high-risk communities, and presents research-based findings demonstrating that effective school leadership and a safe school climate are essential to improve student achievement.

Portraits of Promise Michael Sadowski What factors contribute to the success of high-achieving immigrant students in the United States? In Portraits of Promise, Michael Sadowski, Ed.M.'95, Ed.D.'05, looks to answer that question, using the stories of successful immigrant students to highlight the kinds of support and resources that allow students to engage positively with school culture and reach their full potential.

Ed. Extra: Listen to an EdCast with Michael Sadowski.

The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America Deborah Hicks In The Road Out, Deborah Hicks, Ed.D.'88, writes about her experiences trying to help a group of troubled girls coming of age in poverty in urban Cincinnati, Ohio. A journey of hope and discovery, Hicks outlines how, in the face of disappointment and despair, she helped these girls cling to their desire for better futures through literature, empowerment, and personal communion.

Square Peg: My Story and What It Means for Raising Innovators, Visionaries, and Out-of-the-Box Thinkers L. Todd Rose and Katherine Ellison A onetime high school dropout, Todd Rose, Ed.M.'01, Ed.D.'07, is now a lecturer at the Ed School. In Square Peg, Rose uses his experiences as a jumping off point for discussion about talented students that are being left behind and — incorporating research in neuroscience, psychology, and education — provides insight into how today's dropouts could be tomorrow's innovators.

Ed. Extra: Read a story about Todd Rose.

All Books Pictured:

The Girl is Different JJ Johnson, Ed.M.'01; 2012

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners Michael Graves, Diane August, and Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.M.'04, Ed.D.'09; Foreward by Professor Catherine Snow; 2012

Statistics for K-8 Educators Robert Rosenfeld, M.A.T.63; 2012

Harvard Educational Review; Winter 2012

Monsieur Marceau Leda Schubert, M.A.T.'71, with illustrations by Gerard DuBois; 2012

Elena's Story Nancy Shaw, M.A.T.'70, and Kristina Rodanas; 2012

Cage-Busting Leadership Frederick Hess, Ed.M.'90; 2013

The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America Deborah Hicks, Ed.D.'88; 2013

Learning to Flourish Daniel DeNicola, Ed.M.'68, Ed.D.'73; 2012

Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools James Lengel, Ed.M.'74; 2012

Going Online with Protocols: New Tools for Teaching and Learning Joseph McDonald, M.A.T.'76, Ed.D.'86; Janet Mannheimer Zydney; Alan Dichter; and Elizabeth McDonald, C.A.S.'91; 2012

Regarding Educación: Mexican-American Schooling, Immigration, and Bi-National Improvement Bryant Jensen and Adam Sawyer, Ed.M.'03, Ed.D.'10; 2012

DataWise Lecturers Kathryn Parker Boudett and Elizabeth City, and Professor Richard Murnane; 2013

Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment Richard Katz and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.M.'82, Ed.D.'87; 2012

The Body in the Piazza Katherine Hall Page, Ed.D.'85; 2013

Portraits of Promise Michael Sadowski, Ed.M.'95, Ed.D.'05; 2013

Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School Matthew Knoester, Ed.M.'01; 2012

Leadership Against School Violence Gus Frias,Ed.M.'94; 2012

Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey into the Realities of International Aid Tori Hogan, Ed.M.'08; 2012

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