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From the director of Race to Nowhere, the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure, comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.From kindergarteners to high-schoolers, millions of American students are being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, creative, and responsive to today’s world. In Race to Nowhere, Vicki Abeles identified a widespread problem in our nation’s schools: as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, better test scores, and more AP courses than their classmates, they are irreparably damaging their mental and physical health. Now Abeles taps into this same grassroots community across the nation to find the solutions in Beyond Measure, which publishes simultaneously with the release of her new documentary. Pulling from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research, Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone—students, parents, and educators—can effect change. Teachers who cut students’ workload see scores rise; kids discover their own motivation once parents relieve the pressure to perform; schools that institute later start times have well-rested students who are able to learn more efficiently; and schools that emphasize depth over test prep find students more attentive, inventive, and ready to thrive. It’s no secret that our education system is broken, and Beyond Measure inspires parents, educators, and students to take practical steps to fix it—starting today. In so doing, it empowers all of us to redefine learning and success, and to discover the true, untapped potential awaiting our children, not just in college, but in life.

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9781451699234 | Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From the director of Race to Nowhere, the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure, comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime.

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9781451699241 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems. Policies that focus on skill development, recognize and support performance, create opportunities for collaboration, build leader capacity, and create networks of knowledge sharing hold great potential for improving districts but it will require a paradigm shift in the way we view our public school system and those who work within it - away from blame and toward complex systems change...read more
By Kara S. Finnigan (editor)

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9780935302455 | Amer Educational Research Assn, May 2, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems.

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9780935302448 | Reprint edition (Amer Educational Research Assn, May 2, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The editors argue that it is time to pay greater attention to building the capacity of leaders within districts given the shifting instructional, curricular, and socio-emotional needs in our school systems.

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Product Description: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking. Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history...read more

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9780670016716 | Viking Pr, April 21, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element.
9780395482667, titled "Houghton Mifflin Unified Mathematics" | Houghton Mifflin School, June 1, 1988, cover price $63.60 | also contains Houghton Mifflin Unified Mathematics

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9780143108061 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, April 19, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element.

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9781494504007 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 8, 2015), cover price $39.99
9781494554002 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 8, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history.

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Product Description: American public education has been on a merry-go-round of change for the past 40 years. We made something that is complex by its very nature into a strangled enterprise that is becoming even more knotty and complicated. A fog of reform is created obscuring issues and deflecting our focus from the real mission of schools...read more

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9781475826968 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 13, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: American public education has been on a merry-go-round of change for the past 40 years.

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9781475826975 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 6, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This book covers the fog of reform and getting back to the ideal of a place called school.

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Product Description: The intent of this book is to look at our educational system as it currently works and to evaluate not only why this system is broken, but also how we might move forward, together, to fix it.So, how do we fix our failing schools? We begin by finally taking the educator out from behind the desk and bring them to the table to share in the decisions and solutions regarding what is happening in our schools...read more

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9781475827385 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 12, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The intent of this book is to look at our educational system as it currently works and to evaluate not only why this system is broken, but also how we might move forward, together, to fix it.

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9781475827392 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 5, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The intent of this book is to look at our educational system as it currently works and to evaluate not only why this system is broken, but also how we might move forward, together, to fix it.

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Product Description: Praise for PERSONALIZING 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION "A passionate call-to-action, an inspiring vision, and a practical guide…three seasoned education leaders in the 'establishment' lay out a compelling case for systemic changes to enable personalized education...read more

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9781119080770 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, March 14, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Praise for PERSONALIZING 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION "A passionate call-to-action, an inspiring vision, and a practical guide…three seasoned education leaders in the 'establishment' lay out a compelling case for systemic changes to enable personalized education.

In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new statistics and accountability systems to gauge what constitutes "good" teaching, both from an administrative standpoint and the perspective of teacher training programs. This volume offers a direct critique of this approach, concluding that it does not respond adequately to the issues of education reform but rather raises new problems and actively stymies progress. The author argues that at the heart of the confusion lies a misguided and rationalistic view of teaching and learning. He draws on the philosophical strategies of Ludwig Wittgenstein to break down the guiding assumptions of Race to the Top, allowing both the positive and the negative aspects of the policies to be heard. The author then proposes a different view of teaching and learning which considers how to effectively address the problems Race to the Top seeks to confront.

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9781138776241 | Routledge, July 25, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top.

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9781138657830 | Reprint edition (Routledge, March 3, 2016), cover price $42.95

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Product Description: From distinguished educators, this book imagines what our schools could look like if an authentic vision of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were put in place, and thoughtfully critiques how and why implementation has faltered...read more

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9781462524334 | Guilford Pubn, February 1, 2016, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: From distinguished educators, this book imagines what our schools could look like if an authentic vision of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were put in place, and thoughtfully critiques how and why implementation has faltered.

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9781462524327 | Guilford Pubn, February 2, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From distinguished educators, this book imagines what our schools could look like if an authentic vision of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were put in place, and thoughtfully critiques how and why implementation has faltered.

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Product Description: How can we “fix” our schools? Improve graduation rates in college? What works?These are questions that make the headlines and vex policy makers, practitioners, and educational researchers. While they strive to improve society, there are frequently gulfs of mutual incomprehension among them...read more

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9781579227500 | Stylus Pub Llc, December 29, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: How can we “fix” our schools?

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9781579227517 | Stylus Pub Llc, December 17, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: How can we “fix” our schools?

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Fullan distils the most powerful lessons about how to cope with, and influence, educational change. In compiling the best of theory and practice his goal is to explain why change process work in the way that they do, and how to improve them.

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9780807757444 | 5th edition (Teachers College Pr, November 30, 2015), cover price $78.00
9780415439565 | 4th edition (Routledge, December 1, 2007), cover price $160.00
9780807747667 | 4th edition (Teachers College Pr, April 30, 2007), cover price $58.00
9780415260190 | Gardners Books, May 10, 2001, cover price $136.15 | About this edition: Fullan distils the most powerful lessons about how to cope with, and influence, educational change.

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9780807756805 | 5th edition (Teachers College Pr, November 30, 2015), cover price $36.95
9780807747650 | 4th edition (Teachers College Pr, April 30, 2007), cover price $32.95
9780415439572 | 4th edition (Routledge, April 26, 2007), cover price $47.95 | About this edition: When Michael Fullan published the first edition of this seminal work in 1982, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education reform.
9780415260206 | 3 edition (Routledge, May 10, 2001), cover price $56.95 | About this edition: Fullan distils the most powerful lessons about how to cope with, and influence, educational change.
9780807740699 | 3 edition (Teachers College Pr, February 1, 2001), cover price $24.95
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Product Description: UnCommon Learning techniques set the stage for mastery and true student engagement Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands...read more

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9781483365756 | Corwin Pr, November 11, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: UnCommon Learning techniques set the stage for mastery and true student engagement Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure!

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Product Description: In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance. This approach encourages academically talented students to focus on test scores and rankings rather than intellectual enrichment, and discourages students with non-academic talents from pursuing them...read more

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9781107075269 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 28, 2015, cover price $97.99 | About this edition: In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance.

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9781107427914 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 19, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance.

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Product Description: People generally acknowledge the superiority of adolescents in using technology tools needed for learning in the future. The purpose of this book is to describe an online polling strategy that allows adolescents to make known how they view conditions of learning at their school...read more

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9781681233543 | Information Age Pub Inc, November 1, 2015, cover price $85.99 | About this edition: A volume in Lifespan Learning Series Editors: Paris S.

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9781681233536 | Information Age Pub Inc, November 1, 2015, cover price $45.99 | About this edition: People generally acknowledge the superiority of adolescents in using technology tools needed for learning in the future.

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Product Description: For decades schools have invested substantial resources in boosting educational outcomes for disadvantaged students, but those investments have not always generated positive outcomes. Although many communities have expanded school choice, for example, families often choose to keep their children in failing schools...read more

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9781421418742 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 31, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: For decades schools have invested substantial resources in boosting educational outcomes for disadvantaged students, but those investments have not always generated positive outcomes.

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Enough. Private interests, politicians, reformers, and pundits have had their chance, and enough is enough. Teachers have been pushed around and pushed to the edge, and the time for tolerating the failed system of our public education policies is over. It's time to drag the standardized testing commercial complex out of our schools, kicking and screaming if need be, and take back our schools for our kids. The revolution has already begun. We must understand the etiology of the American public school's seeming inability to meaningfully and holistically teach every child if we are to have any hope of changing that school for the better. We must wrestle with the philosophical, sociological, and psychological roots of our misperception and mistreatment of children in order to change the way we understand our students. We must also understand the history of "reform" in American education in order to avoid repeating failed experiments. Once we do this, we can dismantle the traditional structures of the American Public School deliberately and thoughtfully, and capitalize upon the intense zeitgeist of the movement against corporatized standardized multiple choice testing, in order to truly revolutionize our schools. Over five sequential sections, "Insurrection" addresses educational philosophy, the system of schools, the social issue of misunderstanding children, replacement structures for those that are incompatible with understandings corrected in the first three sections, and a possible manner in which current school employees can lend their efforts to the revolution called for by Sir Ken Robinson in his 2010 Ted Talk, which served as the impetus for the work.
By Keith David Reeves (editor)

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9781681233147 | Information Age Pub Inc, October 1, 2015, cover price $85.99

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9781681233130 | Reprint edition (Information Age Pub Inc, October 1, 2015), cover price $45.99 | About this edition: Enough.

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Product Description: Complex times call for streamlined solutions―and leaders to pull them together. If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from becoming reality, it’s time to lead with coherence. Using the right drivers as your foundation, you’ll bring people and ideas together―and implement the kind of lasting change that maximizes results...read more

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9781483364957 | Corwin Pr, August 24, 2015, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Complex times call for streamlined solutions―and leaders to pull them together.

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Product Description: For today's early childhood educator, change is a non-negotiable reality. While the size, force, and direction of change can often seem overwhelming, this book shows the way toward overcoming these gigantic odds or ''Goliaths.'' The New Early Childhood Professional recounts some of the heroic stories and strategic approaches used by early childhood educators who participated in the CAYL Institute Fellowship programs...read more

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9780807756638 | Teachers College Pr, August 14, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: For today's early childhood educator, change is a non-negotiable reality.

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Product Description: The truth is often hard to face, but if educators and politicians continue to avoid the realities associated with the educational process, then enormous amounts of time and energy will continue to be spent chasing a variety of educational illusions...read more

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9781475820188 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 7, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The truth is often hard to face, but if educators and politicians continue to avoid the realities associated with the educational process, then enormous amounts of time and energy will continue to be spent chasing a variety of educational illusions.

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9781475820195 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 7, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In this book, Daniel Wentland meshes economics, psychology, philosophy, and common sense in proposing a pathway for leaders to follow if they want to improve education in America.

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Product Description: A volume in Studies in the Philosophy of Education Series Editor: John E. Petrovic, The University of Alabama There is a story going around about the public schools and the people who teach in them- a story about how awful our nation's teachers are and why we should blame teachers for the poor state of our public schools...read more

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9781681232195 | Information Age Pub Inc, August 1, 2015, cover price $85.99 | About this edition: A volume in Studies in the Philosophy of Education Series Editor: John E.

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9781681232188 | Information Age Pub Inc, August 1, 2015, cover price $45.99 | About this edition: A volume in Studies in the Philosophy of Education Series Editor: John E.

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Product Description: Praise for Overloaded and Underprepared“Parents, teachers, and administrators are all concerned that America’s kids are stressed out, checked out, or both—but many have no idea where to begin when it comes to solving the problem. That’s why the work of Challenge Success is so urgent...read more

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9781119022442 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, July 27, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Praise for Overloaded and Underprepared“Parents, teachers, and administrators are all concerned that America’s kids are stressed out, checked out, or both—but many have no idea where to begin when it comes to solving the problem.

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Product Description: Bring focus to your mission for modern learning. Whether you're modifying a department, school, or district, the authors offer a systemic framework, proven processes, and practical strategies your team can use to achieve your school vision...read more

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9781936764709 | Solution Tree, July 20, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Bring focus to your mission for modern learning.

The Graveyard of School Reform: Why the Resistance to Change and New Ideas explores the critical role resistance plays in defeating valued programs for students, parents, and staff. It is time for education reformers to face the hard truths about the skilled and destructive forces of resisters and to learn that good ideas and calls for change are not enough. Reformers need to learn how to overcome these entrenched forces and muster new skills with the will to win, courage, and the persistence required. Resistance has been given little attention for far too long considering the huge cost and the loss of programs we desperately need. Fibkins argues that reformers often accept defeat when they should be discovering new ways to win. As an education reformer Fibkins has observed far too many necessary programs meet an untimely death due to the naivety of reformers. By reviewing lessons learned from other failed reforms and analyzing successful reforms, Fibkins new book addresses issues and presents doable models for reformers to succeed and deliver what administrators, staff, parents, students, and community members need to make their schools the best they can be.

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9781475814538 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 18, 2015, cover price $60.00

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9781475814545 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 16, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The Graveyard of School Reform: Why the Resistance to Change and New Ideas explores the critical role resistance plays in defeating valued programs for students, parents, and staff.

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