"This book is a must read. It is especially enlightening in terms of the behind-the-scenes activities on the part of people on both sides of the equation. Jacoway's writing style is engaging, and she demonstrates an ability to remain balanced in her presentation of the various points of view. I recommend this book highly to anyone who wishes to know more about what actually happened in Little Rock in 1957." -- Terrence J. Roberts, Ph.D., and member of the "Little Rock Nine"
"Nearly one thousand colleges and universities in the United States face major challenges -- from catastrophic hurricanes to loss of accreditation to sagging enrollment. What can leaders of such at-risk institutions do to improve their situation? Turnaround gives college and university leaders the tools they need to put their fragile institutions back on a path to success. This comprehensive handbook outlines how board members, presidents, and administrators can identify their institutions' weaknesses, implement plans for improvement, and mitigate existing damage. Turnaround also identifies the legal pitfalls that often accompany institutional change, offering solutions for how to overcome such obstacles or avoid them altogether."
Lexile measure 610; Ages 8-12; Book level 3.7; Adventure, historical fiction
Lexile measure 700; ages 3-8; book level 3
Essays by Martin Trow with introductions by some of the leading scholars in the field.
Includes: New policies for 21st century demands : Linda Darling-Hammond, interviewed
"It's about time that we have such an accessible and wise book about the 21st century skills that so many companies, policymakers, and educators are talking about. Trilling and Fadel distill insights from diverse communities of reflective inquiry on what redesigns of learning environments are needed to foster these skills, and provide path-finding tools for the exciting expeditions into the future of learning." -- Roy Pea, professor, Education and the Learning Sciences, Stanford University
Lexile measure 760; ages 6-10; book level 4.4