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  • Education Unboundby Frederick M. Hess

    ASCD 2010; US$ 23.95

    A thought-provoking look at innovation in education by a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy. more...

  • Common Sense School Reformby Frederick M. Hess

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    Forget everything you think you know about school reform. Cutting through the cant, sentiment, and obfuscation characterizing the current school reform debate, Frederick M. Hess lacerates the conventional "status quo" reform efforts and exposes the naivete underlying reform strategies that rest on solutions like class size reduction, small schools,... more...

  • The Cage-Busting Teacherby Frederick M. Hess

    Harvard Education Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The Cage-Busting Teacher  adopts the logic of  Cage-Busting Leadership  and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy,... more...

  • Letters to a Young Education Reformerby Frederick M. Hess

    Harvard Education Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    In Letters to a Young Education Reformer , Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess’s thinking about what education reform is and should be.  ... more...

  • Urban School Reformby Frederick M. Hess

    Harvard Education Press 2005; US$ 28.99

    An indispensable book for administrators, policymakers, scholars, and practitioners, Urban School Reform presents a revealing portrait of reform efforts while identifying the full range of issues that education reformers will need to address in districts across the country in the years ahead. Today's urban school reformers face a bewildering array... more...

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)by Frederick M. Hess; Max Eden

    Harvard Education Press 2017; US$ 30.99

    In this foundational book, Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden bring together a cross-section of respected academics and journalists to examine key aspects of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).   This volume provides a thematic and in-depth analysis of the central provisions of this landmark legislation, presenting a range of perspectives. The contributors—leading... more...

  • Leaving No Child Behind?by Frederick M. Hess; Chester E. Finn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 27.00

    NCLB is the signal domestic policy initiative of the Bush administration and the most ambitious piece of federal education legislation in at least thirty-five years. Mandating a testing regime to force schools to continually improve student performance, it uses school choice and additional learning resources as sticks and carrots intended to improve... more...

  • Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Ageby Frederick M. Hess; Bror V. H. Saxberg

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 33.95

    Reboot student learning the right way! Today’s most successful school leaders are truly “learning engineers”: creative thinkers who redefine their problems and design new ways to better serve kids’ success. Technology has a critical role, but it’s the creative reinvention of schools, systems, and classrooms that has to come first. In this powerful... more...

  • When Research Mattersby Frederick M. Hess; Lorraine M. McDonnell

    Harvard Education Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    When Research Matters considers the complex and crucially important relationship between education research and policy. In examining how and under what conditions research affects education policy, the book focuses on a number of critical issues: the history of the federal role in education policy; the evolving nature of educational policy research;... more...

  • Making Civics Countby David E. Campbell; Meira Levinson; Frederick M. Hess

    Harvard Education Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    "By nearly every measure, Americans are less engaged in their communities and political activity than generations past.” So write the editors of this volume, who survey the current practices and history of citizenship education in the United States. They argue that the current period of “creative destruction”—when schools are closing and opening... more...