Manaus Library

Members of the public are welcome to visit The Manaus Fund's Library which is located in the offices of Valley Settlement in the Third Street Center. This library is provided thanks to George Stranahan's insatiable quest for learning and sharing. It contains many seminal works on how we learn, the educational system and social justice. Please find below a list of most of the books (Audio CDs appear at the bottom of this list).


Author (or Editor) and Title:

Abrams, Samuel E.

Education and the Commercial Mindset


Abramsky, Sasha
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives


Ackoff, Russell L.

Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track


Acosta, Oscar
The Revolt of the Cockroach People


Alinsky, Saul
Rules for Radicals: A pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals


Allen, Danielle
Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown v. Board of Education


Allington, Richard L.
What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs

Alper, Patty

Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can close the Skills Gap in America


Angulo, A.J., Editor

Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad


Apple, Michael
Educating the "Right" Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality

Apple, Michael
Official Knowledge: Democratic Education in a Conservative Age

Apple, Michael, Beane, James
Democratic Schools: Lessons in Powerful Education

Archard, David

Children: Rights and Childhood


Armstrong, Thomas
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Armstrong, Thomas
The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing

Arnold, Johann Christoph

Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World


Arum, Richard & Roksa, Josipa
Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Ashton-Warner, Sylvia
Spearpoint: "Teacher" in America

Atwell, Nancie
The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers

Au, Wayne

A Marxist Education: Learning to Change the World


Au, Wayne & Bollow Tempel, Melissa

Pencils Down: Rethinking High-Stakes Testing & Accountability in Public Schools


Ayers, Rick & Ayers, William
Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom

Ayers, William
Teaching the Personal and the Political: Essays on Hope and Justice

Ayers, William
Teaching Toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom

Ayers, William
On the Side of the Child: Summerhill revisited

Ayers, William
On the Side of the Child: Summerhill revisited

Ayers, William & Alexander-Tanner, Ryan
To Teach: the Journey, in Comics


Ayers, William

Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World

Ayers, William, Laura, Crystal & Ayers, Rick

You Can's Fire the Bad Ones


Baker, Nicholson (Mr.)

Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids


Banks, James et. al., Editors

Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy & Practice


Baptist, Willie & Rehmann, Jan

Pedagogy of the Poor


Bar-Yam, Yaneer

Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World

Barbarin, O. & Wasik, B.
Handbook of Child Development & Early Education: Research to Practice

Barnes, Mark
Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom

Barth, Roland S.
Improving Schools from Within

Barton, David & Tusting, Karin
Beyond Communities of Practice: Language, Power and Social Content

Basile, Carole G.
A Good Little School

Beane, James A.
A Reason to Teach: Creating Classrooms of Dignity and Hope

Beers, Kylene
When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do

Beilin, Harry & Pufall, Peter; Editors

Piaget's Theory: Prospects and Possibilities


Bell, B., Gaventa, J & Peters, J.
We Make the Road by Walking


Bensman, David

Central Park East and its Graduates: Learning by Heart


Berger, R.; Rugen, L; Woodfin, L
Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Dschools Through Student-Engaged Assessment

Berger, Ron
An Ethic od Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

Berliner, David C. & Glass, Gene V.
50 Myths & Lies that Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education

Beyer, Landon
Creating Democratic Classrooms: The Struggle to Integrate Theory & Practice

Bishop, R., O'Sullivan, D., Berryman, M.

Scaling Up Education Reform: Addressing the Politics of Disparity


Blacker, David J.
Democratic Education Stretched Thin: How Complexity Challenges a Liberal Ideal

Blacker, David J.
The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

Bloch, Marieanne, et. al. Editors

The Child in the World/The World in the Child


Boal, Augusto
Theatre of the Oppressed

Bobbitt, John
The Curriculum

Bobo, K, Kendall,J, Max, S
Organizing for Sogial Change: Midwest Academy Manual for Activists


Boden, Margaret A.
The Creative Mind: Myths & Mechanisms

Bodrova, Elena & Leong, Deborah
Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Eduaction

Bornstein, David
How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

Boster, Daniel & Valerio, Marni
What Teaching Means: Stories from America's Classrooms

Bouffard, Suzanne

The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children


Bowlby, John
A Secure Base: Parent_Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development

Brady, Marion

What's Worth Learning?


Bransford, John D.
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School


Brewer, T. Jameson and deMarrais, Kathleen

Teach for America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out

Brooks, David
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon
The Case for Constructivist Classrooms

Brown Easton, Lois
The Other Side of Curriculum: Lessons from Learners

Brownlee, Pennie
Dance with Me in the Heart: The Adult's guide to Great Infant-Parent Partnerships

Bruno, H.; Gonzalez-Mena,J; Hernandez, L.; Sullivan, D.
Learning from the Bumps in the Road: Insights from Early Childhood Leaders

Bryk, A.; Gomez, L.; Grunow, A.; LeMahieu, P
Learning to Improve; How America's Schools Can Get better at Getting Better (2 copies)

Bryk, A.; Schneider, B.
Trust in Schools: A core resource for Improvement (2 copies)

Bryk, A; Sebring,P; Allensworth,E; Luppescu, S +
Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago

Camara Cervera, Gabriel
Learning for Life in Mexican Rural Communities: the Conafe post-primary centers

Camarata, Stephen
The Intuitive Parent: Why the best thing for your child is you

Campbell, Linda
Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement: Success Stories from Six Schools

Caplan, Bryan

The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time & Money


Cappelli, Peter
Will College Pay Off?  A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

Carr, Judy F.
Succeeding With Standards: Linking Curriculum, Assessment, and Action Planning

Carr, Sarah
Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children

Cart, P. ; Welner, K.
Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance


Cervone, Barbara & Cushman, Kathleen

Belonging and Becoming: The Power of Social and Emotional Learning in High Schools

Cessna, K. Kay
Instructionally Differentiated Programming: A Needs-based Approach for Students With Behavioral Disorders

Chaltain, Sam
Our School:Searching for Community in the Era of Choice


Chambers, Edward T.

Action Creates Public Life: Mulling About Acting in the World-As-It-Is

Chambers, Edward T.
Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice (2 copies)

Chambers, Edward T.

The Power of Relational Action: Mulling About Acting in the World-As-It-Is


Cheney, Gretchen Rhines
A New Approach to Principal Preparation

Childress, S. ; Doyle, D. ; Thomas, D.
Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools

Chodorow, Kristina
MongoDB: The definitive guide

Christakis, Erika (2 copies)

The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups


City, Elizabeth A. et. al.

Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching & Learning


Coen, D.;Peurach, Glazer, Gates, Goldin
Improvement by Design: The Promise of Better Schools

Cohen, David K.
Teaching and its Predicaments

Copeland, Rick
MongoDB: Applied Design Patterns


Corsaro, William A.

The Sociology of Childhood 4th Edition


Cousins, Emily
Literacy All Day Long

Cross, Christopher T.
Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age

Crutchfield, Leslie & Grant, Heather
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Csikszentmialyi, Mihaly
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Cuban, Larry
Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change Without Reform in American Education

Daly, Alan
Social Network Theory and Educational Change

Daniels, Harry
An Introduction to Vygotsky

Daniels, Harvey
Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading

Danielson, Charlotte
Enhancing Professional Practice: A framework for Teaching

David, Jane & Cuban, Larry
Cutting Through the Hype: A Taxpayer's Guide to School Reforms

Davis, Brent & Sumara, Dennis

Complexity as a Theory of Education


Davis, Samuel M.

Children's Rights Under the Law


Dayley, Brad
NoSQL with MongoDB

Dees, J.; Emerson, Jed; Economy, Peter
Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit

Delgado, Gary

Organizing the Movement: The Roots & Growth of Acorn


Delgado, Gary / Applied Research Center

Beyond the Politics of Place: New Directions in Community Organizing


DeLorenzo, Richard A.
Delivering on the Promise: The Education Revolution

Delpit, Lisa
Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom

Delpit, Lisa
The Skin that We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom

Dennison, George
The Lives of Children: The Story of the First Street School

Deresiewicz, William
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elie

Diamandis, P. & Kotler, S.
Abbundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

Dimitriadis, Greg & Kamberelis, George

Theory for Education (Theory 4)


Dintersmith, Ted

What School Could Be: Insights & Ispiration From Teachers Across America


Dirkswager, Edward
Teachers as Owners: A key to Revitalizing Public Education

Dodd, Anne & Konzal, Jean
How Communities Build Stonger Schools

Drago-Severson, Eleanor
Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development

Drinan, Cara H.

The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way


Drinker, Gaynor, Lanier & Stranahan
The Child's Eye

Drury, Darrel & Baer, Justin
The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future

Dryfoos, J. & Maquire, S.
Inside Full-Service Community Schools

Duckworth, Eleanor
Tell Me More: Listening to Learners Explain

Duckworth, Eleanor
The Having of Wonderful Ideas: And other Essays on Teaching and Learning

DuFour, Richard
In Praise of American Educators: and how they can become even better

DuFour, Richard
On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities

DuFour, Richard
Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement

DuFour, Richard
Whatever it Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn

Duncan, G; Murnane, R.
Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education

Dunn, Susan & Larson, Rob  (2 copies)
Design Technology: Children's Engineering

DVD (Uncredited)

Fighting for Our Lives/Peleando por Nuestras Vidas (Film about Cesar Chavez and the UFW Strike of 1973)


Dweck, Carol S.

mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Easterly, William
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

Eckert, Penelope
Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School

Edmundson, Mark
Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education

Ellenberg, Jordan
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Ellis, Arthur K.
The Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Elmore, Richard F.
I Used to Think … And Now I Think

Elmore, Richard F.
School Reform from the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance

EMC Education Services
Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Erikson, Erick H.

Childhood and Society


Etzioni, A.
The Essential Communitarian Reader

Etzioni, A.
The Spirit of Community

Etzioni, A.; Volmert, A; Rothschild, E
The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essential

Evans, Robert
The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation

Farber, Katy
Why Great Teachers Quit: And how we Might Stop the Exodus

Farenga, Patrick & Ricci, Carlo
The Legacy of John Holt: A man Who Genuinely Understood, Trusted, and Respected Children


Farrington, Camille A.

Failing at School: Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools

Farrington, Camille A. et. al.

Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance


Farris, Sara
Returns of Marxism: Marxist theory in a time of crisis

Ferman, Barbara (Editor)

The Fight for America's Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education


Feurer, Michael
Moderating the Debate: Rationality and the Promise of American Education

Fox Piven, F. and Cloward, Richard

Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail


Fredricks, Jennifer

Eight Myths of Student Engagement: Creating Classrooms of Deep Learning

Freed, Jeffrey
Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of your ADD Child

Freire, Ana Maria & Macedo, Donaldo
The Paulo Freire Reader

Freire, Paulo
Education for Critical Consciousness

Freire, Paulo
Pedagogy of the Oppressed (2)

Friedman, A. ; Reynolds, L.
Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach

Fullan, Michael & Quinn, Joanne

Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts and Systems


Fullan, Michael
Leading in a Culture of Change

Gabor, Andrea

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform


Gabriel, John G.
How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader

Galinsky, Ellen
Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Gallo, Sarah

Mi Padre: Mexican Immigrant Fathers & Their Children's Education


Gardner, Howard
The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach

Gecan, Michael
Going Public: An Organizers Guide to Citizen Action

Gillen, Jay

Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty


Giroux, Henry A.
On Critical Pedagogy


Giroux, Henry A.

The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

Glaserfield, Ernst von
Key Works in Radical Constructivism

Glickman, Carl D.
Leadership for Learning: How to Help Teachers Succeed

Goldberg, Kevin
XML: learn XML the quick and easy way

Goldstein, Dana
The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profssion

Goleman, Daniel

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ


Goodlad, John I.
A Place Called School

Goodlad, John I., Mantle-Bromley & Stephen Goodlad
Education for Everyone: Agenda for Education in a Democracy

Goodlad, John I., Soder, R,McDaniel B.
Education and the Making of a Democratic People

Goodman, Paul

Growing Up Absurd


Gopnik, Alison

The Gardener and the Carpenter


Gordon, Robert J.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since The Civil War


Gordon, Stephen P.
How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed

Graham, Patricia
Schooling America: How the public schools meet the natipn's changing needs

Grauer, Stuart
Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

Graves, Donald H.
The Energy to Teach

Gray, Peter
Free to Learn: Why Unleasing the Instinct to Play will make our Children Happier, More self-reliant, and better students for life

Gray, Peter
Free to Learn: Why Unleasing the Instinct to Play will make our Children Happier, More self-reliant, and better students for life

Green, Elizabeth
Building A+ Better Teacher: How Teaching Works

Green, Jay P. & McShane, Micheal, Editors

Failure Up Close: What Happens, Why It Happens, and What We Can Learn From It


Greenberg, Daniel
A Clearer View: New Insights into the Sudbury School Model (2 copies)

Greenberg, Daniel
Free at Last: The Sudbury Valley School (2 copies)

Greenberg, Daniel, Sadofsky, M.
Legacy of Trust: Life After the Sudbury Valley School Experience (2 copies)

Greenberg, Michael
The View from Inside: Sudbury Valley School from the Perspective of …

Greene, Maxine
Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change

Greene, Maxine
The Dialectic of Freedom

Greene, Ross W.
Lost at School: Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them

Greene, Ross W.
The Explosive Child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible


Griffin, Patrick
The Literacy Profiles in Practice: Toward Authentic Assessment

Griffiths, Jay
A Country Called Childhood: Children and the Exuberant World

Gross, Ronald
High School

Guernsey, L; Levine, M
Tap, Click, Read: Growing readers in a world of screes


Hacker, Andrew

The Math Myth and Other STEM Delusions

Hacker, Andrew & Dreifus, Claudia
Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting our Money and Failing our kids - and What we Can do About It

Hagopian, Jesse
More than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Hanh, Thich Nhat & Weare, Katherine

Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education


Hantzopoulos, Maria

Restoring Dignity in Public Schools: Human Rights Education in Action


Hanushek, Eric, Peterson Paul, Woessmann, Ludger
Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School

Harber, Clive
Schooling as Violence: How Schools Harm Pupils and Societies

Harding, Vincent
Hope and History: Why We must Share the Story of the Movement

Harding, Vincent
There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America

Hargreaves, Andy & Fullan, Michael
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School

Hargreaves, Andy & Shirley, Dennis
The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change

Hart, Betty & Risley, Todd
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children

Hart, Betty & Risley, Todd
The Social World of Children Learning to Talk

Harvard Educational Review: Fall 2016

Volume 86, Number 3


Harvard Educational Review; Summer 2018

Volume 88, Number 2


Harvard Educational Review; Fall 2018

Volume 88, Number 3


Harvard Educational Review; Winter 2018

Volume 88, Number 4


Harvey, Stephanie
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding


Harwood, Richard C.

The Work of Hope: How Individuals & Organizations Can Authentically Do Good


Hassrick, Raudenbush & Rosen

The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design and Implications  for Educational Equality

Hatcher, Daniel L.

The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens


Hawkins, David
The Informed Vision

Hayes Jacobs, Heidi
Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping

Hayes Jacobs, Heidi
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation

Haynes, Charles C.
The First Amendment in Schools

Heath, Shirley Brice
Ways with Words: Language, life and work in communities and classrooms

Hendershott, Joe
Reaching the Wounded Student

Henig, Jeffrey R.
The End of Exceptionalism in American Education: The Changing Politics of School Reform

Henry, Joe
Lime Creek

Hess, Diana E. and McAvoy, Paula

The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education


Hess, Frederick & McShane, Michael

Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned


Hess, Frederick
Cage-Busting Leadership

Hess, Frederick
The Same Thing Over and Over: How School Reformers get Stuck in Yesterday's Ideas

Heywood, Colin

A History of Childhood


Hill, Jane D.
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners  (2 copies of this title)

Hill, Jane D.
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners (Facilitator's Guide)

Hill, Paul T. and Jochim, Ashley E.

A Democratic Constitution for Public Education


Holmes Group
Tomorrow's Schools of Education

Holt, John
What Do I Do Monday?

Hong, Soo
A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools - (2 copies)

Hooks, Bell

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom


Horton, Myles; with Judith & Herbert Kohl
The Long Haul: an Autobiography


Horton, Myles and Freire, Paulo

We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change


Horton, Myles and Freire, Paulo

Conversations on Education and Social Change


Horton, Myles (Edited by Dale Jacobs)

The Myles Horton Reader: Education for Social Change


Hows, D; Membrey, P; Plugge, E.
MongoDB Basics: A quick introduction to MongoDB

Intercultural Development Research Association
The Ohtli Encuentro

Iorio, Jeanne Marie and Parnell, Will - Editors

Rethinking Readiness in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Policy and Practice


Jackson, Anthony W.
Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century

Jacobs, Dale
The Myles Horton Reader: Education for Social Change

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes
Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

Jane Roland Martin
The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families

Jensen, Eric
Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Johnson,D.; Johnson R.; Holubec, E.
Circles of Learning: Cooperation in the Classroom

Johnson, Eric W.
Teaching School - Points Picked Up: A book for anyone who is teaching, wants to teach, or knows a teacher

Johnson, John H. and Gluck, Mike

Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day


Johnston, Michael
In The Deep Heart's Core

Johnston, Peter
Choice Words: How our Language Affects Children's Learning

Junger, Sebastian

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging


Kahn, Si
Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rosers, Activists & Quiet Lovers of Justice


Kahn, Si

Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders

Kamenetz, Anya
The Test: Why our schools are obsessed with standardized Testingc- but you don't have to be

Kanter-Allison, B. & Fine Allison
The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change

Kanter, B. & Paine, Katie
Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World

Katz, M. ; Rose, M.
Public Education Under Siege

Kaufman, Scott Barry
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Kearney, Karen
Moving Leadership Standards into Everyday Work (Description of Practice)

Kehily, Mary Jane

An Introduction to Childhood Studies


Keizer, Garret
Getting Schooled: The reeducation of an American Teacher

Kennedy, Mary
Inside Teaching: How Classroom Life Undermines Reform

Kessler, Rachael
The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School

Kliebard, Herbert
Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century

Kliebard, Herbert
The Struggle for the Ammerican Curriculum

Knoester, Matthew
Democratic Education in Practice: Inside the Mission Hill School

Knoke, David & Yang, Song
Social Newtwork Analysis

Kohn, Alfie
Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community

Kohn, Alfie
Feel-Bad Education: and other contrarian essays on children and schooling

Kohn, Alfie
Feel-Bad Education: and Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

Kohn, Alfie
Schooling Beyond Measure & Other Unorthodox Essays about Education

Kohn, Alfie
The Homework Myth: Why our kids get too much of a bad thing

Kohn, Alfie
The Myth of the Spoiled Child

Kohn, Alfie
The Schools our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"

Koretz, Daniel
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us (2 copies)


Koretz, Daniel

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better


Kozol, Jonathan

Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

Kozol, Jonathan

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

Kreger Silverman
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

Kridel, Craig & Bullough, Robert
Stories of the Eight-Year Study

Kuhn, John
Fear and Learning in America: Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education

Lake, Robert
Dear Maxine: Letters from the Unfinished Conversation with Maxine Greene

Lakoff, George
Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Lerarn from Each Other (2 copies)

Lazardis, Mary
The Emergence of a Temporally Extended Self and Factors that Contribute to its Development

Levine, Peter

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America


Levitin, Daniel J.

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age


Lima, Manuel
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information

Lindsay, Peter

The Craft of University Teaching


Llewellyn, Grace
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

Llewellyn, Grace
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and get a Real Life & Education

Lord, Frederic and Novick, Melvin

Statistical Theories of Mental Test Scores


Lortie, Dan C.

Louv, Richard
Last Chjild in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Love, Chazan-Cohen, Raikes, & Brooks-Gunn
What Makes a Difference: Early Head Start Evaluation Findings in a Developmental Context

Malone, Helen
Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform

Mann, Eric
Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

Marlowe, Bruce A.
Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom

Marsh, John
Class Dismissed: Why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality

Martinez, Monica & McGrath, Dennis
Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century

Marz, N; Warren, J
Big Data: Principles and best practices of scalable real-time data systems

Mathews, David

The Ecology of Democracy


Mayer-Schonberger, V. ; Cukier, K
Big Data: The Revolution that will Transform How we Live, Work, and Think

McAdams, Richard P.
Exploring the Myths and Realities of Today's Schools: A Candid Review of the Challenges Educators Face

McAlevey, Jane

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Guilded Age


McCord, Sue
The Storybook Journey: Pathways to Learning Through Story and Play

McCourt, Frank

Teacher Man

McCourt, Frank

'Tis: A Memoir


McDonald, Joseph P.
American School Reform: What Works, What Fails, and Why

McKnight, Joyce and McKnight Plummer, Joanna

Community Organizing: Theory and Practice


McMillan Cottom, Tressie

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy


McNeil, Linda
Contradictions of School Reform: Educational Costs of Standardized Testing

McShane, Michael & Smarick, Andy - Editors

No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America


Medina, John
Brain Rules for Baby: How to raise a smart & happy child from 0 to 5

Medina, John
Brain Rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school

Mehta, J. ; Schwartz, R. ; Hess, F.
The Futures of School Reform

Mehta, Jal
The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Meier, Deborah
In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization

Meier, Deborah; Engel, Brenda; Taylor, Beth
Playing for Keeps: Life and Learning on a Public School Playground

Meier, Deborah; Gasoi, Emily

These Schools Belong to You and Me: Why We Can't Afford to Abandon our Public Schools


Meighan, Roland & Harber, Clive
A Sociology of Education

Merseth, Katherine K.
Inside Urban Charter Schools: Promising Practices and Strategies in Five High-Performing Schools

Mercogliano, Chis
In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids' Inner Wildness

Mercogliano, Chis
Making it Up as We Go: The Story of the Albany Free School

Michie, Gregory

Holler If You Hear Me, 2nd Edition: The Education of a Teacher and His Students


Miller, John H.

A Crude Look at the Whole


Miller, John & Page, Scott
Complex Adaptive Systems: An Iontroduction to Computational Models of Social Life

Miller, Mike

Community Organizing: A Brief Introduction


Miller, Ron
Free Schools, Free People: Education and Democracy After the 1960s

Miller, Ron
The Self-Organizing Revolution: Common Principles of the Educational Alternatives Movement (2 copies)

Miller, Ron
What Are Schools For? : Holistic Education in American Culture

Milligan, Joshua
Learning Tableau


Minkler, Meredith (Editor)

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare (3rd Edition)


Mintz, Ethan & Yun, John
The Complex World of Teaching: Perspectives from Theory and Practice

Mintz, Jerry
No Homework and Reccess All Day: How to have Freedom and Democracy in Education


Mintz, Jerry

School's Over: How to Have Freedon and Democracy in Education (3 copies)

Mitchell, Melanie
Complexity: A guided Tour

Mizell, Linda
Think About Racism

Molander, Per

The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins - and Solutions


Mondale, S. ; Patton, S.
School: The Story of American Public Education

Montecel, M. & Goodman, C.
Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework

Mooney, Carol G.

Theories of Childhood, Second Edition

An Introduction to Dewey Montessori Erikson Piaget & Vygotsky


Mooney, Carol G.
Theories of Attachment: An Introduction to Bowlby, Ainsworth, Gerber, Brazelton, Kennell & Klaus

Morino, Mario
Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity

Morrison, Kristan
Free School Teaching: A Journey into Radical Progressive Education

Moses, Robert
Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project

Moulthrop, Daniel, Calegari, & Eggers, Dave
Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers

Muller, Jerry Z,

The Tyranny of Metrics


Murray, Charles
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2010

Naison, Mark
Badass Teachers Unite!: Reflections on Education, History and Youth Activism

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts and Cultures


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English / Promising Futures


National Association of Secondary School Principals
Breaking Ranks II: Strategies for Leading High School Reform

National Association of Secondary School Principals
Breaking Ranks in the Middle: Strategies for Leading Middle Level Reform

National Association of Secondary School Principals
A Framework for School Leaders: Linking the ISLLC Standards to Practice

National Commission on Excellence in Education
A Nation at Risk

National Research Council
Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

National Research Council

Knowing What Sudents Know: The Science & Design of Educational Assessment


National Research Council
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

National Research Council
Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

National Research Council
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

National Research Council
From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Workshop Summary

National Research Council
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

National Research Council
Improving Measurement of Productivioty in Higher Education

National Science Resources Center
Science for All Children: A guide to Improving Elementary Science Education in Your School District

Newman, M.E.J
Networks: An Introduction

Nieto, Sonia
Why We Teach Now: The sequel to the bestseller Why we Teach

Novogratz, Jacqueline
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected world

Nummela Caine, Renate
Education on the Edge of Possibility

Nummela Caine, Renate
Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain

Nunez, I; Laura, C; Ayers, R.
Diving In: Bill Ayers and the Art of Teaching into the Contradiction

Nuthall, Graham
The Hidden Lives of Learners

Odom, Samuel; Pungello, Eliz.; Gardner-Neblett
Infants, Toddlers, and Families in Poverty; Research Implications for Early Child Care

Olson, Kirsten
Schools as Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s

Olson, Kirsten
Schools as Colonizers: The Deschoolers of the 1960s

Olson, Kirsten
Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture

O'Neil, Cathy

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy


Orr, Marion and Rogers John, Editors

Public Engagement for Public Education


Osborne, David

Reinventing America's Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System


Paley, Vivian Gussind

Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four

Paley, Vivian Gussin
In Mrs. Tully's Room: A Childcare Portrait

Paley, Vivian Gussin
The Boy on the Beach

Paley, Vivian Gussin
The Kindness of Children (2 Copies)

Paley, Vivian Gussin
Wally's Stories: Conversations in the Kindergarten

Palmer, Parker
Healing the Heart of Democracy:The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

Papalia, Diane & Olds, Sally
A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence

Park, L.S; Pellow, D.N.
The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden

Parry, James D., Ph.D.
It's Inevitable: Customized Teaching and Learning. A Fieldbook For and From the Field.

Patterson, James
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life

Payne, Charles
I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

Payne, Ruby
A Framework for Understanding Poverty

Payne,R. ; DeVol, P. ; Smith, T.
Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

Pentland, Alex
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - the Lessons from a New Science

Perkins, David
Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching can Transform Education

Perkins, David
Future Wise: Educating our Children for a Changing World

Perry, Theresa & Delpit, Lisa
The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American Children

Perry, Theresa, Steele, Claude,& Hilliard, Asa
Young Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students

Perry, Theresa; Moses, Robert; Wynne, Joan, Cortes, Ernesto & Delpit, Lisa
Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

Pica, Rae

What If Everybody Understood Child Development?


Piketty, Thomas
Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Pink, Daniel H.
A Whole New Mind

Posner. Rick
Lives of Passion, School of Hope

Postman, Neil
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

Postman, Neil
The Disappearnce of Childhood

Postman, Neil
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

Postman, Neil & Weingartner, Charles
Teaching as a Subversive Activity

Prell, Christina
Social Network Analysis: History, Theory & Methodology

Prensky, Marc

Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids


Pufall, Peter B. and Unsworth, Richard P. (2 copies)

Rethinking Childhood


Putnam, Robert
Better Together: Restoring the American Community

Putnam, Robert
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Putnam, Robert
Democracies in Flux: The Evolutiopn of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Putnam, Robert
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Rabinow, Paul
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco

Rami, Meenoo
Thrive: 5 ways to (re)invigorate your teaching

Ravitch, Diane
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

Reason, P. & Bradbury, H. - Editors

Handbook of Action Research: Parcipitative Inquiry & Practice


Reed, Stephen
Cognition: Theory and Applications

Reynolds, Luke Ed
Imagine it Better: Visions of what School Might Be

Rhodes, Lynn K.
Windows Into Literacy: Assessing Learners K-8

Rincon-Gallardo, Santiago
Transforming Instructional Practice from the Inside Out: Teachers' experiences of pedagogical change in Mexican public middle shools


Roberts, Paul

The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

Robinson, Keith & Harris, Angel (2 copies)
The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children's Education

Robinson, Ken, Aronica, L.
Creative Schools: The grassroots revolution that's transforming education (2 copies)

Robinson, Ken
Out of our Minds: Learning to be creative


Robinson, Ken

You, Your Child and School

Rodriquez, Vanessa
The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education (2 copies)

Rogers, Mary Beth
Cold Anger: A story of Faith and Power Politics

Rooks, Noliwe

Cutting School: Privitization, Segregation, and The End of Public Education


Rosaldo, Renato
Culture & Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis

Rose, D.;English, A.; Finney, T
Hire Better Teachers now: Using the science of selection to find the best teachers for your school

Rose, Mike
Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education

Rose, Mike
Possible Lives: The promise of public education in America

Rose, Mike
Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally


Rose, Todd

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness


Rotberg, Iris C.

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

Russakoff, Dale

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools?


Sadofsky, M; Greenberg, D

Kingdom of Childhood: Growing Up at Sudbury Valley School


Sadovnik, Alan R. & Coughlan, Ryan W., Editors

Sociology of Education: A Critical Reader, Third Edition


Sagawa, Shirley & Segal, Eli

Common Interest Common Good: Creating Value Through Business and Social Sector Partnerships


Salvatierra, Alexia & Heltzel, Peter

Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World


Sarason, Seymour

Revisiting "The Culture of the School and the Problem of Change"


Sawyer, R. Keith

Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems


Schiro, Michael

Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns


Schmitt, Donna & Tracy, Jaclynn

Gaining Support for Your School: Strategies for Community Involvement


Schneider, Jack

Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality


Schniedewind, Nancy & Sapon-Shevein, Mara

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education


Schubert, William H.

Love, Justice and Education: John Dewey and the Utopians


Schutz, Aaron and Miller, Mike - Editors

People Power: The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky


Schwahn, Charles & McGarvey, Beatrice

Inevitable Mass Customized Learning: Learning in the Age of Empowerment


Schwartz, Kyle

i wish my teacher knew


Secombe, Karen

Families in Poverty


Seefeldt, Carol

The Early Childhood Curriculum: Current Findings in Theory and Practice


Seidenberg, Mark

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It


Selingo, Jeffrey

College (Un)Bound: the Future of Higher Education and what


Schutz, A; Miller, M

People Power: The Community Organiizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky


Sen, Rinku

Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy


Shavelson, Richard

Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era

Sherraden, Margaret Sherrard & McBride, Amanda Moore

Striving to Save: Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families


Shipler, David

The Working Poor: Invisible in America


Shirley, Dennis

Community organizing for Urban School Reform


Shirley, Dennis

Valley Interfaith and School Reform: Organizing for Power in South Texas


Shyamalan, M. Night

I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap


Silver, Harvey F.

So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences


Sizer, Theodore

The New American High School


Skinner, Elizabeth A. et. al.

Grow Your Own Teachers: Grassroots Change for Teacher Education


Slater, David Michael

We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work - And How to Fix Them


Smith, L.; Dockrell, J. ; Tomlinson, P.

Piaget, Vygotsky and Beyond: Future Issues for Developmental Psychology and Education


Smith-Acuna, Shelly

Systems Theory in Action: Applications to Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy


Solo, Len

Education: Back to the Future


Sprenger, Marilee

Learning & Memory: The Brain in Action


Sroufe, Egeland, Carlson, & Collins

The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood


Stanley, Kenneth; Lehman, Joel

Why Greatness Cannot be Planned: The myth of the objective


Staples, Lee

Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing


Stavans, Ilan - Editor

Cesar Chavez: An Organizer's Tale (Speeches)


Sternber, R. ; Kaufman, S.B.

The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence


Sternberg, Robert J.

The Nature of Creativity


Stout, Jeffrey

Blessed are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America


Stout, Linda

Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future


Stout, Linda

Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing


Stranahan, George S.

A Predicament of Innocents: Might the Schools Help?


Stranahan, George S.

Looking Back


Stranahan, George S., Nikki Strait Phlogs

Journey to the Heart of the Human Predicament


Stroh, David Peter

Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems.....


Stumpenhorst, Josh

The New Teacher Revolution: Changing education for a new generation of learners


Sugrue, Charles

The Future of Educational Change: International Perspectives


Sullivan, Cheryl Granade

How to Mentor in the Midst of Change


Sylwester, Robert

A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator's Guide to the Human Brain


Szakos, Kristin Layng & Szakos, Joe (2 copies)

We Make Change: Community Organizers Talk About What They Do - and Why


Taylor-Ide, Daniel & Taylor, Carl

Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures


Teeter, Phyllis & Semrud-Clikeman

Child Neuropsychology: Assessment and Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Thomas, Douglas & Seely Brown, John

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change


Thomas, Gary

Education: A very Short Introduction


Thomas, P.L.

Becoming and Being a Teacher: Confronting Traditional Norms to Create New Democratic Realities


Thompson, Gabriel

America's Social Arsonist. Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century


Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey

Neuromyths: Debunking False Ideas About the Brain


Tomlinson, Carol Ann

Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum


Tomlinson, Carol Ann

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners


Tough, Paul

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why


Tough, Paul

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (2 copies)


Tovani, Cris

I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adoloscent Readers


Tucker, Pamela D.

Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning


Turkle, Sherry

Reclaiming Conversation: the power of talk in a digital age


Tyack, David & Cuban, David

Tinkering Toward Utopia


Valdes, Guadalupe

Con Respecto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools


Valens, Tom & Amy

Good Morning Mission Hill


Valente, Thomas

Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications


Villa, Richard A.

Creating an Inclusive School


Vilson, Jose L.

This is not a Test: A new narrative on race, class, and education


Vygotsky, Lev

Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes