Best Federal Education Legislation Books
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1. My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings
Author: by Natalia Maguire
Published at: VLB (June 17, 2020)
How to teach kids about emotions and feelings? Like teaching them everything else – using clear words, familiar situations, exciting pictures and a lot of hands-on activities (games, puzzles, coloring pages, etc. One can, of course, spend time and find various resources online.
Or one can get just one book. This book is an excellent educational source that has is all. The book includes a cute story that kids can relate to, beautiful illustrations that capture children’s attention, calming-down activities for kids, instructions to adults on the follow-up activities, emotions cards, feelings cards, coloring pages and related short stories to teach kids empathy.
2. Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy
Author: by Derek W. Black
Published at: PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2020)
The full-scale assault on public education threatens not just public education but American democracy itself. Public education as we know it is in trouble.Derek W. Black, a legal scholar and tenacious advocate, shows how major democratic and constitutional developments are intimately linked to the expansion of public education throughout American history.
Schoolhouse Burningis grounded in pathbreaking, original research into how the nation, in its infancy, built itself around public education and, following the Civil War, enshrined education as a constitutional right that forever changed the trajectory of our democracy. Public education, alongside the right to vote, was the cornerstone of the recovery of the war-torn nation.
Today’s current schooling trends – the declining commitment to properly fund public education and the well-financed political agenda to expand vouchers and charter schools – present a major assault on the democratic norms that public education represents and risk undermining one of the unique accomplishments of American society.
3. The Principal′s Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles
Author: by Robert F. Hachiya
Published at: Corwin; Third edition (April 10, 2014)
The go-to legal resource for principals, fully updated! How often does a potential legal issue arise at your school? Now in an expanded third edition, this trusted resource provides clear and helpful guidance from a team of respected school-law experts.
Substantive new information shows principals how to: Address student use and misuse of technology, on and off campus Avoid the pitfalls of zero-tolerance discipline policies Lead school safety and violence prevention, including collaboration with school resource officers and other personnel Prevent and respond to bullying incidents Stay current with special education requirements Ensure that employment and evaluation practices reflect the law
4. Shattering Inequities: Real-World Wisdom for School and District Leaders
Author: by Robin Avelar La Salle
Published at: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Illustrated edition (December 14, 2018)
For education leaders who believe that all students deserve the premium education that only some currently experience, Shattering Inequities: Real-World Wisdom for School and District Leaders shows how your leadership can provide equitable outcomes for our most vulnerable students. Chapters include examples of actual equity leaders and leadership lessons as easily retrievable equity hooksmemory cues of complete, complex, and nuanced leadership takeaways.
In the throes of educational transformation, the book’s examples provide leaders with practical ways to quickly and effectively infuse substantive thoughtfulness into common equity challenges and inspire equity-driven action to ensure that demographics do not determine destiny. An excellent guide for teachers, administrators, or anyone who wants to turn good intentions into reality for the children they serve.
5. Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Author: by Diane Ravitch
Published at: Vintage; Illustrated edition (August 26, 2014)
From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. Assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
In a chapter-by-chapter breakdown she puts forth a plan for what can be done to preserve and improve our public schools. She makes clear what is right about U.S. Education, how policy makers are failing to address the root causes of educational failure, and how we can fix it.
6. The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux
Author: by Cathy N. Davidson
Published at: Basic Books; 1st edition (September 5, 2017)
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past – and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925.
It was in those decades that the nation’s new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, all in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T.As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy.
From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.
7. Special Education and School Nurses: From Assessments to IEPS
Author: by Frances Belmonte-Mann MA RN
Published at: iUniverse (July 26, 2019)
A veteran school nurse and former school nurse consultant bring their wealth of knowledge to the forefront in this indispensable guide for school nurses who care about keeping children healthy so they can learn. Frances Belmonte-Mann and Jessica H. Gerdes pay particular attention to the increase in students with special needs and chronic conditions that affect education.
They go beyond the common health history to help readers evaluate the health of students as it relates to academic achievement. The authors focus on: – turning over every stone in a search for unknown health conditions or unrecognized effects of known health conditions; – understanding the role school nurses play in the special education process and writing individualized education program goals for health issues that affect learning; and – applying instructional techniques and nursing interventions to improve student outcomes in a meaningful way.
While written for nurses, the guide serves as an important resource for other school staff members, including principals, assistant principals, deans, department chairs, team leaders, special education coordinators, district administrators, classroom teachers, and others with questions about the role nurses play in special education.
8. The Global Achievement Gap: Why Our Kids Don't Have the Skills They Need for College, Careers, and Citizenship — and What We Can Do About It
Author: by Tony Wagner
Published at: Basic Books; Updated, Revised edition (March 11, 2014)
Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.
Our teens leave school equipped to work only in the kinds of jobs that are fast disappearing from the American economy. Meanwhile, young adults in India and China are competing with our students for the most sought-after careers around the world.
Education expert Tony Wagner has conducted scores of interviews with business leaders and observed hundreds of classes in some of the nation’s most highly regarded public schools. He discovered a profound disconnect between what potential employers are looking for in young people today (critical thinking skills, creativity, and effective communication) and what our schools are providing (passive learning environments and uninspired lesson plans that focus on test preparation and reward memorization).
9. Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It
Author: by Richard Sander
Published at: Basic Books; 1st edition (October 9, 2012)
The debate over affirmative action has raged for over four decades, with little give on either side. Most agree that it began as noble effort to jump-start racial integration; many believe it devolved into a patently unfair system of quotas and concealment.
Now, with the Supreme Court set to rule on a case that could sharply curtail the use of racial preferences in American universities, law professor Richard Sander and legal journalist Stuart Taylor offer a definitive account of what affirmative action has become, showing that while the objective is laudable, the effects have been anything but.
Sander and Taylor have long admired affirmative action’s original goals, but after many years of studying racial preferences, they have reached a controversial but undeniable conclusion: that preferences hurt underrepresented minorities far more than they help them. At the heart of affirmative action’s failure is a simple phenomenon called mismatch.
Using dramatic new data and numerous interviews with affected former students and university officials of color, the authors show how racial preferences often put students in competition with far better-prepared classmates, dooming many to fall so far behind that they can never catch up.
10. Special Education 2.0: Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law
Author: by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA
Published at: School Law Pro (February 22, 2017)
Six million students with disabilities receive services through America’s unique forty-year-old special education law. Since 1975, the law succeeded in providing all students with disabilities (13 14 percent of all students) access to education. Yet, it continued to grow ever more complex. Its requirements and costs overwhelm schools; its regulations burden educators and confuse parents; its wait to fail approach delays intervention for many students; its adversarial enforcement pits parents and educators against each other; and its inequitable structure affects all students.
In short, much is broken. Law and education expert, attorney Miriam Kurtzig Freedman tackles these issues, focusing on students who are less severely disabled, with concrete solutions, optimism, and faith in the system’s good intentions. She proposes Five Directions for a new law: Equity and excellence for all students New realities and reforms with research-based instruction for students with disabilities Shared responsibility and clear roles for educators, students, and parents New school-governance structure and collaboration with no individual entitlement Celebrating the IDEA and reframing our efforts to create Special Ed 2.
11. A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K–12 Education
Author: by Frederick M. Hess
Published at: Teachers College Press (March 5, 2021)
At a time of bitter national polarization, there is a critical need for leaders who can help us better communicate with one another. In A Search for Common Ground, Rick Hess and Pedro Noguera, who have often fallen on opposing sides of the ideological aisle over the past couple of decades, candidly talk through their differences on some of the toughest issues in K12 education todayfrom school choice to testing to diversity to privatization.
They offer a sharp, honest debate that digs deep into their disagreements, enabling them to find a surprising amount of common ground along the way. Written as a series of back-and-forth exchanges, this engaging book illustrates a model of responsible, civil debate between those with substantial, principled differences.
It is also a powerful meditation on where 21st-century school improvement can and should go next. Book Features: Modeling dialogue: Rick and Pedro provide a model for how to sort through complicated issues and find common ground in today’s atmosphere of distrust.
12. The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
Author: by Ron Paul
Published at: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (September 17, 2013)
Twelve-term Texas Congressman, Presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with a highly provocative treatise about how we need to fundamentally change the way we think about America’s broken education system in order to fix it.
Whether or not you have children, you know that education is vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn’t work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of Americans give our schools a grade of “C”. Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head-on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles to the American education system.
Examining the history of education in this country, Dr. Paul identifies where we’ve gone wrong, what we can do about it, and how we can change the way we think about education in order to provide a brighter future for Americans.
13. Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law
Author: by Beverley H Johns
Published at: Brookes Publishing; 1st edition (June 9, 2016)
When you’re teaching students who have special needs, what are your legal responsibilities? How can you provide appropriate, legally compliant special education servicesand avoid pitfalls that could lead to due process hearings and court dates? Turn to this interactive quick guide for concise, accessible answers.
The antidote to thick, cumbersome legal volumes, this book gives educators and administrators the basics of special education law in an engaging, easy-to-read format. With the jargon-free definitions and reader-friendly descriptions of laws and court cases, youll build a storehouse of knowledge you can apply in your own classroom.
And with the thought-provoking activities and real-life scenarios in each chapter, youll see law-abiding practices in action and put your knowledge to the test so you’re ready to fulfill your important responsibilities. An essential addition to every teacher’s professional libraryand an ideal supplementary text for teachers in trainingthis guidebook will help you adhere to the law as you teach students with disabilities and special health care needs.
14. Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Data-Driven Strategies for Overcoming Student Poverty and Adversity in the Classroom to Increase Student Success)
Author: by Eric Jensen
Published at: Solution Tree Press (February 8, 2016)
First in a two-book series Growing up with his share of adverse childhood experiences, Eric Jensen knows firsthand the relationship between student poverty and education and the importance of rich teaching for economically disadvantaged students. Discover practical and data-driven strategies to ensure college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.
This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential for overcoming adversity and positively impacting students from low-income families. Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes and create a positive classroom environment.
Access the complete resources by pairing this resource with its companion, Poor Students, Richer Teaching. Full of ideas that can be easily implemented in any classroom, this book will help you: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement.
15. What It's Really Like: Outrageous Stories from Teachers Around the Country
Author: by Jane Morris
Published at: Truth Be Told Publishing (May 14, 2020)
From the bestselling author of Teacher Misery, comes a collection of outrageous stories from other teachers. In this book you’ll find a bit of everything including the usual helicopter parents and awful administration, horrendous student behavior with no consequences, and crazy-ass parents and their insane requests.
But you’ll also find weirdly entertaining stories about a little kid with a foot fetish, a group of teachers chasing a naked kid around the school parking lot, and two pregnant sisters fighting over the same baby daddy on the first day of school.
There’s plenty of gross stuff, like all the strange places kids put their poop and dirty maxi pads, a Barbie in a butthole, and kids who masturbate in class and hump desks. Unlike her other books, Morris included a sprinkling of tales that will break your heart and a few that will give you the warm and fuzzies we all need to keep going.
This book is hilarious, shocking, heartwarming, sad, gross, and sometimes inspiring because that is what teaching is really like.