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Accounting For Higher Education Accountability: Political Origins of State Performance Funding for Higher Education

by Kevin J. Dougherty, Rebecca S. Natow, Rachel Hare Bork, Sosanya M. Jones & Blanca E. Vega
Examination of the political origins of state performance funding for higher education in six states (Florida, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington) and the lack of its development in another two states (California and Nevada).
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College Student Pathways to the STEM Disciplines

by Mark E. Engberg & Gregory C. Wolniak
This article examines the effects of individual- and institutional-level factors across secondary and postsecondary contexts on students’ likelihood of majoring in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in college.
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Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy

by Jeff Zwiers, Susan O'Hara, & Robert Pritchard
reviewed by Susan Chenelle & Audrey A. Fisch


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The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem

by Joel Best & Eric Best
reviewed by Sandy Baum


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The Principal's Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools

by Julie Causton, George Theoharis, & Richard Villa
reviewed by Sean Kelly & Binbin Jiang


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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

by Paul C. Gorski
reviewed by Jennifer Seelig & Linn Posey-Maddox



This week education researcher Stephanie Jones discusses her co-authored paper, Teaching Bodies in Place. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
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Why Applying Engineering Design Principles and Methods to Improve Teacher Evaluation Systems May Not Produce Desired or Expected Results: A Response to Kersting’s Engineering Teacher Evaluation Commentary

by Amanda R. Bozack & Amy E. Thompson
Recently Nicole Kersting wrote a commentary suggesting that teacher evaluation design could benefit from being modeled after engineering design principles. She indicated that a systematic approach to design, coupled with continuous improvements, could make systems stronger and less political. This response addresses several of her assumptions and argues that an engineering approach to improving teacher evaluation systems may not produce desired or expected results.
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Annual Yearbooks for 2014

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.


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