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Exit Strategies: How Low-Performing High Schools Respond to High School Exit Examination Requirements

by Jennifer Jellison Holme
This article examines high schools’ responses to exit testing policies through in-depth case studies of five low-performing high-poverty high schools across five school districts in Texas.
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What Happens After Students Are Expelled? Understanding Teachers’ Practices in Educating Persistently Disciplined Students at One Alternative Middle School

by Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis
This cross-case analysis examines teacher practices at one school created by legislative mandates to serve expelled students. Findings show that in this context, teachers’ implementation of rapport-building, instructional practices, and classroom management are not only important but mutually reinforce or undermine each other.
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Book Reviews
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Failing at School: Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools

by Camille A. Farrington
reviewed by Joseph L. Boselovic


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The State of Citizen Participation in America

by Hindy Lauer Schachter & Kaifeng Yang (Eds.)
reviewed by Stephen Bird


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Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

by Peter W. Cookson Jr.
reviewed by Camille A. Farrington


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International Perspectives on Higher Education: Challenging Values and Practice

by Trevor Kerry (Ed.)
reviewed by Sachi Edwards & Jing Lin


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We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom

by Anne H. Charity Hudley & Christine Mallinson
reviewed by Ad Backus



This week education researcher Brent Duckor discusses his paper, Assessing Habits of Mind: Teaching to the Test at Central Park East Secondary School. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
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BYOD: Re-Examining the Issue of Digital Equity

by Rae L. Mancilla
This commentary questions whether the implementation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in American schools is a way of bridging or deepening the digital divide amongst students of differing socioeconomic backgrounds. It argues that that digital equity with mobile devices cannot be achieved without individual ownership of mobile technologies and concludes by posing a series of potential means of working toward the goal of ownership in schools.
Editorial

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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