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The Fragmentation of Metropolitan Public School Districts and the Segregation of American Schools: A Longitudinal Analysis

by Meredith P. Richards & Kori J. Stroub
This study examines the effects of metropolitan school district fragmentation―the proliferation of public school districts within a metropolitan area―on the trajectory of racial/ethnic school segregation between 2002 and 2010.
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Higher Order Thinking in an Online World: Toward a Theory of Web-Mediated Knowledge Synthesis

by Michael DeSchryver
This article proposes a theory through which to better understand, evaluate, and scaffold the generative synthesis of knowledge in a web-mediated world. The theory is based on a review of literature from a diverse range of scholarly fields as well as an empirical investigation of advanced learners on the web.
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Civic Education in the Elementary Grades: Promoting Student Engagement in an Era of Accountability

by Dana Mitra and Stephanie C. Serriere
reviewed by Jason K. Ritter & Christopher Meidl


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Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Herridas (Opening Doors, Closing Wounds): Latinas/os Finding Work-Life Balance in Academia

by Frank Hernandez, Elizabeth Murakami, and Gloria M. Rodriguez (Eds.)
reviewed by Julie López Figueroa & Rebeca Burciaga


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For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

by Christopher Emdin
reviewed by Ali Michael


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The Construction Zone: Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers

by Terry Thompson
reviewed by Nina L. Nilsson


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Confronting Racism in Higher Education: Problems and Possibilities for Fighting Ignorance, Bigotry, and Isolation

by Jeffrey S. Brooks & Noelle Witherspoon Arnold (Eds.)
reviewed by Melissa A. Martinez & Jocabed G. Márquez



Education researcher Jessica Pandya discusses her co-authored article, Transnational Children Orchestrating Competing Voices in Multimodal, Digital Autobiographies . Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

Where Do I Fit In? Adrift in Neoliberal Educational Anti-Culture

by Jim Burns
After reflecting on a recent collaborative research effort, the author of this commentary asks two questions: "Where do I fit in?" and "Where do I find hope?" He suggests that fitting in, in the context of neoliberal educational anti-culture, may actually be a non-place of restive work in techno-rationalized education institutions.
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Announcing Teachers College Record Yearbooks

by Gary Natriello
Teachers College Record subscriptions will now include two yearbooks in each calendar year.


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