- Title: Breakthrough Strategies: Classroom-Based Practices to Support New Majority College Students; Author: Kathleen A. Ross; Pub Date: Dec. 2016 (Harvard Education Press); http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/breakthrough-strategies; https://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Strategies-Classroom-Based-Practices-Majority/dp/1612509975
- The Promise of Special Education: A Guide for Parents and Policymakers by S. Lee Funk, Ed.D.
I happen to know the author, Dr. Funk, and cannot begin to express his passion for wanting to help people successfully navigate through special education. He believes in the intent behind the program's creation and delivers simplified explanations of a complex system.
This book was ultimately written for the parents and guardians of the more than 6 million children with disabilities nationwide. The Promise of Special Education is a one-of-kind resource that educates on how school programs operate and why, in a readable and understandable format.
It will be equally helpful for school administrators and boards of trustees. Reading The Promise of Special Education is a first-step must-read to ensure a full alliance (or partnership) with school staff assigned with the challenge of working under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act—one of the most complicated and litigious of all federal mandates.
And finally, this book was written for anyone engaged in setting education policy or state law, The Promise of Special Education is an essential, comprehensive resource necessary to inform any decision that touches the $80 billion spent annually in support of students with disabilities.
I hope you will take the time to read this book and let your share this unbelievable resource with your subscribers.
- Mathis, W., & Trujillo, T. (Eds.) (2016). Learning from the federal market-based reforms: Lessons for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
- Bridging the High School-College Gap: The Role of Concurrent Education Programs
edited by Gerald S. Edmonds and Tiffany M. Squires, published by Syracuse University Press.
- Talking Back & Looking Forward