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Introduction to Engaging Youth in Schools

by Janine Bempechat & David J. Shernoff
This introduction to the Yearbook focuses on: conceptualizations of engagement, the processes of engagement, portraits of engaging learning environments, and whole-school approaches to education.
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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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Book Reviews

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


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


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


The Construction Zone: Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers

by Terry Thompson
reviewed by Nina L. Nilsson


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.


G. G. v. Gloucester County School Board: The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds the U.S. Department of Education’s Transgender Restroom Policy

by Suzanne Eckes, Todd A. DeMitchell & Richard Fossey
Only one federal circuit court of appeals has addressed the legal issues involved with allowing a transgender student to use the restroom that aligns with his gender identity. We analyze this court opinion and discuss the status of the law for school officials.

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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