Book Reviews

Book cover of Take Back the Game by Linda Flanagan

Resisting the Youth Sports Industrial Complex

Children’s sports are corrupted, but parents don’t have to play along
Book cover of "Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning Is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy" by Daniel T. Willingham

Tip 39: Don’t Cram

And other techniques for successful learning
Interior of a classroom

Give Boys an Extra Year of School, a New Book Suggests

A possible solution to striking educational gaps
Cover of Class Dismissed by Kevin McIntosh

A Veteran Teacher Pens a Not-Your-Typical Novel About Schools. And That’s a Good Thing

The characters are more richly drawn than is usual in novels about education
Cover of "When Schools Work" by Bruce Fuller

Pluralistic Politics Lead to Improved Learning in L.A. Schools

Public-private efforts and motivated district leaders effect reform
Cover of "God Grades & Graduation" by Ilana Horwitz

The Perks of Faith

How religious belief and behavior help students thrive in school
Book cover of "Confessions of a School Reformer," by Larry Cuban

A Pessimistic View of Public-School Reform

In urban historian Larry Cuban’s view, corporations drive the action

Palatial Schools for the Progressive era

C. B. J. Snyder built “grand municipal architecture full of promise and hope”
Book cover of "The Real World of College" by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner

A Research-Based Case For Transforming College

2,000 interviews precede recommendations for improved onboarding, mental health

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