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FREE Publications Highlight Innovations In Education

The following publications created by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement are written for educational practitioners and local officials who are interested in learning from the successful implementation of innovations in critical areas related toNo Child Left Behind:

Creating Strong Supplemental Educational Services Programs
This book is a resource for all stakeholders involved in providing supplemental educational services (SES) to eligible students. The topics covered include: embracing the spirit of SES, building relationships with providers, parental outreach, goal setting, and program considerations for states. Available now! Order #EU 0107P Also available online at:

Creating Strong District School Choice Programs
This book can serve as a toolkit in helping to create and provide guidance to parents regarding school choice programs, information on how to build district infrastructure to support school choice, and methods for improving these programs over time. Key success factors in implementing school choice are also described. Available now! Order #EU 0108P Also available online at:

Successful Charter Schools
Eight case studies show how a diverse set of charter schools throughout the country have been successful in delivering quality education programs to their students which have helped raise student achievement. Available now! Order #EU 0109P Also available online at:

Creating Successful Magnet Schools Programs
This book serves as a guide for starting a magnet program, promoting the program, and encouraging parents to enroll their students in the program. Additionally, it offers suggestions for improving the program and evaluating progress. Available now! Order #EU 0113P Also available online at:

Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification
This book discusses topics regarding alternative training means for teacher certification, including recruitment and selection of future teachers, training content and pedagogy, mentoring, supervision and support, and program monitoring and evaluation. Pre-order your copy today! Order #EU 0115P

Alternative Pathways to School Leadership
Using examples from a variety of contexts, this guide describes what it takes for school leaders to be ready to succeed. It also describes innovative and entrepreneurial strategies that can be used to identify and recruit potential school leaders. This book provides insight regarding program design, anecdotes from participants’ practical learning experiences, and suggestions regarding program evaluation. Pre-order your copy today! Order # EU 0117P

To order your FREE copy today:

  • Call the U.S. Department of Education's Publications Center (ED Pubs) toll-free at 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827); TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734; FAX: 1-301-470-1244

To order a large supply of these publications, contact the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s Outreach Coordinator Courtney Philips at (202) 205-4499.


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