GARN FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD: Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback by Russ Walsh

In addition to offering Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback as a free ebook we’ve marked down A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century: Navigating Education Reform to Get the Best Education for My Child, on SALE 30% off on Amazon.

About this Free Ebook: Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback

Garn education books value imagination, creativity, originality, and innovation. We are convinced that all those who work for the common good in the caring professions must be supported – especially public school teachers. Beyond Grades: A Series on Grading and Feedback is essential reading for public school teachers who are resisting the corporatization of public education. This FREE ebook, Beyond Grades, is an adaptation from the web series on grading and feedback by author Russ Walsh. It includes four sections:

  1. Beyond Grades Part One: “The Mis-Measure of Schools and School Children”
  2. Beyond Grades Part Two: “How Am I Doing?”
  3. Beyond Grades Part Three: “How is My Child Doing?”
  4. Beyond Grades Part Four: “How Are We Doing?”

Free Ebook Download

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About Russ Walsh

Russ Walsh has had a forty-five year career in public education as a teacher, literacy specialist, curriculum supervisor and college instructor. He is currently the Coordinator of College Reading at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Russ blogs on public education, literacy instruction and teaching practice at Russ on Reading.

After beginning his career as a secondary history teacher, Russ switched gears and earned a degree in literacy and then worked for much of his career in the literacy field, including stints as an elementary reading specialist, a Reading Recovery teacher and a literacy supervisor. He has taught at every level of education from kindergarten through graduate school. His major academic interests have been in reading fluency, content literacy, instructional practice and parental involvement in education.

Russ was active for many years with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and was a member of that organization’s Parents and Reading Committee, as well as the co-founder and chair of the Parents and Reading Special Interest Group for ILA. In those roles, Russ helped organize and deliver parent programs as a part of ILA’s yearly international conference. He has presented hundreds of workshops and papers for parents and teachers at local, regional, national and international conferences.

A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century: Navigating Education Reform to Get the Best Education for My Child

Author: Russ Walsh
Book: A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century
Garn Press (248 pp.) | ISBN: 978-1-942146-33-9
$13.95 paperback (ON SALE on Amazon) , $9.99 e-book, $2.99 through Kindle Matchbook Program
Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound (local bookstore) | Books-A-Million | Indigo Books
eBook Available: Amazon

Book Reviews

“Russ Walsh’s Parent’s Guide is a must read for any parent who is trying to make the best educational decision for their children.” – Carol Corbett Burris, Executive Director of the Network for Public Education.

“Extremely well-written, extremely organized and understandable, A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century is essential for every parent.” – Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“Russ Walsh is a knowledgeable, insightful critic of the dogmatic school reformers who are driving American education back toward the 19th century instead of ahead into the 21st. His analyses are on par with those of Diane Ravitch, David Berliner, Yong Zhao” – Dr. Don Ambrose, Editor, the Roeper Review

“A clear, concise parent’s guide to school in the age of education reform. Walsh helps parents answer the most important question—what’s best for my own child?” – Peter Greene, Author of the book Curmudgucation: What Fresh Hell

“Russ Walsh’s new book is a distillation of years of experience and wisdom from an actual expert in the field. This is essential reading for any parent, teacher, school board member, administrator or anyone who cares about the U.S. education system.” – Steven Singer, Pennsylvania educator and public school advocate.

For more reviews visit: “Early Reviews are in! Five Stars for A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in the 21st Century by Russ Walsh”.

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