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A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2023

2023 was an exciting year at Harvard Education Press. During the past year, we had the pleasure of engaging with important people that drive the conversation in education and aim to improve outcomes for all students. Here are some highlights from the past year:

Celebrating Books that Won Awards in 2023

Jim Crow’s Pink Slip

The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership

By Leslie T. Fenwick

Winner of the 2023 AACTE Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award​

Teachers of Color

Resisting Racism and Reclaiming Education

By Rita Kohli

Winner of AERA Division K’s 2023 Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award

Hosting Webinars Addressing Critical Issues in Education

  • In our Black History Month webinar, HEP authors Terah Venzant Chambers, Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade, Nicole M. Joseph, and Lawrence Torry Winn discussed how we can improve schools for students of color.
  • In our Education and the Supreme Court webinar, HEP authors Nicholas Hillman, Martha J. Kanter, and Michelle Miller-Adams spoke about the student loan forgiveness case that was before the Supreme Court and the issues of student debt and college affordability.
  • In our Strategies for Campus Diversity webinar, HEP authors Gary Orfield, Julie J. Park, OiYan A. Poon, and Richard J. Reddick examined the future of equity in higher education in the wake of the Supreme Court reversal of Affirmative Action.

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellent Authors by Launching our Author Interview Video Series

In 2023, we launched our YouTube channel with our author interview series. Our channel contains these interviews, webinars, and more videos that you can watch anytime. Learn more and subscribe here. Some of our most popular videos are:

Addressing the Intersection of Climate Change and Education

In 2023, HEP was proud to publish its first books addressing climate change. We are excited to grow our list of titles in this subject area.

Teaching Climate Change

Fostering Understanding, Resilience, and a Commitment to Justice

By Mark Windschitl

Teach for Climate Justice

A Vision for Transformation Education

By Tom Roderick

Rethinking the Future of Education

We published groundbreaking books on school policy and reform in 2023. The Great School Rethink examines the potential for meaningful change in education, and was also one of our bestsellers for the year.

The Great School Rethink

By Frederick M. Hess

Providing Actionable Strategies that Improve Educational Equity

At HEP, we are committed to publishing books that delve into inequities in education and offer guidance on how to fix them. In 2023, we published numerous eye-opening titles focused on equity and justice in schools.

Growing and Sustaining Student-Centered Science Classrooms

By David Stroupe

Navigating Social Justice

A Schema for Educational Leadership

By Martin Scanlan

Teaching with Literacy Programs

Equitable Instruction for All

By Patricia A. Edwards, Kristen L. White, Laura J. Hopkins and Ann M. Castle

Teaching Toward Rightful Presence in Middle School STEM

By Edna Tan and Angela Calabrese Barton

Social Justice Art Education, Second Edition

A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy

By Marit Dewhurst

Hope and Healing

Black Colleges and the Future of American Democracy

By John Silvanus Wilson, Jr.

Restorative Resistance in Higher Education

Leading in an Era of Racial Awakening and Reckoning

By Richard J. Reddick

Spotlighting the Power of Community Colleges

America’s Hidden Economic Engines was published in 2023 and was also one of our bestsellers. The book reveals innovative practices that position U.S. community colleges as pathways to quality employment.

America’s Hidden Economic Engines

How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity

Edited by Robert B. Schwartz and Rachel Lipton

Highlighting Effective School Improvement Efforts

In 2023, we published How a City Learned to Improve Its Schools, which is a comprehensive analysis of the astonishing changes that elevated the Chicago public school system from one of the worst in the nation to one of the most improved.

How a City Learned to Improve Its Schools

By Anthony S. Bryk, Sharon Greenberg, Albert Bertani, Penny Sebring, Steven E. Tozer and Timothy Knowles

Identifying Obstructions to Transformative Change in Higher Education

Another one of our bestselling titles that was published in 2023 is “Whatever It Is, I’m Against It,” which is an invigorating work that identifies obstructions to transformative change in higher education and offers paths to break through.

“Whatever It Is, I’m Against It”

Resistance to Change in Higher Education

By Brian Rosenberg