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Press Release: ASCD Releases Four New Professional Development Publications for the New Year

Alexandria, VA (1/2/2014)—ASCD announced today the release of four new professional development titles for educators. In light of pressing issues facing educators today, such as improving stagnant Programme for International Student Assessment scores, implementing the new Common Core State Standards, and improving teacher effectiveness, these four new ASCD publications offer educators support with getting to the root of academic and behavioral issues, working with English language learners, developing effective school rules, and teaching effectively.

New professional development books

Causes & Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems: Seasoned former educator Margaret Searle reveals new neurological research about the root causes of common academic and behavioral challenges and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues. ($27.95 print or e-book; $20.95 member price) Read a sample chapter.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, 2nd edition: McREL experts Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller take the reenergized strategies from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works and apply them to students in the process of acquiring English. ($29.95 print or e-book; $22.95 member price) Read a sample chapter.

New ASCD Arias publications

Educators must juggle many demands on their time, so ASCD has developed ASCD Arias publications to help. Each ASCD Arias publication is 48 pages in length and answers a crucial and timely “How do I…?” question. They are available in print and e-book formats and contain original, stand-alone content that can be read in one sitting and immediately applied to practice. These convenient and succinct publications offer the expertise of education thought leaders, experienced practitioners, and researchers.

Affirmative Classroom Management: How do I develop effective rules and consequences in my school?: Internationally renowned education expert Richard L. Curwin offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences. ($12.99 print and e-book format)

Ensuring Effective Instruction: How do I improve teaching using multiple measures?: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Vicki Phillips and Lynn Olson reveal multiple ways to identify effective teaching and provide teachers with actionable, reliable information they can trust to continuously improve their performance. ($12.99 print and e-book format)

To learn more about ASCD’s books program or to read sample chapters from these and other publications, visit Visit to learn more our short-format ASCD Arias imprint. For more information about ASCD, visit

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Alexandra Fenwick, communications assistant, 1-703-575-5482 or
Katie Test, communications manager, 1-703-575-5608 or

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