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- Named an “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice, the publication of the Association of College and Research Librarians, July 2009.
- Sole winner of the “2010 Outstanding Publication Award” from the American Educational Research Association’s “Districts in Research and Reform” Special Interest Group, April 2010.
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