Dr. Boyd Bradbury, educational leadership, served as issue editor for Vol. XXXVII, Nos. 1 & 2, 2011, of Thresholds in Education: Teacher Action Research in Rural Schools, a journal dedicated to the exploration of new education inquiries, theories, viewpoints, and program innovation. As coordinator of MSUM’s educational leadership and curriculum and instruction programs, Bradbury has served as advisor for master’s students, some of whose work is published in this volume. As issue editor, he recruited these student authors to share their insights and experiences in the hope that they might benefit other school districts and universities facing similar challenges.

Articles in this edition include:

Dr. Boyd Bradbury: The Emergence of the Customized On-site Master’s Degree Cohort Model
Alicia Schoenborn: Strong Spellers Make Strong Writers
Carrie Jirava: Enhancing Choral Performance through Technology
Ann Wothe: Mentoring High School Students in Online College Courses: An Exploratory Study
Joan Refshaw: Implementing Guided Reading to Improve Fluency and Comprehension of Students with Title 1 Learning Needs
Dawn Peterson: Caring for Daisy: Effects of a Classroom Cat on Students’ Prosocial Behaviors

Two copies of this issue are available for checkout from the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s office library, located in Lommen Hall 107.