Category Archives: School leadership

HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED by Paul Tough

In 2013, the United States reached a sad milestone: 51 percent of public school students now live in poverty. That’s right, 51 percent. More than every other child. In public schools. In this country. Live in poverty. Paul Tough’s previous … Continue reading

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THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant

From its very title, THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant challenges the status quo. We should rename “not-for-profit” organizations as “social profit” organizations—because, after all, isn’t that what they are designed to do, benefit society? Yes. Exactly. As the … Continue reading

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BUILDING A BETTER TEACHER by Elizabeth Green

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to capture and evaluate all of the many ways in which people throughout history have attempted to prepare teachers for their profession. If teacher preparation were a pie, you would have to stand … Continue reading

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NO STRUGGLE, NO PROGRESS by Howard Fuller (with Lisa Frazier Page)

Some people in this world always seem to be where the action is. They run toward the flames of a burning building instead of running away; they jump in the ocean when someone appears to be drowning; they look for … Continue reading

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THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD by Amanda Ripley

If you live in the northeastern United States, you may not know that on school days in Texas, public school students pledge allegiance twice: once to the American flag, once to the flag of Texas.  I know.  I was a … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COACHING by Elena Aguilar

Although I am usually a fast reader, I admit it took me a while to read THE ART OF COACHING.  It’s incredibly comprehensive, like a very large pot of soup, and I didn’t want to miss a drop. Elena Aguilar, … Continue reading

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CAGE-BUSTING LEADERSHIP by Frederick M. Hess

At the top of the stairs on my second-floor landing sits a fragile wooden chair, whimsically hand-painted, covered with images of colorful cats on surfboards and random expressions like “Eschew obfuscation.”  Several friends gave it to me years ago for … Continue reading

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