Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day: School Leaders Who Are Making Equity a Reality

Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day: School Leaders Who Are Making Equity a Reality

by Robert Peterkin, Deborah Jewell-Sherman, Laura Kelley, Leslie Boozer
     
 

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Urban school superintendents face unprecedented challenges. They must ensure that all students achieve a high level of performance despite a lack of resources, the intractable problems of race and poverty, a chaotic governance structure, and the often conflicting demands of teachers, parents, unions, and the community. This important book, edited by the co-directors…  See more details below

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Urban school superintendents face unprecedented challenges. They must ensure that all students achieve a high level of performance despite a lack of resources, the intractable problems of race and poverty, a chaotic governance structure, and the often conflicting demands of teachers, parents, unions, and the community. This important book, edited by the co-directors of the prestigious Harvard Urban Superintendents Program (USP), explores the ways in which superintendents can make a difference in the lives of each child, every day, by being knowledgeable about and driven by what happens in the classroom.

The editors and distinguished contributors cover a wide range of vital topics that superintendents face from the day they are hired to the day they retire, such as how superintendents can most effectively communicate their vision, plan strategically, institute instructional reform, engage the community, and allocate resources. The book is filled with illustrative examples of well-known superintendents who are trailblazing new means to achieve educational fairness for all children and are changing the landscape of urban school systems today. In addition, Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day highlights the Urban Superintendents Program's Leadership Framework, which is designed to aid administrators and educators in decision making and achieving equity. An ancillary CD containing teaching notes and exhibits is also included (in the print edition only) as an aid to teachers who wish to scaffold material discussed in the text.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials will be made available for download upon purchase of the digital edition

Co-published with Education Week and the American Association of School Administrators.

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Praise for Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day

"This comprehensive, compelling, and timely new book will appeal to all readers who care about public education in America. It provides evidence based on proven strategies for change and improvement in urban schools, which when applied can result in all students achieving at higher levels."-Tom Payzant, professor of practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day is an essential resource for every educator, policymaker, and child advocate committed to transforming our nation's schools and preparing every child for the future."-Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Leading change in an urban school district is more complex and challenging than most people realize. This must-read book for any current or future superintendent provides practical, real-world advice by experts who know what they're talking about."-Joel I. Klein, chancellor, New York City Department of Education

"Every Child, Every Classroom, Every Day demonstrates through case studies and expert analyses the impressive educational gains children can make when the best educational research, policy, and practice are aligned. This volume is a valuable resource to aspiring leaders, educational researchers, and current practitioners and a must-read for anyone who cares about our public education system."-Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118037034
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert S. Peterkin, EdD, and Deborah Jewell-Sherman, EdD, are co-directors of the Harvard Urban Superintendents Program (USP).

Laura Kelley and Leslie Boozer are both aspiring superintendents and doctoral candidates studying educational leadership in USP at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Established in 1990, the Harvard USP is recognized as the nation's premier program for preparing individuals to lead urban school districts.

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