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Articles and Recommended Readings

Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools – Steven Brill

The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst Schools – Richard Whitmire

Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools – Terry M. Moe

I Used to Think..and Now I Think..: Twenty Leading Educators Reflect on the Work of School Reform – Richard F. Elmore

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children – Alfie Kohn

The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future – Darrel Drury and Justin Baer

The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts – Neal Bascomb

Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives and America’s Future – David Kirp

Sub Culture: Three Years in Education’s Dustiest Corners – Carolyn Bucior

The Perfect Test – Ron Dietel

Defining a 21st century education – Craig Jerald

Starting out right: examining pre-k and kindergarten – Center for Public Education

Cutting to the bone: How the economic crisis affects schools – Center for Public Education

The United States of education: The changing demographics of the United States and their schools – Center for Public Education

Back to school: How parent involvement affects student achievement – Center for Public Eduation

Why School Boards – National School Boards Association

Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell

Schools Cannot Do It Alone – Jamie Robert Vollmer

The Fred Factor – Mark Sanborn

Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom: District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities – Robert Eaker

Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp – Jerry Stanley

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way – Amanda Ripley

Lessons from the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life – Dennis Snow

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life – Spencer Johnson MD

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions – Dr. John Kotter

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – Jim Collins

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin

Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success – Harvey Alvy

Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling – David Hutchens and Barry Rellaford