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
  • NSBA Becoming A Better Board Member – NSBA
  • Mastering Council Meeting: A guide for elected officials and local governments – Ann G. Macfarlane, PRE, CAE and Andrew L. Estep, CAE

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