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Manufacturer: Jossey-Bass
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Author(s): Tom Payzant

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780787986216
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0787986216
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Jossey-Bass
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Jossey-Bass
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2010-12-14
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Studio: Jossey-Bass
Editorial Review:

This important book, written by educational expert and urbanschool leader, Tom Payzant, offers a realistic understanding ofwhat urban school leadership looks like from the inside. Payzantshares his first-hand knowledge of the unique managerial,instructional, and political tasks of this role. Effectivelycombining practical lessons and research, Urban School Leadershipincludes in-depth analysis of various leadership concerns. The bookcovers topics such as improving student achievement, working withunions, building community, and maintaining and developingresources. Most importantly, it offers stories of real schoolleaders whose successes and missteps reveal the inherent"messiness" of this difficult job.

Urban School Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass LeadershipLibrary in Education series.

"This important book provides compelling examples of howeffective leaders can have hope, see progress, and achieve successfor all children in the schools and districts theylead."—Richard Riley, former United States Secretary ofEducation

"Tom Payzant is one of the few people who could provide such acomprehensive, useful book for educational leaders at all levels.This very practical book is grounded in the important experiencesand impressive judgment of one of our nation's most successfulschool superintendents"—Jon Schnur, co-founder and CEO, NewLeaders for New Schools

"Tom Payzant is one of the finest urban educators of ourgeneration. Urban School Leadership is compelling, crisp, andwise—providing a clear path for those dedicated to improvingthe trajectory of children's lives."—Timothy F.C. Knowles,executive director, Center for Urban School Improvement, Universityof Chicago

"Urban School Leadership is a must read for anyone interested inthe landscape of urban public education in America."—BeverlyHall, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools


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