Preface Introduction Section I. Strategic Challenges 1. The Challenges of Competing Priorities 2. The Challenges of Changing Demographics 3. The Challenges of School District Governance Section II. Operational Challenges 4. The Challenges of School District Organization 5. The Challenges of Accountability 6. The Challenges of Instructional Improvement 7. The Challenges of School Safety 8. The Challenges of Staffing Schools Section III. Fundamental Challenges 9. The Challenges of Change 10. The Challenges of Leading and Leadership.
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Despite the rising interest in school districts, there are relatively few comprehensive resources available for graduate students in educational leadership programs. The Challenges of School District Leadership takes the position that the best way to prepare the next generation of school district leaders is to make certain that they are prepared to address the unending challenges that characterize public education today. Drawing on the latest research as well as actual examples, the book spotlights ten of the perennial challenges facing superintendents and school boards. Among the challenges discussed in detail are balancing equity and excellence, accommodating demographic change, coping with the increasing politicization of district leadership, deciding how to organize (or reorganize) a school system, and meeting the demands of educational accountability. This text is appropriate for graduate students in educational leadership, education policy, and the politics of education as well as school district leaders. (source: Nielsen Book Data)