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Urban school superintendents face unprecedented challenges. Theymust ensure that all students achieve a high level of performancedespite a lack of resources, the intractable problems of race andpoverty, a chaotic governance structure, and the often conflictingdemands of teachers, parents, unions, and the community. Thisimportant book, edited by the co-directors of the prestigiousHarvard Urban Superintendents Program (USP), explores the ways inwhich superintendents can make a difference in the lives of eachchild, every day, by being knowledgeable about and driven by whathappens in the classroom.

The editors and distinguished contributors cover a wide range ofvital topics that superintendents face from the day they are hiredto the day they retire, such as how superintendents can mosteffectively communicate their vision, plan strategically, instituteinstructional reform, engage the community, and allocate resources.The book is filled with illustrative examples of well-knownsuperintendents who are trailblazing new means to achieveeducational fairness for all children and are changing thelandscape of urban school systems today. In addition, EveryChild, Every Classroom, Every Day highlights the UrbanSuperintendents Program's Leadership Framework, which is designedto aid administrators and educators in decision making andachieving equity. An ancillary CD containing teaching notes andexhibits is also included (in the print edition only) as an aid toteachers who wish to scaffold material discussed in the text.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file. These materials will be madeavailable for download upon purchase of the digital edition

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

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