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We know that high quality professional learning can play a significant role in advancing student achievement. This book is aimed at school board members with a desire to deepen their understanding of professional learning as a means to improving their decision making and, ultimately, improving outcomes for educators and their students. Each chapter focuses on a critical decision point that boards frequently encounter. Through a combination of descriptive text, case vignettes, and activities, board members will cultivate a deeper understanding of each decision point, its connection to professional learning, and an enhanced capacity to confront problems.

Engaging Parents: Making Parent Learning a Priority
Engaging parents: Making parent learning a priority
A Story

Maple Rock is a suburban community sitting on the edge of a large city. A large number of high-tech industries have recently relocated to the city, and many executives and employees have settled in Maple Rock due to its award-winning schools. One school that stands out is Maple Rock High-Tech High School. Local executives and parents appreciate its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) agenda and look forward to its graduates filling many rewarding positions in the community's companies in the future. In addition, many of the technology companies have already established internships for students who want to explore careers in science, math, technology, and engineering. More than two dozen students ...

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