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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.

Planning Strategically: Setting and Supporting Priorities
Planning strategically: Setting and supporting priorities
A Story

School board member Luke Tyson meets Professor Gerald Kemerer while participating in the state school board association leadership program. Tyson is impressed by the many important ideas Kemerer raises during his presentation on strategic planning, and Tyson knows his own school system is considering whether it is time to begin a strategic-planning process. His school system's previous strategic plan has become obsolete and is more likely to be found on a shelf than guiding anyone's actions. The new superintendent brought a vision and five priorities when she was hired 3 years ago. It seems to be the right time to launch a new strategic-planning process and build a community consensus regarding the future ...

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