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Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership!

This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents:

Pedro A. Noguera and Alan M. Blankstein on essential questions and themes; Delores B. Lindsey and Randall B. Lindsey on culturally proficient equity audits; Antoinette Mitchell on the knowledge base for teaching diverse learners in big-city schools; Stephen G. Peters on how to capture, inspire, and teach every learner; Thomas R. Guskey on rethinking the work of Benjamin S. Bloom; Karen J. Pittman and Merita Irby on readiness for college, work, and life; Alan Boyle on helping failing schools to turn around; Richard Farson on the paradoxes of risk, challenge, failure, and innovation

Pioneering educators and series editors Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole, and Paul D. Houston offer thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities and include a complete index for browsing and easy reference.

Chapter Seven: Engaging Every Learner: Blurring the Lines for Learning to Ensure That All Young People Are Ready for College, Work, and Life

Engaging Every Learner: Blurring the Lines for Learning to Ensure That All Young People Are Ready for College, Work, and Life
Engaging every learner: Blurring the lines for learning to ensure that all young people are ready for college, work, and life
Karen J.Pittman and MeritaIrby

Universal access to public education is a fundamental right in America—a right that many assume comes with a promise of equal quality and adequate, if not equal, progress. But the one-two punch delivered by the application of the federal requirements of No Child Left Behind to high school graduation (U.S. Department of Education, 2003) and the widely publicized recalculations of high school graduation rates has created a newfound sense of urgency among policy makers and the public. Data from the Manhattan ...

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