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Take steps to serve disadvantaged children, and other marginalized student groups with this practical, solution-oriented guide to equity-driven reform for school leaders. Includes case studies and reflective-discussion questions.

The Leadership-for-Equity Dilemma
The leadership-for-equity dilemma

Principalship is the second greatest influence on student learning, second only to teacher effectiveness.

(Leithwood & Riehl, 2003)

The PACE Framework outlined in Chapter 3 provides a vital process for leading school transformation with equity as the key driver. The often unspoken truth, however, is that many school leaders were not trained or are not intuitively aware of how to lead for equity. Therefore, before we proceed with the discussion of how to implement the PACE framework (see Chapter 6), we want to pause and authentically analyze the highly textured and sometimes messy dilemmas associated with leading for equity.

Principals Janet Stacks, Jeffrey Dodge, and Elizabeth Springfield attended a summer leadership retreat. All three principals participated in a session titled ...

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