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Relevant Print & Online Resources

The transformation of school districts to yield high achievement for all students is being discussed around the world. Here are some additional resources that you can use to learn more:


Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools, (Jossey-Bass, 2012)

John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, Rodney R. Cocking, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, (National Academy Press, 2000)

Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. LeMahieu,  Learning to Improve: How American’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, (Harvard Education Press, 2015)

Anythony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth, Stuart Luppescu, and John Q. Easton,  Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago, (University of Chicago Press, 2010)

Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Lee Teitel, Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning, (Harvard Education Press, 2009)

John Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning, (Routledge, 2012)

Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies, Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships, (The New Press, 2007)

Meredith I. Honig and Lydia R. Rainey, How School Districts Can Support Deeper Learning: The Need for Performance Alignment, (Jobs for the Future, 2015)

Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, (Josey-Bass, 2001)

Patrick Lencioni, Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2005)

Joseph P. McDonald, et al, The Power of Protocols: An Educator’s Guide to Better Practice, (Teachers College Press, 2003)

Phillip C. Schlechty, Engaging Students: The Next Level of Working on the Work, (Jossey-Bass, 2011)

SEDL and U.S. Department of Education, Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships, (SEDL, 2013)

Tony Wagner, Robert Kegan, et al., Change Leadership: A Practical Guide to Transforming Our Schools, (Jossey-Bass, 2006)

Mark Warren and Karen Mapp, A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform, (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Etienne Wenger, Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier, (Harvard Business Review, 2000)

Web Sites

Annenberg Institute

Connecticut State Department of Education

Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council)