Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools

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School improvement that lasts: find out how with this masterful guide!

New case studies and field-tested tools and techniques uncover indispensible insights in the powerful third edition of this bestseller. Discover why more than 350,000 educators have used this book to create schools that sustain success for every student. Build high-performing leadership teams across schools and districts through:

  • Engagement strategies and capacity-building questions to help staff and students target meaningful goals
  • New real-world examples to help stakeholders maintain collaborative cultures in the face of new teacher evaluations and merit pay, RTI and Common Core mandates, and diverse settings
  • New tools, forms, and video segments on a companion website

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For our children, for our future: failure is never an option!

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Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, (In Press).  He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East.  Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.

 

 

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