School Systems That Learn: Improving Professional Practice, Overcoming Limitations, and Diffusing Innovation (Collaboration, Creativity, and the Diffusion of Innovation)

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When school systems learn, professional practice improves and student achievement increases

Picture this: Teachers sharing insights and challenges. Principals leading with trust. Central office leaders inspiring and supporting principals. A synergistic learning system that results in all students succeeding. This practitioner′s guide to creating a system-wide learning organization focuses on professional learning as the stimulus to improving student achievement. Experienced superintendents Paul Ash and John D′Auria provide a blueprint to:

  • Improve schools through system-wide professional learning
  • Increase student achievement by instilling a deep-rooted culture of curiosity
  • Bolster faculty and staff morale with trust-building initiatives
  • Align professional development with student-centered district standards

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When school systems learn, professional practice improves and student achievement increases.

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Dr. Paul B. Ash has served as Superintendent of the Lexington Public Schools since 2005. Previously, he served as the Superintendent of Schools in the Westwood, Massachusetts Public Schools from 1998 to 2005. He has also held the following positions in the Wellesley, Massachusetts Public Schools - Director of Professional Personnel and Staff Development; Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Finance and Administration; Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Planning; and Interim Superintendent of Schools. He started his career in education as a chemistry/physics/earth science teacher at the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, Dover, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ash received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Boston College, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Harvard University′s Graduate School of Education, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Massachusetts, and the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has served Boston College as an adjunct faculty member providing instruction in Finance and Facilities Management to masters and doctoral students. He is currently a member of the National Superintendent′s Roundtable, and has served on the National Board of Governors for the American Association of School Administrators.
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