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Why I Wrote This Book                                  Page 44

 

 
WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK ...Paul Ash

"After decades of work in high-performing school districts, I wondered, 'Why do achievement gaps continue to exist, even in well-funded school districts with excellent teachers, clear standards and high expectations?' The answer lies in transforming school systems from rigid, hierarchical institutions into nimble, dynamic systems that can respond in real time to student needs."

 

- Paul B. Ash, superintendent, Lexington, Mass., and AASA member since 1999, on co-authoring SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT LEARN: IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, OVERCOMING LIMITATIONS, AND DIFFUSING INNOVATION (Corwin, 2012).