"Paul Kimmelman's book is full of interesting thoughts on how to generate successful educational innovations in a policy environment that demands accountability. His blend of on-the-ground experience as a teacher and school administrator, coupled with his understanding of change practices in business, leads to many fresh insights."
—Robert C. Granger, President
William T. Grant Foundation
"This book provides a rare, insightful analysis of the ideas and concerns of national leaders who shaped legislation. Kimmelman's work encourages individuals to embrace a new form of leadership and redesign schools that reflect the economic and social realities of the present and future."
—Kenneth Arndt, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, IL
Position your school or district for continuous improvement in the 21st century!
While educational leaders must be responsive to federal policy mandates, compliance alone will not guarantee continuous school improvement. Leaders must create conditions that foster innovative solutions to perennial problems and engage all educators in systemic reform.
Paul L. Kimmelman creates a triangular framework for improving education based on federal policy compliance, effective leadership, and innovation. With practical examples from business and education, this remarkable book:
- Provides a rare glimpse into the thought processes of legislators and policy makers who wrote the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
- Includes contemporary thinking on how leaders can distribute leadership throughout a school or district
- Focuses on the critical role of innovation in creating successful reform efforts
The School Leadership Triangle provides leadership teams with a solid foundation for discussing key issues that can lead to substantive improvements in schools and districts while addressing the challenges of federal laws.
Read the EducationNews.org interview with Paul Kimmelman on his interviews with Congressional leaders behind NCLB.