Nancy Walser is editor of theHarvard Education Letter and author of The Essential School Board Book: Better Governance in the Age of Accountability.||||Ray Rist is a senior evaluation officer with the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank. He has held senior positions in both the legislative and executive branches of the United States government as well as teaching positions at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and George Washington University
"The Essential School Board Book"is one of the best books ever
written on school board governance. Every board president and
superintendent should make it required reading for the entire
board-superintendent team. It is well researched and practical. The
advice is sound and comes from real experience and practice that we
can all learn from. What s more, the strategies to increase student
achievement and learning work. Walser has done a great service by
featuring effective policy and practice for good school governance.
This book will prove indispensable to true district transformation.
Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards
In this engaging, practical guide, Walser uses case studies of successful school boards to highlight effective governance practices. She offers real-world solutions that will inspire school board members as well as superintendents, principals, and other leaders striving to build successful partnerships in support of academic achievement. Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, American Association of School Administrators