A hands-on, practical guide to leading and implementing school restructuring and educational reform. Building on the strategic framework for school reform outlined in his first book, "Schools for the 21st Century", Phillip Schlechty presents an action plan in this book for implementing those reforms. With strategies and step-by-step advice, "Inventing Better Schools" guides local school leaders, teachers, parents and community leaders through each stage of school restructuring and reform, from developing a mission statement and setting goals to creating district support for change and assessing results.
PHILLIP C. SCHLECHTY is founder and CEO of the Center for Leadership in School Reform. The creator of some of the nation's most innovative professional development programs for educators, he has been the recipient of the American Federation of Teachers Quest Citation and the American Educational Research Association's Professional Service Award. Schlechty is the author of Schools for the 21st Century and Shaking Up the School House.