Transforming education for equity requires courageous innovation within the present system. This book is intentionally broad so educational leaders at the state and local level can implement the catalysts for systemic change related to regional circumstances. The desired outcomes from this book are (1) the increased use and investment in educational research, (2) spending increased time on the issues that make a difference for student success, and (3) rethinking the profile of skills and competencies for graduates. These three far-reaching objectives are embedded with consistent use of data, analytics, and systems for stability.

Select chapters afford education decision-makers practical ideas in prioritizing their efforts. From the pragmatic options presented, leaders can determine relevance to local issues and plan for targeted enhancement. The text identifies the major catalysts for systemic improvement, presents a rationale why each is important, and offers practical implementation solutions. By prioritizing strategies and systems based on district needs, short and long-term benefits are realized. Frameworks, models, and recommendations address the most significant issues facing decision makers in education.

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Beautifully written and expertly argued, this 678 page legendary classic is a brutal and nefarious tale of colonialism and white supremacy that will inspire and galvanize scholars and political activists in the struggle against racism and its misrepresentations of the past. It is a timely revelation for our times, a riveting realism at its finest, and the defining book of 2021 that will give face to Black Lives Matter everywhere and make us all live and breathe colored folks’ pain.