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Corwin Press

Out-of-the-Box Leadership

www.corwinpress.com, $29.95

Maupin House Publishing

Flip for Comprehension

www.maupinhouse.com

Book, $27.95

From its stately brick and stonework architecture which reminds one more of a university than a public high school to its successful fusion of technology and teaching, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Mass., stands out as a truly unique school.

This is a very good time to be looking for a job as a school superintendent. The demand for qualified applicants is high and the supply is low, so if you are an experienced superintendent with a good track record, you can expect some very attractive offers if you enter the job market.

Digital Leader

Some people might think there's something in the water in Pueblo, Colorado, but it's really in the computers.

Problem: Student discipline was poor at Harding Elementary School (Pa.), and the reading program was uninspiring and ineffective.

Can studying a second language in elementary school boost student achievement in other academic areas? Numerous studies suggest that this may be the case. Yet even though NCLB identifies foreign language as a core subject, only about a fourth of U.S. public elementary schools report teaching foreign languages, and most of these schools provide only introductory courses. Fewer than half of all U.S. high school students are studying a foreign language. Meanwhile, administration of a National Assessment for Educational Progress test for foreign language has been put on hold.

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