Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student

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About the Author

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former "high-risk" youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option(R) Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, . He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.


"Pedro Noguera and Alan Blankstein's book should be on the shelf of every school leader and community member who is committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities for all. Excellence Through Equity is a well written combination of research, philosophical approaches, and practical effective implementations." -- Luvelle Brown, Superintendent "Ithaca City School District, Ithaca, NY"
"Excellence Through Equity is an exemplary look at how educators across the country are tackling today's issue of equity to ensure all students not only have the opportunity to learn but excel. A great read for all those interested in providing the best possible education to all students!" -- Greg Wolcott, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning "Woodridge School District 68, Woodridge, IL"
"This book provides timely insights and powerful examples that educational equity and excellence is necessary and possible. In addition, the stories of courageous leadership and persistence amplify what is required from each of us to achieve sustainable and lasting change in public education." -- Victor Cary, Senior Director "National Equity Project, Oakland, CA"