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LeadershipBooks • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD EDUCATION Financial and Managerial Accounting for School Administrators HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom Carol Patton RESOURCES FOR DISTRICT LEADERS www.rowmaneducation.com, $64.95 A Authors Ronald E Everett, Donald J Johnson and B Bernard Madden p provide school s superintendents, b business m managers a and principals w with important a accounting techniques and applications for the school environment. They demonstrate the overall binding effect that accounting has on all of the tasks and functions they perform. The book includes best practices, GASB pronouncements and Internet applications. www.hci-online.com, $20.97 The Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom series by Jack Canﬁeld, Mark Hansen, and Anna Unkovich includes four books that target elementary, middle, high and home schools. Stories and activities in each are designed to touch several aspects of student life, ranging from the physical and emotional to the social, spiritual, mental and artistic. Each book includes rade stories appropriate for the reading grade iate level. Also included are age-appropriate lesson plans designed to encourage reading, build reading comprehension and writing skills, improve logic and imagination, and introduce lessons on values, morals and character. NSTA The NSTA ReadyReference Guide to Safer Science www.nsta.org, $26.95 ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD EDUCATION Creating the Ideal School: Where Teachers Want to Teach and Students Want to Learn THE NEW PRESS The New Press Education Reader: Leading Educators Speak Out T This guide b by Kenneth R Russell Roy is a compendium o of 39 “Scope on S Safety” columns fr from Science S Scope, the NSTA’s m member journal fo for middle schools. Roy shows middle school science teachers how to apply current regulations and safety practices. Major sections cover safety practices and legal standards on subjects ranging from asbestos and bloodborne pathogens to ﬁeld trips. Each section is divided into four parts—general science, chemistry, physical science and biology. Each section contains questions regarding safe science lab practices. www.rowmaneducation.com, $39.95 www.thenewpress.com, 24.95 A Albert Mamary’s g guide provides a all the necessary to tools to create a an ideal school. It It’s based on th the impressive re results Mamary a attained in the J Johnson City, N.Y., s schools. Under h his leadership, an underachieving and troubled upstate New York school district was transformed into a nationally validated high-performing school system. Creating the Ideal School will appeal to teachers and administrators who are interested in making profound improvements in education. T The New Press E Education Reader, e edited by Ellen R Reeves, offers new p perspectives on th the classroom and c curricula. It brings to together the work o of progressive w writers and e educators such as Lisa Delpit, Herbert Kohl, William Ayers and Maxine Greene, whose voices have been instrumental in shaping the ﬁeld of education. These education experts discuss challenging issues, including schools and social justice, tracking and testing, combating racism and homophobia, closing the achievement gap, and children in poverty. 76 March 2008 District Administration
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of District Administration - March 2008
District Administration - March 2008
Inside the Law
Crafting Strategic Plans
Social Studies: Is it History?
District Buying Power: Spending on Construction and Renovation
How Well Does This Web Site Work?
Calendar of Events
Understanding the Times
District Administration - March 2008