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Book by professor, grad drives professional development of Minnesota school administrators

Karen Seashore LouisThe three school administrator associations in Minnesota are collaborating on a year-long professional development activity that is based on a recent book by Sharon Kruse (Ph.D. in EdPA; professor, University of Akron) and Karen Seashore Louis (Robert H. Beck Professor of Ideas in Education; professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development).

The book, Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide To Leading Change, is designed to help educators sharpen their ability to accelerate school improvement by focusing on building a shared leadership base in the school, with the district, and within the local community. The associations are offering book study options, blogs, and continuing education credits for participation. Kruse and Seashore Louis have presented at the fall and winter conferences of the three associations to kick off this work.

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