A Call to Leadership: The First Fifty Years of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents
By: Linda Dye Ellis (author)Paperback
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A Call to Leadership examines commonly accepted condemnations of public education and highlights the key role played by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) in supporting its members' tireless struggle for educational improvement and in correcting public misconceptions. While the book describes specific circumstances in Indiana, efforts at the state level reflect educational challenges throughout the United States, and this volume will be a valuable reference source for educational policy makers throughout North America. Since the IAPSS's foundation, graduation rates have risen over twenty percent, and more rigorous coursework has been introduced to an increasingly diverse pool of students. The landscape of education has changed, as 1,100 Indiana school districts have been consolidated into 293 corporations under the direction of licensed superintendents. Throughout the whole period, school leaders have struggled to implement increasingly complex programs that have often been mandated but left underfunded.
Linda Ellis has a Master of Science in education from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in education from Anderson College. She taught English, literature, and world history for fourteen years at Pendleton Middle School, Jennings County Middle School, and Mount Vernon Middle School before working as a professional development coordinator for Mount Vernon Schools in Fortville, Indiana.
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