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Alan Blankstein

Founder of the HOPE Foundation and Original Founder of Solution Tree

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About Alan Blankstein

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 ...

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

While the movement for standards and accountability has largely succeeded in bringing greater attention to disparities in student achievement, surprisingly little attention has been given to what it ...

Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools

This presentation focuses on how to build leadership communities within and between schools and districts, how to create schools where failure is not an option, and what it takes to turn schools around ...

The Answer is in the Room Where Failure is Not an Option®: A Foundation for Creating a High-Performing School Culture

Presentation on how to build leadership communities within and between schools and districts, how to create schools where failure is not an option, and what it takes to turn schools around and ...

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Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles That Advance Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools by Alan Blankstein
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AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership - Part Two

(the following is an excerpt from a forthcoming issue of The School Administrator. SeeAASA.org) Part 2:Face the facts and your fears. Data reflecting poor performance, especially ...

AASA on Courageous and Uplifting Leadership - Part One

(the following is an excerpt from a forthcoming issue of The School Administrator. SeeAASA.org) It wasMondaymorning and the middle school had flooded over the weekend. Told it would ...

Building Trust in Schools

The pioneering work around the importance of building trust in schools is more critical now than ever due to our current political climate, growing xenophobia, and the credibility of our media, judiciary branch ...