Alan Blankstein Solution Tree, Equity, student achievement

Alan Blankstein

  • Original Founder of Solution Tree
  • Founder of the HOPE Foundation
  • Author of "Failure Is Not an Option"

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 ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Celebration of Teaching & Learning
ASCD Exerpt
Failure Is Not an Option
One on One with JC Hayward
Speech Topics
  • 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 ... View More

  • 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 ... View More

  • 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 ... View More

  • How Quality Changed the Course of US Education, How We’ve Lost Direction & What’s Next

    The “quality movement” in U.S. education began in the late 1980’s and soon became what is now commonly called ... View More

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  • This was the best keynote I’ve heard in 20 years.
  • Marcus Newsome, Superintendent - Chesterfield County Public Schools

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