Reads / Books & Links

Here's a list of rich resources for advancing your team's ongoing learning and improvement efforts. Easily blended into individual learning, one-on-one conversations, work sessions, and "strategic business meetings," ReadStudy resources can be studied in entirety but are probably better used in "bite sized chunks" (quotes, chapters, crucial questions...).

   CASB's Leadership Workbook
THE core read for all aspects of local board excellence
   First Things First (Leading With A Focus On The Wildly Important)
By Stephen R. Covey
   Conversational Capacity
By Craig Weber
   Improving School Board Effectiveness – A Balanced Governance Approach
By Tom Alsbury and Phil Gore
   Key Work Of School Boards
NSBA's classic
   Leadership Is An Art
Classic by Max DePree
   Member Handbook
By the Mapleton governing team
   Member Handbook
By the Holyoke governing team

   Schools Cannot Do It Alone
By Jamie Vollmer
   Smartest Kids In The World
A rich look at pace setting learning systems across the globe by Amanda Ripley
   The Essential School Board Book
By Nancy Walser
The Purple Book
Simple, powerful, graphics-filled look at Colorado's financial dilemma by the folks at Colorado Fiscal Institute


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