Booklist by Strand2018-09-20T12:06:45+00:00

Books Approved for Board Member Certification

To see a list of books that have been approved for fulfilling the reading requirement of Advanced, Master and Distinguished Board Member Certification, select the topic strand of interest. To make it convenient for you, the link for ordering a book from the source is provided.

Prior approval must be obtained from the MSBA Leadership Development Department for books not on this list to qualify for certification.

Contact

Leadership Development Department
Phone: 800-221-6722, ext. 329
Email: training@mosba.org

Study Strands

SA = Student Achievement
BOG = Board Operations and Governance
SLF = School Law and Finance
CIE = Contemporary Issues in Education
SSS = School Safety and Security

Title Author(s) Order/View
Accountability in Action, 2nd. Edition Reeves, D. book cover
Aligning School Districts as PLCs Van Clay, M. & Soldwedel, P. book cover
Answers to Essential Questions About Standards, Assessments, Grading & Reporting Guskey,T. & Jung, L. book cover
Closing the Achievement Gap: No Excuses Davenport, P. & Anderson, G. book cover
Compelling Conversations: Connecting Leadership to Student Achievement Piercy, T. book cover
The Culturally Proficient School: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders, 2nd Ed. Lindsey, R. & Roberts, L. book cover
Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles Constantino, S. book cover
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Improving Achievement Jensen, E. book cover
The Essential School Board Book: Better Governance in the Age of Accountability Walser, N. & Elmore, R book cover
Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement Edwards, M. book cover
Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student Blankstein, A. & Noguera, P. book cover
Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students Finn, C. & Wright, B. book cover
Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools, 3rd Ed. Blankstein, A. book cover
The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural Education) Darling-Hammond, L. book cover
A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach, 5th Ed. Payne, R. book cover
Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning: Learning in the Age of Empowerment (New Edition) Schwahn, C. & McGarvey, B. book cover
Inevitable Too! The Total Leader Embraces Mass Customized Learning Schwahn, C. & McGarvey, B. book cover
Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement DuFour, R. & Marzano, R. book cover
On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities Barth, R. & DuFour, R. book cover
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Putnam, R. book cover
Performance is Key: Connecting the Links to Leadership and Excellence Cotter, V. & Hassler, R.
Poverty is NOT a Learning Disability: Equalizing Opportunities for Low SES Students Howard, T. & Dresser, S. book cover
The Power of Smart Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning O’Neill, J. book cover
The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools Lubeinski, C. & Lubeinski, S. book cover
Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn Buffum, A. & Mattos, M. book cover
Schools That Succeed: How Educators Marshal the Power of Systems for Improvement Chenoweth, K. book cover
The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got That Way Ripley, A. book cover
Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It Jensen, E. book cover
Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools Parrett, W. & Budge, K.

Title Author(s) Order/View
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning Goodwin, B. et al book cover
Becoming a Better Board Member: A Guide to Effective School Board Service, 3rd Ed. NSBA book cover
Boards that Matter: Building Blocks for Implementing Coherent Governance and Policy Governance Quinn, R. & Dawson, L. book cover
Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams Balch, B. & Adamson, M.
Building Relationships, Yielding Results: How Superintendents Can Work with School Boards to Create Productive Teams Hackett, J. book cover
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, 3rd Ed. Collins, J. & Porras, J. book cover
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track Slaughter, J. book cover
Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education (3rd Edition) Ravitch, D. book cover
Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance Smoley, E book cover
Effective Superintendent-School Board Practices: Strategies for Developing and Maintaining Good Relationship with Your Board Townsend, R. book cover
The Essential School Board Book: Better Governance in the Age of Accountability Walser, N. & Elmore, R book cover
Five Habits of High-Impact School Boards Eadie, D. book cover
Good Governance Is A Choice: A Way to Re-create Your Board – the Right Way Quinn, R. & Dawson, L. book cover
Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t Collins, J. book cover
Governing at the Top: Building a Board-Superintendent Strategic Governing Team Eadie, D. book cover
How NOT to Be a Terrible School Board Member Mayer, R. book cover
Improving School Board Effectiveness: A Balanced Governance Approach Alsbury, T. & Gore, P. book cover
The Key Work of School Boards Guidebook, 3rd Ed. Gemberling, K. et al book cover
The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time, 2nd Ed. Covey, S. book cover
Leadership and School Boards: Guarding the Trust in an Era of Community Engagement Reimer, L. & Wiens, J. book cover
Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools Childress, S. & Doyle, D. book cover
Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations Schlechty, P. book cover
Malcolm and Me: How to Use the Baldridge Process to Improve Your School Maurer, R. & Pedersen, S. book cover
Performance is Key: Connecting the Links to Leadership and Excellence Cotter, V. & Hassler, R.
The Power of Smart Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning O’Neill, J. book cover
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Trump, K. book cover
Running All the Red Lights: A Journey of System-Wide Educational Reform Holliday, Terry & Clark, B. book cover
The School Board Fieldbook: Leading with Vision Van Clay, M. & Soldwedel, P. book cover
A School Board Guide to Leading Successful Schools: Focusing on Learning Hirsch, S. & Foster, A. book cover
Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Building Public Support for America’s Public Schools Voller, J. book cover
The Secrets of School Board Success: Practical Tips for Board Members Hamilton, L. book cover
Stronger Together: Answering the Questions of Collaborative Leadership Martin, T. & Rains, C.
Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools Parrett, W. & Budge, K.
Vanishing School Boards: Where School Boards Have Gone, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Bring Them Back Rice, P. book cover
What School Boards Can Do: Reform Governance for Urban Schools McAdams, D. book cover

Title Author(s) Order/View
A Better Way to Budget: Building Support for Bold, Student-Centered Change in Public Schools Levenson, N. book cover
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track Slaughter, J. book cover
Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight Odden, A. book cover
The Money Myth: School Resources, Outcomes and Equity Grubb, W. book cover
The Principal’s Quick Reference Guide to School Law Hachiya, R. & Shoop, R. book cover
School Budgeting for Hard Times: Confronting Cutbacks and Critics Poston, W. book cover
School Finance Elections: A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success, 2nd Edition Lifto, D. book cover
Smart Money: Using Educational Resources to Accomplish Ambitious Learning Goals Adams, J. book cover
Spending Money Wisely: Getting the Most From School District Budgets Levenson, N. et al book cover

Title Author(s) Order/View
50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools Berliner, D. & Glass, G. book cover
Accountability in Action, 2nd. Edition Reeves, D. book cover
Aligning School Districts as PLCs Van Clay, M. & Soldwedel, P. book cover
Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships Henderson, A. et al book cover
Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School Medina, J. book cover
Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners Smith, D. et al
Columbine Cullen, D. book cover
Columbine: A True Story, 2nd Ed. Kass, J. book cover
Complex People: Insights at the Intersection of Black Culture and American Social Life Howard, D.
Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (2nd Edition) Singleton, G. book cover
The Culturally Proficient School: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders, 2nd Ed. Lindsey, R. & Roberts, L. book cover
Cybertraps for Educators Lane, F.
Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education (3rd Edition) Ravitch, D. book cover
Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles Constantino, S. book cover
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Improving Achievement Jensen, E. book cover
Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student Blankstein, A. & Noguera, P. book cover
Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students Finn, C. & Wright, B. book cover
Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in Highly Effective Schools, 3rd Ed. Blankstein, A. book cover
The Final Report & Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States Vossekuil, B. et al book cover
The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural Education) Darling-Hammond, L. book cover
A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach, 5th Ed. Payne, R. book cover
Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t Collins, J. book cover
Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence, 2nd Ed. Int’l. Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP) book cover
Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School Dorn, M. & Dorn, C.
The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time, 2nd Ed. Covey, S. book cover
Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools Childress, S. & Doyle, D. book cover
Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations Schlechty, P. book cover
Malcolm and Me: How to Use the Baldridge Process to Improve Your School Maurer, R. & Pedersen, S. book cover
A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform Warren, M. & Mapp, K. book cover
The Mental and Emotional State of School-Aged Students Brooks, S.
More Courageous Conversations About Race Singleton, G. book cover
On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities Barth, R. & DuFour, R. book cover
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis Putnam, R. book cover
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Trump, K. book cover
Promoting Your School: Going Beyond PR, 3rd Edition Warner, C. book cover
The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools Lubeinski, C. & Lubeinski, S. book cover
Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn Buffum, A. & Mattos, M. book cover
Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms Milner, H. book cover
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools Ravitch, D. book cover
The Relentless Search for Better Ways Bearden, J. book cover
Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools DuFour, R. & DuFour, R. book cover
The Risk of School Rampage: Assessing & Preventing Threats of School Violence Madfis, E.
Running All the Red Lights: A Journey of System-Wide Educational Reform Holliday, Terry & Clark, B. book cover
School Communication That Works DeSieghardt, K. book cover
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective O’Toole, M. book cover
Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Building Public Support for America’s Public Schools Voller, J. book cover
Schools That Succeed: How Educators Marshal the Power of Systems for Improvement Chenoweth, K. book cover
The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got That Way Ripley, A. book cover
Stronger Together: Answering the Questions of Collaborative Leadership Martin, T. & Rains, C.
Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It Jensen, E. book cover
Threat Assessment In Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates Fein, R. book cover
Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division, 2nd edition Muhammad, A. book cover
Violence Among Students and School Staff Brooks, S.
The Violence Continuum: Creating a Safe School Climate Manvell, E.
We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools, 3rd Ed. Howard, G. book cover
Weakfish: Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child Dorn, M. & Dorn, C.
What School Boards Can Do: Reform Governance for Urban Schools McAdams, D. book cover
Where the Finger Points Brooks, S.
Why Rural Schools Matter Tieken, M.
Title Author(s) Order/View
Columbine Cullen, D. book cover
Columbine: A True Story, 2nd Ed. Kass, J. book cover
Cybertraps for Educators Lane, F.
The Final Report & Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States Vossekuil, B. et al book cover
Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence, 2nd Ed. Int’l. Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP) book cover
Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School Dorn, M. & Dorn, C.
The Mental and Emotional State of School-Aged Students Brooks, S.
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Trump, K. book cover
The Risk of School Rampage: Assessing & Preventing Threats of School Violence Madfis, E.
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective O’Toole, M. book cover
Threat Assessment In Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates Fein, R. book cover
Violence Among Students and School Staff Brooks, S.
The Violence Continuum: Creating a Safe School Climate Manvell, E.
Weakfish: Bullying Through the Eyes of a Child Dorn, M. & Dorn, C.
Where the Finger Points Brooks, S.