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Richard Elmore

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Reconnecting the superintendent to instruction
HGSE Professor Richard Elmore

How can superintendents influence classroom instruction? In this HGSE interview, Anrig Professor Richard Elmore discusses his work with the Connecticut Superintendents' Network (CSN). Elmore and the superintendents focus on practice: They observe classroom teaching; center problem statements on student learning; and ask challenging questions about the necessary conditions for improving instruction. "We are prepared, for better or for worse," notes Elmore, "to hold ourselves to a standard of making improvements in those respects."


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