Research Leadership Learning Podcast

Welcome to the Research Leadership Learning Podcast from Dowling College's Research Leadership Learning Center.

On this podcast we explore many fields of knowledge related to leadership in social agencies, bringing you conversations with teachers, principals, superintendents and others working in and around the Long Island region, including Dowling faculty and Dowling doctoral candidates. By sharing research and knowledge from the field, we hope to develop a profound human awareness among leaders of social agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.

Designing School Systems

click to download Posted Wednesday, April 07, 2010. Total length: 33:00

"It's all about teaching and learning. It's not about testing."
Dr. Robert Manley

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Have most educational reforms failed? In today's episode, Dr. Rich Bernato talks with Dr. Robert Manley  and Dr. Richard Hawkins about their new book, Designing School Systems for All Students: A Toolbox to Fix America's Schools.  Drawing on their own experiences as school administrators and using real world examples, Dr. Manley and Dr. Hawkins present practical and comprehensive steps towards building a school system that works for all students. The discussion covers getting the curricula right, building leadership capacity in principals, collaborating with the whole school, and more.

And you have a chance to win a free copy of Designing School Systems for All Students. Just email us your thoughts on today's discussion to We will pick one winner at random from the responses received and send you a free copy.

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