Published in SEDL Letter Volume XVII, Number 2, Leadership for Learning

Wesley A. Hoover, PhD, President and CEO
Joyce S. Pollard, EdD, Director, Office of Institutional Communications
Leslie Asher Blair, MA, Editor


Jane Thurmond (Austin, Texas) designed SEDL Letter. The photos on pages 12–16 are courtesy of Peter Hall. The photos on pages 22 and 28 were taken by SEDL staff members. Photos of hurricane damage on pages 8 and 9 are from the Mississippi Department of Education Web site. The photos on page 20 were taken by freelance photographer Bret Brookshire. All other photos are ©Getty Images and Special thanks to Nancy Reynolds, SEDL information associate, for her help in gathering research literature.

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