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An updated edition of the most comprehensive, complete handbook for the superintendency! The original book grew out of extensive funding and professional development from the highly-respected Danforth Foundation, and examines the role of the superintendent through field-based research with over 150 superintendents over ten years. Intended for urban, rural, and suburban superintendents, the book is designed to help these dirtrict leaders improve their effectiveness, learn from best practices, and fully understand the tenets of NCLB and other critical legislation. As a fieldbook, the book reflects stories, anecdotes, vignettes from practicing superintendents and is truly a practioner-friendly resource for school leaders. In updating The Superintendent's Fieldbook, the authors draw on their five-year experience with some 100 members of the National Superintendents Roundtable. Internationally, this experience involves extensive attention to education in China and Europe, including four site visits to China, plans to send a delegation of Roundtable superintendents to Finland later this year, and a month spent in England and Israel by one of our colleagues examining principal development.