Education: Grad Work for The War Zone

Harvard molds administrators for the toughest school jobs

You're the superintendent of schools in San Diego. You get a telephone call at 6 a.m. one Sunday with the news that a black male assistant superintendent has murdered a white female director of program evaluation and committed suicide. The police are at your house by 7 a.m., and the media are about to spread like an oil slick all over this one. What do you do?

That's the kind of question students at Harvard's graduate school of education are confronting in the first course in the U.S. designed specifically to train urban superintendents. No conceptual brainteaser here, to be discussed...

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