The role of public school superintendents in providing equitable learning opportunities for children from poverty at the K-12 level

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Privitt, Galen Wayne

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This study was conducted as a qualitative case study of a school district in southeast Texas. The study gathered data concerning the successful philosophies and methods of a superintendent who had demonstrated accomplishment over a period of not less than three years. The superintendent who was the subject of the study has been employed in that school district for six years and has served for more than fifteen years as a public school superintendent in Texas. His story lists many methodological and philosophical approaches designed to provide a culture of success in his school district which meets the needs of children from low socio-economic homes in his district. This work consists of a report of the literature, the subject superintendent’s story of accomplishment and the methods employed to collect the data.