Using a strong social/historical foundation, this book deals in plain English with the real tasks facing any principal. It is designed to provide starter ideas and activities for projects, research, and discussion. It also deals with current issues while providing a thorough legal and organizational base. This book provides readers with topics that address real, current issues principals face daily and includes information on collaborative ventures with community agencies, full-service schools and evaluation as affected by the standards movement and high stakes testing. Coverage also includes teacher morale, gay rights, and pressure resulting from mandated testing. For professionals in the position of school principal.