Document Number: 5610Profiles in Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Transforming the American High School - A compendium of essays from 14 leaders in high school reform, including Richard Riley, Governor Mark Warner of Virginia, and Melinda Gates, this volume presents recommendations and success stories in turning around the American high school. A few examples: Melinda Gates portrays three high schools using innovative methods to increase student engagement and achievement. Gerald Tirozzi and Jonathan Schnur each suggest what needs to be in place to ensure high school principals are well-prepared. Dal Lawrence, former president of the Toledo Federation of Teachers, Mayor Ron Gonzales and former superintendent Linda Murray of San Josť, and Dan Challener, of the Chattanooga Public Education Foundation, tell about the transformations that took place in their respective communities. (Edited by Iris Bond and Jerry Ayers, Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004)...