The Crucible of Leadership: An Interview with Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie

Robert Runcie always hoped that the students of his district would have a chance to participate in the national conversation; he just couldn’t have imagined that it would be a horrific mass shooting — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL — that would compel them to speak out. Runcie, who immigrated to the United Stats as a child, knew the power of education to change his own life, and was determined for his students to know it through rigorous curriculum, a mandatory civic engagement program, and progressive approaches to discipline. How have his leadership philosophies stood up to this ultimate, tragic test?

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