Is something holding your school back? Turn to Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch. In New York City they've transformed struggling schools into excellent schools and made good ones great. Their School Leader's Guide to Excellence shares a plan for improving schoolwide achievement that gets at the keys for lasting change. They show how to gather a school's energy for change, how to focus that energy, and how to assure sustainability. Their ideas include step-by-step instructions, implementation and evaluation advice, artifacts of their own efforts, and modifiable forms and documents.