You're stunned by the increase in student absenteeism this year and wonder what is causing it. There may be multiple factors, but few administrators have the luxury of investigating them all. From Silos to Systems provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to dealing with the various causes of schoolwide problems. School leaders who have used this approach find numerous benefits: - Teachers have a way for their voices to be heard - Headteachers spend less time trying to integrate all the concerns of various advisory groups - Strong cross-cutting ties that spur collaboration emerge among teachers - Educators realize more dramatic results from their efforts. The book also includes current research on developing a positive school climate, improving professional learning opportunities, utilizing data analysis to identify and resolve instructional and behavior issues, and the effective use of technology in schools.