In an effort to create the best schools for America’s kids, process concerns such as standards, curriculum and testing have overshadowed the importance of people. Too many students are lethargic or alienated; too many teachers have become disillusioned and cynical. Building Engaged Schools offers a fresh approach to bring public schools back to life: Get the most out of student and teacher talent. Discover what motivates great teachers and inspires students, and tap into the massive potential in America’s classrooms. This book examines the pitfalls of America’s public education system and offers data-driven advice on how to foster engagement through hiring for talent and nurturing the talents of teachers and students. Drawing on decades of Gallup research, this book advises educators to focus on developing teacher and student talent on a school-by-school basis.