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Stader, David L. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2011
Dating violence is a form of student-on-student victimization and is a serious school safety issue. Research indicates that at a minimum, 10 percent of high school students are victims of dating violence in one form or another. Among female high school students that date, some data indicate that as many as 30 percent may be victims of dating…
Descriptors: School Safety, Dating (Social), High School Students, Violence
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Kallison, James M., Jr.; Stader, David L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
An alarmingly high percentage of recent high school graduates are not prepared to succeed in college-level courses, and the impact of this educational shortcoming is substantial. Underprepared college students incur a monetary cost of enrolling in remedial courses, and states and taxpayers subsidize much of the overall cost of developmental…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Community Colleges, Bus Transportation, Achievement Gains
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Stader, David L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2006
This case study challenges aspiring school leaders to analyze data and develop school improvement objectives, strategies for sharing data, and strategies for change. Candidates must analyze the data, determine potential issues that should be addressed by the new principal, and develop a list of further data sources needed. Candidates could also…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data, Problem Based Learning, Social Justice
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Bishop, Holly N.; Caraway, Chadwick; Stader, David L. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
Discrimination based on sexual orientation in K-12 education is not prohibited in many school districts across the United States. Teachers who are of the sexual minority (gay, lesbian, or bisexual) must remain closeted or risk losing their jobs. A history of past court decisions and laws deeming sexual minorities to be degenerates from which…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Minority Group Teachers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Stader, David L. – Clearing House, 2004
The 1994 Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) requires a minimum one-year expulsion for students who bring firearms to school. Although GFSA is not a zero-tolerance law, many school policies enacted in response to GFSA are often referred to as "zero tolerance." Zero tolerance generally is defined as a school district policy that mandates predetermined…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Board of Education Policy, Public Schools, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Graca, Thomas J.; Stader, David L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2007
This article lays the foundation of American First Amendment jurisprudence in public schools and examines recent cases relating to student Internet speech. Particular emphasis is placed on the ability of schools to regulate student off-campus Internet speech. School authorities who wish to regulate nonthreatening off-campus speech in the…
Descriptors: Internet, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech, Student Rights
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Stader, David L.; Graca, Thomas J. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2007
Like all teens, sexual minority youths (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) face many challenges, including student-on-student sexual orientation harassment. The authors examine recent research into the relative frequency, the potential impact, and school district responsibility to protect sexual minority youths from ongoing…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Sexual Orientation, Federal Courts, Homosexuality
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Stader, David L.; Munoz, Ava J.; Rowett, Charles – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Community college Quality Enhancement Plans (QEPs) typically focus on improving student outcomes. QEPs are in many ways analogous to the campus improvement plans (CIPs) that have become standard practice for virtually all K-12 schools. K-12 campus and district leaders often seek school improvement ideas from other K-12 districts. However, much can…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Basham, Matthew J.; Stader, David L.; Bishop, Holly N. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Now, more than ever, the baby-boomer administrators are retiring in massive waves. Some researchers have predicted as high as 75% turnover by 2011 for education alone. For many years, not much attention has been placed upon succession planning or developing new leaders in some colleges; others have tended to create stockpiles of leadership…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Talent, Personnel Selection, College Administration
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Stader, David L. – 2003
This study investigated the perceptions of educational leadership candidates of the efficacy of a leadership matrix based on the University of Wyomings belief matrix model for guiding the examination, clarification, and articulation of their beliefs. A pilot study involving 15 administrator certification candidates suggested the usefulness of the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrators, Certification
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Stader, David L.; Greicar, Margo B.; Stevens, David W.; Dowdy, Ray – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2010
School administrators are expected to balance the need for school safety and good order with the rights of students to be free of unreasonable search of their person and property. This balance can be particularly difficult when over-the-counter or prescription drugs are involved. This article summarizes a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that…
Descriptors: School Safety, Administrator Responsibility, Student Rights, Drug Use
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Stader, David L. – Clearing House, 2002
Notes that students' legitimate expectations of privacy and school officials' need to maintain school discipline and safety often collide. Outlines guidelines for searching in the following instances: student lockers; drug dogs; student trips; strip searches; and urinalysis. Suggests that training for all administrators, faculty, and staff in the…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Discipline Policy, Drug Use Testing, Management Development
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Stader, David L. – Rural Educator, 2001
A study comparing block scheduling in small high schools to a traditional schedule surveyed 62 administrators and 152 teachers of small Missouri high schools. Findings indicate that administrators and teachers are supportive of block scheduling and that block scheduling stimulates changes in teacher methodology, improves school climate, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Block Scheduling, Educational Environment
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Stader, David L. – Clearing House, 2001
Reviews some legal and procedural guidelines pertaining to freedom of expression and due process in how teachers and administrators handle student verbal or symbolic threats. Reviews school cases related to freedom of expression, written expression, verbal or written expression off school property, and Internet expression. Offers recommendations…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Policy, Freedom of Speech
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Stader, David L. – Journal of School Improvement, 2001
Asserts that conflict is inherent in school culture, and that respect and responsibility cannot be imposed on students. Explains that when these values become part of the norm of everyday interactions between students and adults in school, improvement will occur. Recommends character education, peer mentoring, and peer conflict mediation.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs
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