ERIC Number: ED398659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Best Ideas from America's Blue Ribbon Schools, Volume 2. What Award-Winning Elementary and Middle School Principals Do.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
This book presents suggestions, organized by categories of eduational concerns, that many principals have used to prepare students for the 21st century. Principals of the 1993-94 Blue Ribbon Scools--those schools selected by the U.S. Department of Education as outstanding elementary and middle schools--were asked to share a "best idea" that they and their teachers had put into classroom practice. The foreword was written by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W Riley and the introduction was written by Samuel G. Sava, Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The book provides suggestions and tips on the following topics: preparing children for school, increasing student achievement, fostering citizenship and character, creating safe and disciplined schools, encouraging lifelong learning, involving parents, marketing your school, creating a community of learning, coordinating effective staff development, making the best use of technology, and even more "best ideas." A list of the 1993-94 Blue Ribbon Elementary and Middle Schools is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Citizenship Education, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Leadership, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Principals, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Technological Advancement, Values Education
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 ($18).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For 1994 edition (Volume 1), see EA 027 992.