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ERIC Number: ED544293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
District Superintendents and the School Improvement Problem of Addressing Barriers to Learning
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
This report begins with conclusions drawn from a wide range of research, reports, and other sources that convey what superintendents say is driving their work. The focus first is on what they identify as the challenges and frustrations of the job and what they say are factors interfering with student progress. Then, discussion turns to the insufficient way the majority of districts appear to address barriers to learning and teaching, and what some trailblazing superintendents are doing to be more productive in this arena. Finally, implications are outlined for a central office organization that can more effectively enhance equal opportunity for all students to succeed at school and beyond. Appended are: (1) Pioneering Initiatives are Underway!; and (2) Center Developed Resource Aides for Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports. (Contains 2 exhibits.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Louisiana