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Boyland, Lori G.; Kirkeby, Kimberley M.; Boyland, Margaret I. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Principals should lead for social justice, particularly in support of marginalized and vulnerable students like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) adolescents. This quantitative survey-based study collected data from 116 middle grade principals in Indiana to examine the implementation of antibullying policies and best…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Middle Schools
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Fenning, Pamela; Jenkins, Kisha – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
School discipline and school safety are primary areas of concern for school administrators. This article summarizes the research literature regarding suspension in response to nonviolent and subjective offenses for racial/ethnic minorities. Steps that administrators can follow in applying a root cause analysis with a focus on school practices are…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Discipline, Suspension
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Duncheon, Julia C.; DeMatthews, David E. – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
Early college high schools, which allow underrepresented students to earn up to an associate's degree during 9th through 12th grades, have been lauded for their potential to increase college access and opportunity. Yet little is known about the role of the principal. Using data drawn from 10 administrators in the borderlands of West Texas, this…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, College Preparation, High School Students
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Wang, Yinying – NASSP Bulletin, 2018
School leadership can be developed and strengthened from many approaches, including, but not limited to, transformational, instructional, distributed, and social justice leadership. This article presents an alternative perspective to develop school leadership from the social network perspectives. Drawing upon the growing body of research on social…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Social Networks, Organizational Change
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Bigham, Gary D.; Riney, Mark R. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
To meet the constantly changing needs of schools and diverse learners, educators must frequently monitor student learning, revise curricula, and improve instruction. Consequently, it is critical that careful analyses of student performance data are ongoing components of curriculum decision-making processes. The primary purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Improvement, Decision Making, Curriculum Development
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Geier, Brett A. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
In the world of public school finance, fewer resources are being allocated to curricular activities, let alone cocurricular activities. To help ameliorate budgets for clubs, athletic teams, and other groups, students with the guidance of school officials conduct fundraisers. Many of these fundraisers were once perceived as innocuous with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Finance, Barriers, Fund Raising
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Jensen, Joseph N.; Hite, Steven J.; Hite, Julie M.; Randall, E. Vance – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
Standardized testing is an external control mechanism for K-12 public schools. Principals, nested between internal and external influences, must manage the tension created by testing's roles as both an internal improvement tool and as an external control mechanism. Five competing narratives, each shaped by author academic background, significantly…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Influences
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Angelle, Pamela S. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
This qualitative study investigated two high school principals' articulation of establishing a sense of community. The principals' narratives, values, beliefs, and behaviors are examined through the lens of community membership, fulfillment of needs, influence, and emotional connections. Findings show that the principals, leading schools with…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Beliefs, Administrator Behavior
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Hartman, Jenifer J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
Increasing students' academic success in postsecondary endeavors is an important goal for both high school and college institutions today. However, the standards for high school graduation and college readiness are not well aligned, and successful transition from high school to college is problematic for many students, particularly in math. This…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Rock, Wendy D.; Remley, Theodore P.; Range, Lillian M. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
Examining whether principal-counselor collaboration and school climate were related, researchers sent 4,193 surveys to high school counselors in the United States and received 419 responses. As principal-counselor collaboration increased, there were increases in counselors viewing the principal as supportive, the teachers as regarding one another…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counselors, Cooperation, Educational Environment
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Black, William R.; Burrello, Leonard C.; Mann, John L. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
The authors describe how teams of faculty and district leadership development directors used an appreciative organizing in education (AOE) framework using appreciative inquiry (AI) scholarship to promote a more sustainable architecture for the preparation and development of leaders. The AOE framework is introduced and a description is provided of…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Inquiry, Higher Education, Assistant Principals
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Taylor-Backor, Karen; Croteau, Susan – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
We reviewed the scholarship on capacities for educational leadership for the past decade of the pre-reform era (1976-1985), as well as a recent decade of the reform era (2005-2015), and compared scholarship from both decades with the current Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. We found that scholars in the past decade of the pre-reform…
Descriptors: National Standards, Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Educational History
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Goodrum, Sarah; Woodward, William; Thompson, Andrew J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
Much of the research on school shootings emphasizes the need for peers, not school officials, to share information about students of concern. This qualitative case study examined the information school officials had prior to a school shooting, which left two students dead. The data came from school officials' deposition testimony and school…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Shared Resources and Services, School Safety, Qualitative Research
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Whitford, Denise K.; Addis, Aaron K. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act encourages home, school, and community partnerships as a method for improving academic achievement. Districts who seek federal funding must provide outreach to all caregivers within the district, making meaningful efforts to attract those with the greatest barriers to engagement. This review provides a thematic…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Smith, Joanna; Thier, Michael – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has posed a number of challenges for school leaders. This study applies a policy implementation conceptual framework to analyze data gathered from 46 interviews in six states. Findings suggest the existence of multiple barriers to Common Core State Standards implementation. To promote…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Program Implementation, Barriers, Educational Change
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