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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the first in a series of three articles on microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically for faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues on this topic in higher education. This one presents a framework for understanding the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Higher Education, Victims, Taxonomy
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that district leaders--including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of student support services, or others--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Change Strategies
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that school leaders--including principals, assistant/vice principals, and building leaders--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
Wolf, Mary Ann; Bobst, Elizabeth; Mangum, Nancy – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Leading Personalized and Digital Learning" provides needed guidance for principals, aspiring principals, and other school leaders at a critical time when educators are looking to put the power of technology to work for student-centered learning. The authors identify eight leadership essentials that school leaders must attend to if they…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Centered Learning, Instructional Leadership, Educational Change
Short, Donn – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
"Am I safe here?" LGBTQ students ask this question every day within the school system. This book shines a light on the marginalization and bullying faced by LGBTQ youth, offering a new conceptualization of school safety. Donn Short treats students as the experts on what happens in their schools, giving them a chance to speak for…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
ACT, Inc., 2017
This new ACT publication is an annual report offering meaningful research insights for some of the most pressing questions impacting admissions and enrollment practice. In the first release of this report, ACT research sheds light on the following topics: (1) the practice of super-scoring; (2) STEM major choice; (3) factors impacting retention and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Scoring, STEM Education
Stiles, Katherine; Mundry, Susan; DiRanna, Kathy – WestEd, 2017
In response to the need to develop leaders to guide the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided funding to WestEd to develop a framework that defines the leadership knowledge and actions needed to effectively implement the NGSS. The development of the framework entailed…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Standard Setting, Science Education
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Trustees face complex choices related to costs and efficiency as they navigate new accountability policies, financial headwinds, and a changing global marketplace for college education. The latest release in a series of trustee guides from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni's Institute for Effective Governance, "Bold Leadership, Real…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Costs, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education
American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
Polarizing political beliefs are nothing new on campus, but the tactics employed by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement create new cause for concern, from the politicization of curricula and academic associations to efforts to silence Israeli speakers to overtly anti-Semitic behavior on campus. In a new essay, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Activism
James, E. Alana; Leasure, David – Online Submission, 2017
Postgraduate education is poised for rapid development and if Deans and administrators will embrace lessons from industry it can actually be a smooth transition. The cost of doing nothing is greater than it has ever been before. Hit and miss development has left Postgraduate Schools (PGS) with disjointed student analytics and student experience is…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students, Student Experience
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McManus, Tricia – Learning Professional, 2017
The path to principalship in Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida is not one taken lightly. After receiving the Wallace Foundation Principal Pipeline Initiative grant, Hillsborough was one of six districts that developed a comprehensive principal pipeline based on four key components: leader standards that define the role of principal;…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Faculty Development, Leadership Training
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Morret, Tanya H.; Machado, Crystal H. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
Given the wide range of ability (academic, linguistic and cultural) in classrooms differentiated instruction is often difficult to manage. District and building level leadership can play an important role by providing the vision and support needed to implement Whole School Cluster Grouping (WSCG), the innovative scheduling approach described in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cluster Grouping, Individualized Instruction, Scheduling
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Hohner, Julie; Riveros, Augusto – International Journal of Teacher Leadership, 2017
This study investigates the experiences of a group of classroom teachers who transitioned into administrative roles as vice-principals in a rural schoolboard in southwestern Ontario. We included both elementary and secondary former teacher leaders who moved into the school administration and explored the aspects of their leadership experience that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Leadership, Administrators
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Cramer, Sharon F., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2017
Building on the resources offered in the first volume of this series, this second volume offers governance members, leaders, and other academics valuable insights into the governance process in higher education. In a chapter drawn from his keynote address at the March 2015 SUNY Voices conference, Steven Bahls, president of Augustana College,…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, College Administration, Educational Policy
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learners (ELs) have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Legal Responsibility
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