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Bottoms, Gene; Fry, Betty – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
Principals can profoundly influence student achievement by leading school change, but they cannot turn schools around by themselves. District leaders need to create working conditions that support and encourage change for improved achievement, rather than hindering principals' abilities to lead change. This report includes principals' perceptions…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Community Leaders, Strategic Planning
Bottoms, Gene; Young, Marna – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2008
The authors advocate harnessing the applied teaching strategies of career/technical education (CTE) and infusing them into college-preparatory academics to transform secondary schools into high-performing centers of learning where students are both challenged and engaged. By pursuing this strategy, say the authors, states can help many more…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling; Presson, Alice – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2006
Students benefit from a year or more gain in student achievement when urban district and high school leaders commit to the implementation of the "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") design. It is not enough to be a "HSTW" site--it is about taking effective actions to implement the design. Schools that do take action witness significant progress in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teaching Methods, Classrooms, Academic Standards
Bottoms, Gene; McNally, Kathleen – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
This report presents actions states can take to help ensure that they have a highly qualified teacher in every career/technical classroom. In order to meet this goal, states may need to rethink their approach toward recruitment by developing a system to enroll interested and capable high school and college students in a career/technical teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies