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Ash, Katie; Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2009
The closing of hundreds of U.S. schools in recent weeks because of concerns about swine flu underscores the need for administrators to make plans for continuing their students' education during any extended shutdown, emergency experts and federal officials say. Fears about a severe flu pandemic had eased as of late last week, but experts say…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Emergency Programs
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Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Choi, Pik Lin – Educational Review, 2009
This paper presents a qualitative study about how teachers entering the profession at different times over the last five decades made sense of their professional lives and continuing professional development (CPD) experiences against the backdrop of the CPD policy infrastructure and wider educational context in Hong Kong. The life history method…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
Bangser, Michael – National High School Center, 2008
This research brief examines the challenges and opportunities presented in evaluating whether an intervention achieves defined goals of increasing students' educational attainment, employment, and earnings after high school. The report concludes that evaluations should: (1) Distinguish between gross outcomes (such as how many young people attend…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Attainment, High Risk Students, Measures (Individuals)
Hinchman, Kathleen A., Ed.; Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media;…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Literacy, Program Development
City, Elizabeth A. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
In "Resourceful Leadership", Elizabeth A. City examines decisions about the use of three key resources--time, money, and staff--and how tradeoffs among them are integrated into school leaders' improvement strategies. She undertakes a detailed study of two small urban high schools in their first year of conversion from a large, comprehensive high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
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Railsback, Barbara; Hite, Nancy Groneman – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of business education at the secondary school level as perceived by three groups of people who have great impact on course offerings, student advisement, and teacher hiring decisions. Specifically, high school counselors, high school principals, and local board of education presidents in a…
Descriptors: Business Education, High Schools, Secondary Education, Value Judgment
Golann, Joanne Wang; Hughes, Katherine L. – James Irvine Foundation, 2008
This report from the Community College Research Center sheds light on the current policies and practices that shape "dual enrollment" efforts in California. The report, funded by The James Irvine Foundation, demonstrates the feasibility of using dual enrollment programs to enhance college and career pathways for low-income youth who are…
Descriptors: Models, College Credits, Dual Enrollment, High School Students
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Biafora, Frank; Ansalone, George – Education, 2008
This research addresses the issue of why educational tracking remains pervasive in contemporary American education. After identifying the key stakeholders in this debate, namely teachers, school principals, students and parents, an attempt was made to assess the perceptions of each in order to arrive at an understanding of the mechanisms that keep…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Principals, Track System (Education), Administrator Attitudes
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Leech, Don; Fulton, Charles Ray – Education, 2008
The traditional roles of teachers and principals have changed and improved organizational teamwork is fostered by all members of the learning community assuming decision making roles. Toward this end, the purpose of this correlational study was to explore the relationship between teachers' perceptions of the leadership behaviors of secondary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership, Principals
Dexter, Stephen F., Jr. – Principal Leadership, 2008
In this article, the author shares four strategies that will keep school leaders involved in their schools, connected to their peers, and enthusiastic about it all. Here, the author describes how he has managed to balance the "impossible" with things that give him the energy to face the Mondays and start each new year. So, whether it's…
Descriptors: Principals, Leaders, Administrators
Christenbury, Leila – Teachers College Press, 2007
Leila Christenbury is well known as a writer and researcher in English Education: her classic book "Making the Journey," [ED437654] now in its third edition, has been a guide to countless middle and high school language arts teachers. In her new book, this veteran teacher and teacher educator reveals what did and---more surprisingly---did not…
Descriptors: Middle Class, High Schools, English Teachers, High Stakes Tests
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Eberts, Randall W. – Future of Children, 2007
Randall Eberts explores the role of teachers unions in public education. He focuses particularly on how collective bargaining agreements shape the delivery of educational services, how unions affect both student achievement and the cost of providing quality education, and how they support educational reform efforts. Eberts's synthesis of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Collective Bargaining, Educational Quality, Unions
Padover, Wayne; Elder, Donna – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2007
Increasingly, K-12 administrators must address the need for greater funding for their systems and schools. This article presents methods used in higher education that may be of use to its K-12 colleagues. It further suggests professional development to support school leaders in making use of these strategies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrators, Fund Raising
Boudett, Kathryn Parker, Ed.; Steele, Jennifer L., Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2007
What does it look like when a school uses data wisely? "Data Wise in Action", a new companion and sequel to the bestselling "Data Wise", tells the stories of eight very different schools following the Data Wise process of using assessment results to improve teaching and learning. "Data Wise in Action" highlights the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Leadership, Program Descriptions
Lewis, Jill, Ed.; Moorman, Gary, Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
This comprehensive resource explores how adolescence and academic achievement are defined within today's political context, examines the in-school potential of teens' out-of-school immersion in digital technologies and popular culture, and shows teachers how to embed comprehension strategies into classroom instruction. The book contains innovative…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Teachers, Educational Strategies
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