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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2018
This guide aims to help parents understand the flexibility provided to States and school districts in the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which amended the "Elementary and Secondary Education Act," a landmark Federal education law. Parents are the most important advocates for their children. Because States and school…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Tests
US Department of Education, 2011
This paper provides an overview of U.S. Department of Education programs authorized and funded under federal law. It includes information as well on the laboratories, centers, and other facilities funded by the Department that provide important resources for education. Each entry, which gives a brief overview of a program or resource, is listed…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination
Cox, James B. – Corwin Press, 2006
In this book, educational consultant James Cox offers a smarter way to look at data, putting test scores in context, not in isolation. Rather than focusing on last year's findings for school improvement, educators can learn how to evaluate the processes and practices that lead to those data by using a user-friendly, three-pronged framework for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Educational Improvement
Hawley, Willis D., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2006
Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association's KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition focuses on how to change a school's organizational structure and culture to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Each chapter, revised and updated to address continuous improvement and narrowing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Culture, School Organization
Sparks, Dennis – Corwin Press, 2006
Authentic or transformational leadership flows from self-awareness regarding intentions, values, and feelings and its influence is reflected in a leader's actions. "Leading for Results, Second Edition," focuses on the educational leader's role in actualizing human potential and unleashing individual and organizational energy, while promoting…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrator Role
Fullan, Michael; St. Germain, Clif – Corwin Press, 2006
Organized to make learning contagious throughout the school, this user-friendly guide helps create a culture of learning that promotes the simultaneous development of students, teachers, and parents--addressing specific ways to maximize study groups, student data, classroom walk-throughs, and more. The interactive self-assessment protocols focus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Guides