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Reynolds, Cristin Lee; Platt, R. Eric; Malone Schaffer, Lenore; Foster, Holly – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case is for use in graduate courses pertaining to student affairs and higher education administration. It presents challenges higher education professionals face concerning anonymous social media, and specifically how threats made through anonymous social media platforms such as Yik Yak affect the entire university community. The anonymity of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Administration, Student Personnel Workers, Social Media
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Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts
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Croteau, Susan M.; Lewis, Katherine – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Gary Armstrong, assistant principal, is faced with a delicate situation. The elementary school recently enrolled a transgender student, and the principal, Amy Lamar, is resistant to considering the student's unique needs. This case was developed for use in a leadership course. Instructors can use the case to encourage dialogue around legal…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Special Needs Students, Elementary Schools, Educational Administration
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DiMartino, Catherine; Thompson, Eustace – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
This case tells the story of a failed public-private partnership. It illustrates how stakeholders, encouraged by the current political context, rushed into a partnership without establishing a basis for mutual understanding and expectations. As a result of this hasty arrangement, questions emerged over who ultimately controlled decisions related…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Public Sector, Private Sector
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Barakat, Maysaa; Brooks, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
There is ongoing debate about the benefits and dangers of globalization in education, yet it is not always clear how these dynamics manifest at the school level. Moreover, it is often unclear how leaders shape or respond to these dynamics in their day-to-day practice. This case highlights issues related to school culture and globalization as a…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Global Approach, Leadership, School Culture
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Moon, Jodi Saxton – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
This case was developed for use with future school leaders in an educational setting. There are several topics of discussion that can be developed, including but not limited to policy implementation, the efficacy of professional learning communities, and improving student learning outcomes. The setting is a solidly performing middle school in the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Communities of Practice, Principals
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Sterrett, William L.; Kensler, Lisa; McKey, Tania – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Sustainability practices that lead to greener schools are often overlooked in leadership preparation programs and in school improvement efforts. An urban middle school principal recognizes the potential to build community, foster a healthy learning environment, and redefine her school through focusing on sustainability practices in a collaborative…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Leadership Training, Conservation (Environment), Educational Improvement