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Rourke, James; Boone, Elizabeth – Principal Leadership, 2009
Inspiring students to become teachers and community leaders is a goal of Douglas Taylor School's leadership team. A feeling of continuity and connection are important to the school, which opened in the 19th century. Housed in a beautiful old school building in Chicago's South Side, Douglas Taylor School contains grades preK-8. To maintain the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, School Buildings, School Safety, Discipline
Elovitz, Leonard H. – Principal Leadership, 2007
There is no question that middle school is currently the king, the overwhelming choice for middle level education. This favored grade configuration is coming under question, however, particularly in urban districts. Middle level grade configurations have a long history in U.S. public schools, but little research has been done and the results are…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents
Crawford, Donna; Clarke, Veronica Bohac – Principal Leadership, 2006
School-wide character education is difficult and ongoing work, even without the added complication of having diverse programs and students. Despite these obstacles, King George School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada chose to engage in character education. Initially, the reasons were pragmatic. Character education seemed the only hope for any sort of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, French, Immersion Programs