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Sheppard, Von – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
The author tells how he employed leadership skills to help turn around a failing school loaded with at-risk students. Dayton's Bluff Elementary School was one of the worst in St. Paul when Von Sheppard took over as principal in 2001. Changing the staff and attitudes at the largely low-income, minority majority school in a tough neighborhood helped…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Administration, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Newell, Ronald J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Describes an EdVisions Cooperative made up of eight small charter schools in Minnesota. EdVisions, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides charter schools with guidelines to develop teacher-driven professional accountability systems linked to project-based learning for students. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Charter Schools