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Kaster, Gregory – Educational Leadership, 2012
Madison Elementary School, a K-6 school of 335 students in Marshfield, Wisconsin, recognizes the value of student feedback and strives to learn more through monthly student meetings, whole-class sit-downs, and student exit interviews. As the principal of Madison Elementary School, the author meets with a group of students for half an hour during…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Educational Change
Kunkel, Thomas – Trusteeship, 2010
In the summer of 2008, the author had become president of St. Norbert, a nationally ranked and respected liberal-arts college founded in 1898 by the Norbertine order of Catholic priests. It is the only Norbertine institution of higher learning in the world, and the order's three core values--(1) "communio" or a deeply felt sense of…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Leadership Responsibility
Murray, Shannon – Principal Leadership, 2008
Flexible modular scheduling (flex mod)--a schedule philosophy and system that has been in place at Wausau West High School in Wausau, Wisconsin, for the last 35 years and aligns nicely with current research on student learning--is getting more and more attention from high school administrators across the country. Flexible modular scheduling was…
Descriptors: Flexible Scheduling, High Schools, Block Scheduling, Career Centers
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Grover, Herbert J. – Educational Leadership, 1985
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction defused a potentially explosive situation involving the teaching of biological origins by involving members of the educational community in statewide committees that produced two documents focusing on the distinction between science and religion and providing technical assistance. (DCS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Johnston, David – American School Board Journal, 1985
Describes a Wisconsin program that successfully computerized the libraries of the entire school system, making them more efficient and enabling better use of professional staff time. (MD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Klausmeier, Herbert J. – NASSP Bulletin, 1986
Having worked for several years with three Wisconsin school districts, the author describes the metaplan that emerged for developing districtwide improvement plans. He presents a completed plan to clarify the process. The participating school districts welcome inquiries. (Author/TE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning
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Cibulka, James G. – Journal of Education Finance, 1986
Wisconsin's guaranteed tax base equalization formula has no direct adjustment for the additional costs of educating poverty level pupils. This paper establishes the need for an adjustment and examines three measures (based on varying poverty definitions) to determine which provides the most equitable funding formula for educating poor children. (9…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
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Schatz, Ellie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1991
A Wisconsin advocacy model for gifted education programs is presented, emphasizing ongoing collaboration and dissemination to most effectively utilize meager resources. Essential elements of the dissemination design are identified, including use of regional sites, requiring participation of an administrator on the team, group problem solving, and…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education