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Olson, Lynn A. – Aspen Institute, 2018
The third case study from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development discusses the role community partners can play in supporting children's learning in collaboration with schools. "School-Community Partnerships: Joining Forces to Support the Learning and Development of All Students" cites key…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Case Studies
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Corrales, Antonio – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case describes how a newly appointed superintendent implemented systematic changes across the school district to increase academic performance and keep schools open and operational. The district superintendent and leadership team were forced by the state educational system to promote rapid and drastic organizational and academic changes to…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Closing, School Districts, Educational Change
Phillips, Brad C.; Horowitz, Jordan E. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz offer a research-based model and actionable approach for using data strategically at community colleges to increase completion rates as well as other metrics linked to student success. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to show how leaders and administrators can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices, Information Utilization
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Brown, Frederick; Psencik, Kay – Learning Professional, 2017
Principals who pay attention to their own learning serve as models for others. What principals do every day, how they view and value student and educator learning, how they organize their staff into learning communities, and the designs they support for those teams to learn make a significant difference in the learning of those they serve. In this…
Descriptors: Principals, Role Models, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Education
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Jones, Barbara; Phillips, Farya – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
A report from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative and another from the Institute of Medicine cite working as part of interdisciplinary teams as a core proficiency area for improving health care. This article discusses the core competencies of interprofessional education and the essential role for social workers as leaders and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Health Services, Interprofessional Relationship, Minimum Competencies
Ndiaye, Mamadou; Wolfe, Rebecca E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Early college high school models are designed to encourage and assist traditionally underrepresented groups of students- low income, Latino, and African-American- to persist in and graduate from high school while earning college credit. Some of the models target high school dropouts, with the aim of helping them acquire the education and training…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Students, Success, Advanced Placement Programs
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Shows, Amy R.; Killough, Jill E.; Jackson, Samantha; Lui, Janet – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Educators in the field of family and consumer science (FCS) must be able to foster intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills in students (Schumacher, 2014), and internships are one way to do so. Internships are formal programs that provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession. Interns are temporarily placed…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Internship Programs, Experiential Learning
Lass, Leslie; Zandt, Alyson – Achieving the Dream, 2014
As described in this brief, Tacoma Community College and South Texas College each focused on contextualization as a cornerstone of developmental education reform, albeit with different approaches. With a comprehensive look at the experience at Tacoma Community College and a supplementary example from South Texas College, we begin to understand how…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Public Colleges, Case Studies
Lass, Leslie – Achieving the Dream, 2014
This overview introduces "Right from the Start: An Institutional Perspective on Developmental Education Reform," a series of three practitioner briefs on developmental education. Created by Achieving the Dream and MDC, the briefs spotlight successful reform efforts in developmental education at seven Achieving the Dream colleges. [The…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educational Change, Community Colleges, Educational Principles
Bojorquez, Hector – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2014
Intercultural Development Research Association's latest high school attrition study shows that Texas high schools lose one out of every four students before they graduate. Since 1986, schools in Texas have lost a total of more than 3.3 million students. Despite small improvements over the last several years, at the current pace, universal high…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Student Attrition, School Districts, Case Studies
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Gilbert, Daniel – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
This report explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and district-wide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2014
The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools (NCSU) spent the 2011-12 school year conducting intensive case studies of four Fort Worth, Texas, high schools to understand what differentiates higher-performing from lower-performing schools. It was found that high schools can address gaps in student achievement, especially with traditionally…
Descriptors: High School Students, Case Studies, Effective Schools Research, Theory of Mind
Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey – Hunt Institute, 2014
Policymakers know that improving teaching in our schools requires a systemic look at many policies related to educator effectiveness. For example, teacher preparation programs need to be dramatically improved and strengthened, but without accompanying reform in compensation, even highly effective and innovative schools of education are unlikely to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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DeMatthews, David E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
High-stakes accountability policies have brought about significant change in schools, but have also triggered instances of cheating and gaming at school and district levels. This undisguised case study involves the El Paso Independent School District, one of its high schools, and a popular principal accused of cheating. This context provides the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cheating, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Martinez, Melissa A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
Inspired by real-life events, this case describes the dilemma of a novice assistant principal who must balance her role as an administrator at her high school campus where a cousin's son, Eddie, recently enrolled and is proving to be disruptive the first month of school. Troubled by questions of ethics and loyalty, the issue is complicated after…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Ethics, Novices, Case Studies
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