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Ramirez, Al; Guzman, Nadyne – American School Board Journal, 2003
Data were collected from reports prepared by consultants for 12 school boards that were involved in active superintendent searches. The reports reflected the comments of 88 school board members in the 12 districts. These are compared with the national recommended standards for preparing school leaders. The standard on community collaboration was…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses research on the cost and benefits of government-funded universal preschool education. (Contains 12 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Preschool Education
Sanders, Ted – American School Board Journal, 2003
Displays findings from a fall 2002 survey of all states to determine how they were progressing in meeting No Child Left Behind Act's list of requirements. Generally, states and local districts are stronger developing accountability systems but a significant gap remains between the federal law's demands and the capacity to meet them. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Database Management Systems, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation
Winkler, Amber M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Compares views of teachers in Virginia and Vermont toward their state's education accountability system. Finds more differences than similarities. For example, teachers in Vermont believed the state test was just a slice of a larger accountability plan, but to Virginia teachers, it was the majority of the accountability pie. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes findings of several studies examining the influence of peer pressure on children and adolescents and what schools can do to help alleviate that pressure, especially among adolescents. (PKP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Peer Influence
Lecker, Alan – American School Board Journal, 2002
In a recent survey by Public Agenda, 853 randomly selected public school superintendents and 909 randomly selected public school principals cite politics and bureaucracy as their biggest obstacles. Two thirds or more say they need more autonomy to reward outstanding teachers and remove ineffective teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Attitudes, Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Gullatt, David E.; Ritter, Marlene L. – American School Board Journal, 2002
To assess student achievement, states use a variety of accountability tools including school report cards, effectiveness scores, and school rankings. Responses from all 50 state departments of education showed that 19 states rank schools on their effectiveness as part of the state's accountability system. Three states use test scores alone for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Effective Schools Research
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses research on the use of paraprofessionals, aides, and assistants in schools. Describes several school-district career-ladder and instructional programs for paraprofessionals. Finds paraprofessionals contribute to student achievement. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews selected research on the benefits of student involvement in extracurricular activities, especially in small schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Extracurricular Activities, Life Satisfaction
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Summarizes research on the causes of school vandalism, especially connection with educational environment. Suggests ways (with examples) for schools to prevent vandalism. Describes three core principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. (PKP)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, School Vandalism
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews research on adolescent smoking and nicotine addiction. Finds, for example, that smoking is linked to depression. Describes five stages of nicotine addiction. Offers tips for prevention. (Contains 12 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Elementary Schools, High Schools
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses research on the relationship between time and learning. Includes suggestions for improving learning time. (PKP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Time, Time Management
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reviews research on the value of advisory programs for middle-school students. (PKP)
Descriptors: Counseling, Middle Schools, Teacher Student Relationship
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discuss several research reports on dropout prevention. Focuses on Teachers College, Columbia University, study that identified several reasons for low student dropout in new Coalition of Essential Schools Project (CCSP) schools in New York City, Includes selected references on dropouts and dropout prevention. (PKP)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education
Moats, Louisa C. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Summarizes several key findings of National Reading Panel report that identified scientifically credible research on reading instruction. For example, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness improves a child's reading and spelling skills. Recommends that school districts commit resources for teacher professional development to capitalize on…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
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