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Ryoo, Jean; Goode, Joanna; Margolis, Jane – Computer Science Education, 2015
This article describes the importance that high school computer science teachers place on a teachers' professional learning community designed around an inquiry- and equity-oriented approach for broadening participation in computing. Using grounded theory to analyze four years of teacher surveys and interviews from the Exploring Computer Science…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Nicholson, Julie; Capitelli, Sarah; Richert, Anna E.; Bauer, Anne; Bonetti, Sara – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
School reform policies and school administrators are increasingly positioning teacher leaders (TLs) with the responsibility to facilitate professional learning for their colleagues. Although ample evidence exists to suggest the need for facilitators to be highly skilled for teachers' learning to be optimized, there is a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Networks
Principal Leadership, 2013
Commitment to one another, determination to prove stereotypes wrong, and a strong belief in the power of education are the core values at San Ysidro High School in San Diego, California. The school serves 2,364 students in one of the poorest communities in the country. The community celebrates its predominately Mexican-American heritage and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Poverty Areas, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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Borrero, Noah – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
This paper describes a partnership between an alliance of nine urban Catholic schools and an urban university in San Francisco, California. The development of the partnership is described in part, but the details of the actual collaboration and involvement of university faculty with school leaders and teachers are the central foci. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Urban Universities, Elementary Secondary Education
Fox, John J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 challenged educational leadership across the nation to ensure that every student either met or exceeded standards by the year 2014. The call to realize world class standards was inspiring on one hand and daunting on the other, especially for urban school leaders who were under prepared for the challenges they…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Urban Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Change