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Cushman, Kathleen – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
In the current climate of school improvement, no one feels more pressure than a high school principal. A principal bears responsibility not just for the organization's daily functioning but for the performance of its students in high school and beyond. However, high school students perceive principals as individuals who held the lion's share of…
Descriptors: Principals, Student School Relationship, School Administration, High School Students
Cushman, Kathleen – Principal Leadership, 2005
To Danesia, the donut shop across the street from her big urban high school stands for everything adults expect from her--and what they do not. It is the place that most kids go when they cut class, walking out the school doors without anybody caring that they are gone. Like Danesia, most high school students pick right up on what they are "meant"…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics
Allen, Lili; Almeida, Cheryl; Cushman, Kathleen; DeSalvatore, Larry; Malarkey, Tom; Steinberg, Adria – 2000
This volume features the reform journeys of six American high schools. The six high schools portrayed here include four large comprehensive high schools (Oakland Technical High in Oakland, California, and Brighton High in Boston, Massachusetts, are urban; Sir Francis Drake in Marin County, California, and Rex Putnam in North Clackamas, Oregon, are…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Career Academies, Career Education, Case Studies
Cushman, Kathleen – Practitioner, 1991
Monitoring school performance has become an overriding concern in American political and educational circles, and some of that scrutiny is being directed at the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). However, there is concern that pressure to prove the effectiveness of Essential Schools may overshadow efforts to actually improve education. Taking…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation