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Connie Woytowich – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This study provided a detailed analysis of why newly elected school board members ran for school board in New York from 2017-2022 and the governance challenges they expected to face. Secondary survey data of 1,064 school board members collected by the New York State School Boards Association were examined to explore how personal and professional…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Motivation, Barriers, Governance
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Ford, Michael; Ihrke, Douglas – Journal of Educational Administration, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which American school board members faced electoral competition, as well as the factors influencing the likelihood of competition. Design/methodology/approach: The authors utilized original national survey data of American school board members linked with school district…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Board Candidates, Elections, Competition
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Casalaspi, David – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Recent decades have witnessed a proliferation of nationally organized school reform interest groups like StudentsFirst. While historically active at the state and federal levels, these organizations are increasingly involving themselves in local school board elections by recruiting candidates, making donations, and offering policy advice. However,…
Descriptors: Voting, Elections, Local Issues, Politics of Education
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Welsh, Richard; Hall, Michelle – Teachers College Record, 2018
Context: Given the growing popularity of the portfolio management model (PMM) as a method of improving education, it is important to examine how these market-based reforms are sustained over time and how the politics of sustaining this model have substantial policy implications. Purpose of Study: The purpose of this article is to examine important…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Activism, Politics of Education, Boards of Education
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Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2012
This article profiles the candidates for the 2012 NCME election of board of directors. This includes the candidates for the office of the vice president and positions representing testing organizations and members at-large.
Descriptors: Biographies, Profiles, Board Candidates, National Organizations
Kraus, Georgia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Best practices for school boards include collaborative communication, setting goals focused on student achievement and these characteristics are found in district leadership teams in high achieving school districts. The specific problem is that some school district administrators in leadership do not implement clear communication practices; thus,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Public Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Best Practices
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Davis, Jonathan Ryan; Epstein, Terrie – Democracy & Education, 2015
In this response, we argue for the importance of understanding teachers' and administrators' beliefs about civic education, as well as how those beliefs may influence teachers' practices. We commend the authors for examining the beliefs of principals and school board members--groups rarely surveyed--but question how their beliefs may affect the…
Descriptors: Civics, Beliefs, Reader Response, Democratic Values
Pelletier, Stephen G. – Trusteeship, 2013
Board orientation provides a unique forum for an institution to help new board members understand the roles and responsibilities expected of them. It is a chance, too, to share essential information that the college or university thinks new trustees need to know. Moreover, it is an opportunity for the institution to bring new members up to date…
Descriptors: Staff Orientation, Best Practices, Training Methods, Board Candidates
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Lougheed, Patrick; Pidgeon, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In Canada, only 44% of members of academic governance bodies at universities feel that their boards are effective decision-making bodies (Jones, Shanahan, & Goyan, 2004). In this study, we examined the views of senators at a British Columbia university regarding their senate's effectiveness in decision-making, including structures, processes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, College Administration, Leadership Effectiveness
Beard, Nicole R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the way in which school boards use data when making decisions, specifically their orientations, perceptions, concerns and priorities around data. This study sought to understand how school boards use data when setting or tracking progress toward goals and aimed following the process of board use of data to…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Board of Education Policy, Board of Education Role, Decision Making
Raddatz, Mikaela M.; Royal, Kenneth D.; Pennington, Jessica – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine if the construct of a medical subspecialty examination, as defined by the hierarchy of item difficulties, is stable across physicians who completed a fellowship and recertifiers as compared to non-fellows. Three comparisons of groups are made: 1) Practice pathway board candidates compared to members of all…
Descriptors: Evidence, Fellowships, Board Candidates, Test Bias
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Garn, Gregg; Copeland, Gary – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This exploratory article relies on qualitative data generated from observations and focus group interviews to investigate what motivates citizens to vote in school board elections and how they choose among candidates. Our review of literature suggests that capture theory, dissatisfaction theory, retrospective voting, partisanship, issue voting,…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elections, Voting, Board Candidates
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Howarth, Eleanor – Management in Education, 2015
This article reports the findings of a research study exploring what motivates governing bodies to consider joining or creating a federation, their experiences of the process and the barriers faced. The research methodology involved semi-structured telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews and analysis of relevant documentation. The varied…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Governance, Organizational Change, Consortia
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2013
The price tag to win a seat in this week's primary election for the Los Angeles school board climbed to unprecedented levels, as a massive influx of outside cash has turned a local campaign into a national showdown pitting the long-standing influence of teachers' unions against the expanding imprint of deep-pocketed education activists. The high…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Governing Boards, Board Candidates, Political Campaigns
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Campaigns for state school board are typically quiet affairs, eliciting only modest interest from the public and even less from political donors. But the race last fall for the District 2 seat on Louisiana's board of elementary and secondary education was a remarkable exception. The contest attracted the attention of education activists and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Board Candidates, Political Campaigns, State Boards of Education
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