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Rodriguez, Xavier I. – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This study was designed to investigate the decision-making processes involved with deciding the funding and framing of music programs in three suburban school districts in the New York metropolitan area. School leaders were interviewed to understand the factors associated with the decision-making process. The findings helped to understand…
Descriptors: Principals, Decision Making, Music Education, Suburban Schools
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Ewing, Eve L.; Green, Terrance L. – Educational Researcher, 2022
With the looming impacts of COVID-19 on district budgets, the growth of school choice options, and population shifts across urban, suburban, and rural contexts, an increasing number of districts have closed schools and more districts are expected to follow this trend. Rich scholarship has examined school closures; however, this field of research…
Descriptors: School Closing, School Districts, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Nickerson, Amanda B.; Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Bellavia, Gina M.; Manges, Margaret E.; Livingston, Jennifer A.; Feeley, Thomas H. – Grantee Submission, 2022
Bullying, cyberbullying, and sexual harassment can be impacted by both personal attitudes and perceived social norms, although few empirical studies on this topic have been conducted with high school students. In this cross-sectional study, 233 high school students completed measures about personal normative attitudes, perceptions of peer norms,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students
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Gunzenhauser, Michael G.; Flores, Osly J.; Quigley, Michael W. – Teachers College Record, 2021
Background/Context: This research is informed by leadership theory and care ethics and how these theories intersect with race-consciousness. This study contributes to the emerging literature on race-conscious leadership ethics that supports building capacity for equity leadership. Purpose: The authors explore the intersection of race-consciousness…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Ethics, Caring, Leadership
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Diamond, John B.; Posey-Maddox, Linn; Velázquez, María D. – Educational Researcher, 2021
Most students in the United States attend suburban schools. However, most education research focuses on urban school districts. This may be in part because many of the core issues that currently drive education research--issues of race and class inequities, social mobility, immigration, English learning--are believed to be "urban"…
Descriptors: Suburbs, Race, Suburban Schools, Equal Education
Verdone, Bailey; Farag, Antony – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
Currently, research surrounding transition programs for students entering high school focuses on academic achievement outcomes. However, the prevalence of school shootings in predominantly white, suburban communities shows that students in these often academically competitive schools may need support to help them become more connected to the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Adjustment, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment
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Visone, Jeremy D. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2021
A suburban elementary school experiences an emergency evacuation. This evacuation event reveals trust and safety concerns. Some parents, staff members, and children express safety concerns, and a key school staff member questions the judgment of another staff member during the emergency event, exacerbating existing tensions between the two. The…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Safety, Principals, Administrator Role
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Edwards, Monica; Grippe, Al – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
Partial LGBTQ+ assimilation into mainstream culture has changed how practitioners interact with students at suburban community colleges. This chapter reviews the history of the Chicago suburbs and reflects on the authors' experiences working with LGBTQ+ students in community colleges there.
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, LGBTQ People
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Brion, Corinne – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This qualitative study used Purkey and Novack's (1988) Invitational Education as a conceptual framework to understand how 30 educational leaders created intentionally inviting school cultures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample consisted of 30 school leaders in Ohio's urban and suburban districts. Findings indicated that leaders altered their…
Descriptors: School Culture, COVID-19, Pandemics, Suburban Schools
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Spielvogel, Joanna H.; Ehren, Barbara J. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if a direct, explicit method of teaching vocabulary with the Vocabulary Scenario Technique -- General Education 16 Encounter (VSTGE16) protocol would yield gains in the vocabulary knowledge of fourth grade students in a general education classroom. Two research questions examined whether fourth…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Vignettes
Bernini-Schimpf, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Researchers have just scratched the surface in terms of the applicability of social cognitive theory to the work of the school principal specifically in an era of high stakes accountability mandates. The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand school principals' self-efficacy regarding their leadership capabilities as they are…
Descriptors: Principals, Self Efficacy, Suburban Schools, Leadership
Husock, Howard – American Enterprise Institute, 2021
The challenge of reopening US public schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has high-lighted the significant role that local teachers unions play in setting policy. The politics of school reopening during the pandemic has brought to the national spotlight the outsized role that teachers unions play in managing big cities. Bureau of Labor…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School District Size, School Districts, Unions
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Olson, Kate; Lannan, Katie; Cumming, John; MacGillivary, Heather; Richards, Kevin – Educational Research: Theory and Practice, 2020
Many school districts utilize a strategic plan to implement their district vision to accomplish goals important to their students, stakeholders, and community at-large. Often, however, school districts use student outcome data as the main success indicator of their strategic plan. This summative approach fails to capture interim successes, cannot…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, School Districts, Program Implementation, Suburban Schools
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Yanez, Christina; Seldin, Melissa; Mann, Rebecca – National Center for Education Statistics, 2020
This data point report investigates the relationship between various education goals, chosen as important by public school principals, by different community types and school levels. The most frequently selected goals are discussed in this report, and data on all 10 goals are available in the supplementary tables.
Descriptors: Principals, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, Urban Schools
Bruesch, John R. – ProQuest LLC, 2021
This dissertation examines the role of empathy on the change process in large suburban high schools in the face of the societal push for more quantitative measures of school achievement. This qualitative, Grounded Theory study, which is based on a series of twelve interviews of six interviewees, two per interviewee, triangulated information on how…
Descriptors: Empathy, Transformational Leadership, Suburban Schools, High Schools
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