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Mayrowetz, David; Murphy, Joseph; Louis, Karen Seashore; Smylie, Mark A. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2007
In this article, we revive work redesign theory, specifically Hackman and Oldham's Job Characteristics Model (JCM), to examine distributed leadership initiatives. Based on our early observations of six schools engaged in distributed leadership reform and a broad review of literature, including empirical tests of work redesign theory, we retrofit…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Change, Participative Decision Making, Power Structure
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2013
The bottom line on school construction in 2012 is that total spending edged up slightly from the previous year, (to $12.9 billion from $12.2 billion), but the spending for new schools declined from $6.9 billion to $6.177 billion. The increase in overall spending was attributable to more spending for additions and a major increase in spending for…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
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Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy – Community College Journal, 2010
President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Sustainable Development, Conservation (Environment), Economic Development
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van der Linden, Wim J. – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2008
Response times on items can be used to improve item selection in adaptive testing provided that a probabilistic model for their distribution is available. In this research, the author used a hierarchical modeling framework with separate first-level models for the responses and response times and a second-level model for the distribution of the…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Law Schools, Adaptive Testing, Item Analysis
Stewart, David – American School & University, 2008
The learning landscape is changing quickly, and education institutions are hard-pressed to make sure their academic facilities are meeting the evolving needs of teachers and students. Within a universe of continual change, though, school facilities still need furniture. Furniture selection goes beyond color or size. Furniture must be flexible and…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities, Furniture, Educational Environment
Vogel, Carl; Michaels, Claire; Wileden, Lydia – Center for an Urban Future, 2011
In the winter of 2009, with more than 1.4 million job losses in the first two months of the year, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law as a way to quickly inject liquidity into a stalling economy and maintain critical services that would allow individuals and communities to survive through the…
Descriptors: Job Training, Block Grants, Community Development, Financial Support
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2011
Almost 73 percent of construction in 2009 was of new school buildings. New school buildings accounted for less than 60 percent of construction spending in 2010, suggesting a shift to using less abundant construction dollars to upgrade and add to existing buildings. While overall construction fell more than $1.8 billion in 2010, spending on…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
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King-Sears, Margaret – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2009
When educators hear the term "universal design for learning" (UDL), most associate it with technology. However, UDL is not solely about the use of technology in education. UDL is also about the pedagogy, or instructional practices, used for students with and without disabilities. The concept of universal design, which originated in the field of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Disabilities, Educational Technology, Access to Education
Keller, Josh – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Most athletics programs, if forced to raise $300-million to renovate a football stadium, would not set an ambitious endowment goal at the same time. The University of California at Berkeley is trying to do both. The university's California Memorial Stadium sits directly over an earthquake fault: it needs a major seismic retrofit that will take…
Descriptors: College Athletics, State Aid, Universities, Endowment Funds
Abramson, Paul – School Planning & Management, 2010
School construction in 2009 fell 16 percent from one year ago, to just $16.4 billion, the lowest annual total for school construction since 1998. Indications are that it will fall further this year. "School Planning & Management" received reports on school construction completed and underway during 2009 and planned to start in 2010…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, School Buildings, School Construction, Surveys
Singer, Terry E.; Johnson, Mary E. – Facilities Manager, 2001
Discusses the magnitude of the problem of deferred maintenance on today's university campuses and the solving this problem using performance-based energy efficiency retrofit as implemented by energy service companies (ESCO). Several case studies of ESCO designed retrofits are examined. (GR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Deferred Maintenance, Energy Management, Performance Contracts
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Pinkston, Jonathan W.; Ratzlaff, Kenneth L.; Madden, Gregory J.; Fowler, Stephen C. – Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2008
The reproducibility of experimental outcomes depends on consistent control of independent variables. In food-maintained operant performance, it is of utmost importance that the quantity of food delivered is reliable. To that end, some commercial food pellet dispensers have add-on attachments to sense the delivery of pellets. Not all companies,…
Descriptors: Integrity, Unit Costs, Behavioral Science Research, Food
Ohio Board of Regents, 2009
The First Condition Report provided policymakers and the general public a snapshot of where Ohio stands in providing the higher education services Ohio needs to be competitive in today's world. This Second Report focuses on facilities and technology. Five questions form the core of The Condition Report. These are: (1) Are Ohio's higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Facilities, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
Alban, Josh; Drabick, J. R. – School Business Affairs, 2003
Describes the benefits of making school building more energy efficient. Provides examples of physical retrofits and behavioral changes to save energy costs. Describes four-step process to create an energy efficiency plan. Includes resources and information such as U.S. Department of Energy's Energy STAR program ( (PKP)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Management
School Planning & Management, 2001
Recognizes 14 architectural firms for their innovative designs, which helped solve real-world problems in K-12 school facilities. Designs for retrofits, safety and security, and specialized learning environments are profiled and critiqued. (GR)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Awards, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design
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