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Vickers, Heather; Pate, James L.; Brockmeier, Lantry L.; Green, Robert B.; Tsemunhu, Rudo – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
This nonexperimental survey research investigated whether enrollment, location, expenditures, percentage of free and reduced lunch and percentage of minority students influenced Georgia's superintendent and board chairperson satisfaction. In addition, this study investigated whether respondents' satisfaction could predict student achievement.…
Descriptors: Governance, Boards of Education, Board of Education Policy, Superintendents
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Wise, Valaida; Wright, Travis – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
Many studies have noted the strong and positive effect of educational leadership on student achievement, school culture, and other aspects of the educational environment. Current research also points unequivocally toward leadership as an important factor in the achievement of quality in most educational institutions. Leadership has been cited as…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Influences, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Dougan, Kelli; Pijanowski, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
Academic redshirting is the act of keeping a child out of school for an additional year before kindergarten. This practice has become prevalent in America as kindergarten standards become more rigorous. There are few examples in the literature of research that explores the differences between children who have been academically redshirted and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Kindergarten, Age Differences, Academic Standards
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Sanchez, Jafeth; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
This paper focuses on the concept of P-16 alignment of educational systems. At a basic level, evidence of school efforts, improved student achievement, and stakeholder support are necessary for effective accountability. The needs and benefits for stakeholders' understanding of P-16 education are addressed, particularly for educational leaders at…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preschool Education
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Nichter, Mary; Li, Chi-Sing; Serres, Sheryl – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
The national standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) provide for defining the role of the school counselor, evaluating the content of counseling programs, and effectively meeting the needs of students. This study surveyed 495 school counselors in all levels including Kindergarten through 12th grade in Texas public schools to…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Counselors, Professional Associations, Counseling Services
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Byrd, Jimmy – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2007
This study compared the effect of physical activity and obesity on academic achievement and was based on the premise that the health of a child has an effect on his or her ability to learn and to achieve academically. Specifically, health-related topics of inactivity and obesity were considered. The participants included 12,607 third grade…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Correlation, Academic Achievement