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Diarrassouba, Nagnon; Johnson, Shirley – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
This study examined the demographic shifts in a medium-sized school district in West Michigan and the responses developed as a result of these changes during the last two decades. Findings indicated that the district's school demographics changed from being European American to minority dominant. As a result of these changes in student population…
Descriptors: School Districts, Population Trends, Minority Groups, Educational Policy
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Hughes, Thomas Ross – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2014
This article focuses on the necessity of providing foundational preparatory training for those who are charged with leading teacher hiring efforts at the K-12 level. The essential question proposed within the article is: Why are the very educators tasked with directly leading K-12 staff selection and retention efforts far more likely to be…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Administrators
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Cox, Betty; Cox, Becky – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Policies adopted by legislators impact the future of public and higher education. Unfortunately, educators and legislators are often in disagreement about what constitutes best practices. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of issues and challenges associated with governmental mandates and suggest an action agenda for educators…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation, Educational Change
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Gray, David – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the federal government's most recent effort to influence curriculum in America's classrooms. Its requirements for high-stakes testing and Adequate Yearly Progress have put pressure on teachers and administrators to improve student achievement. Principals whose administrative training was grounded in a…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Leadership Training