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Brown, Paula; Finch, Kim; MacGregor, Cynthia; Watson, Robert – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2012
In 2004, The U.S. Department of Education stated, "Great schools have great leaders" (p.1). Research supported their declaration as our nation actively pursued educational reform. School systems across the country searched for good school principals to lead, believing they were the "cornerstones of good schools" (DiPaola &…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
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Guice, Andrea D. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Classroom Design
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Emerson, Joseph; Lemasters, Linda; Howerton, Everett – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
Given the overt political nature of this topic, an additional theoretical postulate, the Triadic Theory of Power was also presented as another framework to conceptualize the external and internal forces which shape the formation of contemporary education policy. Predicated upon the scholarship of Nobel laureate James Q. Wilson, Andrew McFarland…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Policy, Educational Policy, Power Structure
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Hunt, John – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2006
Since the implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the impact upon America's schools has been signicant in many areas. In a positive sense, NCLB has caused schools and school districts to examine the performance and academic achievement of subgroups, often for the first time. This examination has certainly highlighted…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Staff Development, Educational Improvement