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Martin, Kimberly; Tecklenburg, H. Chris – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
One month after the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, left three dead and many injured and arrested, another university faces a tough decision about whether to allow controversial alt-right leader, Richard Spencer, to speak on campus. What seems like a simple decision to allow or deny a speaking request becomes a much deeper…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, World Views
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RedCorn, Alex – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
This case introduces the current educational leadership context found in the executive branch of the Osage Nation, which is experiencing an era of rapid growth in the wake of a constitutional reform effort in 2004 to 2006. Utilizing a specific narrative that puts an Osage educational leader in charge of developing a 10-year plan that will guide…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, American Indians, Tribes
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Oliveras-Ortiz, Yanira; Hickey, Wesley D. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
A Mayan woman principal taking a position in a historically paternalistic village in Southern Belize faces inevitable challenges due to the cultural structure of the village. In this case, the challenges go beyond cultural norms. Mrs. Po, a Mopan woman leading a school in a Kekchi village, faces challenges related to her role as a teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Females
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Skousen, Jacob D.; Domangue, Elizabeth – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
School fundraising is a practice that is common in many schools in the United States. This is also true in high-poverty schools where there are many financial needs that are often not met. Lincoln Elementary School is one of these schools. A well-intentioned first-grade team of teachers develops and works to implement a plan to fundraise using…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Suburban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Minthorn, Robin Starr Zape-tah-hol-ah – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
In this case, readers will learn how the University of New Mexico educational leadership program intentionally created a doctoral cohort that is Indigenous based and focused that included Indigenous and tribal community narrative and feedback in its development. The NALE doctoral cohort program included these same communities as sites for…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership
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Abeyta, Joseph; Gachupin, Raymond; Gulibert, Felisa; Lovato, Ron; Andriamanana, Rijasoa; Merchant, Betty – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
The authors who contributed the interviews that follow did so with the understanding that their individual interviews, when considered collectively, could help readers gain a preliminary understanding of some of the fundamental values associated with indigenous leadership. Consistent with this intent, readers are urged to read all five interviews…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
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López, Josué; Fernández, Erica – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
This case explores the complex ways unaccompanied Latinx Indigenous minors experience the intersection of immigration policies and U.S. school policies and practices and the implications this has for school leaders. As such, we present three critical incidents that center three students' experience with and through U.S. schooling--from enrollment,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Indigenous Populations, Public Policy, School Policy
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Tran, Henry; Buckman, David G.; Johnson, Arvin – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
This case highlights a high school that struggles with inequities perpetuated by a noninclusive environment. To help confront these issues, the school will hire an assistant principal of diversity. Readers are presented with a dilemma concerning the legality of hiring based on race and research that supports the benefits of racial congruency…
Descriptors: High Schools, Inclusion, Equal Education, Personnel Selection
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Johnson, Olivia A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
This study examines issues encountered during a school's first year implementing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) curriculum. The school year began with multiple changes in leadership, including the appointment of a School Operations Manager and Teacher on Special Assignment, who took on respective roles of principal and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Failure, Educational Change
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Biddle, Catharine; Brown, Lyn Mikel – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
Trauma-informed school practices require enactment of trauma-informed principles including prioritizing students' physical and psychological safety, connection, cultural responsiveness, and student empowerment. These principles frequently challenge teachers' preexisting beliefs about rules, consequences, and the intention behind student behaviors.…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Practices, Rural Schools, Principals
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Nachman, Brett Ranon; Miller, Ryan A.; Vallejo Peña, Edlyn – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
With one in 59 children diagnosed with autism, higher education institutions are experiencing increasing enrollments of autistic students. Furthermore, autistic students are disproportionately more likely to identify as gay and lesbian in their sexual orientation and as transgender or genderqueer in their gender identity compared with nondisabled…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, LGBTQ People
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Becker, Jonathan D.; Levin, Douglas A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
School systems collect and maintain increasingly significant amounts of data and information on students, faculty, and staff and have a duty of care to ensure that sensitive information remains secure. Therefore, sitting and/or aspiring school leaders need to develop at least a basic understanding of data privacy and information security…
Descriptors: Information Security, School Policy, Policy Formation, Privacy
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Grillo, Lisa Maria; Barreau, Pascal P. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
A superintendent initiates an equity focus in a small school district and experiences resistance from both school board members and principals. As the school district diversifies its teaching workforce, the superintendent and principals face myriad unexpected challenges, resulting in teachers of color resigning at three times the rate of White…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Selection, Teacher Recruitment, Administrative Organization
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Heisler, William; Hanlin, Lesa – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
A school principal has been placed on administrative leave for allegedly having sexual relations on school property after hours with a member of the county sheriff's department. The principal denies the allegations but, in an effort to get his job back, the deputy confesses to the affair. The school district says that the case is under…
Descriptors: County School Districts, Principals, Administrator Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Cotman, Ann Marie; Enyioha, Jessica C.; Guerra, Patricia L.; Holmes, Analeasa Lopez – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
Culturally responsive (CR) leadership permeates all leadership practices and consists of several domains including: developing critical consciousness, supporting cultural knowledge development, and advocating for social justice within and outside of the school walls. This case focuses on the need to ground CR leadership in critical self-reflection…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Leadership, Critical Theory
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