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Heisler, William J.; Hanlin, Lesa L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Over the past few years, the Scott County School Board has experienced a number of interpersonal and procedural issues during the conduct of its business. In addition to incivility of communication, the board has experienced conflict, challenges to its leadership, and questionable actions on the part of the board chairperson. This case raises a…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Group Dynamics, Conflict, Conflict Resolution
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Baule, Steven M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case provides a summary of a situation in which a newly appointed superintendent and his new chief financial officer of a midsized urban school district uncover a massive set of fiscal problems which had been previously hidden from the Board and most other stakeholders. How do the district's top leaders make decisions about how to address the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Retrenchment, Financial Exigency, Educational Finance
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LaRoe, Holly; Corrales, Antonio – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Cyberbullying has become a real and occasionally lethal threat among adolescents during the past years. The act of cyberbullying is often untraceable, leaving victims tormented and routinely harassed on social media. This emerging problem causes depression and anxiety, psychologically affecting our adolescents. With an increase in adolescents'…
Descriptors: Social Media, Suicide, Futures (of Society), High School Students
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DeMatthews, David E.; Knight, David S. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Accountability policies have impacted school leadership practices both positively and negatively. In Texas, the adoption of a special education accountability policy led many schools and districts to delay or denial of special education to eligible students. This article includes an undisguised case describing the Texas Education Agency's district…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Special Education, Disabilities, Accountability
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Meade, Whitney – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
When students with disabilities become agitated and physically aggressive, school resource officers (SROs) are often called to assist. This article addresses the question, "What is the role of the SRO when dealing with children who already have a behavior intervention plan (BIP) in place?" Faced with an increased presence of law…
Descriptors: Police, Law Enforcement, Special Education, Disabilities
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Lac, Van T.; Baxley, Gwendolyn S. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
The leaders of the Black Student Union (BSU) at Liberty High School share their school climate and culture survey with Ms. Nguyen, their Asian American principal. Black youth leaders reveal a hostile and unwelcoming climate in the form of anti-blackness for Black students at a school staffed with primarily white teachers. BSU students request to…
Descriptors: High School Students, African American Students, Student Leadership, Principals
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Beard, Karen Stansberry; Gates, Stanley E., II – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Carol, a teen forced into foster care, must learn how to navigate the path/road to postsecondary education. This case follows Carol's matriculation through high school and the challenges she faces while trying to achieve her dream of going to college. Several challenges Carol encounters are discussed, such as her lack of higher education…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Walls, Jeff; Kemper, Sara – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Increasingly, educational leaders are recognizing that the distribution of students within districts and schools has important implications for educational quality and equity. This case is about the factors underlying the changing student demographics at Bayview School, a 6 to 12 Expeditionary Learning school in an urban district. The case…
Descriptors: School Choice, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Social Capital
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Vostal, Meg; LaVenia, Kristina N.; Horner, Christy Galletta – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Collaboration among teachers is necessary for school improvement efforts. In the case below, a high school shifts its instructional model to include students with disabilities in general education classes. The school needs to raise state test scores for students with disabilities and hopes this instructional change will help. To implement a…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Clemens, Randall F. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
The case explores the challenges of school leaders to facilitate social justice-based reforms for low-income students of color who attend underperforming schools. In particular, it examines the 1st-year experiences of Principal Yolanda Lopez at Kennedy High School, an underperforming and underresourced urban public high school. Lopez is tasked…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools, Social Justice
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Guillaume, Rene O.; Osanloo, Azadeh F.; Kew, Kristin L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
With discourse on immigration policies being brought to the forefront in U.S. education, educational leaders need to be more conscious than ever of changing demographics, diversity, and the multilingual and multicultural value of their students and community. This case study focuses on how educational leaders engage with Latino/a parents and how…
Descriptors: Principals, Parent Associations, Immigration, Social Justice
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case describes the dilemma of recently hired assistant principal, Fred Bates, who finds himself in a school with a negative and unsupportive school climate. There are significant trust issues between the teachers and principal. Bates struggles to navigate various obstacles and works to establish positive relationships with both his principal…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Assistant Principals, Educational Environment, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Haynes, Chayla; Patton, Lori D. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
Professor Arnie Copper is among the many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty who view the learning of STEM curriculum as an intellectual exercise that is race-neutral. In this case, the authors use the White Racial Consciousness and Faculty Behavior model to illustrate how racially minoritized students can experience…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Giordano, Keri; LoCascio, Steven; Inoa, Rafael – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case is designed to help school leaders develop skills needed to work with interdisciplinary groups while demonstrating the complex issues faced while considering the special education needs of students. The case further examines a child study team meeting from the lens of different participants, including the principal, teacher, school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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Wettlaufer, Jacqueline R. A.; Sider, Steve R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
In this case, a high school vice-principal encounters tension and anger when she rewrites a staff member's report card comments without his knowledge. The case narrative examines the conflict that arises when, under time constraints and pressures to produce student reports, the vice-principal acts on a decision she believes is ethically correct…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Assistant Principals
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