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Beese, Jane A.; Martin, Jennifer – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case involves inner city students situated within a summer program purported to meet their needs. The administrators charged with creating this program do not necessarily understand the identities of their students or the community needs and desires. This case hinges on the conflict of whether students should be disciplined for using their…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Summer Programs, Student Needs, Urban Schools
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Rigby, Jessica Goodman; Corriell, Rebecca; Kuhl, Katie J. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case was written to help prepare central office leaders who are expected to design systems and lead toward instructional improvement in the context of both educational accountability and implementation of standards with increased rigor. The intent of this case study is to encourage educators to examine the complex and multiple challenges of…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Instructional Leadership, Accountability, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Davis, Natalie R.; Monroe, Xavier J.; Drake, Thomas M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case represents an effort to connect academic learning with educational reform in real time. It describes a district initiative to meaningfully engage a skeptical community and the subsequent attempts of university-based researchers to provide further entry points into the perspectives and concerns of educational partners. What is compelling…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Partnerships in Education, Graduate Study
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Baker, A. Minor; Guerra, Patricia L.; Baray, Sarah – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Inspired by real-life events, this case describes the start of a seemingly solid working relationship between two elementary campus administrators and its demise as the result of inadequate communication and distrust. Initially, these two leaders benefit from differing supervision styles, but these differences eventually lead to increased tension…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Compliance (Legal), Leadership Effectiveness
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Boske, Christa; Elue, Chinasa – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case outlines a dilemma encountered by faculty and graduate assistants in a K-12 educational administration graduate program. The case offers a detailed illustration of tensions arising when faculty were asked to increase "diversity" within their program. Faculty uncover disrupting institutional systems of domination that often play…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
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Crawford, Emily R.; Hairston, Sarah L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case study takes place in a Midwestern, politically conservative rural community shortly after a highly contested presidential election. Like other communities, Paisano has experienced demographic change in a relatively short time. Meat processing plants and construction jobs proliferate, attracting migrant workers. One day, secondary school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Rural Areas, Undocumented Immigrants, Presidents
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Meade, Whitney W.; O'Brien, Jason – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
In this case, a child with a spinal cord injury was denied access to an afterschool care program that her nondisabled siblings were allowed to attend because she did not meet "eligibility requirements." Specifically, the independent contractor who ran the program mandated that students be able to function in an environment with a student…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, After School Programs, Disabilities
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McDonald, Teena – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case study is designed for aspiring principal and superintendent leadership candidates who are studying transitions, change theory in organizations, or board/superintendent relations. It examines the arduous process of closing a school and making huge cuts in a small district because of declining enrollment and expenditures that far…
Descriptors: School Closing, Case Studies, Superintendents, Principals
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Gullo, Gina Laura – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Using data effectively is a critical skill for the modern school leaders. This case presents a school district where local interest groups are demanding changes regarding school safety and inclusion. Students have the opportunity to respond to a disciplinary equity audit and school climate survey. While interpreting and using data in a meaningful…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Surveys, Audits (Verification), School Safety
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Hayes, Sonya D.; Burkett, Jerry R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Monica Williams, a beloved counselor of an urban middle school, is shocked to learn that she is being terminated for a comment she made on Facebook. This case was developed for use in an educational leadership course for students to evaluate an educator's right to freedom of speech in relation to social media. Instructors can use the case to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Constitutional Law, Urban Schools, Middle Schools
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Beese, Jane A.; Martin, Jennifer L. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
The recent federal guidance and litigation on transgender students have increased public awareness of the legal rights of transgender students. Title IX regulations have long permitted school districts to segregate male and female students in separate but comparable toilet, shower, and locker room facilities, but the legal issue presented by…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights
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Hayden Williams, Ashley; Egbert, Stella; Coronado, Richard – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case study is a combination of real-life events that describe the complexity of dual roles within a small school. The administrators in this case have to determine the consequences in response to a student's misbehavior, who happens to be the godchild of the superintendent and the daughter of a middle school principal. The child's high school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Small Schools, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Student Behavior
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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case positions the reader as the superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools (pseudonym). Like many urban school districts in the United States, Jefferson City faces a complex milieu of fiscal challenges attributed to inadequate state funding and declining student enrollment. Within this case, the superintendent must address the failing…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Superintendents, Public Schools, Declining Enrollment
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Brown, Carleton H. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
At a small rural middle school in the southern United States, two students murdered a teacher, four students, and injured 10 during a shooting spree. This case represents the lived experiences of a school principal, counselor, and community that survived the deadly rampage. The case highlights the challenges that school leaders may face such as…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Role, School Safety, Crisis Management
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Benson, Tracey; Boaz, Danielle – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
Amid heightened racial tensions throughout the country regarding law enforcement's use of lethal force against African Americans, the city of Charlotte experienced civil uprising in the aftermath of the shooting of Keith Scott. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, reactions to the incident varied widely. This case study explores the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Violence, African Americans
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