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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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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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