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Weiler, Jessica R.; Stanley, Darrius A. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2023
A growing number of school districts are engaging in systems-level, equity-based reform to redress persistent disparities, and many are hiring Equity Directors to lead the way. This qualitative study explores the role of Equity Directors, asking, "What are the leadership practices of Equity Directors?" and "What are the purposes…
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Districts, Administrators, Equal Education
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K.; LaCroix, Kirsten; Mullen, Barbara – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2021
Building on exploratory research (Braun et al., 2017), this study assessed how Core Leadership Practices (CLP), implemented through leadership development training, related to increased equity in student learning. Results confirmed a significant (p<0.05, medium to large effect sizes) positive increase in student learning for students who had…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Leadership Training, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Sullivan, Talisa – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
Our most underserved student groups have been marginalized for centuries in school systems that impose upon them traditional American culture, thereby perpetuating the cycle of marginalization. Many educational organizations use evidence-based approaches that aim to create equity for all and are often introduced in silos, duets, trios, or even…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Preis, Deirdra – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
The ability of school leaders to recognize and confront marginalizing narratives that prevent equitable access and outcomes for their historically underserved student populations is critical to transforming their schools. This article is designed to build the leadership capacity of suburban school leaders to intervene in inequitable practices by…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Equal Education, At Risk Students
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Gullo, Gina; Beachum, Floyd – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This article outlines The Social Justice Leadership for Implicit Bias Impact Reduction Framework, a novel conceptualization of understanding implicit bias interventions for school-wide, leadership-driven change through the social justice leadership. The delineation between social justice and injustice paired with current research on how to reduce…
Descriptors: Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education, Stereotypes
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Chikwe, Moses; Cooper, Robert – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2020
This qualitative phenomenological study explored how 19 school leaders in seven California comprehensive high schools were making sense of data and using data to transform their schools by closing achievement gap for historically underrepresented students. Data is a powerful tool in the hands of school leaders to transform patterns of inequality…
Descriptors: School Administration, Social Justice, Equal Education, Data Use
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Griffen, Aaron J.; Greene, Nneka M. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2019
This paper conceptualizes the practices of one urban-defined school's development of two uniquely designed student-led advocacy and research initiatives to promote social consciousness and student advocacy among the school's faculty, staff and community. This paper considers urban-defined to be any school, system, or teaching force that operates…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Disadvantaged, African Americans, Advocacy
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Sassu, Kari – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2018
Increasingly, students with disabilities are pursuing postsecondary education at two-year and four-year universities as well as vocational schools (OCR, 2011a). According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (1999), during the 1995-1996 academic year, approximately 6 percent of the undergraduate population reported having a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education
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Braun, Donna; Billups, Felice D.; Gable, Robert K. – Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, 2017
This convergent parallel exploratory mixed methods study examined the degree to which purposefully selected schools closed intraschool achievement gaps while exploring educator beliefs and practices regarding the implementation of gap-closing strategies. Student achievement data revealed achievement rising and gaps closing between the intervention…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, School Effectiveness