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Roybal, Victoria; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – Education, 2014
The transition from middle into high school can be perilous for some students. High school freshmen fail at an alarming rate. In a general sense, the environment, expectations, structure, and culture of high schools are different from middle schools. However, school leaders can implement transition programs that may promote success of 9th graders.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, Success, Program Effectiveness
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Thornton, Bill; Sanchez, Jafeth E. – Education, 2010
This paper provides a brief review of the literature on resiliency and highlights aspects from a resiliency of American Indian high school students. Current efforts to promote student resiliency for successful educational outcomes are addressed in light of educational outcomes, such as dropout rates, for Native American students. Further, a…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, American Indians, American Indian Education, Outcomes of Education
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Thornton, Bill; Perreault, George; Jennings, Mike – Education, 2008
Teacher transfers from one worksite to another have a significant impact upon the schools they leave. Researchers and school leaders have proposed a number of solutions to attempt to address teacher transfers, but the rate of teacher transfers remains high. Thus, a better understanding of the motivational factors related to teachers' decisions to…
Descriptors: Teacher Transfer, Performance Factors, Multivariate Analysis, Mail Surveys
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Thornton, Bill; Shepperson, Tara; Canavero, Steven – Education, 2007
While the frequency of program evaluations has increased, evaluations often have limited effectiveness because the information they provide is not adequately conferred throughout the school system. Whether or not a specific program shows merit, the organization can benefit by using that information to increase knowledge among organization members,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Systems Approach, Educational Change
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Thornton, Bill; Hill, George; Usinger, Janet – Education, 2006
The implementation of the No Child Left Behind accountability process has allowed schools to fail to report academic progress for significant groups of students. This study examined the impact of No Child Left Behind on accountability for special education students in small rural schools within a state. The study used both qualitative and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Special Education, Rural Schools, Accountability
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Kelley, Robert C.; Thornton, Bill; Daugherty, Richard – Education, 2005
Education leadership is possibly the most important single determinant of an effective learning environment. Change leaders must understand procedures and processes that create the conditions necessary for organizational improvement. Building principals must be able to assess and evaluate the impact and perceptions of their leadership styles.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Educational Environment, Leadership Styles