School Finance A Policy Perspective

Author: Allan Odden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077824431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text is the preeminent text in the school finance course. With newly organized and updated features, data, and cases, this text presents a clear, comprehensible discussion of how recent research in school finance, resource allocation and use for higher performance, and site-based management may impact the funding of our nationËs schools. Material in this fifth edition is designed to be fully accessible for students at both the masters and doctoral levels.

Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy

Author: Helen F. Ladd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135041067
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised to reflect current developments, new policies, and recent research. With new chapters on teacher evaluation, alternatives to traditional public schooling, and cost-benefit analysis, this volume provides a readily available current resource for anyone involved in education finance and policy. The Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs and revenue sources used to finance these inputs, to a focus on educational outcomes and the larger policies used to achieve them. Chapters show how decision making in school finance inevitably interacts with decisions about governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of important contemporary issues requires inputs from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a number of disciplines. Although many of the chapters cover complex, state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand. This comprehensive, balanced, and accessible resource provides a wealth of factual information, data, and wisdom to help educators improve the quality of education in the United States.

Doubling Student Performance

Author: Allan R. Odden
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273359
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools! This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.

Financing Schools for High Performance

Author: Allan Odden
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential new resource shows how educators can use existing dollars effectively and productively. The key lies in creating finance systems that give schools greater control over their budgets?allowing more resources to flow directly to teachers and students. Allan Odden and Carolyn Busch look at inefficiencies in current education spAnding, examine varied approaches to school-based financing, and offer recommAndations for restructuring finance systems to meet ambitious reform goals. In addition, they propose ways to make funding more equitable across districts, outline the various elements that make school-based management work, and describe the key roles and responsibilities for the district, even in a decentralized system. Financing Schools for High Performance is filled with examples of budgets, finance structures and formulas. It will prove to be an indispensable aid for state, district, and school-level administrators.

Planning Educational Facilities

Author: Glen I. Earthman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know is a book about planning and the responsibilities educators have in the process of planning for educational facilities. The book covers every aspect of planning that needs to be done to complete any capital improvement project from the assessment of need to the evaluation of the product and process. The text is the most comprehensive book on planning educational facilities on the market.

Does Money Matter

Author: Gary Burtless
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815707134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many believe that American education can only be improved with a sizable infusion of new resources into the nation's schools. Others find little evidence that large increases in spending lead to improvements in educational performance. Do additional school resources actually make any difference? The evidence on this question offers a striking paradox. Many analysts have found that extra school resources play a negligible role in improving student achievement while children are in school. Yet many economists have gathered data showing that students who attend well-endowed schools grow up to enjoy better job market success than children whose education takes place in schools where resources are limited. For example, children who attend schools with a lower pupil-teacher ratio and a better educated teaching staff appear to earn higher wages as adults than children who attend poorer schools. This book, which grew out of a Brookings conference, brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the evidence on the link between school resources and educational and economic outcomes. In a lively exchange of views, they debate whether additional spending can improve the performance of the nation's schools. In addition to editor Gary Burtless, the contributors include Eric Hanushek, University of Rochester; James Heckman, University of Chicago; Julian Betts, University of California, San Diego; Richard Murnane, Harvard University; Larry Hedges, University of Chicago; and Christopher Jencks, Northwestern University. Dialogues on Public Policy

Political Contexts of Educational Leadership

Author: Jane Lindle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135921326
Format: PDF, ePub
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Co-published with UCEA, this exciting new textbook is the first to tackle the ISLLC Standard #6—the political context of education. This unique volume helps aspiring school leaders understand the dynamics of educational policy in multiple arenas at the local, state, and federal levels. Leaders are responsible for promoting the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural contexts in which education and learning reside. By presenting problem-posing cases, theoretical grounding, relevant research, and implications for practice, this book provides aspiring leaders with the background, learning experiences, and analytical tools to successfully promote student success in their contexts. Special features: Case studies - provide an authentic illustration of the political dynamics that emanate from individual, social, economic, and cultural issues surrounding all schools. Suggested activities - further aspiring school leaders’ understanding of political issues through experiences Companion website – includes shared resources relevant to all ISLLC standards, along with particular activities for ISLLC Standard #6

Standards of Excellence in Budget Presentation

Author: Denny G. Bolton
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0910170754
Format: PDF
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Using a set of budgeting guidelines created specifically for school entities, this how-to publication takes readers through the steps necessary to develop an annual budget that meets today's most rigorous demands. The guidelines provide a means for the business management staff, school board, and community to use the budget document as an effective decision-making and communications tool. Budget examples that adhere to these guidelines and have earned award recognition for their budget presentation accomplishments are highlighted.

Paying Teachers for What They Know and Do

Author: Allan Odden
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated Edition of Bestseller! This update of the classic Corwin bestseller is a "how-to" on teacher compensation, bringing new information, insights, and innovations to an increasingly challenging discussion.