The Essential School Board Book

Author: Nancy Walser
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 161250048X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Essential School Board Book highlights effective practices that are common to high-functioning boards around the country—boards that are working successfully with their superintendents and communities to improve teaching and learning. Amid today’s heightened attention on student achievement, school boards find their responsibilities intensified and transformed. In this age of accountability, all school boards need to consider how best to maintain a focus on student achievement and promote it through district and school policies. In a highly readable and accessible fashion, the book summarizes research linking school board practices to student achievement. It features stories of sixteen diverse boards around the country—elected and appointed; rural, urban, and suburban—and the policies and procedures they have employed to enhance student achievement. Also included is a resource section for those investigating successful school board policies and practices in more depth.

Victory in Our Schools

Author: John Stanford
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553379747
Format: PDF
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The former U.S. Army General and superintendent of Seattle's public schools shares his educational reform concepts and outlines ten key principles for transforming American schools

Improving School Board Effectiveness

Author: Thomas L. Alsbury
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 1612508782
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Improving School Board Effectiveness offers a clarifying and essential look at the evolving role of school boards and how they contribute to efforts to improve student learning. It examines how board members can establish effective district priorities, and it explores those board policies and actions that result in shared, districtwide commitments to heightened student achievement. This book arises out of a critical need for a better understanding of school boards and the development of helpful tools and guidelines for school board members. At its heart is the notion of Balanced Governance, a principle that most generally “balances the authority of a superintendent to lead a school district with the necessary oversight of a locally engaged and knowledgeable board.” Improving School Board Effectiveness is a helpful and practical book that will prove indispensable for school board members, school and district administrators, and everyone with a stake in school improvement and reform.

Spotlight on Technology in Education

Author: Nancy Walser
Publisher: Harvard Education Letter
ISBN: 9781934742907
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is no longer a question of whether technology is affecting education but how and how much. This edited volume covers the range of critical trends in the use of computers and other devices for classroom teaching, online learning, professional development, school improvement, and student assessment.

School Boards in America

Author: G. Maeroff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023011749X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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School boards spend almost $500 billion in taxpayer-provided funds, they employ more than 6 million people, offering pensions and lifetime health benefits that have helped build the obligation that has put state governments in fiscal peril. This book lifts the veil of obscurity from school boards and makes readers think about the issues.

H ter der Erinnerung

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423408480
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jonas wird zum »Hüter der Erinnerung« ernannt, in einer Welt ohne Not und Schmerz, aber auch ohne Gefühle.

The Board and Superintendent Handbook

Author: Amy E. Van Deuren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475815514
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Board and Superintendent Handbook: Current Issues and Resources is a practical guide for both board members and superintendents. The book includes contributions from experienced and new superintendents and board members on a wide range of topics that boards and superintendents must navigate together successfully in order to move districts in a positive direction for students, staff, parents, and communities.

Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

Author: Bruce S. Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135106770
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This revised edition of the Handbook of Education Politics and Policy presents the latest research and theory on the most important topics within the field of the politics of education. Well-known scholars in the fields of school leadership, politics, policy, law, finance, and educational reform examine the institutional backdrop to our educational system, the political behaviors and cultural influences operating within schools, and the ideological and philosophical positions that frame discussions of educational equity and reform. In its second edition, this comprehensive handbook has been updated to capture recent developments in the politics of education, including Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards, and to address the changing role politics play in shaping and influencing school policy and reform. Detailed discussions of key topics touch upon important themes in educational politics, helping leaders understand issues of innovation, teacher evaluation, tensions between state and federal lawmakers over new reforms and testing, and how to increase student achievement. Chapter authors also provide suggestions for improving the political behaviors of key educational groups and individuals with the hope that an understanding of political goals, governance processes, and policy outcomes may contribute to ongoing school reform.