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    Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning: Final report of Research Findings

    1/21/10 - Louis, Karen Seashore, Leithwood, Kenneth, Wahlstrom, Kyla L., Anderson, Stephen E.

    Education is widely held to be crucial for the survival and success of individualsand countries in the emerging global environment. U.S. politicians of all stripes have placed education at the center of their political platforms, and education has been at the center of many European and Asian policy agendas. Comparable agreement is also evident about the contributions of leadership to the implementation of virtually all initiatives aimed at improving student learning and the quality of...

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    LeadScape website

    1/6/09 - Elizabeth B. Kozleski

    This presentation is designed to introduce the LeadScape mission and website tools to support principals

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    Meaningful Measurement: The Role of Assessments in Improving High School Education in the Twenty-First Century

    1/7/10 - Pinkus, L.M.

    Success in today’s global and entrepreneurial economy increasingly requires some form of postsecondary education or training. Yet too many students—particularly poor and minority students—leave the K–12 system without the knowledge and skills necessary for success after high school. The long-term implications of an inadequate education have social and economic consequences for individuals, the communities in which they live, and the nation as a whole. The challenge ahead is twofold...

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    Measuring What Matters: A Stronger Accountability Model for Teacher Education

    1/2/10 - Crowe, Edward

    The redesigned accountability system proposed in this paper is an effort to direct regulatory oversight to things that matter: whether or not K-12 students are learning, how well teachers have developed the classroom teaching skills to be effective with their students, a graduate’s commitment to teaching as a professional career, feedback from graduates and employers, and high-quality tests of teacher knowledge and skills that are tied to classroom teaching performance and K-12 student...

  • My Brother's Keeper: Obama Announces New Initiative Focused on Boys and Young Men of Color

    3/4/14 - Amos, Jason

    President Obama_MyBrothersKeeperObama launched a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” at the White House on February 27 that will help boys and young men of color stay in school and find good jobs by focusing on key moments in their lives.

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    National High School Center Early Warning System Tool v2.0: Technical Manual

    1/12/10 - Therriault, S.B., Heppen, J., O’Cummings,M., Fryer, L., and Johnson, A.

    The Early Warning System (EWS) Tool v2.0 and Technical Manual are offered by the National High School Center, a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues that does not endorse any interventions or conduct field studies. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National High School Center serves the Regional Comprehensive Centers in their work to build the capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of the Elementary and...

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    NIUSI Accreditation Standards: A Blueprint for Inclusive Schools

    1/18/07 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins , Deidre Magee, Anne Smith , Jim Lundstrom

    This tool provides a framework for assessing schools on their inclusive practices. A set of 15 standards frames governance, continuous improvement, teacher practice, student performance and family involvement. This tool is designed for use by accreditation bodies as well as by districts committed to ensuring effective early intervening as well as high quality special education services and supports.

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    Nothing More Important than this: Obama Visits Brooklyn High School to Push for Education Priorities, Including High School Redesign, High-Speed Internet in Schools, and Increased Funding

    11/5/13 - Amos, Jason

    Obama outlined three priorities in education—making high-quality preschool available to every child, making college more affordable, and redesigning America’s high schools.

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    OSEP Personnel Development Program

    1/13/09 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Mulligan, Elaine

    This presentation overviews NIUSI-LeadScape, lessons learned, implementation and partnerhship highlights, and a tour of the LeadScape website for OSEP professional development.

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    Performance-Based Compensation: Linking Performance to Teacher Salaries

    12/1/13 - Behrstock-Sherratt, E.; Potemski, A.

    To achieve the goal of attracting and retaining talented professionals in education, performance-based compensation systems (PBCS) must offer salaries that are both fair and sufficiently competitive at each point across an educator’s career continuum. Although many states, especially with the support of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, have worked with districts on developing PBCS, salary scales largely remain a decision left to local school districts.

  • Policy Features that Make a Difference: Improving Mentor Programs for Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/14/10 - Hirsch, E., Rorrer, A., Sindelar, P. T., Dawson, S. A., Heretick, J., & Jia, C. L.

    Most states have policies for new teacher induction and mentoring programs that districts use as a foundation when designing and implementing local programs. Although most state policies do not differentiate programs for novice special education teachers, there are particular aspects of their experience—discussed in this Brief—that may affect mentoring effectiveness.

  • Political Savvy:Systematic Approach to Leadership Behind-the -Scene

    1/1/99 - Joel R. Deluca

    This is fundamentally about Leadership - But not the visible kind. It provides readers with the approaches and techniques to maximize your impact.

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    Practical Functional Behavioral Assessment Training Manual for School-Based Personnel

    1/10/11 - Loman, S. & Borgmeier, C.

    This guide is designed to train school-based personnel with flexible roles in a school to conduct practical functional behavioral assessments (FBA).

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    Principals Make a Difference: Recommendations for Strengthening Special Education Teacher Induction

    1/14/10 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.

    Although novice special education teachers benefit from the same types of support and induction that their general education colleagues receive, certain aspects of their experience require additional attention. Find out what principals can do to help novice special education teachers thrive.

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    Professional Learning Communities: A Practice to Support the Induction and Retention of Novice Special Education Teachers

    1/1/09 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.

    Collaboration among novice special education teachers and their general education colleagues can bolster the impact of induction programs for all novice teachers, including special education teachers. Strong, supportive collaborative structures also can influence novice special education teacher retention. A Professional Learning Community—the topic of this Brief—is a promising collaborative structure for engaging these novice teachers in the professional school culture.

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    Professional Learning Communities: A Promising Practice for Integrating Novice Special Education Teachers into the School Culture

    1/1/10 - Pugach, M. C., Blanton, L. P., Correa, V. I., McLeskey, J., & Langley, L. K.

    Collaboration among novice special education teachers and their general education colleagues can bolster the impact of induction programs for all novice teachers, including special education teachers. Strong, supportive collaborative structures also can influence novice special education teacher retention. A Professional Learning Community—the topic of this Brief—is a promising collaborative structure for engaging these novice teachers in the professional school culture.

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