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Young, Michelle D.; Anderson, Erin; Nash, Angel Miles – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2017
For the last few decades, leadership standards have served as a de facto "recommended curriculum" for preparation programs in the United States. In this article, we: (1) share the new National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards, (2) present the literature supporting the standards, and (3) critically assess the influence…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Influences
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Abell, Ellen; Cummings, Rebekah; Duke, Adrienne M.; Marshall, Jennifer Wells – Journal of Extension, 2015
Extension programs based on identified needs, relevant theory, and solid research too often fail to realize their objectives. Program implementation is acknowledged to contribute to program effectiveness, yet systematic attention has not been paid to the array of implementation issues that can complicate achieving program goals. We developed the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Implementation, Identification, Fidelity
Park, Sandra; Takahashi, Sola – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
90-Day Cycles are a disciplined and structured form of inquiry designed to produce and test knowledge syntheses, prototyped processes, or products in support of improvement work. With any type of activity, organizations inevitably encounter roadblocks to improving performance and outcomes. These barriers might include intractable problems at…
Descriptors: Guides, Inquiry, Performance Technology, Barriers
Zaritsky, Joyce; Toce, Andi – Online Submission, 2013
This manual consists of an introduction to our Academic Peer Instruction (API) program at LaGuardia Community College, a compilation of the materials we have developed and use for training of our tutors (with answers), and a bibliography. API is based on an internationally recognized peer tutoring program, Supplemental Instruction. (Contains 6…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Peer Teaching, Guides
Oregon Department of Education, 2013
This guide is designed as a reference for District and School personnel working with English learners (ELs). The content of the guide represents a compilation of information, examples, and resources. This guide is a living document and subject to frequent updates. It is recommended to review the document online rather than printing a hard copy.
Descriptors: Program Guides, English Language Learners, Educational Objectives, Vocabulary
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
WICHE (the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) is a regional, nonprofit organization. WICHE and its 15 member states work to improve access to higher education and ensure student success. Its student exchange programs, regional initiatives, and its research and policy work allow it to assist constituents throughout the West and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Administration, Student Exchange Programs
Schalock, Robert L.; Verdugo, Miguel Angel – Brookes Publishing Company, 2012
Effective, efficient, and sustainable ID/DD organizations: are they possible in today's world of dwindling resources and mounting demands for more and better services? Yes--with the practical tools and strategies in this lifeline for ID/DD leaders. Developed by two of the most trusted authorities in the disability field, this innovative business…
Descriptors: Evidence, Total Quality Management, Leadership, Decision Making
Kevin, John – School Business Affairs, 2012
As school districts continue to seek administrative efficiencies and cost reductions in the wake of severe budget pressures, the resources they devote to creating or expanding retirement plan consortia is increasing. Understanding how to structure a retirement plan consortium is paramount to successfully achieving the many objectives of…
Descriptors: Retirement, School Districts, Consortia, Efficiency
Hardin, Rebecca M. – School Library Monthly, 2012
The word "evaluation" often strikes fear in people, but the author is different. She has always been a person who thought of evaluation, in any form, as a way to make her better and help her strive for excellence. So naturally when her library supervisor announced at a meeting that they were going to do the American Association of School…
Descriptors: Library Services, Program Evaluation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
This article features a major statewide initiative in North Carolina that is showing how a consortium model can minimize risks for districts and help them exploit the advantages of cloud computing. Edgecombe County Public Schools in Tarboro, North Carolina, intends to exploit a major cloud initiative being refined in the state and involving every…
Descriptors: Consortia, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Online Vendors
US Department of Education, 2011
Every student, who meets some basic eligibility requirements, can get some type of financial aid regardless of age or family income. Federal student aid is a financial aid from the federal government to help a student pay for education expenses at an eligible college, technical school, vocational school, or graduate school. There are three…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Federal Aid, Financial Aid Applicants
Hayes, Cheryl D.; Bhat, Soumya; Connors-Tadros, Lori; Martinez, Laura – Finance Project, 2011
The audience for this guide is state, local, and program leaders who want to learn more about federal funding sources that can support early literacy programs and systems reform. Funding available through federal programs can help address the underlying causes of children failing to learn to read by the end of third grade, such as limited access…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Funding Formulas, Eligibility
Unger, Karen V. – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011
"Building Your Program" is intended to help mental health authorities, agency administrators, and program leaders think through and develop Supported Education. The first part of this booklet gives you background information about the Supported Education model. Specific information about your role in implementing and sustaining Supported Education…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Mental Health, Best Practices
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2011
Higher education or going back to school is a big decision that has the potential to change a person's life. A bachelor's degree will cost somewhere between $15,000 and $40,000 and take a working adult from 3 to 12 years to complete. One should do some research and ask questions. This is a tool to help individuals make good decisions as they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Institutional Characteristics, College Programs
Fletcher, Stephen; Watkins, Anne; Gless, Janet; Villarreal-Carman, Tomasita – Teachers College Press, 2011
This practical book will help school districts and teacher-education departments create and sustain effective partnerships to support teacher development. The authors--supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation--worked with school districts and universities on collaborating to improve pre- and inservice training for teachers. In this…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, School Districts, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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