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Gentry, Patrick L.; Hirth, Marilyn – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
There has been debate among states as to how to properly fund schools. The debate has been focused on how much funding is supplied through property tax and is motivated by tax payer anger over fluctuating tax bills. Many of the policies have been implemented without looking at the effects that they will have on schools, especially in Indiana,…
Descriptors: Taxes, Funding Formulas, Superintendents, Administrator Role
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Hughes, Vince L.; Reeves, Alison G.; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
K-12 Illinois public school facilities need to be repaired and rebuilt. The County School Facility Occupation Tax (CSFT) was made law in 2007 in Illinois to help provide funding for Illinois public school facilities. This single case study, qualitative research, outlines findings from 86, face-to- face, phone and email interviews and approximately…
Descriptors: Case Studies, County School Districts, Taxes, Educational Facilities
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Harris, Dawn R.; Kemp-Graham, Kriss Y. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2017
The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods research study was to explore the relationship between building teacher leadership capacity and campus culture in a suburban East Texas school district. Developing teacher leaders by building leadership capacity depends on administrators' abilities to develop leaders from within the existing…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Campuses, School Culture, Capacity Building
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Renth, Beth A.; Buckley, Phillip; Puchner, Laurel – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
A wide range of research has been conducted regarding reasons for the achievement gap between low income students and higher income students, but there is limited research regarding parental perspectives, and particularly fewer studies of parental perceptions of low-income, rural elementary school parents. This study examined the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Low Income, Parent Attitudes
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Brown, Kimberly J.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This qualitative case study explored factors that have influenced literacy success of Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) students in the low-income, poverty stricken Delta Region of Arkansas. The study examined progress made since implementation of the KIPP Program and the influence the program had made upon student achievement in literacy at the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Income Students, Poverty Areas, Academic Achievement
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Murray, Becky L.; Holt, Carleton R. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the elements of the alternative education experience significant to successful completion of the program. This phenomenological paradigm provided the framework for all aspects of the qualitative study. Students, parents, administrators, and staff members of two alternative programs in the southeast Kansas…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Nontraditional Education, Educational Experience, Qualitative Research
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Ormsmith, Michael I.; Mansfield, Katherine Cumings – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2014
This explanatory mixed-methods study began with a quantitative survey to investigate counselor beliefs and implementation behaviors related to providing college and career planning services to high school students. Survey results informed the development and implementation of interview protocol designed to provide deeper insight into counselors'…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, College Planning