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RedCorn, Alex – Educational Considerations, 2016
With this themed issue of "Educational Considerations" focused on using university-district partnership academies to prepare leaders for educational settings, it is important to consider the value of this model in socially diverse environments and especially the potential for native nations to use this approach for training emerging…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Models, Educational Administration
Doll, Rick – Educational Considerations, 2016
This article investigates district-level administrators' perceptions regarding the value of the partnership academies. The article uses input from seven district administrators who provided feedback regarding the value of the district and university partnership, specific benefits to the district, the differences between participants who envision…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Career Academies, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes
Devin, Mary; Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Hachiya, Robert F. – Educational Considerations, 2016
Since the first Kansas State University (KSU) master's academies in 2000, the academy focus has moved from preparing candidates for principal positions to the broader vision of teacher leadership, recognizing that today's leadership relies on a team, not an individual. As leadership in schools becomes ever more challenging, requiring multiple…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, College Faculty
Hall, Tom; Clapper, Ann – Educational Considerations, 2016
In this article, professors share how the district/university partnership model thriving at Kansas State University was successfully replicated in North Dakota, and was adapted to match their own department goals. While teacher leadership has become a theme among Kansas State academies, their model was created out of principal preparation efforts.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, School Districts, Models, Teacher Leadership
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Hirth, Marilyn A.; Lagoni, Christopher – Educational Considerations, 2014
In 2008, the Indiana legislature passed and the governor signed into law House Enrolled Act No. 1001, now referred to as Public Law 146-2008, which capped Indiana school districts' ability to raise revenues from the local property tax without local voter approval. To phase in the impact of the law, the state provided school districts with levy…
Descriptors: Demography, School Districts, School Taxes, Educational Finance
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Hartman, William T.; Shrom, Timothy J. – Educational Considerations, 2014
In Pennsylvania as in many other states, employee pension costs are a significant source of financial pressure for school districts (Zeehandelaar and Northern 2013, Pennsylvania Public Employees' Retirement Commission 2013). In order to gain greater insight into the nature of Pennsylvania school districts' financial burden related to pension…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, School Taxes, School Districts, Costs
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Shrom, Timothy J.; Hartman, William – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article was to present the results of a study that analyzed Pennsylvania local school boards' taxing authority, pre- and post-enactment of Special Session Act 1, "The Taxpayer Relief Act," in 2006, in terms of its percent share of school districts' total budget in order to better understand the impact of the new…
Descriptors: School Taxes, Boards of Education, School Districts, Pretests Posttests
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Rolle, R. Anthony; Wood, R. Craig – Educational Considerations, 2012
Texas charter school districts (CSDs) are accredited and monitored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) utilizing the various components within the state accountability systems for both state and federal requirements. Yet, Texas CSDs are believed to operate with few regulatory restrictions on administrative, instructional, and pedagogical methods.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, School Districts
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Mattox, Kari Ann – Educational Considerations, 2012
With the passage of a state constitutional amendment in 2002, Florida school districts faced the challenge of meeting class size mandates in core subjects, such as mathematics, English, and science by the 2010-2011 school year, or face financial penalties. Underpinning the amendment's goals was the argument that smaller classes are more effective…
Descriptors: School Choice, School Districts, Class Size, State Legislation
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele – Educational Considerations, 2010
Increasing high school graduation rates is a systemic issue, not just a school level issue. The district office therefore has a key role to play in narrowing the graduation gap and ensuring that more students earn their high school diplomas well-equipped for college or career. This article focuses first on what school districts have typically done…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, Administrator Role
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Miller, Teresa Northern; Salsberry, Trudy A.; Devin, Mary A. – Educational Considerations, 2009
This study of the superintendent focus group interviews from the "Voices 3" project adds to the research base with regard to the range and nature of the types of power experienced or used by superintendents. Using the French & Raven/Andrews & Baird model of seven types of power, the authors analyzed superintendents'…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Leadership Training, Superintendents, School Districts
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Phelps, James L. – Educational Considerations, 2009
The purpose of this article is to illustrate how a valid and reliable state accountability system could be developed that identifies effective schools and school districts in a comprehensive, understandable, and practical way. The author presents an overview of the strategy used in the analysis, discusses the use of education production functions…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Validity
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Phelps, James L.; Addonizio, Michael F. – Educational Considerations, 2006
How do district policies, leadership, and support services influence the quality of teaching and learning in public schools? This article uses a rich longitudinal school-level database to estimate a model of student achievement and analyzes the residuals in the model to obtain estimates of the contributions of unobserved school and school district…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Models
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Mountford, Meredith – Educational Considerations, 2005
The purpose of this article is to describe how two partnering organizations, the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Independence School District, experienced a successful partnership leading to simultaneous renewal. A demonstration of this successful partnership is described not by student achievement outcomes or…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Districts, School Restructuring, Educational Change
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Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia; Knoeppel, Robert C. – Educational Considerations, 2005
This article shares findings from an exploratory case study about an advanced leadership development program for administrator-certified practitioners in a Central Appalachian school district. The goal of the Principals Excellence Program, one of 24 projects supported by federal funds through the No Child Left Behind School Leadership Development…
Descriptors: Principals, Access to Education, Equal Education, Rural Schools
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