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Horvat, Erin McNamara; Curci, Juliet DiLeo; Partlow, Michelle Chaplin – Journal of School Leadership, 2010
Scholarship on parent-principal relationships often ignores how some parental involvement can create challenges for school leaders. We analyze parent-principal relationships at an urban public K-8 school over a 30-year period, exploring how three different principals "managed" parental involvement. Our analysis reveals how these…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Administrator Effectiveness, Parent School Relationship, Principals
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Kragler, Sherry; Martin, Linda; Kroeger, Diane C. – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
Federal, state, and district policy mandates are increasingly affecting primary grade teachers--especially, those in at-risk schools, given that they face more mandated curriculum and professional development. This study investigated K-3 teachers in two inner-city schools as they navigated through various mandates. Qualitative and quantitative…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Disadvantaged Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Reese, Marianne; Gordon, Stephen P.; Price, Larry R. – Journal of School Leadership, 2004
Over 900 Texas teachers were surveyed on their perceptions of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), which at the time of the survey was Texas's high-stakes achievement test. The sample included elementary, middle, and high schools within each of four test performance levels: exemplary, recommended, acceptable, and low performing.…
Descriptors: Testing, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, School Effectiveness