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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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Vernon-Dotson, Lisa Jo – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
Effective educational reform involves changes in the overall operations of schools. Teachers who collaborate, analyze the functions of their schools, and adjust their practices become leaders and participants in whole-school change. This study documents the impact of teacher leadership teams from three schools in their efforts to increase access…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Educational Change, School Restructuring, Teacher Collaboration
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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