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Greenlee, Bobbie J. – Planning and Changing, 2010
This study examines the demographics of SACs and the schools they serve, and proposes that demographic similarity with the school principal influences the SAC membership. The findings draw attention to the likelihood that appointment to SAC chair may be contingent on an individual's demographic similarity with the school principal. Principals also…
Descriptors: Demography, Principals, Group Dynamics, School Councils
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Greenlee, Bobbie J. – Planning and Changing, 2007
The increasing use of school advisory councils for budgetary decision making is an obvious trend in new patterns of school governance. As decision makers, council members are lobbied by groups and individuals desiring funding for their particular interests. Problems that need attention are judiciously considered as competing interests vie for…
Descriptors: Interests, Governance, Accountability, Organizational Development
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Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J. – Planning and Changing, 2004
Testing and accountability programs can lead to some positive changes towards student performance. Here, Jones and Egley explore on whether Florida administrators thought that there was anything that could be done to improve the country's testing program in order to reduce or eliminate the types of concerns raised in George's study by conducting a…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
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Lacey, Candace; LeBlanc, Patrice; Collins, Mary – Planning and Changing, 2000
Evaluates Palm Beach County School District's Safe School Center tutorial program, a summer-school program for middle-school students who failed subjects during the academic year. Describes program successes, failures, and lessons learned. (Contains 38 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Program Evaluation, Tutorial Programs
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Parkay, Forrest W.; Armstrong, Radie – Planning and Changing, 1987
To help Florida schools select principals most likely to contribute to school improvement, Development Dimensions International conducts three-day workshops featuring the Targeted Selection Interview process. Using past behavior to predict future performance, interviewers systematize selection elements, identify job dimensions, employ effective…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hickrod, G. A. – Planning and Changing, 1973
State legislatures appear to be opting for one of several schemes to provide equalized local initiative and thus preserve the State-local partnership of K-12 funding, which scheme could be called creeping State funding.'' (Author)
Descriptors: Consultants, Educational Finance, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Policy
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Harris, Marshall A. – Planning and Changing, 1974
Florida's new school finance formula is characterized by a three mills power equalization scheme on top of a Strayer-Haig foundation plan. Finance legislation is predicated on the intent to equalize educational opportunity while increasing the authority and responsibility of districts for deciding matters of instructional organization and method.…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Equalization Aid
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Milton, Sande; Bickel, Robert – Planning and Changing, 1982
Analysis of electoral, socioeconomic, and demographic data on Florida's 1964-1974 Democratic primary elections tested the hypothesis that electoral reforms, such as nonpartisan voting, discourage competition and participation in school board elections. Findings showed Florida's school elections, which lack the reforms, are more competitive than…
Descriptors: Board Candidates, Boards of Education, Competition, Demography
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Hale, James A. – Planning and Changing, 1979
Describes the conditions that led to Florida's initiative in compensatory education, the legal basis of compensatory education in Florida, the care taken not to violate federal regulations, and the cost relationships between compensatory education programs and the basic program offerings of school districts. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Program Descriptions, State Aid, State Programs
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Kimbrough, Ralph – Planning and Changing, 1979
Examines the factors that lead to the success of one regional education organization and the failure of a comparable one. The study demonstrates that organizational arrangements and leadership within the centers themselves were much more critical to survival or death than were environmental conditions. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Intermediate Administrative Units
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Simmons, James C. – Planning and Changing, 1976
Descriptors: Cost Indexes, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid