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Haddad, Monica A.; Alsbury, Thomas – Planning and Changing, 2008
State policies to equalize educational spending, cap bond and levy rates, require common teacher salary schedules, and consolidate school districts are geared toward improving quality and attempting to resolve problems of inefficiency. However, despite the use of state policy to equalize educational quality, educational gaps persist. Yu and Lau…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Districts, Case Studies, State Policy
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Alsbury, Thomas L.; Hackmann, Donald G. – Planning and Changing, 2006
This article reports findings from formative assessments of one state's administrator mentoring and induction program during two years of program piloting in 2002/03 and 2003/04. The purpose of this evaluation research was to establish baseline data and to detect problem areas, so that changes could be made in subsequent years. More broadly, the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evaluation Research, Administrators, Educational Administration
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Threadgill, Ronald L. – Planning and Changing, 1988
By examining teacher attrition and retirement and their impact on teacher salaries in Iowa Public Schools between 1980-1985, this study determines how annual percentage increases in teacher salaries had consistently exceeded percentage increases in school budgets. Results show that schools had managed these salary increases through savings…
Descriptors: Budgets, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Financial Problems
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Decker, Robert H.; Talbot, Adrian P. – Planning and Changing, 1990
Based on interviews with almost the entire population of shared superintendents in Iowa, this article discusses the pros and cons of shared superintendencies. Problems arose concerning logistics, decreased administrator visibility, loss of personal control, keeping district policies separate, and favoritism charges. Participants experienced high…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Sharing, Rural Schools