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Ireh, Maduakolam; Bell, Edwin D. – Planning and Changing, 2016
Successful professional development programs for teachers are necessary conditions for school success. They include those that are scientifically- and/or evidence-based, such as a product-based model. This case study examined the impact of a product-based model of professional development on K-6 students' performances on the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Faculty Development, Educational Change
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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Militello, Matt – Planning and Changing, 2012
This article describes an innovative approach, developed by North Carolina State University, to prepare leaders specifically for work in rural schools in high poverty districts. Operating with Race-to-the-Top funding, the Northeast Leadership Academy is a selective program with embedded practice and focused summer community internships. The…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Poverty, Elementary Secondary Education, Developmental Psychology
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Lawton, Stephen B. – Planning and Changing, 2009
The purpose of this synthesis of the literature on charter school effectiveness is to develop a research agenda on the topic and to propose action that will lead to improved performance of charter schools. To accomplish these goals, background information is first provided including: a definition of charter schools; statistics on charter schools;…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Effective Schools Research, Definitions, Statistical Data
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Dotger, Benjamin H.; Mangram, Jeffrey A. – Planning and Changing, 2008
When school personnel are confronted with initiatives that require changes in scholastic curricula, processes, programs, or structures, there is often a naturally occurring defensiveness against, instead of an open embrace of, new educational innovations (Hall & Hord, 2006). This article examines a whole-school reform initiative, specifically…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Educational Change