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Hoyle, John R.; Torres, Mario S., Jr. – Planning and Changing, 2008
In the report entitled "Educating School Leaders," Arthur Levine (2005) criticizes leadership preparation programs as "inadequate to appalling," citing, among other issues, the proliferation of off campus programming, the weakening of standards, and an unwillingness to engage in any measure of "systematic…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Training, Educational Quality, Program Effectiveness
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Felt, Andrew J.; Koelemay, Ryan; Richter, Alexander – Planning and Changing, 2008
This article describes a method of flexible redistricting for K-12 public school districts that allows students from the same geographical region to be bused to different schools, with the goal of meeting average class size (ACS) target ranges. Results of a case study on a geographically large school district comparing this method to a traditional…
Descriptors: Busing, Class Size, School Districts, Elementary School Students
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Kiger, Derick M. – Planning and Changing, 2003
Parents comprise a key stakeholder group of public education that can exert significant influence over school policy, budget, and instructional decisions. Restricting this group's participation in school reform jeopardizes the success of any innovation, no matter how promising. This may be occurring with block scheduling. This research describes…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Block Scheduling, Professional Development, School Restructuring
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Zuelke, Dennis C. – Planning and Changing, 1984
A disaggregated empirical study using the production function model with multiple regression statistical techniques found that comprehensive collective negotiating processes in Wisconsin's public school districts had no significant effect on the improvement of teachers' fringe benefits in 1979-80. (PGD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Fringe Benefits, Predictor Variables
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Zuelke, Dennis C. – Planning and Changing, 1981
A 1972-73 survey of 50 medium-sized public school districts in Wisconsin took 16 variables into account, including teacher salaries and experience, geographic region, and district revenues, in determining that collective bargaining had little or no influence on pupil-teacher ratios. (RW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Predictor Variables