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Garza, Roxanne; Tooley, Melissa – State Education Standard, 2018
School leadership is a key factor in school turnarounds. The general prescription for what school leaders should do tends to be this: Set high expectations for staff and students and give strong instructional supports. Most school systems recognize how tall an order this is, given everything else the principal job entails. Even principals who are…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Models
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Lake, Robin J. – State Education Standard, 2017
Charter schools and school districts have been at odds since the first charter school law passed in 1991. Districts resent the competition and subsequent funding loss for traditional schools. Charters resent the lack of access to facilities and other resources and attempts to infringe on their autonomy. Yet a fast-growing number of school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Cooperative Planning, Equal Education
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Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad – State Education Standard, 2017
In early 2017, Congress rescinded two education regulations passed late in the Obama administration. The first regulation, which attempted to define and implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), received most of attention since states were busy planning how to implement the new law in the 2017-2018 school year. However the second regulation…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Balek, Bill – State Education Standard, 2012
Environmentally preferable products, sustainability, "green," reducing environmental footprint--have all become part of the everyday lexicon as schools, businesses, households, and the public sector have increasingly focused on strategies and tactics designed to reduce their impact on the environment and human health. State governments…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Sanitation, School Maintenance, Conservation (Environment)