Changing Suburbs Changing Students

Author: Shelley B. Wepner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452203911
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As your students evolve, has your school evolved with them? This unique book explains the increasing diversity in student makeup and offers tools and ideas for improving achievement.

Literacy Leadership In Changing Schools

Author: Shelley B. Wepner
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774189
Size: 44.73 MB
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Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools will help literacy leaders improve teachers’ professional development in grades K–6. The authors use literacy basics to suggest concrete approaches that leaders and coaches can use to help teachers improve their instruction with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Based on firsthand experiences, research, and a school-university-community collaborative (Changing Suburbs Institute in New York), this practical book homes in on what literacy leaders need to do in today’s rapidly changing schools. With vignettes, strategies, and guidelines, each chapter is devoted to one essential component of serving as an effective literacy leader. Throughout, the book addresses typical issues leaders and teachers face, such as high-stakes testing, increasing failure rates, rigorous teacher and principal evaluations, family engagement, shrinking resources, and teachers’ inexperience with instructing diverse students. “Today’s educators are faced with the challenge of meeting the increased expectations associated with a high quality education for all children. The contributors provide an excellent resource of relevant information along with a wealth of concrete suggestions for meeting that challenge through effective leadership and ongoing, embedded professional development. The result is a road map for enriched learning experiences for the professionals involved and ultimately for the students they teach.” —Dorothy S. Strickland, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education Emerita, Rutgers “This book encourages and supports leaders as they create bold, thoughtful and empowering pathways for professional development. It is a recipe that has the power to highlight the joy of professional growth and learning for leaders, teachers and students alike. To me, that is truly fabulous.” —Jennifer Scoggin, Director of LitLife, Connecticut “The authors address important aspects of the decision-making process, namely how to really know someone or something well before making a choice. Too many of our educational choices are based on outdated or misinformation and this book clearly shows school leaders how to obtain accurate information when creating a cohesive literacy model. This book also takes complex aspects of literacy professional development, such as standards and instructional techniques and breaks them down in clear and applicable ways so that decisions can not just be made but also be implemented.” —Gravity Goldberg, Literacy Consultant, Director, Gravity Goldberg LLC

Challenges Facing Suburban Schools

Author: Shelley B. Wepner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475832842
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provides a demographic, political, economic, and sociological overview of the changing nature of suburban schools describes the nature of student diversity in the changing suburbs and issues with student achievement identifies administrative responsibilities and program structures for working with a changing student population proposes ways to reduce the achievement gap, most notably in literacy looks at how to use “whole child” assessment protocols to provide support for such students delves into parent inequities within changing suburban districts and offers ideas for closing the parent gap. This book is written for school district administrators, teachers, legislators, policy makers, teacher educators, and educational researchers for developing programs and pathways for a segment of the student and parent population that now is living in suburban areas without traditional roots as advantaged suburbanites.

Challenges Facing Suburban Schools

Author: Shelley B. Wepner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475832842
Size: 59.46 MB
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provides a demographic, political, economic, and sociological overview of the changing nature of suburban schools describes the nature of student diversity in the changing suburbs and issues with student achievement identifies administrative responsibilities and program structures for working with a changing student population proposes ways to reduce the achievement gap, most notably in literacy looks at how to use “whole child” assessment protocols to provide support for such students delves into parent inequities within changing suburban districts and offers ideas for closing the parent gap. This book is written for school district administrators, teachers, legislators, policy makers, teacher educators, and educational researchers for developing programs and pathways for a segment of the student and parent population that now is living in suburban areas without traditional roots as advantaged suburbanites.

Racial And Ethnic Politics In American Suburbs

Author: Lorrie Frasure-Yokley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316453626
Size: 12.24 MB
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Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs examines racial and ethnic politics outside traditional urban contexts and questions the standard theories we use to understand mobility and government responses to rapid demographic change and political demands. This study moves beyond traditional scholarship in urban politics, departing from the persistent treatment of racial dynamics in terms of a simple black-white binary. Combining an interdisciplinary, multi-method, and multiracial approach with a well-integrated analysis of multiple forms of data including focus groups, in-depth interviews, and census data, Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs explains how redistributive policies and programs are developed and implemented at the local level to assist immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities, and low-income groups - something that given earlier knowledge and theorizing should rarely happen. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley relies on the framework of suburban institutional interdependency (SII), which presents a new way of thinking systematically about local politics within the context of suburban political institutions in the United States today.

Digital Leadership

Author: Eric Sheninger
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483339963
Size: 64.97 MB
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Move leadership into the digital age Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century. Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Eric Sheninger—“Principal Twitter”—shares his Pillars of Digital Leadership to help readers Transform school culture by initiating sustainable change Use free social media tools to improve communication, enhance public relations, and create a positive brand presence Integrate digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement Facilitate professional learning and access new opportunities and resources The time is now, whether you are a building level or teacher leader, to boldly move schools forward in the digital age.

The Leadership Challenge

Author: Bill Mulford
Publisher: Acer Press
ISBN: 9780864317186
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This review draws on papers from ACER's 2007 research conference and many other contemporary sources within the leadership research literature to address and provide a focus for the issues facing Australian school leadership.

Differentiating School Leadership

Author: Daniel L. Duke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412970504
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Use “organizational diagnostics” for applying differentiated leadership to four high-level priorities: preventing school decline, turning around a low-performing school, sustaining improvements, and designing a new school.

Professional Standards For The Superintendency

Author: John Hoyle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0876522029
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School superintendents hold many leadership responsibilities, and much of schools' effectiveness rests on the abilities of the superintendents to meet their responsibilities. Criticisms of superintendents' training and educational background usually stem from a professor's lack of attention to a broader range of leadership theories. What professional standards should a superintendent meet? The eight standards presented are a combination of policy-maker knowledge and extensive research. The standards should serve as a foundation for the development and improvement of superintendents' preparation programs. Additionally all superintendents should hold themselves personally accountable to the eight standards. The eight standards for the superintendency are: (1) leadership and district culture; (2) policy and governance; (3) communications and community relations; (4) organizational management; (5) curriculum planning and development; (6) instructional management; (7) human resources management; and (8) values and ethics of leadership. There is a two step approach for putting the standards into operation: allow the standards to influence programs at the superintendent preparation level, and create a Standards Board to ensure the standards are being upheld by current superintendents. (KDP)