The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law

Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles

Author: Robert F. Hachiya,Robert J. Shoop,Dennis R. Dunklee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483333345

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 6994

The go-to legal resource for principals, fully updated! How often does a potential legal issue arise at your school? Now in an expanded third edition, this trusted resource provides clear and helpful guidance from a team of respected school-law experts. Substantive new information shows principals how to: Address student use and misuse of technology, on and off campus Avoid the pitfalls of zero-tolerance discipline policies Lead school safety and violence prevention, including collaboration with school resource officers and other personnel Prevent and respond to bullying incidents Stay current with special education requirements Ensure that employment and evaluation practices reflect the law
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The Principal's Hot Seat

Observing Real-Life Dilemmas

Author: Nicholas J. Pace, Ed.D, author of The Principal's Hot Seat: Observing Real-World Dilemmas

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610484746

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 7348

The Principal's Hot Seat features video footage of aspiring who are challenged to think on their feet and respond to agitated teachers, angry students, and irate parents in a way that reflects their knowledge of the law, school leadership standards and their own styles. In addition to DVD, the book features background information and a complete transcript of the conversation, allowing for careful analysis of the principal's performance.
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Six Steps to Preparing Exemplary Principals and Superintendents

Leadership Education at Its Best

Author: John Hoyle,Mario S. Torres, Jr.

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607096889

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 5493

This book includes a step-by-step guide to selecting the best students, creating a pre- and post-assessment of student learning, a well-designed procedure to pretest and assure that all masters degree students actually acquire a strong knowledge base and score well on state licensure exams.
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Resource Management for School Administrators

Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources

Author: Daniel R. Tomal,Craig A. Schilling

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475802536

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1435

Everything you need to know on managing school resources are covered: national and state perspectives, future challenges to funding public education, resource allocation, developing a school district budget, sources of revenue, accounting budgeting and reporting, financial statements, allocating resource for higher student performance, human resource, laws and policies, compensation, facilities and auxiliary services and safety and security Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for easy application. This practical book will be useful to all school leaders who are trying to improve their school resource management.
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No Place for Bullying

Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student

Author: James Dillon

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284067

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3507

Discover the keys to successful bullying prevention! This book describes the paradigm shifts a school leader needs to create in order to develop and lead a schoolwide bullying prevention program. Anti-bullying efforts often fail because they do not have full support from every school stakeholder, including parents. This accessible book makes it easy to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for bullying prevention: The WILL to address the problem The SKILL to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying The FOLLOW-THROUGH for ensuring anti-bullying policies are established and sustained
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School law for the principal

a handbook for practitioners

Author: Robert J. Shoop,Dennis R. Dunklee

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205134472

Category: Education

Page: 349

View: 6924

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Driven by Data

A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470548746

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 1946

Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.
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The Coach Approach to School Leadership

Leading Teachers to Higher Levels of Effectiveness

Author: Jessica Johnson,Shira Leibowitz,Kathy Perret

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623884

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 341

Three coaching and leadership experts explore how using instructional coaching techniques enables principals to balance learning leadership with their evaluative and supervisory duties.
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Redefining Smart

Awakening Students’ Power to Reimagine Their World

Author: Thom Markham

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506304621

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1437

Equip Your Students To Create Their Own Intellectual Destiny! The best teachers are the ones who can empower students to ask intelligent questions and persistently seek the answers. In this book you’ll find a proven, detailed method for how to do this, by learning: A groundbreaking new approach to content delivery and instruction, geared towards maximizing student discovery, deep thought, exploration and creativity Why educators must let go of student IQ as a concept that influences teaching methods in any way How to create a protocol-driven environment that fosters deep sharing and reflection
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Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education

Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas

Author: Joan Poliner Shapiro,Jacqueline A. Stefkovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681118

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 2785

The fourth edition of the best-selling text, Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education, continues to address the increasing interest in ethics and assists educational leaders with the complex dilemmas in today’s challenging and diverse society. Through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities, authors Shapiro and Stefkovich demonstrate the application of the four ethical paradigms—the ethics of justice, care, critique, and profession. After an illustration of how the Multiple Ethical Paradigm approach may be applied to real dilemmas, the authors present a series of cases written by students and academics in the field representing the dilemmas faced by practicing educational leaders in urban, suburban, and rural settings in an era full of complications and contradictions. Following each case are questions that call for thoughtful, complex thinking and help readers come to grips with their own ethical codes and apply them to practical situations. New in the Fourth Edition: A new chapter on technology versus respect, focusing on ethical issues such as cyber-bullying and sexting. New cases on teachers with guns, the military and education, children of undocumented immigrants, homeless students, videos in bathrooms, incentive pay, first responders, private alternative high schools, verbal threats, and gaming etiquette. Updates throughout to reflect contemporary issues and recent scholarship in the field of ethical leadership. This edition adds teaching notes for the instructor that stress the importance of self-reflection, use of new technologies, and global appeal of ethical paradigms and dilemmas. Easily adaptable to a variety of uses, this book is a critical resource for a wide range of audiences, including both aspiring and practicing administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers.
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American Public School Law

Author: Kern Alexander,M. David Alexander

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049591049X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1184

View: 8262

Alexander and Alexander’s best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today’s school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Beyond the Bake Sale

The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships

Author: Anne T. Henderson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458781135

Category:

Page: 520

View: 869

Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school, and go on to post-secondary education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work. Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom. Written with candor, clarity, and humor, Beyond the Bake Sale is essential reading for teachers, parents on the front lines in public schools, and administrators and policy makers at all levels.
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Publics for Public Schools

Legitimacy, Democracy, and Leadership

Author: Kathleen Knight Abowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317253299

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4261

This book articulates a path for a renewed conception of-and commitment to-the public dimensions of schooling. It is an interdisciplinary book of philosophy and politics, written for educational leaders working in or on behalf of public schooling. Publics for Public Schools introduces a fresh view on how educational leaders might view the public ideal. In this conception of public work and leadership, educational leaders do not work with the public but help to achieve publics for public schools. The demos, or "the people" in the case of democratic governance of schools, mobilize around particular problems related to young people and schooling; they are best understood not as "the public" but as multiple publics. This book provides a conception of public life and of public leadership that can enable educational leaders of all types to help achieve publics for their schools.
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Becoming a Teacher

Author: Forrest W. Parkay,Beverly Hardcastle Stanford

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205420315

Category: Education

Page: 580

View: 593

Becoming a Teacher, Seventh Edition, takes a straightforward look at what it means to be a professional teacher in today's rapidly changing, high-stakes environment of education. Building upon a strong mentoring message that has long been the tradition of Becoming a Teacher, the Seventh Edition helps students make difficult decisions about their teaching future by fostering an awareness of the realities of teaching in America today. This no-nonsense approach provides students with the tools and information necessary to answer the questions, What does it take to succeed as a teacher today? and Do I want to teach? Along the way, the authors provide practical perspectives for meeting the challenges of teaching. Organized into four parts, the book addresses both practical and foundational topics to give readers a well-rounded view of the teaching profession
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Anatomy of a Lawsuit

What Every Education Leader Should Know About Legal Actions

Author: Robert J. Shoop,Dennis R. Dunklee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452235775

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9849

This indispensable text provides educators with the information they need to understand, be prepared for, and respond to civil litigation.
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Curriculum Today

Author: David G. Armstrong

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130938855

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 9218

Curriculum work is a complex and sophisticated endeavor. This authoritative new book explores the subject not only by examining the theoretical foundations and principles of curriculum development, but also by considering its political context and the collaborative nature of much of curriculum work. It also provides numerous practical ideas for engaging in the work of curriculum development and implementation.Comprehensive and scholarly, it explores influences from history and tradition, learning theory, philosophy, and sociology; introduces validated approaches to design and prioritizing; offers guidelines for assessing documents; and provides a wealth of information on implementation. For teachers of Kindergarten through 12th grade, and other school personnel with classroom curriculum input.
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Special Education and the Law

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.,Charles J. Russo

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483303152

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9452

The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated! Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features: Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE New analysis of parent and student rights Guidance on discipline A preventative approach to special education litigation Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Curriculum Leadership

Strategies for Development and Implementation

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn,Floyd Boschee,Bruce M. Whitehead,Bonni F. Boschee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483347362

Category: Education

Page: 616

View: 6469

Creating an innovative and successful curriculum Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.
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Fundraising for Schools

8 Keys to Success Every Head of School Should Know

Author: Linda Wise McNay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 5123

Being a head of school is both challenging and rewarding work. Heads of school and those who aspire to the role are expected to engage alumni and parents and raise money effectively; yet, most have received little or no training or support in advancement. In Fundraising for Schools: 8 Keys to Success Every Head of School Should Know, veteran fundraising consultant Linda Wise McNay demystifies fundraising for school leaders. This innovative book will guide school leaders on: How heads of school should manage their time in every stage of their fundraising and stewardship efforts The importance of board leadership The critical relationship between the head of school and, if there is one, the chief development officer Detailed instruction on "how to ask" McNay offers lessons that she routinely shares with her independent school clients. Some schools do not have a chief development officer or experienced advancement staff. She shares detailed explanations of which fundraising tasks are the most important and which should be undertaken first by school leadership. She explains annual giving, major giving, capital campaigns, and the school's endowment. This book is organized into eight chapters: Chapter One: Three Secrets to Successful Fundraising. Schools cannot be supported by tuition alone. Therefore, the head of school needs to devote significant time and attention to fundraising. A school leader must be able to present the case for support and lead the board and staff in a team effort to ask for funds, all while following a coordinated plan of action. Chapter Two: Fundraising Methods by Rate of Return. A school fundraising plan should include scheduled direct mail, telephone, event, sponsorship, email, and personal solicitations. Effectiveness of all solicitations is enhanced with an accurate database and appropriate stewardship. Chapter Three: The Big Ask. The head of school needs to be able to talk about money-a lot. The greatest reason people give money is because they are asked in person! Chapter Four: Forge a Lasting Partnership with the Chief Development Officer. Development is the process of building long-term, positive, and mutually beneficial relationships between donors and the school. This is best achieved by the combined efforts of the head of school and the development staff member(s) and volunteers. It is definitely not a one-person job. Chapter Five: A Primary Responsibility of the Board Is to Raise Money. One hundred percent of board members should participate in fundraising both as donors and in soliciting others to all campaigns at your school. Chapter Six: Operational Funds Have Less Donor Appeal, but They Are Essential. Most schools begin their fundraising efforts with the annual fund. You must create a case for annual operating needs and train your volunteers on the importance of unrestricted giving. Chapter Seven: Capital Campaigns Occur Every Three to Five Years, so Prepare Yourself. Everyone is an annual fund prospect. Some donors are also capital gift prospects. The top 10 donors are critical to your campaign success. Chapter Eight: Endowment Building for the Future. The best way to build an endowment for your school is to initiate a planned giving program.
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