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The Law of Schools Students and Teachers in a Nutshell

The Law of Schools  Students and Teachers in a Nutshell Author KERN. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER (M.)
ISBN-10 1640204245
Release 2018-06-10
Pages 750
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This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.



American Public School Law

American Public School Law Author Kern Alexander
ISBN-10 9780495910497
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 1184
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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.



Uncertain Lives

Uncertain Lives Author Robert Bullough
ISBN-10 9780807770436
Release 2001
Pages 127
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Written for all those who are concerned about the plight of children in America, most especially future school teachers, Uncertain Lives tells the stories of 34 children, enrolled in a K–6 urban school. The tale told is one of children doing the best they know how under trying life circumstances. Presenting the voices of the children themselves, Robert Bullough puts a hopeful and ultimately human face on what are otherwise grim statistics.



Effective Schooling for English Language Learners

Effective Schooling for English Language Learners Author Patricia Smiley
ISBN-10 9781596670303
Release 2007
Pages 238
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Organized around a series of "Critical Questions" and "Leadership Challenges," this book offers knowledge and expertise about the elementary principal's leadership role in- -effective instructional strategies -student assessment -school climate -parent involvement -and other ways to improve the academic achievement of English Language learners.



Leading for Instructional Improvement

Leading for Instructional Improvement Author Stephen Fink
ISBN-10 111803175X
Release 2011-02-17
Pages 304
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Leading for Instructional Improvement Educational experts agree that quality teaching is the single most important factor in improving educational outcomes for all students. Teaching is a highly sophisticated and complex endeavor requiring deep expertise on the part of teachers and school leaders. This book shows how teacher, school, and district leaders can cultivate the expertise of teachers to deliver high quality instruction for all students. Leading for Instructional Improvement captures the nationally acclaimed work conducted by the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington in its effort to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in schools across the country. The book provides extensive practical guidance grounded in theory and research, along with powerful stories and examples from classrooms, schools, and districts. Many of the tools, protocols, and frameworks contained in this book can be accessed electronically by visiting the Center for Educational Leadership website at www.k-12leadership.org. Praise for Leading for Instructional Improvement "This book offers insights that are invaluable to educators who seek to enhance teacher effectiveness now. The ideas presented are practical and applicable to schools in a variety of settings." —PEDRO A. NOGUERA, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development and executive director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education "A deep and thoughtful look at how the issue of expertise is cultivated. Seizing upon their Center's research-based instructional framework, the authors provide important insights and tools." —DR. BEVERLY HALL, superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools "In this age of intense focus on how we evaluate teachers, we have to remember that any evaluation is only as good as the evaluator. This extremely useful book provides an excellent roadmap for how principals can become more effective in the most important aspect of their work, instructional leadership." —JERRY D. WEAST, Ed.D., superintendent of schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland "Fink and Markholt offer practitioners a guide to effective teaching. Leading for Instructional Improvement asks us to heed the lessons within and support the kind of teacher education that will improve student achievement for today's schools and those of tomorrow." —BARNETT BERRY, president, Center for Teaching Quality



Financing Public Schools

Financing Public Schools Author Kern Alexander
ISBN-10 9781135106560
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 486
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Financing Public Schools moves beyond the basics of financing public elementary and secondary education to explore the historical, philosophical, and legal underpinnings of a viable public school system. Coverage includes the operational aspects of school finance, including issues regarding teacher salaries and pensions, budgeting for instructional programs, school transportation, and risk management. Diving deeper than other school finance books, the authors explore the political framework within which schools must function, discuss the privatization of education and its effects on public schools, offer perspectives regarding education as an investment in human capital, and expertly explain complex financial and economic issues. This comprehensive text provides the tools to apply the many and varied fiscal concepts and practices that are essential for aspiring public school administrators who aim to provide responsible stewardship for their students. Special Features: "Definitional Boxes" and "Key Terms" throughout chapters enhance understanding of difficult concepts. Coverage of legal, political, and historical issues provides a broader context and more complex understanding of school finance. Offers in-depth exploration of business management of financial resources, including fiscal accounting, school facilities, school transportation, financing with debt, and the nuances of school budgeting techniques.



Introduction to Educational Administration

Introduction to Educational Administration Author Douglas Fiore
ISBN-10 9781317929994
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 352
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Organized around the ISLLC standards, this text introduces students to the concepts and theories of educational leadership. The new edition adds coverage of such topics as data usage, ethics, innovative hiring practices, and student discipline. Appearing in the second edition are chapter-ending sections called “Point-Counterpoint” which prompt readers to examine their own beliefs regarding the material presented in the chapter and its application to work in our schools.



Practitioner Research for Educators

Practitioner Research for Educators Author Viviane Robinson
ISBN-10 9781483334189
Release 2005-09-20
Pages 240
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Appropriate for novice and experienced educators alike, this indispensable book explains how practitioner research can be used to solve instructional problems and improve student achievement.



Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education

Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education Author Joan Poliner Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781317681113
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 266
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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.



Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity Author Edward Fergus
ISBN-10 9781506343396
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 264
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When the numbers don’t lie, this is your guide to doing what’s right If your school is faced with a disproportionate rate of suspensions, gifted program enrollment, or special education referrals for students of color, this book shows how you can uncover the root causes and rally your staff to face the challenge head on. You will: Understand how bias creates barriers to the success of students of color Know what questions to ask and what data to analyze Create your own road map for becoming an equity-driven school, with staff activities, data collection forms, checklists, and progress monitoring tools



Successful School Leadership

Successful School Leadership Author James W. Guthrie
ISBN-10 020546999X
Release 2010
Pages 442
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The introductory volume in the Peabody Educational Leadership Series, Successful School Leadesrhip provides readers with a solid overview of the primary topics that current and aspiring leaders will be faced with when making decisions regarding education organizations. Blending leadership theory and practice, this foundational leadership text provides cutting edge content in each of the key domains of responsibility facing current and aspiring school leaders while weaving case studies, current media articles, and reflection point into each chapter to enhance student synthesis and application. The book is divided into four frames of reference for optimal learning: Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power -- the functions with which educational leaders must continually grapple. In each section, readers are presented with information about what school leaders need to know to successfully surmount the modern challenges to education and instruction. Section one provides a foundation for the book by discussing the evolving context of educational leadership and proposes a strategic orientation to leading educational organizations through continual cycles of appraisal, analysis and action. Section two delves into the important issues of governance, politics, finance and law as major contributors to the context of education, and as levers by which school leaders can shape institutions. Section three explores the various ways in which school leaders can assess and enhance the performance of their schools and educational organizations. The final section of text provides students with information about educational leader strategies in the development of people, partnering with communities, and uses of power, while the final two chapters give practical insights into the preparation for practicing strategic education leadership.



Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading

Ten Things That Matter from Assessment to Grading Author Tom Schimmer
ISBN-10 0133064026
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 201
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"Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading "outlines the big ideas of assessment so teachers can prioritize where to refine their practice. Structured in standalone, quick-read chapters, its flexible approach lets readers choose the material that matters most to them. Chapters tackle concepts such as descriptive feedback, differentiated instruction, student ownership and grading accuracy. Classroom examples and teacher accounts are included in each chapter to help illustrate how to translate research to practice. Tips, guided questions, and next steps encourage readers to get started on their own path to fair and balanced assessment and grading. Features Outlines ten big ideas of assessment and grading--emphasizing the best techniques for a balanced, fair, and productive assessment plan. Offers a flexible approach--with standalone chapters that pinpoint best practices. Makes research on assessment and grading real--by including classroom examples and teacher accounts. Shows ways to communicate assessment policies with parents--by including communication tips in every chapter. Offers reflective prompts for individuals or professional learning teams--including guiding questions throughout each chapter. Encourages readers to start using the "Ten Things" right away--by including next steps and recommended resources throughout each chapter.



The Principal as Human Resources Leader

The Principal as Human Resources Leader Author M. Scott Norton
ISBN-10 9781317688440
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 176
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Increasingly, personnel administrative duties within schools have been delegated to the local school principal. This accessible book arms school leaders with the knowledge and skills required to be an effective human resources leader and shows them how to fold these additional duties seamlessly into their daily routines. This practical resource provides school administrators with guidance on personnel selection, growth and development, orientation and placement, school climate, legal processes, leadership for classified staff and other important human resources processes. Special Features: • Grounded in extensive research and interviews with practicing principals • Provides a wealth of examples, strategies, tips, and best practices for leading the human resources function at the school level • Chapter exercises and case studies explore the skills and knowledge needed for effective human resource leadership • Details the significance of developing a positive school climate • Legal aspects of human resources administration are made digestible and understandable



Principals Avoiding Lawsuits

Principals Avoiding Lawsuits Author David Schimmel
ISBN-10 1475831188
Release 2017
Pages 148
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This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law. Lawsuits often begin when teachers unintentionally violate students' rights such as searching a student's cell phone without reasonable suspicion or failing to follow a student's Individualized Education Program. These violations do not occur because teachers intend to break the law. They occurred because the vast majority of teachers are not required to learn about the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers in their teacher preparation programs. As a result, most teachers get their legal information from the "law school" of the teachers' lounge--that is, from colleagues who are similarly uninformed and misinformed. Instead, what teachers want and need is an in-service program that will provide them with a basic understanding of school law. But most busy principals don't have the time, knowledge and resources to provide such a program for their staff. This book will meet this critical, unmet need. It provides principals with the resources and lesson plans they need to incorporate school law into their professional development program. As a result, their teachers will get their information about school law from a reliable source - not from the rumors, fears and myths of the teachers' lounge. By empowering their teachers with legal knowledge, principals and teachers will avoid lawsuits by becoming partners in the practice of preventive law.



Songworks II

Songworks II Author Peggy D. Bennett
ISBN-10 UVA:X004290794
Release 1998-10-01
Pages 400
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This methods text for the music specialist focuses on teaching children the sounds of music—singing—and the symbols of music—reading and writing music notation. With over 75 Mini-Lessons, this text offers general principles and specific ways to teach elements of rhythm, melody, and structure and help children learn to read, write, and enjoy music. The text addresses the four major challenges of teaching music: how to translate the aural sense of music into visual and kinesthetic experiences for young children, how to organize musical sounds, how to explore the patterns of music in temporal rather than static contexts, and how to engage the students as performers of the music studied through singing, moving, and playing classroom instruments.



First year Teacher Eight Years Later

 First year Teacher  Eight Years Later Author Robert V. Bullough
ISBN-10 0807736511
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 207
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Co-authored by Robert Bullough and Kerrie Baughman (the teacher who was the subject of Bullough's classic 1989 study, First-Year Teacher), "First-Year Teacher" Eight Years Later: An Inquiry into Teacher Development provides readers with a rare opportunity to chart the development and difficulties that Kerrie faced as she became an experienced teacher. This ten-year collaboration presents both a valuable longitudinal examination of Kerrie's teaching experience as well as a provocative and unique account of how a teacher and teacher educator learn from one another. Together they explore how to master the daily grind of classroom life while maintaining a measure of clarity about the moral center of the teaching craft. Bullough and Baughman create a compelling narrative of their journey, depicting the struggles and successes of their work together to foster a mutual understanding of "what counts" as beliefs change and experience accrues, of the meaning and significance of "expertise," and of the importance of teacher professionalism. The result is an honest, timely, and rich collaboration that offers valuable knowledge of how teachers develop and the means for encouraging teacher learning. This book will be invaluable reading for teachers, teacher educators, students of teacher supervision, staff developers, and all educators interested in teacher development.



Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching

Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching Author Howard E. Katz
ISBN-10 0735588333
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 91
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Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching book for free.