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Charter School Leadership by Cameron Curry

Title Charter School Leadership
Author Cameron Curry
Publisher R&L Education
Release Date 2013-04-16
Category Education
Total Pages 102
ISBN 9781475803280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding the issues and the challenges faced daily by school leaders takes on a significant role when creating, managing, and sustaining high expectations and performance. With limited resources available on this industry specific topic, Cameron Curry has created a user-friendly guide to help emerging or seasoned school leaders focus on five key elements for school success.

The Charter School Principal by Dana L. Bickmore

Title The Charter School Principal
Author Dana L. Bickmore
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2017-07-05
Category Education
Total Pages 122
ISBN 9781475829334
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a foundational understanding of the charter school principalship through the lens of culture, mission and vision.

Caring School Leadership by Mark A. Smylie

Title Caring School Leadership
Author Mark A. Smylie
Publisher Corwin
Release Date 2020-01-21
Category Education
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781544320144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Principles and possibilities to inform and inspire caring in your leadership practices! The values and themes in this book will help you fulfill your school leadership practices with a renewed recognition of the human side of schooling. Written for leaders at all levels, this research-based collection of ideas, strategies, and examples focuses on caring as what’s been missing from school improvement plans that produce academic success and socially and emotionally well-rounded students. In addition to insights and lessons about caring from educators and human service professions like nursing and ministry, readers will be introduced to themes of · Caring in interpersonal relationships with students · Cultivating schools as caring environments · Fostering caring in families and communities

Leading In Change by Valerie A. Storey

Title Leading in Change
Author Valerie A. Storey
Publisher IAP
Release Date 2019-03-01
Category Education
Total Pages 281
ISBN 9781641135511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Leading in Change: Implications for School Leadership Preparation in England and the United States considers the ways in which school leadership, and its preparation has changed and developed in response to a rapidly changing educational scenario over the past decade. Drawing together leading thinkers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of school leadership and management this text takes an international perspective to consider what we know about school diversification, and school leadership preparation. Theoretically and conceptually informed, the contributors’ draw on recent empirical research studies and practitioner experience into school leadership preparation to examine how neoliberal and neoconservative policies are working in unison to privatize and corporatize public schools. It looks at how these policies have impacted the preparation of school leaders. In addition to information, critique, and analysis, multiple perspectives are provided that readers can draw upon to ensure aspiring school leaders are successfully prepared to lead in a diversified and corporate school context. The book is divided into three sections. In the first section key topics covered include: • Relationship between school corporatization and leadership preparation in England and the United States • Comparative analysis of US charter schools and UK academy trusts Section two is focused on England. Key topics covered include: • System leadership and governance in networked systems • Role of a specialist leader • Role of social capital in the leadership of academy and free schools • Building leadership capacity • Women's leadership preparation in the independent sector Section three is focused on the United States. Key topics covered include: • Overview of current education reform, issues and challenges for school leadership • Historical analysis of standards for educational leadership preparation programs • Preparing charter school leaders, emerging challenges and opportunities • Role of a growth mindset in principal preparation programs • School leadership preparation and development in one state Leading in Change: Implications for School Leadership Preparation in England and the United States is essential reading for those who work, study, or research in k-12 school reform. Contributors examine the current research and best practices on present school leadership preparation programs in England and the US adding to the discourse on effective training methods for 21st century school leaders. Given the crucial importance of leadership for effective school performance, a number of strategies are proposed by chapter authors to help future school leaders operate successfully in demanding and changing times.

Title Collaborative School Leadership
Author David Middlewood
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-02-22
Category Education
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781350009158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collaborative School Leadership investigates how and why more collaboration is taking place in a wide range of settings in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, China, the USA, the Seychelles, Tanzania and Greece, and considers the implications for leadership and the overall effectiveness of schools. David Middlewood, Ian Abbott and Sue Robinson explore various models of collaboration, considering their strengths, weaknesses and how they affect school leadership, including: · executive leadership · school-to-school collaboration · federations · alliances · academy chains. The supportive structure of each chapter, with bullet point introduction, case studies, points of reflection, further reading and summaries, guides the reader and supports learning. Drawing on research, the authors identify the key areas for consideration, addressing questions such as: · Where does leadership reside in collaborating partnerships? · Who exactly are the leaders? · What impact does this leadership have on others –staff, parents, governors, learners? · What kind of leadership development is desirable? They look at the fact that the skills and approaches used by leaders of single schools are not automatically transferable to the leadership of several schools and propose possible ways forward for leadership and consider potential implications for education systems as a whole. They provide both an invaluable insight and also a practical guide for the school leaders of tomorrow.

Title Ethics and Politics in School Leadership
Author Jeffrey Brierton
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2016-01-05
Category Education
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781475819007
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The authors are national school resource experts and have teamed up to write a comprehensive book on ethics and politics. It covers everything you need to know about ethical leadership and dealing with politics in schools. The book starts with an ethical framework and moves on to politics with unions, administrators, and School Boards with suggested strategies for effective conflict resolution. There are realistic cases in every chapter of the book with the final chapter focused on comprehensive ethical and political cases to test the reader in addressing such issues in the educational or related settings. Benefits and Features of Book: A comprehensive book covering all aspects of ethics and school politics. Each chapter objectives are aligned with the ELCC, InTASC, ISLCC, and TLEC standards used for accreditation and alignment in program content. Many federal and various state data sources are included. Each chapter contains a comprehensive case study and exercises for practical application. Provides a blend of academic, theoretical, and practical perspectives in handling and dealing in ethical and political situations. Several handy resources are included in the appendices.

Title A Charter School Principal s Story
Author Barbara Smith
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2017-12-05
Category Education
Total Pages 20
ISBN 9789463512183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens when a Canadian principal, guided by the teachings of Fullan and Hargreaves, takes on the role of school leader in an inner-city charter school in the United States? This inside story of a principal in the DC charter school system, reveals much about the desire for educators and students to experience more than a life of multiple-choice testing that tends to be so commonplace in these schools. While such a case adds to the mound of research that supports the ‘change takes time’ findings, it nevertheless demonstrates the reality, on a day-to-day basis, of what’s worth fighting for in schools. Student and teacher engagement and empowerment matter, and to get to such ends, a school must fiercely focus on targets well beyond test scores. This book speaks about how a budget reveals school values, and by shifting resources to support staff and student development, a school, coping with regular turnover, can be filled with more confident and capable community members. A school crawling with leaders emerged as more student, teacher and non-instructional staff were supported in new roles, aimed at building an inspired culture, with the talent and capacity to move others to action. The old ways of ‘doing school’ do not address the needs of the 21st century learner, and while many forces with limited views of education were at play, this story does provide an example of what promising things can and should happen to increase engagement and learning in more charter schools across America. “Dr. Barbara Smith’s narrative of her times in public charter schools offers all of us insights into the struggle to create schools of high academic quality and compassionate care, worthy of her educational mandate and mission.” – David Booth, Professor Emeritus, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto “Dr. Smith’s message inspires me to be an advocate for education and her work will inspire you as well!” – Jalen Rose, Chair of Board of Directors, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Detroit, Michigan, ESPN Commentator “This inside look provides an opportunity for innovation in a field that has held to aging standards for far too long!” – Diane C. Manica, Former Director, Leadership and Accreditation, University of Detroit Mercy

Title Bringing Out the Best in Teachers
Author Joseph Blase
Publisher Corwin Press
Release Date 2008-07-23
Category Education
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781452298764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The third edition of this bestseller offers first-person accounts from teachers who share the influential strategies of outstanding principals who empowered them.

Title Charter School Leadership The Leadership Affects of the Transition from Public School Administration to Charter School Administration
Author Colleen Seivright-Crawford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category Dissertations, Academic
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:883853203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Social Media for School Leaders
Author Brian Dixon
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-08-27
Category Education
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781118388891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to create an effective social media strategy for a school or district School leaders may be familiar with social media in their own lives, but many still need help in effectively using social media in their professional practice. In this book, Brian Dixon, an expert in social media in education, offers detailed descriptions of the best online tools available today and provides step-by-step instructions for using them to move a school community from awareness to advocacy and from feedback to collaboration. Offers school leaders everything they need to implement social media throughout their campus and their communities Contains expert advice for creating a sustainable social engagement strategy Features screenshots and examples from schools and individuals who are using social media to the best effect This important resource can help savvy school leaders shift their leadership strategy from communicating to connecting.

Title Adventures of Charter School Creators
Author Terrence E. Deal
Publisher R&L Education
Release Date 2004
Category Education
Total Pages 275
ISBN 1578861667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Adventures of Charter School Creators takes the reader inside the world of individual educational entrepreneurs who have created charter schools from scratch and lived to tell about it. Drawn from examples across the country, individuals (and a few teams) tell their stories of the victories they enjoyed and the defeats they overcame to create their schools. They include an Episcopal priest working in the Pico-Union community of Los Angeles, a corporate attorney in Miami, a manpower training specialist in East Saint Louis, the chief financial officer of a major African American church in New York City, a retired military officer in North Carolina, as well as experienced school teachers and administrators. From these stories Deal and Hentschke extract and examine the issues of school leadership that are peculiar to those school leaders who have chosen to create schools from scratch. This book: Examines entrepreneurial leadership as a concrete manifestation of school leadership. Sheds light on the concrete differences between leadership in relatively autonomous start-up charters and the relatively dependent traditional schools. Anchors charter school leadership within the context of general (non-education) leadership and distinguishes it from what is typically associated with school leadership today. It describes: The general forces in society which are pushing public K-12 education into market-based initiatives. The general leadership issues of any break-away or start-up enterprise. Will be of interest to all educators.

Title Unexplored Conditions of Charter School Principals
Author Marytza A. Gawlik
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2017-08-03
Category Education
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9781475838695
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unexplored Conditions of Charter School Principals: An Examination of the Issues and Challenges for Leaders, explores contemporary policy issues confronting charter school principals. The purpose of this book is to explore the issues and challenges confronted by charter school principals across an array of goals and expectations set forth by the policy and local context. By drawing on leadership and policy experts and researchers, we offer an in-depth examination of what current issues charter school principals face. Starting with autonomy, we work our way through teacher evaluation and succession and socialization and then conclude with an opportunity to reflect on what we know and how to look forward. By drawing on autonomy, sensemaking, teacher evaluations, and succession and socialization, this book traces the development of the charter principal within these policy contexts. Collectively, these topics form the beginnings of what we hope will be an informative and useful conversation of where the charter school principal has been and where they are headed.

Title Charter School Leadership
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 122
ISBN OCLC:1037962498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of this mixed methods study was to add to the growing research about the experiences of charter school leaders and take a close look at the key traits related to charter school leadership. The significant threat of closure, and the high levels of autonomy of a charter school leader, place their role to be akin to that of a CEO who must be concerned with keeping a business afloat and customers, in this case families and students, satisfied. Therefore, current charter school leaders were surveyed and asked to describe both the importance and their level of confidence in regard to 30 traits of successful CEOs. The results indicated that charter leaders found the traits of respect, developing people, integrity, and others as, respectively, the most important traits in their role. Among those traits, the ones that were rated with lowest confidence included holding people accountable and developing people, respectively. Overall, the information from the survey results aligned well with what was found from the analysis of the three interviews of the three charter school leaders that followed. The findings are indicative of the need to place extra attention on the role and understanding of human resources and the need to put in place processes or systems that will allow a charter leader to coach members of their team, as well as hold them accountable. In addition, the qualitative findings from the interviews brought forth five additional key ideas for charter leaders to consider.

Title What If I m Wrong and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership
Author Simon Rodberg
Publisher ASCD
Release Date 2020-08-26
Category Education
Total Pages 122
ISBN 9781416629603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It can be difficult to think clearly and deeply when a decision must be made, especially for principals and other administrators barraged with information, questions, and demands on their time. When even the smallest mistake can negatively affect students and staff, strong decision-making skills are crucial. By focusing on key questions, however, school leaders can find a path through the complex decisions they encounter every day. What If I'm Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership guides you past the pitfalls of split-second instinct, groupthink, prejudice, and the rush to judgment. Leadership coach and former principal Simon Rodberg pulls together true stories from his own experience, examples of a range of school issues, and the latest research in cognitive science into a five-question framework for school leaders to ask themselves when facing a decision: - What am I missing? - What's one small step? - Where's the trade-off? - Does it have to be this way? - What if I'm wrong? By prompting you to reflect on your own thought processes and cognitive blind spots, Rodberg's approach helps you build good habits of strategic decision making. Learn to navigate both tough dilemmas and everyday challenges as a decisive school leader.

Title The Essentials of School Leadership
Author Brent Davies
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2009-01-18
Category Education
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781446259429
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Building on the success of the first edition, this book provides a focused up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership through contributions from some of the leading authors in the field. Each chapter introduces the reader to a key aspect of leadership. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent developments, new chapter summaries and further reading, and a new chapter on Developing Leadership. Written in an accessible style, this book is essential reading for school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. It is also suitable for Masters/Doctoral students worldwide, and will give those on professional development courses a valuable insight into school leadership.

Title Creating Productive Cultures in Schools
Author Joseph Murphy
Publisher Corwin Press
Release Date 2014-04-23
Category Education
Total Pages 251
ISBN 9781412995696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Your path to sustainable school improvement starts here! School reform scholars Joseph Murphy and Daniela Torre shed light on the components that promote learning-centered leadership at the secondary level. Strengthen your school culture and discover clearly defined processes for engagement among students, teachers, parents and community members. Learn to: • Understand variables that shape leadership practices and student learning • Cultivate school, community, and parent partnerships • Include both rigor and acceleration within a caring culture, particularly for at-risk schools • Create communities of professionalism for teachers Use this comprehensive resource to explore how comprehensive school improvement really works!

Title Bringing Out the Best in Teachers
Author Joseph Blase
Publisher Corwin
Release Date 2000
Category Education
Total Pages 144
ISBN STANFORD:36105028605538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The authors show how to develop open, honest, and sincere relationships with teachers and how it is possible to create a school environment that focuses on the social and educational welfare of students.

Improving Charter School Leadership Nga Center For Best Practices Issue Brief by National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Pactices

Title Improving Charter School Leadership NGA Center for Best Practices Issue Brief
Author National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Pactices
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category
Total Pages 13
ISBN OCLC:1064978421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After the quality of a school's teachers, the quality of a school's leaders is the most influential school-based factor affecting student learning, and research indicates that leadership impacts student achievement the most in academic settings serving students who traditionally have not done well in school. In an effort to provide high-quality K-12 education options, particularly for the many students across the country who attend low-performing schools, governors and other state policymakers are looking to alternative approaches, such as charter schools, to maximize investments in public education. Forty states and the District of Columbia have laws that allow for fiscally independent, tuition-free charter schools that operate under a performance contract. As the number of students attending these schools continues to rise, state leaders have a growing interest in ensuring that this education sector is well-equipped to meet the goals of improving student achievement, especially for low-income and minority families who have been underserved by the traditional education system. Without strong leaders, charter schools will not be well-positioned to meet their promise of raising student achievement. Strong charter school leaders are necessary to establish and achieve a clear school mission; to recruit, develop, and retain effective educators; and to provide teachers the leadership support they need to deliver high-quality instruction. Governors and policymakers interested in expanding and strengthening their respective charter school options will need to consider what policy levers to use to increase the supply and quality of charter school leaders. Six strategies are discussed: (1) Support new and existing university-based charter school leadership training programs and partnerships and nontraditional providers; (2) Help secure funding for charter leadership programs by soliciting private support or using federal funding; (3) Enhance charter school directors' ability to hire qualified teachers by allowing charter schools or programs to run their own teacher training programs; (4) Increase directors' ability to attract and retain effective staff by offering state benefits for charter school teachers; (5) Provide ongoing and relevant professional development for school directors across the district and charter school sectors; and (6) Encourage and support charter board member training. (Contains 41 endnotes.).

Title How to Start and Successfully Operate a Charter School
Author Dr. John von Rohr
Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date 2014-11-22
Category Education
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781490751252
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Dr. von Rohr is a force in charter schools in the United States" Joan Lange, National Schools Director, The Challenge Foundation. "Dr. von Rohr's Spartanburg Preparatory School exemplifies the original ideals of the charter school movement. His dedication and leadership have led to the school ranking near the top in statewide academics while the funding is near the bottom." Dr. Wayne Brazell, Superintendent, South Carolina Public Charter School District

Answering The Question by Gina Guarino Buli

Title Answering the Question
Author Gina Guarino Buli
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category Charter schools
Total Pages 135
ISBN OCLC:1057480362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pennsylvania passed its Charter School Law in 1997. Over the more than 20 years that have passed, a fluctuating number of charters have operated in the state. During the 2016-2017 school year, there were 152 charter schools in operation. Charter schools opened in Pennsylvania under the supposition of fulfilling the legislative desire for parental school choice, the existence of laboratories of learning, and in search of schools which would operate outside the proverbial red tape. Now almost 20 years after the law was passed, there is little evidence to demonstrate that charter schools, and their theoretically liberated leaders, have soared ahead of their traditional public school counterparts. There is, however, a preponderance of documented evidence when charter schools fail, but little in the way of research that identifies crucial indicators that correlate to school success. In this dissertation, the questions below attempt to frame the context for this study around the relationship between relationship styles, autonomy and successful leadership, followed by a discussion around recommendations and next steps toward improved school leadership.