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Questioning the time and expense of in-service

Questioning the time and expense of in-service – Punchback: answering critics Peter J. Negroni Another teacher service day? Lose another day of class time? Can we afford this? It’s odd, really, when a parent questions the merits of a planned early dismissal or a community member derides a teacher in-service day. Rarely have I heard […]

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University of Nevada

University of Nevada Jim Hager, from superintendent, Washoe County Schools, Reno, Nev., to professor in residence in educational leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas COPYRIGHT 2005 American Association of School Administrators COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group

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Homegrown on the Web

Homegrown on the Web – school districts offering electronic education Jennifer Newton Reents School districts find advantages to operating their own online instructional programs Virtual schools may be one way school districts can level the playing field for their students. Several dozen districts around the country are attempting to do just that. These districts are […]

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Personal briefing

Personal briefing During the five years he was superintendent in Belvidere, Ill., Donald Schlomann insisted on serving once a month as a substitute teacher in a classroom. While this regular experience kept him in touch with his first love, Schlomann also found it to be a unique learning experience. “The teachers must forget I’m superintendent […]

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Ensuring student success – Book reviews

Ensuring student success – Book reviews – Review Joseph W. Rudnicki Superintendent, Sunnyvale School District, Sunnyvale, Calif. Ensuring Student Success provides an excellent resource to educators serving in every role. Even non-educators who want to devote energy to improving student achievement will find this book to be a thoughtful read. Myles I. Friedman’s approach satisfies […]

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JoAnn Desmond – Retirements

JoAnn Desmond – Retirements – Brief Article JoAnn Desmond, superintendent, North Shore School District 112, Highland Park, Ill. COPYRIGHT 2002 American Association of School Administrators COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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DEATHS

DEATHS Thomas J. Curran, 53, superintendent, Dedham, Mass., Jan. 24 Chester Fraley, 55, superintendent, Iola-Scandinavia School District, Iola, Wis., Jan. 14 Raymond T. Malley, 89, retired superintendent, Plymouth School District, Terryville, Conn., Oct 27 Lyman F. Root, 70, retired superintendent, Stonington School District, Old Mystic, Conn., Nov. 27 COPYRIGHT 2000 American Association of School Administrators […]

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Gap Conference

Gap Conference – Bits & Pieces The Education Trust’s annual Closing the Gap Conference will take place Nov. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. The theme is “All Students College Ready.” Registration deadline is Oct. 1. For details, contact the Education Trust at 202-293-1721 or www.edtrust.org. COPYRIGHT 2002 American Association of School Administrators COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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Nontraditional Thinking in the Central Office

Nontraditional Thinking in the Central Office – school management by superintendents of non-education background Jay Mathews Superintendents from business and the military apply a service mentality and results orientation When Brian L. Benzel remembers his friend John Stanford, one of the earliest and most notable of America’s new breed of nontraditional school superintendents, it is […]

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Raising Test Scores for All Students

Raising Test Scores for All Students Lane B. Mills Standardized tests have become a part of life for our students, parents, staff and administrators, so district leaders need to know how best to meet the new accountability mandates. In Raising Test Scores for All Students: An Administrator’s Guide to Improving Standardized Test Performance, Eugene Kennedy […]