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
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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

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

No Place for Bullying

Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student
Author: James Dillon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284067
Category: Education
Page: 288
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

American Public School Law


Author: Kern Alexander,M. David Alexander
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 049591049X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 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.

The Principal’s Guide to Curriculum Leadership


Author: Richard D. Sorenson,Lloyd M. Goldsmith,Zulma Y. Méndez,Karen Taylor Maxwell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239231
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Practical guidance for spearheading curriculum development and change This comprehensive guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process with encouragement, hitting the hard issues of doing more with less, integrating technology, creating a culture of improvement, and improving student outcomes. The authors incorporate the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership. Highlights include step-by-step guidance for: Working collaboratively with personnel Integrating state and national standards into school curriculum Maximizing professional development opportunities Connecting curriculum to instruction

Becoming a Teacher


Author: Forrest W. Parkay,Beverly Hardcastle Stanford
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205420315
Category: Education
Page: 580
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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

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

Construction Accident Law

A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Liability and Insurance Claims
Author: Marc M. Schneier
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570737220
Category: Law
Page: 726
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Twenty years ago, there were 2500 lawyers in China, basically no legal system, and law schools and law libraries had either been closed or destroyed. It was one of the poorest countries in the world with an adult literacy rate of one-third. Today, illiteracy has dropped to below 10 per cent, consumption has more than doubled, and China has exploded as a major economic force in the global community, with the USA alone investing billions of dollars, aside from pursuing an increasing number of untapped markets. Now with more than 100,000 lawyers and mandated Rule of Law, China has enacted a multitude of new laws, regulations, and orders that must be understood if one wants to do any kind of foreign investment or trade in that country. This work is a guide to the complex laws of China. It opens with a survey of the historical development of China's contemporary legal system, and provides a summary of Chinese legislative and regulatory institutions and their functions. It also gives an overview of the judiciary and the many forces affecting China's evolving legal system.

Publics for Public Schools

Legitimacy, Democracy, and Leadership
Author: Kathleen Knight Abowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317253299
Category: Education
Page: 176
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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.

Curriculum Today


Author: David G. Armstrong
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130938855
Category: Education
Page: 308
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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.

Ethical Leadership


Author: Robert J. Starratt
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 176
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In Ethical Leadership, Robert Starratt—one of the leading thinkers on the topic of ethics and education—shows educational leaders how to move beyond mere technical efficiency in the delivery and performance of learning. He challenges educators to become ethical leaders who understand the learning process as a profoundly moral activity that engages the full humanity of the school community. Starratt explains that educational leadership requires a moral commitment to high quality learning for all students—a commitment based on three essential virtues: proactive responsibility; personal and professional authenticity; and an affirming, critical, and enabling presence to the workers and the work involved in teaching and learning. He clarifies how essential these virtues are for leadership in the pressure-cooker of high-stakes schooling. He provides vivid illustration by beginning and ending the book with a "morality play," the narrative of a principal who struggles to do the right thing for his students and teachers, as they are pressured—and often punished—by state mandated tests. Starratt concludes by offering practical suggestions for working leaders as well as preservice and inservice courses in educational leadership. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.

Schools for Misrule

Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America
Author: Walter Olson
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594035342
Category: Law
Page: 296
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From Barack Obama (Harvard and Chicago) to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Yale), many of our current national leaders emerged from the rarefied air of the nation's top law schools. The ideas taught there in one generation often shape national policy in the next. The trouble is, Walter Olson reveals in Schools for Misrule, our elite law schools keep churning out ideas that are catastrophically bad for America. From class action lawsuits that promote the right to sue anyone over anything, to court orders mandating the mass release of prison inmates; from the movement for slavery reparations, to court takeovers of school funding—all of these appalling ideas were hatched in legal academia. And the worst is yet to come. A fast-rising movement in law schools demands that sovereignty over U.S. legal disputes be handed over to international law and transnational courts. It is not by coincidence, Olson argues, that these bad ideas all tend to confer more power on the law schools' own graduates. In the overlawyered society that results, they are the ones who become the real rulers.

Books in Print


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Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.