The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law

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

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483333337

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 2627

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

A Principal's Guide to Special Education (3rd Edition)

Author: David F. Bateman,C. Fred Bateman

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864799

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 660

DOWNLOAD NOW »

An essential handbook for educating students in the 21st century, since its initial publication A Principal's Guide to Special Education has provided guidance to school administrators seeking to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The third edition of this invaluable reference, updated in collaboration with and endorsed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals and incorporating the perspectives of both teachers and principals, addresses such current issues as teacher accountability and evaluation, instructional leadership, collaborative teaching and learning communities, discipline procedures for students with disabilities, and responding to students' special education needs within a standards-based environment.

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: 2151

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

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: 1345

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.

No Place for Bullying

Leadership for Schools That Care for Every Student

Author: James Dillon

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145221669X

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 6422

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ensure that bullying prevention becomes an established part of your school's culture and climate! Use these tools to inspire the cultural shift necessary and gain support from stakeholders.

If You Want to Lead, Not Just Manage

A Primer for Principals

Author: Dennis R. Dunklee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761976479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

View: 8508

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This resource tells you what the Masters programs don't—about the personalities and value systems that school leaders need to succeed.

The Quick-Reference Handbook for School Leaders

A Practical Guide for Principals

Author: Ontario Principal's Council

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412914598

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 4063

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Written for new and aspiring principals in a quick-access, bulleted format, this handbook is an excellent off-the-shelf reference, organized into five key management sections.

Ethical Leadership in Schools

Creating Community in an Environment of Accountability

Author: Kenneth A. Strike

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452280819

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3805

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This invaluable resource explores situations that principals are likely to encounter and presents questions and issues to help them confront difficult ethical dilemmas.

The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

Author: Richard D. Sorenson,Lloyd M. Goldsmith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452255474

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 6162

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This updated bestseller helps leaders plan a budget, monitor funds, evaluate budget reports, and prepare school action plans that keep students achieving during fiscally difficult times.

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: 3954

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

The School Leader’s Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

Author: Marian Small,Doug Duff

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416626387

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 8643

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The pressure is on. Principals, expected to improve math performance at their schools, often don’t know where to begin—as they may be uncomfortable with math themselves or believe that their schools are already doing all that they can. How can K–12 school leaders recognize and ensure that their school or district is supporting good math instruction? Marian Small and Doug Duff provide the answer to that and other questions in The School Leader’s Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success. Drawing on their vast experience working with administrators, Small and Duff provide practical advice and helpful tools for improving math instruction. They guide you through the initial steps of establishing a strong math culture, developing common tasks, and getting buy-in, and then offer specific suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement. You’ll learn what sort of data to collect, what to look for in the classroom, what to listen for in conversations with teachers and students, and how to deal with reluctant staff or parents. With its real-world examples and insights, this book is essential reading for any principal who wants to bring about positive change and real growth in the teaching and learning of math in their school.

You’re the Principal! Now What?

Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders

Author: Jen Schwanke

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416622241

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 8640

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A principal’s job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon. Drawing on her own experience, Schwanke provides strategies for tackling the most common yet most daunting challenges of the principalship, including * Establishing productive professional relationships * Building and maintaining a positive school culture * Resolving conflict among staff and parents * Providing effective instructional leadership * Supporting students’ social-emotional needs * Conducting staff evaluations and delivering feedback * Keeping up with district, state, and federal mandates * Managing the facility and the budget * Providing focused and effective professional development * Prioritizing responsibilities * Learning from student and schoolwide data * Planning for growth and change * Working through behavior and discipline issues * Hiring high-quality teachers and supporting new ones * Leading effective meetings * Maintaining balance The standalone chapters provide easy access to the solutions you need for the situations you face. Along with real-life scenarios and critical tips for success, you’ll find helpful models of what to do, what to say, and how to say it. This book is a source for ideas any time you encounter a problem and think, “Now what?” It’s the beginning of an ongoing conversation about the wonderful and rewarding work of being a principal.

A Guide to Ontario School Law

Author: Benjamin Kutsyuruba,David Burgess,Keith Walker,J. Kent Donlevy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312154713

Category: Educational law and legislation

Page: 264

View: 464

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A Guide to Ontario School Law is a comprehensive, non-partisan, fair-reading of provincial educational statutes, regulations, and relevant policies that will be a first-aid and reference to the lay reader. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date, accessible, and user-friendly guide to various legal parameters for teachers, aspiring teachers, trustees, school administrators, central office administration, parents and interested community members. In particular, the resources and insights in this guide are aimed at helping teacher candidates to develop literacy in educational law and policy and, ultimately, to successfully transition from teacher education programs into teaching careers.

School Law

What Every Educator Should Know : a User-friendly Guide

Author: David Schimmel,Louis Fischer,Leslie Stellman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205484058

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 2629

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Do teachers have a right to dress as they wish? Can Social Studies Teachers be prohibited from discussing controversial issues? When can copyrighted works be copied without permission? If you've ever pondered these or other questions of law, you need to know the right answers! In School Law: What Every Educator Should Know, A User-Friendly Guide, David Schimmel, Louis Fischer, and Leslie Stellman demystify educational law one question at a time and provide clarity to hundreds of topics that affect teachers today--NCLB, Vouchers, School Choice, Discipline, Academic Freedom, Liability for Student Injuries, Due Process, Search and Seizure, Dress and Grooming, to Harassment and Child Abuse--encompassing law established by state and federal statutes, constitutions, and court decisions. The authors offer friendly translations of legal jargon into everyday English, empowering educators to take the law constructively into their own hands and use it as a source of guidance and protection to improve their schools and classrooms. School Law: What Every Educator Should Know, A User-Friendly Guide is a powerful reference every educator can use and is a perfect resource for seminars and courses in Education Foundations, Introduction to Educational Psychology, School Counseling, Field Experience, Student Teaching Practicum, and Classroom Management, where knowledge of core legal concepts is important. Make the law work for you... "With its question/answer format, [this] book provides a general overview of how the legal system applies to the practice of education, considering many questions one might not think to ask." --Meghan M. Reilly, Andover High School, Andover, MA "There is an excellent balance of legal citations in contrast with specific examples that almost every instructor can relate to in their experience as a classroom teacher." --Thomas J. Little Jr., Kokomo-Center Schools, Kokomo, IN

Public School Law

Teachers' and Students' Rights

Author: Martha M. McCarthy,Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe,Suzanne E. Eckes

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133150992

Category: Law

Page: 552

View: 6918

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With this seventh edition of Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights, renowned authors Martha M. McCarthy, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Suzanne E. Eckes, have proven once again that their mainstay for school law can’t be touched by the competition. In a masterful blend of detailed treatment of landmark cases with a thorough discussion of the legal context, trends, and generalizations to guide all school personnel in their daily activities, the book addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. Information in this text will help alleviate concerns voiced by educators who either do not know the legal concepts that govern schools or feel that the scales of justice have been tipped against them. Primarily written for school administrators and teachers to learn the most important points of the cases and how the cases will impact their practices, this new edition covers a wider range of legal topics, takes a much more in-depth approach to discussing the cases presented, and cites many more current cases that are relevant to practitioners than any other school law textbook in comparison. New to this edition, besides being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, are the most current new laws, policies, and judicial decisions; more than 400 new cases from previous editions, with all content as current and well-documented as of July, 2012; new information on cyber-bullying, sexting; legal controversies involving charter schools; and the Common Core State Standards Web sites with current data on a range of topics from voucher programs and home education to curriculum requirements; the latest on the American with Disabilities Act amendments of 2008, amendments to the regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the Lilly Ledbetter Act; race-conscious student assignment plans, and the use of seclusion and restraints with students with disabilities with new information regarding guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.; and the most current legal information regarding protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students; permissible religious activities in public schools; and student searches, including strip searches and cell phone searches. For law students, it is primarily written for teachers, school administrators, and other public school personnel taking a school law course at the graduate and master’s levels, there is not a greater, more comprehensive resource on the market today than Public School Law, Seventh Edition.

The Principal Influence

A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Author: Pete Hall,Deborah Childs-Bowen,Ann Cunningham-Morris,Phyllis Pajardo,Alisa Simeral

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141662144X

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 3236

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Principals navigate the dynamic complexities and subtleties of their schools every day. They promote, facilitate, and lead efforts to achieve both tangible and intangible results throughout the school community. They fulfill a role that includes counseling, budgeting, inspiring, teaching, learning, disciplining, evaluating, celebrating, consoling, and a million other critical functions. As the principalship has evolved and grown, so have the expectations of it. With that in mind, ASCD developed the Principal Leadership Development Framework (PLDF). The PLDF establishes a clear and concise definition of leadership and includes clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. Using the Framework, principals will learn to capitalize on their leadership roles: * Principal as Visionary * Principal as Instructional Leader * Principal as Engager * Principal as Learner and Collaborator The PLDF also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching. Coupled with the PLDF are tools for self-reflection that help principals identify and strengthen their reflective habits. Whether you want to develop your own capacities or support the development of a group of principals, assistant principals, or aspiring principals, The Principal Influence can help channel your efforts in ways that promote successful teaching and student learning.

The School Law Handbook

What Every Leader Needs to Know

Author: William C. Bosher, Jr.,Kate R. Kaminski,Richard S. Vacca

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416601376

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 3867

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A parent objects to a curriculum that includes a unit on Greek gods, arguing that it violates the separation of church and state. As a teacher or administrator, how should you respond? This type of issue is one most educators will have to confront eventually, in addition to other hot-button issues such as zero-tolerance policies, drug and alcohol testing, and prayer in schools. The School Law Handbook is designed to enable educators to confront such issues with information, insight, and initiative. The issues are organized into five areas: the school environment, Constitutional issues, students, personnel, and accountability. Within each area are several chapters, each beginning with a realistic scenario followed by legal and practical analyses of the situation. Armed with this knowledge of the parameters governing each scenario, educators can more effectively manage their responses, asking and answering the key questions: *What are the legal boundaries? *What is the district policy related to this issue? *What are the potential strategies for resolution? In this era of unparalleled public scrutiny, The School Law Handbook is essential reading for all school personnel. Bill Bosher is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute and Dean of the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Kate Kaminski is an attorney in the field of education law and the Director of Legal and Policy Services for the Virginia School Boards Association. Richard Vacca is Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Short on Time

How do I make time to lead and learn as a principal? (ASCD Arias)

Author: William Sterrett

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661818X

Category: Education

Page: 49

View: 3282

DOWNLOAD NOW »

There's never enough time. Sound familiar? This might be the most common lament voiced by school principals today. How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention right this minute? School leadership expert and former principal William Sterrett comes to the rescue with practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success. Learn how to * Balance district, instructional, school, and community events and responsibilities. * Communicate about the work of the school in timely, innovative ways. * Maximize instructional time by making smart use of transitions and recruiting teachers to build the school schedule. * Cultivate professional growth by running effective, efficient faculty and PLC meetings and promoting collegial learning through peer observations and collaborative partnerships.