Employing Leadership Systems and Structures How does the principal work through a broad set of teams to ensure all students get what they need to be successful? SCHOOL FACT BOX Fountain Valley High School, located in Fountain Valley, California, serves over 3,600 students, with 26% identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged and just under 5% in programming…
Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD)’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) stakeholder engagement processes are some of the most innovative we have seen in California.
Interview with Dr. Courtney Robinson about the annual College Application Day at Ocean View High School. All seniors apply, during the school day, to multiple postsecondary institutions based on each student’s interests and aspirations and have experts onsite all day to support them through the process.
To operationalize college and career readiness approaches within secondary schools, an effort must be made to utilize existing interventions and strategies as well as data-informed efforts included within multitiered systems of support.
This study argues that varied perspectives should be a critical component in the methodological and analytical choices of education research, especially when the sought after outcome is deeper understanding of the impact, both positive and negative, of an education program or policy. In this study, rather than using one researcher to confirm the reliability of the other, the study explores the outcome of drawing on the positional reflexivity of two researchers, each with a distinct perspective, as a potential strength to cogenerate themes and theory in the evaluation of complex policy or programs.
I often find myself thinking about the role structural racism plays as we aim to ensure all students are ready for college, career, and life. And more importantly, what can we do to combat structural racism with the intent of realizing readiness for all students?
Yesterday I presented to over 60 educators and community members in Tulare County specific to using a framework for college and career readiness. During the conversation, we discussed the need to articulate a clear definition of college and career readiness as a first step. A critical second step, often missed by both districts and schools,…
Repackaged conversations I thoroughly enjoyed Rob Jenkins article, Retention in the Trenches (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 18, 2015) where he reminds us that the current focus on college completion is really just a repackaging of an age old concern: retention. Recently states have begun to factor retention (completion rates) into funding formulas for community…
Michael Brosnan interviews organizational expert Jim Collins about his research on educational leadership.
Authors Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie describe common ways groups go astray and offer suggestions to avoid or address them. They argue that four problems are most commonly to blame for poor or self-destructive decisions.