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Building Trustful Relationships: The Home-School Connection

Building Trustful Relationships: The Home-School Connection

The principal of Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School and the Ohio Transformation Specialist discuss the importance of engaging the community in the school turnaround process. They talk about...

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Video
08/01/2014
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Distributed Leadership

Distributed Leadership

In this video, the Building Leadership Team Facilitator at Southern Local Jr./Sr. High School and the district Federal Programs Coordinator discuss the role of the building leadership team. This...

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Video
08/01/2014
675 views
A Team-Based Approach for Instructional Decision Making

A Team-Based Approach for Instructional Decision Making

The principal at Sanders Elementary School discusses the School Transformation Team and its role in making decisions about new programs, use of student data, and student services. The team includes...

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Video
08/01/2014
987 views
Walkthrough Support

Walkthrough Support

Two teachers describe the classroom walkthroughs that occur regularly at their school. The principal comes in, unannounced, to observe classrooms and provide feedback and support to teachers. He...

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Video
08/01/2014
702 views
Supporting School Turnaround

Supporting School Turnaround

In this audio interview, representatives from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Northern Center of Excellence describe their relationships with Minnesota schools and the support...

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Audio
08/01/2014
474 views
A State and District Partnership That Facilitates School Improvement

A State and District Partnership That Facilitates School Improvement

Representatives from both the Florida Department of Education and the Hilllsborough County School District describe how they work together to support Middleton High School in Tampa, FL. They note...

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Audio
08/01/2014
458 views
Tearing Away the Layers of Despair: Changing a School Culture

Tearing Away the Layers of Despair: Changing a School Culture

The principal at Middleton High School describes how the school modified its culture of failure. He describes how he engaged school staff and community leaders in promoting a school culture where...

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Audio
08/01/2014
485 views

Staff Meeting Agendas

School staff use this sample agenda for bi-monthly staff meetings. The agenda provides a guide for principals to organize staff meetings and to provide time for teacher teams to work together...

Sample Material
Document
04/14/2014
756 views
Building Relationships With Parents

Building Relationships With Parents

A new principal describes changes she made to build stronger relationships with the parents and the community. She tailored meeting structures and communication processes to encourage parental...

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Video
04/14/2014
436 views
Districts and Schools Working Together to Achieve Results

Districts and Schools Working Together to Achieve Results

Regional support systems help schools and districts improve instruction through analyzing the use of time, quality of lessons, student engagement, and teacher behavior. Watch this video to see how...

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Video
04/14/2014
385 views
Five Pillars That Guide Change

Five Pillars That Guide Change

Turnaround schools often follow a core set of principles that target immediate areas of change. A high school principal describes the core principles that guided this school improvement process,...

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Video
04/14/2014
494 views

Description of Turnaround With New Leadership

This document describes the school turnaround process for Dodge Renaissance Academy. The principals removed obstacles to success and made dramatic improvements such as developing a disciplined...

Sample Material
Document
04/14/2014
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