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Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight / Edition 1
     

Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight / Edition 1

by Allan R. Odden
 

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ISBN-10: 1452217084

ISBN-13: 9781452217086

Pub. Date: 02/06/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts

This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. The author provides a school improvement action plan and then shows how to target resources to implement that plan. More than just a “theory” book, this text describes concrete, specific

Overview

A how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts

This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. The author provides a school improvement action plan and then shows how to target resources to implement that plan. More than just a “theory” book, this text describes concrete, specific actions that can be taken immediately. Key strategies include:

  • Using data to support boosting student performance
  • Focusing on effective instruction
  • Setting goals to drive resource allocation priorities
  • Setting priorities for situations that require budget cuts
  • Hiring top teachers and providing ongoing professional development
  • Providing needed technology resources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452217086
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
386,758
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. A Plan of Action: Turning Around Low-Performing and Enhancing High-Performing Schools
A Strategic Approach to Using the Education Dollar
A Plan of Action for Dramatically Improving Student Performance
Summary
2. The Resource Needs of the Plan of Action
Details of the Resource Needs of the Plan of Action
Example of a High-Spending District That Could Cut Spending
Linking Table 2.1 to School Finance Adequacy
Summary
3. Targeting Resources to Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight
Understand and Resist the Cost Increase Pressures on Schools
An Example of Strategic Resource Reallocation for a Midwestern Middle School
More Detail on Strategic Budgeting
Summary
4. Recruiting, Developing, and Compensating Top Educator Talent: Local Practices and Supporting State Policies
Acquiring, Developing, and Retaining Teacher Talent
Teacher Salary Structures
Educator Pensions
Summary
5. Computers and Technology in Education: Costs and Online Options
Costs of Technology Software and Hardware
Using Information Technologies for Instruction
Summary
6. When Budget Cuts Are Necessary
Cost Pressures, Goals, and Principles to Guide Strategic Budgeting
Ensuring a Solid Talent Foundation in Tight Fiscal Times
Engaging in Strategic Budgeting
Summary
References
Index

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