Archive of 2011 July

Eight Elements of High School Improvement

on July 28th, 2011 in High School Improvement by | Comments Off

Download the Full Paper (PDF) Research on comprehensive school reform suggests that improvement strategies have the best opportunity for success and sustainability when they take into account the broad array of elements that make up the system being improved. Yet, many current high school improvement initiatives are focused only on…

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Interview with Dr. Cynthia Osborne, University of Texas

on July 26th, 2011 in Data by | No Comments

Reform strategies give opportunities and voice to students

on July 15th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

The National High School Center this summer is modeling two strategies that are central to education reform efforts: first by providing community-based education opportunities for local youth and second by giving voice to that student experience. NHSC’s parent organization American Institutes for Research is sponsoring a student employee through Washington…

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Muscatine to Host the Iowa Latino Conference

on July 7th, 2011 in Blog by | 15 Comments

The 13th Annual Iowa Latino Conference is scheduled for October 28-29, 2011 in Muscatine, Iowa. West Wind Education Policy Inc. has had the opportunity to offer volunteer support to the conference; I look forward to representing West Wind and helping plan the Friday Youth Leadership Development Summit to offer new…

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Thank You to All Our Para-Professionals

on July 7th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Last month my mother, Sherry Bozarth, retired from 18 years in the Oklahoma public school system.   She took a position in the school cafeteria when I was in junior high so that she would have the same schedule as my sister and I – and, I suspect, so that she…

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