6. Academics - Preparing Students for the next 150 years!
"Ideal" originally penciled in 1875.
1870 - 1960's [found in the 1923 view book]
There is in the school files a copy of the 1875 catalogue, on the margin of which are penciled in the hand of one of the principals the following words:
"The Ideal-to turn out boys that are tireless workers, and that know how to work effectively; that are accurate scholars; that know the finer points of morals, and practice them in their daily living; that are always courteous gentlemen, but without a single trace of snobbery."
1970's - Present
[revised to be gender neutral and to correct grammar]
"…to turn out young people who are tireless workers and who know how to work effectively; who are accurate scholars, who know the finer points of morals and practice them in their daily living; who are always courteous."
In school year 2013–14, some 5.4 million students (or 10 percent of all elementary and secondary students) were enrolled in private elementary and secondary schools.1 The percentage of all elementary and secondary students enrolled in private schools decreased from 12 percent in 1995–96 to 10 percent in 2013–14, and is projected to continue to decrease to 9 percent in 2025–26 (the last year for which projected data are available).
The Strategic School by Karen Hawley Miles; Stephen Frank
Publication Date: 2008-05-29
"How you spend your resources really does speak to the ethics, morals, and values about what is important. I use these ideas each day to help schools leverage their resources in strategic and creative ways to meet students' needs." --Mary Nash, Assistant Superintendent Boston Public Schools, MA "A powerful new lens for looking at school resources by fundamentally changing the question from 'How much money do schools need to succeed?' to 'How well are resources being used to ensure student success?'" --Richard Murnane, Economist and Professor Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategically reorganize school resources to support instructional and performance priorities! How can schools best use the resources they already have? That question is at the heart of this inspiring book for school and district administrators challenged with increasing student performance without additional funding. Exploring the link between purposeful resource allocation and academic achievement, Karen Hawley Miles and Stephen Frank demonstrate how educational leaders can develop successful and strategic schools by assessing how well they use all available resources--people, time, and money--and by creating effective alternatives to meet goals. The authors use their extensive research with urban schools and districts to present case studies of schools that successfully reorganized resources to implement the "Big 3 Guiding Resource Strategies": improving teaching quality, creating individual attention, and maximizing academic time. The Strategic School offers planning guides, checklists, worksheets, and strategies aligned with ISLLC standards to help leaders: - Assess current resource use in new ways that go beyond the typical budget review - Organize resources more creatively and flexibly - Craft a master schedule that works - Connect resource allocation to student and school performance By encouraging school leaders to set clear priorities for student learning, the authors provide the support and strategies that leaders need to make resource decisions and select smart alternatives that best serve their school communities.
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Publication Date: 2013-03-21
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Effective Internal Communication by Lyn Smith; Pamela Mounter
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Internal communication has previously been overlooked in standard approaches to public relations, both in theory and in practice. The second edition of Effective Internal Communication explores the ways in which attitude is fast changing as more and more organizations recognize that good communication with their workforce is vital for continued success and profitability. In a practical and jargon-free style, Effective Internal Communication looks at how internal communication is conducted across the different sectors and in organizations of differing sizes and complexity. Crammed with practical examples and useful advice, the book contains numerous topical case studies that serve to bring theory and often complex issues to life. This completely up-to-date second edition looks at a wide range of issues related to internal communication, including managing internal communication, internal communication across the sectors, the legal framework, the measurement of results, the effects of technology and managing change. The new edition also contains new chapters on communicating in a crisis, leadership by mid-level managers, and the future of internal communication.
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Publication Date: 2010-04-01
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Publication Date: 2012-01-03
"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." --Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
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An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration.
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