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Publications: School Improvement

From closing achievement gaps to implementing comprehensive school reform programs, Learning Point Associates offers a host of school improvement resources.

Image of  The School Leadership Triangle: From Compliance to Innovation The School Leadership Triangle: From Compliance to Innovation
In The School Leadership Triangle, Paul Kimmelman, Ed.D., provides a three-point framework for creating the conditions that improve schools and districts: federal policy compliance, effective leadership, and innovation.

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176 pages
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Image of A Network for Educational Change in the Great Lakes Region: A View Through the Lens of Educational Service Agencies A Network for Educational Change in the Great Lakes Region: A View Through the Lens of Educational Service Agencies
The main purpose of this descriptive report is to provide an overview of the structure, capacity, and roles of ESAs in the region, within the context of the broader statewide systems of support for educational improvement and progress.

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100 pages
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Image of All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps
This report, written by members of the National Study Group for the Affirmative Development of Academic Ability, provides a set of practical recommendations for what policymakers, educators, parents, and the community can do to move all students...

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41 pages
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Image of Calculating the Ability of Within-School Teacher Supply to Meet the Demands of New Requirements: The Example of the Michigan Merit Curriculum Calculating the Ability of Within-School Teacher Supply to Meet the Demands of New Requirements: The Example of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
This brief describes how to calculate an undersupply of full-time equivalent teachers in core content areas based on state graduation requirements. Schools can adjust the variables in the formula to fit their own needs.

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6 pages
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Image of Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Educational Processes and Outcomes Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Educational Processes and Outcomes
States in the Midwest Region are developing innovative approaches to collecting and providing access to high-quality data in order to improve educational decisionmaking.

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77 pages
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Image of Guide to Working with External Providers Guide to Working with External Providers
Schools and districts often are turning to external service providers for help in improving teaching and learning. This guide provides a step-by-step approach to working with external providers.

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90 pages
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Image of Guide to Working With Model Providers Guide to Working With Model Providers
This guide focuses on one aspect of comprehensive school reform (CSR): helping schools and districts forge partnerships with external developers of CSR models.

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63 pages
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Image of Making Good Choices: Sustainable School Improvement Making Good Choices: Sustainable School Improvement
The third booklet in the Making Good Choices series focuses on sustaining the school improvement effort.

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129 pages
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Image of Making Good Choices:  Districts Take the Lead (CSR) Making Good Choices:  Districts Take the Lead (CSR)
Making Good Choices: Districts Take the Lead helps school districts make comprehensive school reform (CSR) an integral part of their strategies for improving student achievement. This practical publication combines reform ideas with tools to...

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94 pages
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Image of Perspectives On the Gaps: Fostering the Academic Success of Minority and Low-Income Students Perspectives On the Gaps: Fostering the Academic Success of Minority and Low-Income Students
This publication is the latest result of continuing efforts by staff at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) at Learning Point Associates to help eliminate academic achievement gaps between students of color and low income...

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52 pages
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Image of Policy Issues (No. 18) - Beyond High School: Improving Transition Programs for Postsecondary Education Policy Issues (No. 18) - Beyond High School: Improving Transition Programs for Postsecondary Education
More than 90 percent of high school seniors expect to attend some type of college, yet in 2001, only 32 percent of graduates were prepared for postsecondary education. This timely edition of Policy Issues focuses on the importance of success...

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12 pages
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Image of Policy Issues (No. 19) - Ensuring Equity, Access, and Quality In 21st Century Community Learning Centers Policy Issues (No. 19) - Ensuring Equity, Access, and Quality In 21st Century Community Learning Centers
This edition of Policy Issues looks at the status of access, equity, and quality issues affecting the 21st CCLC afterschool initiative. The issue begins with background information on the 21st CCLC program...

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24 pages
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Image of Quick Key  2 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Opportunities for Schools in Need of Improvement Quick Key 2 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Opportunities for Schools in Need of Improvement
The purpose of this Quick Key is to help administrators, educators, parents, and community members understand some of the opportunities and resources available to schools that do not reach adequate yearly progress.

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8 pages
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Image of Quick Key  9 Action Guide - Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: Strategies to Improve High Schools Quick Key 9 Action Guide - Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: Strategies to Improve High Schools
High school graduates must be prepared for the demands of the 21st century—whether these demands come from postsecondary education or the workforce. The latest Quick Key from Learning Point Associates examines the challenges educators are...

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20 pages
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Image of School Restructuring: What Works When School Restructuring: What Works When
The 2010 edition, emphasizing the four School Improvement Grant intervention models, translates research on restructuring chronically struggling schools into practical decision-making tools.

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124 pages
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Image of Successful School Turnarounds: Seven Steps for District Leaders Successful School Turnarounds: Seven Steps for District Leaders
This brief, by Julie Kowal, Emily Ayscue Hassel, and Bryan C. Hassel, draws from the cross-sector research base on successful turnarounds to offer seven steps for district leaders to support turnaround principals and maximize their chances of success.

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8 pages
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Image of Toward the Structural Transformation of Schools: Innovations in Staffing Toward the Structural Transformation of Schools: Innovations in Staffing
To harness the opportunities for large-scale reform, Learning Point Associates calls for states to lead the structural transformation of schooling, beginning with revolutionizing how they think about, prepare, license, deploy, and support educators. This

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16 pages
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