Perspectives

Perspectives

Continuous Improvement

Case Study: Norris School District

Overview

Norris School District, located roughly 12 miles south of Lincoln, Nebraska, serves over 2100 students in a rural setting.  The Elementary (PK-4), Middle (5-8) and High (9-12) schools are co-located within a 270-acre campus.  Student enrollment has...

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Teaching & Learning

AdvancED Michigan Fall Conference 2014 Student Panel

Continuous Improvement

AdvancED System Accreditation in Action

Accountability

Say No to ‘Checklist’ Accountability

Calls for scorecards and rating systems of higher education institutions that have been floating around Washington, if used for purposes beyond providing comparable consumer information, would make the federal government an arbiter of quality and judge of institutional performance.

This...

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Accountability

It's Time to Abandon Our Rube Goldberg Accountability Contraptions

A Rube Goldberg, according to Webster's Dictionary, is "a comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation." We can see these contraptions in operation in school administration in the fetishizing of strategic planning, which has become something of...

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