Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Transformational Leadership - A Matter of Perspective

By Vicki Denmark, Ph.D.

Transformational schools and transformational leadership are terms easily and readily applied to educational institutions and leaders who are perceived, but not often verified, to have experienced or facilitated positive changes. An improved school climate, increased student achievement, more...

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Transition to a Catholic School District

By Francine Conway and Mary Elizabeth Rhodes

The journey from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) model of our past to recognition by AdvancED as a School District has been an evolving process for the Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Richmond, VA. Having the distinction of being the first Catholic diocese to...

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How States Can Meet the Challenge of College and Career Readiness

By Terry Holliday, Ph.D. and Susan Allred

Continuous Improvement Approach

It seems simple enough. All states need to do to meet the challenge of college and career readiness for all students is to align all the systems that support the goal. After all, systems alignment is a business principle that has been...

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Reputation, Re-enrollment, Results

By Derek J. Keenan, Ed.D

The late Stephen M. R. Covey, in his 2006 book The Speed of Trust, notes that in a high-trust ethos, everything is more efficient. Covey builds this theme throughout the book with the idea that leaders of organizations have the power, the responsibility and the ability to engender high...

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Mission as a Measurement of Success

By Sister M. Paul McCaughey

How does the mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago drive success for both our schools and students? We “know” in our committed hearts that mission is at the core of our success, but can we prove it?

The Mission

Like all schools and school systems, the mission and...

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