Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

The Road to Meeting Individual Learners' Needs

By Patricia F. Deklotz

The charge to “transform the educational delivery system to better and more efficiently meet the needs of all students” has been the quest of the Kettle Moraine School District since I began serving as superintendent in this high achieving, blue-ribbon school system over five years ago. What is...

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Five Hallmarks for the School Culture You Want

By Sabrah Kingham, Ph.D. and Dustin Hebert, Ph.D.

Culture is reflective of people, environment, beliefs, and actions, often on a very small scale. Collectively, these are the elements that define culture, “the way things are done around here.” Regardless of how similar students, teachers, and schools may be, each and every school has its own...

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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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