Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

1st Edition

Allan R. Odden
eISBN-13: 9781452284026

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A how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts

How do you stay focused on increasing student learning when budget cuts threaten everything you are striving for? This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. School reform expert Allan R. Odden outlines a school improvement action plan focused sharply on student learning and then shows how to target resources to implement each strategy in that plan. More than just a "theory" book, this text describes concrete, specific actions that can be taken immediately. Key strategies include

Using data to support boosting student performanceFocusing on effective instructionSetting goals to drive resource allocation prioritiesEstablishing priorities for situations that require budget cutsHiring top teachers and providing ongoing professional developmentProviding needed technology resources

Educators will find a wide range of real-life examples of schools and districts that have implemented these strategies and significantly improved student learning. Also included is research-based guidance for optimizing teacher and principal talent, teacher recruiting and hiring, online learning, and more. This book successfully communicates many years of work and offers well- grounded advice that will help educators move from financial frustration to effective action.

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ISBNs 9781452217086, 9781452217086, 1452284024, 9781452284026
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Edition 1st