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A Study of District Hiring Practices and Teacher Preparation Background and the Impact on Teacher Retention
Nationally, teachers leave the profession at rates of up to and beyond 50% after five years of service. Archival data from 2000 and 2005 was analyzed for a major suburban school district in Texas that hired 1,310 first ...
BREAKING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING: PERCEPTIONS OF BARRIERS AND SUCCESSES OF FEMALE SUPERINTENDENTS IN TEXAS
In Texas, women account for 75% of educators and 18% of superintendents of public school systems. The purpose of this study was to identify career pathways of six female Texas superintendents and their perceptions of ...
Examining Relationships Between Participation in a Freshman Transition Program and Persistence to High School Graduation
With the increased level of accountability now dominating education in America, administrators are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve their schools. One area of interest is the correlation between success in the ...
The Importance Of Principal Preparation Programs To Increase Student Achievement
In an era of rigorous accountability for student achievement, the manner in which principals are prepared is subject to increasing scrutiny. Principals' preparation programs often fail to select individuals with the ideals ...
INFORMING LEADERSHIP PRACTICES: EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN SCIENCE AND A FIELD EXPERIENCE AT THE HOUSTON ZOO
The science most adults in the United States learned was derived from informal science broadcast programming outside the classroom (Ogden et al., 2011; National Research Council, 2009; Falk et al., 2010). Evaluations over ...
THE INFLUENCE OF ADMINISTRATOR PERCEPTIONS ON THE TEACHER APPRAISAL PROCESS
The appraisal system and perceptions surrounding the appraisal system in a medium sized suburban school district in southeast Texas were examined in this investigation. The specific purpose of this study was to reveal how ...