Improving School Performance

Magazines/Newsletters

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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 5, Number 2: Increasing High School Graduation Rates and Improving College Enrollment for High-Need Students (2011)
This edition of the Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin highlights data on high school graduation rates.
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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 4, Number 3: Turning Around Low-Performing Schools (2010)
This issue of the Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin summarizes some of the best practices in turning around schools and provide readers with references and resources to gain a deeper knowledge of the literature on turning around low-performing schools and strategies to help state departments and districts in their attempt to reform challenging schools.
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SEDL Letter Volume XXI, Number 1: Improving School Performance (2009)
School improvement isn’t just about schools. It’s also about students and teachers, and how education leaders at all levels—state, district, school, and classroom—work together to help students succeed. This issue of SEDL Letter explores school improvement in a variety of areas.
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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 4, Number 1: Improving Teacher Quality and Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers (2009)
In this edition of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) eBulletin we highlight the issues of teacher quality and the equitable distribution of effective teachers. We hope that the information included in this issue will provide you details on research and practice occurring both nationally and within our region. Be sure to read the stories from our states about their work in this area to find some innovative strategies for addressing both the teacher effectiveness issue and the teacher shortage issue that exists in some areas.
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Southeast Comprehensive Center Spotlight (2009)
The Southeast CC Spotlight highlights resources, materials, technical assistance, and professional development services offered by the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL. The newsletter also focuses on the work that SECC does with the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina to build their capacity to implement the programs and goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
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Texas Focus: The Newsletter of the Texas Comprehensive Center (2009)
Meeting the goals of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is tough for everyone involved—schools, districts, and states. That's why the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) is producing Texas Focus, a quarterly newsletter. Each edition will focus on challenges that Texas educators face. In addition, the newsletter offers a review of the TXCC's recent events and activities as well as national news regarding NCLB. We hope you will find information here that stimulates your thinking and increases your knowledge about resources, practices, and programs that support the achievement of the goals and purposes of NCLB.
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SEDL Letter, Volume XX, Number 1 (April 2008): Making the Most of Middle School (2008)
This issue of SEDL Letter tackles issues facing middle school educators—the lack of a national policy addressing these years, how U.S. middle schoolers are falling behind in math compared to their peers abroad, whether we should return to a K–8 system, and how afterschool programs can support middle schools.
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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 2, Number 2: The Challenge of Educational Leadership (2008)

The message for leaders is clear—relationships matter, and character counts. Time must be spent developing and mentoring strong ethical leaders who understand that trusting relationships among adults and among children and adults will determine the success of our students. The challenges for educational leadership are many, but the journey toward best responses is interesting and important work.

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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 3, Number 1: School Turnarounds-Recommendations, Actions, and Results (2008)
This issue of the Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin provides information from the Center on Improvement & Innovation and the Institute for Education Sciences regarding evidence-based practices for turning around chronically low-performing schools.
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Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin, Volume 3, Number 2: Effective Interventions for Dropout Prevention (2008)
This edition of the Southeast Comprehensive Center eBulletin highlights effective interventions for dropout prevention.
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Texas Focus, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2008): Collecting, Interpreting and Using Data in the Working Systemically Approach (2008)
This issue of Texas Focus, published by SEDL’s Texas Comprehensive Center, discusses the importance of data—including assessment data—in the Working Systemically model of school improvement.
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SEDL Letter, Volume XIX, Number 1: Developing a Staff of Learners (2007)
This issue of SEDL Letter examines various forms of on-the-job professional development as well as standards of effective professional development.
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SEDL Letter, Volume XVIII, Number 2: A Culture of Data (2006)
Building a culture of quality data means administrators, teachers, and other staff members must have access to the data they need and must know how to analyze the data and use it to make instructional decisions. The current issue of SEDL Letter examines these issues. It looks at a recent research study about state data and discusses how school staffs can take the first steps in learning to analyze data effectively.
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SEDL Letter, Volume XVIII, Number 3: 40 Years of SEDL's Building Knowledge to Support Learning (2006)
This issue of SEDL Letter celebrates SEDL's history and touches upon new work.
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SEDL Letter, Volume XVII, Number 2: Leadership for Learning (2005)
This issue of SEDL Letter discusses strategies that can help education leaders ensure that students are well served.
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SEDL Letter, Vol. XVI, No. 2: Changing High Schools, Changing Our Future (2004)
This issue of SEDL Letter explores how high schools are creating new learning environments to better meet the needs of a changing student population.