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Brown ActAuthor: CSBA
Updated December 2019, “The Brown Act: School Boards and Open Meeting Laws” is your guide to California’s open meeting laws. It’s a must-have for any Board member. This 15th edition reflects the explicit inclusion of governing entities of charter schools as legislative bodies subject to the Brown Act, clarifies the open meeting requirements for LCAP parent advisory committees that are not subject to the Brown Act, and highlights the new laws addressing public comme
Charter Schools: A Guide for Governance TeamsAuthor: CSBA
Publication Date: 2016
Charter schools are a significant part of today’s public education landscape. Since this guide was last published in 2012, significant changes to California’s school funding, accountability and assessment system have impacted public schools, including charter schools. This guide reflects funding changes under the Local Control Funding Formula and new academic content standards including Common Core.
Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing WorldAuthor: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K 12 curriculum. S
Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of ViolenceAuthor: Geoffrey Canada
Publication Date: 4/9/1996
Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher
From Blueprint to Reality: San Diego's Education ReformsAuthors: Julian R. Betts, Andrew C. Zau, Kevin King
Publication Date: 10/5/2005
During the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 school years, the San Diego Unified School District introduced a focused set of reforms to improve San Diego students’ reading and literacy skills called the Blueprint for Student Success. The changes the district implemented included new teaching materials, double- and even triple-length English classes where necessary, addition
Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with InnovationAuthors: A.G. Lafley and Ram Charan
Publication Date: 4/8/2008
Lafley, the CEO of Procter & Gamble, and Charan, the bestselling author of "Know-How," show how to change the game of business by making innovation the centerpiece, driving everything from strategy and budgeting to employee selection, promotion, and reward.
Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and EducatiAuthor: Karl M. Kapp
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Learning professionals are finding success applying game-based sensibilities to the development of instruction. This is the first book to show how to design online instruction that leverages the best elements of online games to increase learning, retention, and application. It explains how to match different game strategies to types of learning content for the right learning outcome and discusse