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Sexual Politics
A recent doctoral dissertation that studied the likelihood of a woman being appointed superintendent in California’s public K-12 systems found seven significant predictive factors.

Jennifer W. Stuckey at the University of California, Riverside, collected data from 1,690 districts that appointed new superintendents between 2000 and 2008. She found women were more likely to be hired if the district had previously appointed a woman as superintendent, though the superintendent’s gender did not significantly influence the percentage of female district staff.

Other key predictors included a doctoral degree, years of educational service and years in the district. Women were more likely to become superintendents of districts in large suburbs and large cities with higher Academic Performance Index scores.

Copies of “Sexual Politics in the California Public K-12 Superintendency and District Office Personnel System” can be ordered from ProQuest at 800-521-0600 or info@proquest.com.


Learning Supports
The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA has released a new issue of its quarterly e-journal, Addressing Barriers to Learning.

The latest edition discusses the need for “a unified and comprehensive system of student and learning supports” before implementing Common Core standards and offers a set of guidelines.

Access the e-journal at http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu.

Curriculum Mapping
A guide from the University Council for Educational Administration offers a new approach to developing educational leadership programs through curriculum mapping.

“Designing Purposeful and Coherent Leadership Preparation Curriculum” outlines a development process that can be used in designing a new program or updating an existing one. It includes worksheets to help collect curricular information and to analyze effectiveness.

Access the guide at www.ucea.org.

Best Evidence Newsletter
Best Evidence in Brief is an e-newsletter compiled biweekly by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and the University of York’s Institute for Effective Education.

Each issue offers brief summaries of the latest education research news and links to key studies and research analyses. The publication shares practical data on academic achievement and early childhood education.

Sign up to receive Best Evidence in Brief at www.bestevidence.org.


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