The School Administrator

August 2004

August 2004Weighted Student FundingThe viability and equity of dollars trailing students

Features

  • When Dollars Follow Students

    by Timothy R. DeRoche, Bruce S. Cooper and William G. Ouchi and Lydia Segal

    The political viability, equity and workability of weighted student funding formulas based on a study of six school districts.

    Similar Reading: The Weighted Student Formula: A Superintendent’s Perspective

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  • Tilting the Balance

    by William G. Ouchi

    A management consultant’s prescription for changing the equilibrium between the central office and schools based on his book Making Schools Work.read more | purchase issue
  • Detracking With Vigilance

    by Delia Garrity

    By opening doors of high-level courses to all students as part of a systemic detracking campaign, a Long Island district is closing the gap in student achievement, according to the assistant superintendent.read more | purchase issue
  • Differentiation in Diverse Settings

    by Carol Ann Tomlinson

    An expert and author on differentiated instruction shares the disparate experiences of two school districts.

    Similar Reading: Research Evidence for Differentiation and Differentiation in a Time of High-Stakes Tests and One District’s Differentiated Horizon

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  • Changing of the Guard

    by Howard C. Carlson

    As members of Generation X leave the teaching leadership ranks, will school district officials find the same professional commitment in the next generation? A veteran superintendent in Minnesota sees quality-of-life priorities becoming more prominent in the next wave.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Michael B. Moher: Faith-Based Leadership North of the Border by Jay P. Goldman


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    Departments

    Punchback: Answering Critics

    What's Going on in Schools? by Tom Salter


    You’ve heard the claim, “I don’t know what is going on at the school — they are not teaching, they are just wasting money!” Avoid the tired excuses in responding by taking advantage of some easy ways to promote what ’s really happening inside the schoolhouse.read more
    Focuses

    Community Relations: Forging Partnerships To Meet Family Needs by Elaine C. Klein


    The Frederick County, Md., district runs a network of 10 social workers supporting 700 families with at-risk children while handling requests for referral to other services, such as counseling, health care and housing.read more

    Community Relations: The Multiple Benefits of Surveying Your Graduates by Frank P. McNamara


    The advantages of hiring an outside firm to build a database of contact information for high school graduates. School districts can make good use of information gathered through surveys.read more
    Guest Column

    Birth of a Superintendent by Casey G. Brown


    The self-described juggling act of a rookie superintendent tending to her professional work and personal life as mother to newborn twins.read more
    People

    People


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    Board-Savvy Superintendent

    Dealing With ‘The Bomb’ by Nicholas D. Caruso Jr.


    How should a superintendent deal with a loaded question from a board member aired publicly at an inopportune moment? Here’s why firing back a projectile is an inappropriate response, along with other advice on how to handle the unexpected at board meetings.read more
    President’s Corner

    Finances, Finances, Finances by Donald L. Kussmaul, president, AASA


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    Executive Perspective

    Diverse Learners by Paul D. Houston, executive director, AASA


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