The School Administrator

January 2000Prepackaged ReformWhat role for teacher initiative when classroom lessons are scripted?

Features

  • The Uneasy Coexistence of High Stakes and Developmental Practice

    by DONNA HARRINGTON-LUEKER

    As states demand greater accountability for performance even in the earliest grades, educators wonder what will become of their efforts to link child development and readiness to learn. Donna Harrington-Lueker is a free-lance education writer in Newport, R.I.

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  • Prepackaged School Reform

    by JAY MATHEWS

    Do highly scripted curricular programs, such as Success for All and Direct Instruction, stymie teacher initiative and poison staff morale? Jay Mathews is an education writer with The Washington Post.read more | purchase issue
  • Preschool in the Public Schools

    by KIMBERLY REEVES

    Space and funding for prekindergarten programs remains elusive, but some school districts find willing partners in Head Start and social service agencies. Kimberly Reeves is a free-lance education writer in Houston.read more | purchase issue
  • On Foreign Turf: Pre-K in Public Schools

    by LEONARD J. LUBINSKY

    A longtime superintendent describes how he overcame skepticism to establish preschool programs in his district. Leonard Lubinsky is executive director of the Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, Mass.read more | purchase issue
  • In the Loop

    by JIM GRANT, IRV RICHARDSON AND CHAR FORSTEN

    Proponents find much to like about the practice of keeping a teacher with the same students for two or more years. Jim Grant is executive director of The Society For Developmental Education, Peterborough, N.H. Irv Richardson is associate executive director and Char Forsten is national program director at the same organization.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Martha D. Dean by Superintendent, Wetzel County Schools, New Martinsville, W.Va.



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    Departments

    Focus

    Style Preferences Make a Difference by RALPH A. CAIN


    Superintendent, Kershaw County School District, Camden, S.C., and Mary C. Norwood, assistant superintendent for instruction, Kershaw County, S.C.read more
    Guest Columns

    Running Out of Stories by RALPH A. CAIN


     Leadership program director, Columbia University’s Teachers Collegeread more

    Waiting Patiently for a Thank You by GARY A. BURTON


     By Gary A. Burton, superintendent, Wayland Public Schools, Wayland, Mass.read more

    A Matter of Wealth: The Slippery Slope of Testing and Accountability by DON E. LIFTO


     Superintendent, Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, White Bear Lake, Minn.read more

    Why Urban School Reform Doesn’t Deliver by FREDERICK M. HESS


     Assistant professor of education and government, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.read more
    President’s Corner

    Better Beginnings for Every Child by JOSEPH J. CIRASUOLO


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    Executive Perspective

    The Illusion of Choice in the Marketplace by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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