The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management allows readers to gain knowledge of educational management in practice while providing insights into challenges facing educational leaders and the strategies, skills, and techniques needed to enhance administrative performance. This guide emphasizes the important skills that effective leaders must develop and refine, including communication, developing teams, coaching and motivating, and managing time and priorities. While being brief, simply written, and a highly practical overview for individuals who are new to this field, this reference guide will combine practice and research, indicate current issues and directions, and choices that need to be made. • 30 brief, signed chapters are organized in 10 thematic parts in one volume available in a choice of electronic or print formats designed to enable quick access to basic information. • Selective boxes enrich and support the narrative chapters with case examples of effective leadership in action. • Chapters conclude with bibliographic endnotes and references to further readings to guide students to more in-depth presentations in other published sources. • Back matter includes an annotated listing of organizations, associations, and journals focused on educational leadership and administration and a detailed index. This reference guide will serve as a vital source of knowledge to any students pursuing an education degree as well as for individuals interested in the subject matter that do not have a strong foundation of the topic.

Today’s Compelling Issues in Public School Law

Today’s compelling issues in public school law
M. David Alexander Patricia F. First Jennifer A. Sughrue

Virginia Tech

Clemson University

Southeastern Louisiana University

The responsibilities of today’s public school education leaders and administrators have never been more compelling or more complex. School leaders are focused on student achievement, but this cannot be accomplished without providing a safe learning environment. In his majority opinion for Morse v. Frederick, a case involving schools and the First Amendment, even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged the compounding burdens placed on educational leaders:

School administrators have a difficult job, and we are well-aware that ...

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