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Charter Schools Review Term Paper

… Opportunities to visit schools or districts within or outside of the immediate community.

25. Has the Charter school in your District adhered to rules and regulations required by U.S. educational governance standards?

26. What punitive actions are taken against employees within the Charter School for failure to adhere to regulations set by the school board?

27. Are the attendance policies of the school strictly adhered to?

28. Are parents encouraged to participate in school functions and activities?

29. What is the turnover rate of the Charter school in the district where you reside?

30. Why is the charter school in question chosen above others in the area for attendance?

31. What is the turnover rate of teachers in the Charter School presently the focus of…. [read more]

Utah Symphony Case Study

… Anne had already shown that she was committed to the arts, growing the budget of the UOC from $1.5 to $5 million; quite successful at fund-raising and keeping the operatic budget solvent. Her positional power would be useful in convincing those who felt the two entities should be separate that a merger would be both fiscally and artistically effective and would benefit all the stakeholders, especially the arts community in Utah. Anne's personal power, in effect, would be of use in buttressing her professional abilities by remaining optimistic, excited and positive about the merger.

Question 4 -- Issues with Musicians: The musicians represented the largest internal interest group of stakeholders and a part of a collective union who bargain and act as a unit. Some…. [read more]

Nhs Toolkit Analysis of Hospital Case Study

… NHS Toolkit

Case Study analysis of hospital assessment

The case study of King Edward Hospitals, National Health Systems (NHS) Trust reviews a 2002 change management strategy to reduce tenure of admissions-to-release patient journeys by way of Nurse-Led administration. A critical priority to the UK NHS in its effort to control fiscal waste and hospital acquired infections (HAI) incurred during unnecessarily extended patient stays in Britain's healthcare institutions, the Trust merger was a large systemic transformation in response to retraction of earmarked legislative allocations, and new internal programs followed this mandate. Barsoux and Gilmartin's (2007) review of this history in Leading Hospital Change: Improving Hospital Performance, retraces the steps to organizational change through the leadership efforts of Executive Director of Nursing, Tracey Burns. Appointed to the…. [read more]

Charter Schools and Minorities Term Paper

… 18). In fact, it would seem that policymakers faced with low-performing schools do not have that much to lose by trying the charter school approach; after all, the charter school will not cost any more than its traditional alternative, and such initiatives can be pointed to as proof positive that substantive efforts at reform are being made. "If it delivers those results -- for the same money as 'regular' public schools, or less -- and succeeds in attracting students, it gets to keep its charter and remain open. If it fails, it risks institutional death from the loss of either its charter or its students" (emphasis added) (Finn & Manno, 1998, p. 18). Unfortunately, not all such initiatives have proven effective and have only been…. [read more]

Methodology of a Study Essay

… ¶ … charter schools: Research methodology

Review of Methodology of a Study

Research methodology review

Greene, Jay P., Greg Foster, & Marcus Winters. (2003, July). Apples to apples:

An evaluation of charter schools serving general student populations. Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute. Education Working Paper. Retrieved May 22, 2010 at

Research methodology review

Greene, Jay P., Greg Foster, & Marcus Winters. (2003, July). Apples to apples:

An evaluation of charter schools serving general student populations. Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute. Education Working Paper. Retrieved May 22, 2010 at

One of the most striking and controversial developments in recent years has been the explosion of charter schools in America. Charter schools are publically-funded schools that are released from…. [read more]

Policy Reform Supporting Charter Schools in the City of Richmond Virginia Research Proposal

… Policy Reform Supporting Charter Schools in the City of Richmond, Virginia

Charter schools have been a contentious topic throughout the United States for several decades. The legislature in the state of Virginia passed laws allowing and supporting charter schools beginning in 1998, though as of now only three charter schools exist in the state. With state legalization of charter schools, efforts at the local level are now key to actually establishing more charter schools. Policy in the City of Richmond has not been especially conducive to the establishment of charter schools, and reform in this city's policy in regards to charter schools could lead to an increased establishment of schools in the municipality and statewide.

Problem Statement

Knowledge regarding policies that support the practical success…. [read more]

Competitiveness of Sustenance Lithographic Printing Case Study

… Both were right. The reasons are not far to seek. The swing of the pendulum for one, lithographs had been almost too popular.

This overreliance on lithography to the exclusion of other alternative printing methods such as the introduction of photography almost spelled the end of lithography in Europe. For example, according to Beaujon (1936, p. 60), "French lithographers, warned to be serious like the Germans, began to copy pictures which they did, though with distinction, at the sacrifice of original design."

There was also a sacrifice of quality involved when these early photographic processes were used instead of lithography but the preference for the new technology was clear. As Beaujon (1936, p. 60) points out, "Photography became a serious rival in all countries, bringing…. [read more]

Service Quality of Singapore Article Review

… (Shahin, nd, p.4) Seven major gaps in service quality are reported as follows: (1) Customer expectations vs. management perceptions; (2) Management perceptions vs. service expectations; (3) Service specifications vs. service delivery; (4) Gap 4: Service specifications vs. service delivery; (5) The discrepancy between customer expectations and their perceptions of the service delivered; The discrepancy between customer expectations and employees' perceptions; and (7) The discrepancy between employee's perceptions and management perceptions.


Buttle, F. (1995) SERVQUAL: Review, Critique, Research Agenda. European Journal of Marketing 30,1. Oct 1994.

Parasuraman, A., Zeithaml, V.A. And Berry, L.L. (1985), "A conceptual model of service quality and its implication," Journal of Marketing, Vol. 49, Fall, pp. 41-50.

Parasuraman, A., Zeithaml, V.A. And Berry, L.L. (1986), "SERVQUAL: a multiple-item scale for measuring…. [read more]

School Choice Throughout the Nation Term Paper

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The disabled students of the nation have always been able to get the least restrictive environment for their students. "The concept of least restrictive environment (LRE) is derived from the constitutional doctrine of the "least restrictive alternative." That doctrine requires government to achieve its purposes through the least oppressive and restrictive means. As such, school districts, in their efforts to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA) may not restrict individual rights and liberties beyond that which is minimally and reasonably necessary to provide each child with a disability with a free appropriate public education (FAPE) (Thomas, 1998)."

The proponents of school choice, whether that choice be charter, private, home or public feel this should be available for all students…. [read more]

Interventionism From the Perspective Case Study

… These studies serve as the foundation for this present analysis.

Other studies have shown that foreign military intervention can easily be conducted even if they are in violation of the United Nations charter and lack authorization of the Security Council (Cassese 1999). This shows that countries can and do act on their own in engaging in interventionism. The motives for doing so are what this study plans to investigate.

A number of Western countries support humanitarian interventionism but they have not yet intervened in Syria. The reality behind humanitarian interventionism is that there are clear political, geopolitical, and economical consequences to every foreign intervention. Intervention is not merely a humanitarian crusade but rather a highly explosive affair that can cripple countries' infrastructures and have global…. [read more]

School Finance: Its Economics Term Paper

… They also need to explore the avenues for implementing the state-controlled full funded system. They need to increase the bases for revenue to increase the sales tax base for state and local governments. This is to include non-taxed goods and more services. There is also a necessity to replace sources of revenue for school financing from local to state sources. At the same time it is essential to pursue non-tax sources by reducing preferential treatment to the incomes, property taxes and retirement and other age-related incomes, which are presently avoided. This is essential to increase the state revenue for school funding. (Terman, and Richard, 1997).

Property tax to support schools

The local governments provide funding to schools by depending on a major share of the…. [read more]

Corporation Diversifying Internationally Case Study

… They can exploit the labor and the tax rates and thus go on to reach revenues they wouldn't have attained otherwise. A report taken out by the Economist Intelligence Unit went on to say there were no violent acquisitions in any country from the period of 1993 till 1996. (Lins and Servaes, 2002)

Another issue that arises due to Global Diversification is the exploitation of ethics and morals. Pharmaceutical companies who have been put on limitations by the regulatory authorities can't do much in their own company. These sorts of drugs are rendered the only treatment option for those who can't afford the proper treatment. In 2005, more than 150,000 people took part in clinical trials that were carried out by companies originally in America…. [read more]

Employee Satisfaction and Productivity Case Study

… During the survey of participants, the researcher investigates:

Employee satisfaction;

Employer/Employee perceptions of employee satisfaction;

Factors contributing to employee satisfaction;

ASDA reports;

Measuring employee satisfaction and productivity;

ASDA Interviews.

Study Objectives

Objective 1

Conduct a thorough review of literature relating to employee satisfaction and productivity/output; seeking specific information related to ASDA; including information applicable to employee satisfaction and productivity throughout the world.

Objective 2

Develop, implement and assess results evolving from a survey of ASDA employees and managers.

Objective 3

Analyze information retrieved through the literature review.

Analyze data retrieved through the implementation of the survey.

Analyze data/information the interviews reveal.

Present compilation of findings from the literature review as well as from the survey and the interviews during the analysis chapter of the dissertation.…. [read more]

Schools in the 21st Century Term Paper

… The author asserts that the curriculum at most schools has failed to change even with shifts in the school population, social conditions and the workforce (Kennedy 2001). Currently, school curriculum reflects a one size fits all attitude and fail to recognize the differences between communities and various social groups (Kennedy 2001). So then, can the schools of the future become social anchors of the community and be both moral and purposeful: in short, no. In order for schools to become the social anchors that Kennedy proposes schools must change the way they address curriculum and attempt to cater to the needs of the students based on their backgrounds and the communities in which they live. Under the current curriculum, many schools would fail to make…. [read more]

Public Schools Versus Private Term Paper

… Public Schools vs. Private Schools

Literature Review (in Progress)

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute study results published in "Where Do Public School Teachers Send Their Kids to School?" (Doyle et al. 2004) may be surprising to many parents whose children attend public school. Teachers are expected to be the individuals that know the most about what is going on in schools because they work there every day, with access to the classroom, school resources, school administration, and every aspect of the education system. One would expect that teachers would take pride in their schools and have their own children attend the public schools in which they teach; this would be a strong vote of confidence for the public schools. However, if teachers themselves chose not…. [read more]

Literacy Program Review "Reading Essay

… The students in general cannot show very high levels of knowledge absorption. When in groups, students take time in understanding procedure. Hence they can only slowly improve their proficiency. However, the advantage is that this learning process is normally permanet. What the students are taught by drills and excercises, that stays with them for long. Hence the slow procedural improvement of studet literacy proficiency is low for example only 2% or 5% over a period of a year. But the gradual improvement will finally end up into a very good English reading proficency of student in different grades.

The program is designed along course that is language rich. Unlike the conventional teaching methods, the student is not made to read only one type of information.…. [read more]

School Choice Program Term Paper

… According to Witte (1996), "The general theory was devoid of any specification of exactly how schools would produce superior results. If competition alone is the impetus for improvement, then the mechanisms need not be spelled out. Market iteration will sort out schools for consumers based on superior production. Curriculum, organization, pedagogy, and governance structures of the superior schools will survive, and presumably become the models for other schools. Friedman's original proposal contained few specifics, which subsequent scholars and policy experts have argued are crucial in defining a viable voucher program and, more important, defining who might benefit from such a program. The design of a program will affect who benefits. A limited and targeted voucher program, such as the MPCP, may have the advantage of…. [read more]

Public School System in America Term Paper

… ¶ … public school system in America has been ridiculed for lack of consistency and unequal educational opportunities. In addition, private school education can be a rather expensive prospect for the average American family.

For this reason, many parents have turned to homeschooling as an alternative. For many this alternative has proven effective in educating their children but there are also some concerns. These concerns include socialization, college preparation and adequate oversights to ensure that children are learning at the correct level. The aforementioned concerns have been researched for many years, since interests in homeschooling first began. However a concept that has not been thoroughly studied is the reasons behind parental choice as it relates to homeschooling. Providing insight for this issue will be the…. [read more]

Music Games International (Mgi) Essay

… From a cursory view of the case it does seem that MGI should first enter the education industry to establish a brand and capital and then move to the entertainment industry as that becomes more feasible.

MGI Problems

The biggest issue that the company has at this point is that they have no solidified direction. The founders became disillusioned after their original effort did not make the money they thought that it would, and they now cannot decide which way they should move. They enlisted the aid of several people to give them some direction, but they are unwilling to take the direction offered.

A second issue is that there is a leadership void. There is not one person on the team who acts as…. [read more]

Leadership Experience Involving an Ambitious Essay

… A student with family issues or a lack of housing may miss school or underperform, and without the proper support, he can quickly fall behind in basic skill development. Later in his academic career he may lack the reading, writing or math skills required to pass required courses or state examinations.

In addition, NCLB mandates often place difficult restraints on teachers. Curriculum often centers on assessments rather than student interest or relateability. In this sense students often experience school and coursework as something they can't connect with. Once school becomes disconnected from their daily lives, students struggle to stay engaged and may often become disillusioned with education. Teachers, likewise, may experience a similar disconnect when they are expected to teach material that may not engage…. [read more]

School Violence in South Africa Term Paper

… ¶ … violence at schools in South Africa has assumed grave proportions. While the issue of violence at schools is contemporary and endemic to many countries in the West, the situation in South Africa is problematized by the history of the country and the legacy of the Apartheid period. Consequently, there is a wide variety of interlinking and concomitant issues and causative factors that make this issue a complex but particularly relevant area of research.

Therefore, the topic under consideration in this study will be the various aspects surrounding the issue of violence at schools in South Africa. This will include not only a concern with underlying historical and social factors, such as pervasive inequality and the legacy of the Apartheid regime, but will also…. [read more]

Economic Issues of Student Achievement Literature Review

… The growing commercialization not only undermines the fundamental justification for the special social and economic role played by nonprofit organizations but also constrains the ability of nonprofits to effectively play their role in disadvantaged neighborhoods." ( )

Public Charter Schools Program start-up funding sources include private donors (83%), the state in which the school is located (45%), authorizer funding (16%) and other sources (16%). (U.S. Department of Education, 2002) Charter school reports of uses of start-up subgrants include the following where percentage of schools is n=292:

Instructional materials -- 87%

Professional development 79%

Computer Materials 78%

Consultants 61%

Recruiting and public relations 60%

Renovations 58%

Staff salaries 61%

Renting or leases 41% (U.S. Department of Education, 2002)

III. Non-Profit Accountability

The work entitled "Non-Profit Charter…. [read more]

Current Recession Thesis

… Recession and African-Americans in the Metropolitan Area



"Researchers use the scholarly literature in a study to present results of similar studies, to relate the present study to an ongoing dialogue in the literature and to provide a framework for comparing results of a study with other studies"

John W. Creswell (2008, p. 45).

Even though the "literature" the researcher utilizes in literature review constitutes any collection of materials relating to a topic; not automatically the world's great literary texts, as Literature Reviews (2007) asserts, for this study's literature review, the researcher, as John W. Creswell (2008) notes in his book, In Research Design, primarily utilizes the scholarly literature for this segment's framework.

Along with serving as the…. [read more]

Benefits of Year-Round School vs. A Regular Calendar Research Proposal

… ¶ … Round School vs. A Regular Calendar School Year

The Benefits of Year-Round vs. Traditional Calendar Year School

Continued interest in improving educational achievement has prompted school districts across the nation to consider alternatives to the traditional nine-month school calendar. Educators are exploring year round education, which means that schools will continue to operate on a 180 day system, yet they will spread these days out differently with shorter breaks between each term. The most popular example of year round education is the 45-15 plan.

This has students attending school 45 days and then getting three weeks (15 days) off. The normal breaks (holiday, spring) are still built into this calendar. Is the year-round school schedule more beneficial to student academic achievement vs. The…. [read more]

Student Body Size on School Term Paper

… Where the more graduating seniors that enter college after graduation is a recognized factor of the success of both the individual student and the school from which he or she came. Though college attendance rates have long been a tool used to asses the success of programs supporting or dealing with large numbers of students at risk fro academic failure it is also a good indicator of the general success of a school. (Fashola, & Slavin 1998)

It was recognized twenty years ago that there is not enough evidence to suggest that consolidating schools is a good idea, "There is no strong empirical base to support the assumptions and assertions of school and district consolidation advocates. This article reviews and analyzes this body of evidence…. [read more]

Perceptions of Elementary Teachers in Tennessee Schools in Regard to Preferred Shared Decision-Making Roles Literature Review

… Perceptions of Elementary Teachers in Tennessee Schools in Regard to Preferred Shared Decision-Making Roles

People want and need to have their voices heard in virtually any type of workplace setting, and many private and public organizations have sought to empower their employees by providing them with the opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process as it relates to the allocation of resources in recent years. It is reasonable to suggest, though, that not everyone wants and needs the same level of responsibility for formulating important decisions concerning the allocation of resources which by definition are scarce. These issues are particularly important in the public schools where the stakeholders are legion and positive academic outcomes are essential. To gain some additional insights into how teachers…. [read more]

Teacher Qualifications and Student Performance: A Review Thesis

… Teacher Qualifications and Student Performance: A Review of NCLB-Related studies

Among the educational reforms undertaken by local, state, and federal governments in the last half century, there has perhaps been none as important, far-reaching, and ambitious as the "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) Act passed into law in January, 2002. This legislation was the culmination of more than two decades of work towards improving school and teacher accountability through measuring student progress toward learning outcomes in order to improve American education relative to that of other nations. Through the implementation of standardized assessments with all students at all levels of elementary and secondary education, the reform was intended to provide data that would help determine how schools were performing relative to others in their states,…. [read more]

High School Sports Impact on Student Academics Thesis

… But the NCAA reserves the right to overrule principals' decisions. The NCAA's modest response followed meetings with national education groups, including AASA. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has submitted to AASA for consideration a resolution that states it is not the NCAA's role to dictate course content to high schools.

The U.S. Department of Justice also has challenged the NCAA for automatically rejecting courses involving special education services. Some students who had attained acceptable college entrance test scores despite their disability were not allowed to participate as freshmen because they had taken high school courses involving special education assistance. The NCAA argued in several court cases that it does not have to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act. After months of…. [read more]

Motivate Private Kindergarten Teachers Essay

… Because valuable rewards can directly and indirectly influence the performance and motivation level of employees; and (2) it encourages the wide domain of individuals to put in their best and work harder to feel sense of achievement. Work itself is also concluded highly related with job satisfaction. Work Itself is the third best source of teacher's satisfaction to their institution as findings suggest that when employees are entrusted assignments according to their specialization and interest then they start enjoying their assignments like hobby." (Shah, et al., 2012, p. 276) Shah reports more importantly that intrinsic motivation "…is found highly depending upon the job satisfaction among employees. All it shows that when employees feel a sense of accomplishment due to the nature of job and more…. [read more]

How Should Public and Private Schools Coexist and Function Within Our Society? Term Paper

… ¶ … Public and Private Schools Co-Exist and Function within American Society?

Scope, Limitations, and Delimitations

Appropriateness of Design

Informed Consent

Sampling Frame


Geographic Location

Validity and Reliability




How Should Public and Private Schools Co-Exist and Function within American Society?

The fundamental purposes of the public schools in the United States have not changed in substantive ways in recent years, but their effectiveness has become the focus of an increasing number of studies that seek to determine why the enormous resources being devoted to their support have not paid better dividends in terms of academic performance. A number of researchers have pointed to private schools as examples of what can be accomplished with fewer resources that…. [read more]

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