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DissertationThrough the Lens of Parent Leaders: A Case Study Examining the Role of Applied Critical Leadership in Promoting Latino Parent EngagementGil, Patricia MagañaThis study examined Latino parent engagement through the lens of parent leaders in order to identify factors that mediate Latino parental engagement at the leadership level. Based on current research there is need to explore Latino parent leadership d . . .
DissertationAn Examination of Professional Learning in Two Districts: Comparing the Quality and Quantity of Network Structure for Improved AchievementBloomberg, PaulA growing body of literature on system-wide reform has shown districts, more than individual schools alone, are able to serve as a catalyst for closing the achievement gap and increase student achievement (McLaughlin & Talbert, 2003). Researchers . . .
DissertationTapping on the Glass: The Intersection of Leadership and Gender in Independent School AdministrationOstos, BarbaraWhile independent schools are a small sector of the American school system, they educate a significant cross section of society. Creating equitable models of leadership in their top administrative positions is important as students see those models an . . .
DissertationRisk to Resilience: Exploring Protective Factors for Students Experiencing Homelessness at a Traditional High School and a Modified Comprehensive SchoolGarcia, JoelIn 2008-2009, almost one million children experiencing homelessness were enrolled in school; this number has increased by 41% between 2009 and 2011. Unfortunately, this trend has continued to increase; according to the most recent data from the Nation . . .