The Importance Of Education In Education

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In today’s economy, schools need to operate and improve learning outcomes with less money. School leaders must evaluate resource use and eradicate inefficient spending to free up resources. Traditionally, money and how it’s spent is the primary resource that school district’s evaluate. Money is not the only element that dictates student outcomes. Student demographics, the development of quality instruction, and the depth and intensity of the curriculum are other important factors (Rickman, 2015). More importantly, school systems must examine how that money gets allocated toward people and the productive use of time. The most important role of a school leader is the ability to evaluate these areas to determine their contribution to the …show more content…
Based on that vision, schools align resources and focus attention on that instructional model. Constant monitoring of what is and is not working followed by adaptation and change are the final major components. Utilizing these components fulfills the requirements for a strategic and comprehensive approach. High performing schools align their resources by investing in quality of instruction, giving students individual attention and maximizing the use of time (Calvo & Miles, 2011). Protheroe (2011) supports these qualities and reports that leading edge schools organize people, time and money to support the school’s vision through investing in teaching quality, using student time strategically and creating individual attention for students. Rickman (2015) supports these findings by stating, “Strategies such as longer school days and years, and smaller classrooms can help low-income students catch up with their more affluent peers.” These strategies are very broad in nature and when applied to different school settings can look very different so as to support the vision for that particular school and meet the needs of those particular students. Calvo & Miles (2011) present two different schools that utilize these strategies. Both are urban schools that have over 50% poverty …show more content…
Their interviewing process allows them to be deliberate about who they hire and their salaries are competitive with surrounding schools. Teachers receive coaching from instructional facilitators then get evaluated based on a school developed tiered rubric that outlines the skills needed to demonstrate effective teaching. Teacher salaries reflect the competency level achieved according to the rubric. Utilizing the co-teaching model and pairing novice teachers with those who have more expertise provide the opportunity for teachers to learn from each other. The instructional coaches and the administration support all staff. Utilizing the co-teaching model for specific classes helps to reduce class size and provides more small-group instruction. The vision of the school and the needs of the children dictate which classes require the most support. Another cost efficient classroom strategy used is looping, where students stay with the same core group of teachers for four years. Research indicates that teachers spend less time on classroom management making it an effective way to maximize time (Calvo & Miles, 2011). City Charter High School also maximizes time by increasing the length of the school day by one hour, attending school in year-round trimesters with a one month break in between and using block scheduling. With block scheduling, the school divides the

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