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A Conversation with…: occasional conversations with colleagues about pertinent issues, exemplary programs, or relevant
research.

Amy Bonomi on Teens and Relationship Violence: School-based intervention programs have been successful in preventing
intimate relationship violence victimization and perpetration in teens.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.1.11.php
Brad Bushman on Video Game Violence: There is much more published evidence that violent video games are harmful to teens
than the contrary. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.5.11.php
Brad Bushman on Young People and Self-Esteem: Students value boosts to their self-esteem more than any other pleasant
activity. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.2.11.php
Camille Nasbe on Full Service Schools: A discussion with Camille Nasbe about different social and health services that can be
and have been incorporated into schools to create “full service” schools.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.2.06.php
Claire Kamp Dush on Family Stability: A new study finds that children who grow up in stable single-parent homes generally do as
well as those in married households. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.6.10.php
Columbus Alternative High School: International Baccalaureate Program: Interview discusses an advanced program designed to
assists students in preparing for a global world and college. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.9.07.php
Courtney Wilson on Schooling Homeless Children: Investigation of the laws allowing uninterrupted schooling of homeless
children or families in crisis (and avoiding violation of law). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.9.06.php
Eric Anderman: Research suggests that the epidemic of student cheating can be cured with changes in classroom goals.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.10.09.php
Janet Kiecolt-Glaser and Ronald Glaser: Childhood Abuse, Adversity May Shorten Life, Weaken Immune Response.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.10.10.php
Joann Hispher: Positive Communication Helps Leaders to Keep Focused on the Big Picture While Managing the Details: Joann
Hipsher explains why the key to time management is good communications.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.10.08.php
Kenneth Yeager on Crisis Intervention: What to do and why when helping someone cope with a crisis.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.4.11.php
L. Eugene Arnold: ADHD: An expert addresses the prevalence of ADHD and what research shows about treating it.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.12.10.php
Lynley and Eric Anderman: Student rewards are often ineffective and unnecessary, according to a recent book on classroom
motivation. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.12.09.php
Ohio State University/Urban Schools Initiative. Members of the initiative team discuss the project‟s school improvement work.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.1.02.php
Passing the Levy: One Family‟s Story: A student and a parent discuss their involvement in the levy process and what they
observed and experience. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.10.06.php
Pat Carroll: How and When Students Revise Career Possible Goals. The role of “possible selves” in envisioning future careers.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.11.09.php
Qin Wang: Chinese Being Taught in Ohio Schools: A Chinese language program instills language skills and a sense of a global
community for elementary and high school students. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.9.07.php
Robert Lount: People Sometimes Less Trusting When in a Good Mood. A person‟s mood may determine how much they rely on
subtle cues when evaluating whether to trust someone. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.5.10.php
Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan: Sharing Child Caregiving May Increase Parental Conflict. A study shows that there is more than one
path to an effective co-parenting relationship. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.3.11.php
Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick: Over 50? You Probably Prefer Negative Stories about Young People.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.11.10.php
Steve Gavazzi: Focus on Strengths, Not Failures, Helps Teens Succeed in School
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.4.10.php
Ying Guo & Laura Justice: Confident teachers help preschoolers more with language and literacy skills.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/conversation.9.10.php

Develop Your Staff: professional development activities that have proven effective

Blogs in Our Future: Tips on how to setup and start an administrator blog, as well as ideas on how to make your blog an
effective tool. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.6.07.php
Carving Out Time for Professional Learning Communities: Ideas for improving activities at the start of the school day to benefit
both students and teachers. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.12.06.php
Classrooms of the Future & Professional Learning Communities: Links to resources for these two programs, one to reform
education through technology and one to improve understanding of Professional Learning Communities (May 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.05.07.php
Communicating with Parents http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.9.06.php
Creating Time for Professional Development: A list of ideas to provide more time for professional development (Jan 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.1.07.php
Crisis Plan: A list of ideas on how to implement a crisis plan and important things to consider (Nov 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.11.06.php
Developing a Mission Statement (in Four Short Staff Meetings or Less!): Outlines an effective way to efficiently construct and
approve a mission statement with staff members (Aug 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.8.07.php
Differentiated Instruction in the Mixed-Ability Classroom, Part 1: Prepare Yourself: Overview of differentiated education, as well
as principles of a differentiated classroom and resources for learning more. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff6.php
Differentiated Instruction in the Mixed-Ability Classroom, Part 2: Deliver the Workshop: Includes agenda, participant packet, and
activities to present differentiated instruction for staff members. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff7.php
Ethics Related to Testing three questions that follow up on March Madness
(http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.3.07.php). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.3.07.php
Got Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed? Your Work Will Show It: Why administrators should do everything they can to help
employees start the day in a good mood. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff..5.11.php
High School Financial Planning Program Training: Teacher professional development to help meet financial literacy education
mandates. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.5.10.php
March Is Music in Our Schools Month: Suggests ways to support your school music teachers and the music program at your
school. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.3.10.php
New Teacher Orientation Program describes how to help new teachers get a solid grounding in the culture and processes of
your school. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.8.09.php
Ohio Department of Education Website: Highlights some of the resources available through the ODE website, focusing on those
available for math (Apr 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.4.07.php
Pave the Road to Maximum Teaching and Learning: Part 1, Prepare Yourself: How to prepare yourself for developing your own
workshop for teacher development and collaboration. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff1.php
Pave the Road to Maximum Teaching and Learning: Part 2, Develop the Workshop: Part 2 focuses on the agenda for your
workshop, as well as some of the materials you can provide for a smooth start to the school year.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff2.php
Pave the Road to Maximum Teaching and Learning: Part 3, Deliver the Workshop and Follow Through: How to put your planned
workshop into action, as well as some ideas for making group work more effective.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff3.php
Pests in Schools: An outreach program helps school systems become Integrated Pest Management (IPM) “Star Certified.”
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.10.10.php
Planning for Parent Conferences: Student-Led Conferencing: An alternative method for parent conferences allows the student to
take responsibility and ownership of his/her successes and challenges (Feb 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.2.07.php
Preparing to Deliver Virtual Learning: Standards, guidelines, and ideas for preparing teachers for teaching online.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.5.09.php
Principal Portfolios for Leadership and Learning, Part 1: How to start your professional portfolio, including organization.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff9.php
Principal Portfolios for Leadership and Learning, Part 2: How to select evidence and artifacts for each category. staff10.php
Professional Development in STEM: A sampling of Ohio State offerings for teacher development in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.3.09.php
Professional Excellence: Leave No Teacher Behind: Explains how placing Literacy Coordinators directly in the elementary
schools as teachers and coaches can improve student performance in reading and writing.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff13.php
Ramadan: How to deal with cultural and/or religious issues to promote understanding and inclusion (Oct 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.10.06.php
Rubric-Based Assessment: Part 1, Prepare Yourself: Defines what rubrics are, and gives ideas on how to learn more information
about rubrics and use them effectively. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff4.php
Rubric-Based Assessment: Part 2, Deliver the Workshop: A sample agenda for a rubric-based workshop and source materials for
each section of the workshop. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff5.php
School Continuous Improvement Plan Template for Principals: Discusses the template used by Columbus Public Schools to help
principals track performance, analyze data, and make instructional strategies. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff12.php
Serious Hockey Injuries among Young Children Skyrocketing: Research-based information for coaches and parents.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.11.10.php
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Resources for Professional Development: Some web-based resources for teacher
development. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.4.09.php
Staff Retreat: Creates a sample agenda for a staff summer retreat (Jun 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.6.06.php
Teacher Portfolios to Guide and Support Professional Growth: An overview of National Board Standards for portfolios and how to
introduce and promote portfolio creation with your staff. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff8.php
Teachers‟ Can-Do Attitudes Improve Learning: Research suggests that teacher attitudes foster a culture of academic optimism.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.10.10.php
Teaching Science Using the Arts: Professional development module for high school science teachers applies a multimodal
approach in teaching and learning. ). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.6.10.php
The World Is Flat: Professional development activity based on the book The World Is Flat.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.9.07.php
The “Write” Way to Overcome Math Misconceptions: The Error Analysis process helps students become cognitively aware of why
they made their errors and communicate the reason in writing. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.12.10.php
Top 10 Actions a Principal Can Do to Make My First Year Successful: 10 actions that a principal can take to help first-year
teachers. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.9.09.php
Using Technology: Ideas for using technology during opening day meetings/activities to inspire appropriate technology use
among staff members (Aug 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff 8.06.php
What Teachers Want: Results of a recent survey of teacher opinions; do you know how your staff feels about these issues?
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/staff.4.10.php

Educational Minute provides tip sheets for parents and students on varied topics; downloadable and easy to distribute

Preschool
Help Prepare Preschoolers for Success http://principalsoffice.osu.eduhttp://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMPS_gardner1.pdf

Elementary School
Children‟s Literature Offers Lessons in Decision Making http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_leong1.pdf
Effective Discipline http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_hill1.pdf
Effective Use of “Time Out” http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_hill2.pdf
Encouraging Your Child‟s Exploration http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_daniel2.pdf
Helping Children Learn While They Play http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_scharer1.pdf
Holiday Fun Can Help Children Learn http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_dixson2.pdf
Holiday Stress Busters for Big and Little People http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_jelley1.pdf
Keeping Our Children Safe http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_collins1.pdf
Nutrition and Fitness http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_merkowitz.pdf
Nutritious Food for Cool Kids http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_merkowitz3.pdf
Reading Skills http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_arkin.pdf
Sibling Rivalry http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_jelley2.pdf
Starting a New School Year: Family Schedule Changes and Developing Routines
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_dixson1.pdf
Transition from Elementary to Middle School http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_savage.pdf
Young Children‟s Understanding of Death http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMES_shriner1.pdf

Middle School
Career Development http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_wood1.pdf
College Savings Options http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_clements.pdf
Laughter Is Really Good Medicine http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_recker1.pdf
Monitoring: Staying Involved in Your Teen‟s Life http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_sachs1.pdf
Setting Limits and Standing Firm http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_oliver1.pdf
Transitions from Middle to High School http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMS_nestor1.pdf
Unlocking Your Child‟s Creativity http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMS_daniel1.pdf

High School
Adolescent Employment docs/EMHS_mcdowellfutris.pdf
Career Development http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_wood1.pdf
College Savings Options http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_clements.pdf
Decision Making/Problem Solving with Teens http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_welker.pdf
Getting Past Procrastination http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_recker1.pdf
Helping Your Teen with Organization http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_miranda1.pdf
Holiday Time and Relaxation http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_burton1.pdf
Laughter Is Really Good Medicine http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_recker1.pdf
Making Your Campus Visit Work for You .http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_pinder1.pdf
Monitoring: Staying Involved in Your Teen‟s Life http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_sachs1.pdf
Parents and the College Selection Process http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_caban1.pdf
Preparing for College http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_hart1.pdf
Raising Responsible Adolescents http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_clark3.pdf
Resolving Conflict Constructively and Respectfully http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_spires.pdf
Setting Limits and Standing Firm http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMMHS_oliver1.pdf
Teen Risk Behavior http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_newbysnyder.pdf
Transitions out of High School for Parents http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_freeman1.pdf
Types of College Admissions Practices http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_hilton1.pdf
Working with Teens http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMHS_working.pdf

All Levels
10 Things Parents Can Do to Help Prevent Eating Disorders http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_ansley1.pdf
Building Relationships with Your Child‟s Teacher http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_miranda2.pdf
Emotional Intelligence…What Is It? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_recker3.pdf
Families Meeting the Challenge of Going Online http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_wolford1.pdf
Family Traditions http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_hill1.pdf
Gender Issues: Preparing Children for a Lifetime of Success http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_torppa1.pdf
Helping Children Achieve Success and Learn from Failure http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_clark2.pdf
Helping Children Build Successful School Relationships http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_futris1.pdf
Helping Your Child Be a Good Sport http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_clark1.pdf
How Children Learn Math and Science: Backward and Forward Learning
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_heckler1.pdf
Kids and Cash http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_gilberthudson.pdf
Preparing Your Child for Test Taking http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_davis1.pdf
Teaching Children to Resolve Conflict http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_fittro1.pdf
Why Won‟t My Child Talk to Me? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/docs/EMA_merkowitz1.pdf

Professional Readings reviews of recent publications and highlights of reports on current issues that affect schools

A Framework for Understanding Poverty: A book by Ruby Payne, highlights some of the main areas of focus for defining poverty
and how schools can work to improve a student‟s chances of success (Dec 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.07.php
Administrative Performance Skills: A look at the book by Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Work, and how to improve
performance and satisfaction in your job. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings8.php
Being in the Zone: Community Mapping as the First Step Toward Mobilizing Your Community: Identifies some ways to break
down a community map to identify patterns and improve the impact of educational development and reform for an area (Feb
2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.2.08.php
Books on Cyberbullying: Reviews two books outlining issues and solutions for administrators and teachers.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.10.09.php
“Bracketing” Your Requests to Influence External Forces: A look at interpersonal communication between principals and
employees, and how to improve understanding between individuals (Dec. 2005).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.05.php
Classroom Instruction that Works: Book used by Columbus City Schools to improve practices and develop a system of support
for educators. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings12.php
Closing the Knowing-Doing Gap: A look at professional learning communities and some of the common barriers to success in
implementation and organization (Jan 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.1.07.php
Collaboration in Schools: Combating the Problem of Bullying with a Team Approach: Another bullying article, focused on
incorporating parents and community members as well as educators in the battle (Dec 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.06.camp.php
Collaborative Professional Development Process for School Leaders: Step-by-step plan for evaluating yourself as an
administrator using the six standards determined by the ISLLC. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings10.php
Creating Safe Schools: Combating the Problem of Bullying by “Fighting Back” in Different Ways: A collection of ideas in order to
reduce the incidents of bullying in a school district, and establish a method and hierarchy for dealing with problems of bullying
(Nov. 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.11.06.camp.php
Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders: Book by Lindsey, Robins, and Terrell, discusses the process of developing
cultural proficiency, including scenarios and activities (Jan 2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.1.08.php
Differentiated Instruction: One District‟s Journey: Overview of an article in Ohio ASCD Journal that looks at one district‟s attempt
to reach and challenge all students. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings5.php
Dyslexia and the Brain: Describes what current brain research has revealed about reading problems and what that information
means for educators. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.10.php
Ethical Leadership: A look at ethical issues faced by administrators, and learning how to deal with ethical issues as well as the
virtues needed in administrators (Mar 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.07.php
Evaluating Professional Development: A look at a guide that creates a model for evaluating professional development gauging
improvement of student learning. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings18.php
Framework for Parent/Family Involvement: resources to help principals develop standards-based family involvement programs.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.9.06.php
Full Service Schools: Explanation and discussion of full-service schools and how they incorporate community agencies into
educational development. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings19.php
Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6: Discussion of the text used by Springfield City Schools to tackle literacy issues.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings14.php
High School Professional Learning Community: It Does Work!: A high school principal discusses his experiences with
establishing and working through a professional learning community (Dec 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.06.delong.php
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium: Standards for School Leaders: A discussion of the set of standards developed
by the ISLLC and why they‟re important. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings9.php
Leading the Way: Principals and Superintendents Look at Math Instruction: Overview of a text that looks at strategies for
improving math instruction, from the perspective of the principal. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings16.php
Leading with a Vision for Effective Collaboration: Discusses ways to expand an administrator‟s collaborative efforts to improve
communication and cooperation with staff members (Nov 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.11.07.php
National Reports on Education (January 2009): a roundup of research reports.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.1.09.php
National Reports on Education (February 2009): a roundup of research reports.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.2.09.php
National Reports on Education (May 2010): a roundup of research reports.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.10.php
National Reports on Education (June 2010): a roundup of research reports.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.6.10.php
National Reports on Education (September 2010): a roundup of research reports.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.9.10.php
NSDC Standards for Staff Development: developed by the National Staff Development Council to promote high-quality learning
for all educators. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.06.NSDC.php
On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities: Discussion of the benefits of professional learning
communities, as well as how this approach differs from traditional methods.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.06.common.php
Panel on Civic Responsibility: Columbus, Ohio: An overview of the goals and mission of the interprofessional panel created in
Columbus to educate the masses about civic responsibility (April 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.4.07.php
Parent Involvement: A summary of different ways to inspire parental involvement into school activities and development, as well
as support learning at home. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings20.php
Professional Code of Ethics: Principles and Principals: Identifies some of the reasons for ethical responsibility, as well as
sources for creating an ethical code and a general outline of ethical behavior for educators (Mar 2008).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.08.php
Professional Reading Suggestions from the PO Editorial Board (June 2006): Various articles suggested by the PO board,
including maximizing earnings for educators, community building through urban planting/development, school integration, and
dividing leadership among many individuals. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.6.06.php
Professional Reading Suggestions from the PO Editorial Board (June 2007): An overview of several books on topics ranging from
leadership, relationships, poverty, and globalization. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.6.07.php
Queen Bees and Wannabes: review of a book describing the world of adolescent girls and how parents and educators can
communicate with them. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.08.php
Reports on Education, April 2011: tax changes and school district expenditures in Ohio, teacher quality and performance, and
threats to arts education. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.4.11.php
Reports on Education, August 2009: charter schools, arts education, state graduation rates, and the Florida Voucher Study.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.8.09.php
Reports on Education, December 2009-January 2010: military readiness; charter schools; educational innovation; learning,
arts, and the brain; equity; youth programs; accountability; public schools; teacher development.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.09.php
Reports on Education, December 2010: reports on black male achievement, the arts and learning, poverty in suburban schools,
student achievement data, and a controversial scholarship program.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.12.10.php
Reports on Education, February 2011: reports on trends in education philanthropy, quality counts 2011, the arts and learning,
common core standards, and critical reviews of recent studies of charter schools and effective teaching.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.2.11.php
Reports on Education, January 2011: reports on state innovation, graduation rate progress, and Common Core and college and
career readiness. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.1.11.php
Reports on Education, March 2011: charter schools, teacher evaluation, ARRA, school district consolidation, and state use of
data. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.11.php
Reports on Education, May 2011: poverty and reading skills, employers and arts education, value-added school performance
ratings. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.11.php
Reports on Education, October 2010: reports examining charter schools, error rates in using test scores for performance
evaluation, and the use of value-added measures for teacher evaluation.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.10.10.php
Reports on Education, November 2009: charter schools, achievement gap, state assessments, pre-Kindergarten, arts and
graduation rates, teacher survey, community schools, state standards, STEM careers.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.11.09.php
Reports on Educational Research, May 2009: learning teams, NCLB restructuring, and the state of preschool.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.09.php
Reports on School Funding in Ohio (March 2009): Reports and analyses of the state tax code, budgeting formulas, and charter
school system. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.3.09.php
Response to Intervention & Teaching for Social Justice: A look at the Response to Intervention approach to education for
disabled students; also special issue of a journal on a wide range of social injustices.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.10.07.php
Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement: Based on a book that discusses how to use rubric-oriented methods to
improve performance for both students and teachers. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings4.php
School Leadership for Arts Integrated Education: Defines the principal‟s role in maintaining and developing the arts for
educational development. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.10.05.php
Selling Your School Without Selling Your Soul: A look at the new concept of competition among schools and how to advertise
effectively without acting like a salesman. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.06.php
Short-Term Student Crisis: An Educator/Parent‟s Plea to the School: A list of possible solutions to helping students and parents
dealing with special situations such as student injury or illness (Nov 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.11.06.crisis.php
So You Have to Teach Math? Sound Advice for K-6 Teachers: Overview of a text that looks at new methods of math education
and delineates strategies for math instruction, including math writing assignments, portfolios, worksheets, etc.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings13.php
Strong Families, Successful Students: A book by an Ohio State professor offers hope to parents of adolescents who wonder
whether or not what they are doing is “good enough.” http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.2.10.php
Success for All Students: Highlights of a publication describing research on school improvement and student achievement (May
2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.08.php
Systems for Change in Literacy Education: Highlights a 10-step process as a framework for staff professional development in
literacy education. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings11.php
Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice: Retooling differentiation as a method of evaluating teachers.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings7.php
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners: Publication discusses the importance of differentiating
education according to the needs of the learners, and how to implement it effectively.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings6.php
The Failures of Integration: A discussion of the current state of separatism, some of the causes as well as some ways to limit or
reduce the impact of race/class separation (Feb 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.2.07.php
The First Days of School: Overview of resource book that is useful for both teachers and administrators to improve teacher
effectiveness and school-based professional development (October 2008).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.10.08.php
The “Vision Thing”: How to create an appropriate vision, and the elements that make your vision inspirational and effective.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.8.07.php
The What, When, How, and Why of High-Quality Principals: Discusses the role of case methodology in leadership development,
and links to an article that discusses its use (Apr 2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.4.08.php
The World is Flat: A look at the changing world and how to incorporate developments in technology and the political landscape
into the classroom environment (Sept 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.9.07.php
Through the Eyes of Children: A report looks at the education of urban children and teenagers and identifies actions and
investments to improving their learning experiences. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings17.php
What Research Shows about School-Based Service: Findings of the Youth Volunteering and Civic Engagement Survey.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.4.09.php
What‟s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship Part 1: Overview of text outlines how a principal can fill the roles needed as
administrator and leader of a school business, but also can keep the focus on education and learning.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings1.php
What‟s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship Part 2: A continuation of the above article; focuses on fundamentals of the job of
principal. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings2.php
Why African American Children Are Not Achieving: An overview of a book that discusses the barriers African American children
are experiencing in achieving academic success (Aug. 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.8.06.php
Who Cares about Public Education?: summary of a forum on Do Americans Care if Politicians Care about Public Education? by
the Public Education Network and Gallup. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings.5.07.php
Word Journeys: Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction: A practical discussion of how to implement
recommendations of a book to improve spelling and literacy among students.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/profreadings15.php

Sticky Issues: how principals handled a challenging situation, how some policy that was in place actually worked, and the
lessons learned from dealing with these issues
A Tenured Teacher Who Hurt Children: An abusive teacher who hides her tracks is discovered and confronted; how to deal with
a situation of possible abuse. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.12.07.php
Anti-Authority Cyber Expression: What happens when principals or teachers are the target of cyberbullying?
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.11.09.php
Are We Waiting for, or Working like Superman? There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to improving schools.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.11.10.php
Can Students Really Pass the Test If We Don‟t Teach to It?: Ways to improve test performance that also result in real learning.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.10.09.php
Charter Schools Seek Collaboration, Too!: How to coordinate a new charter school with services and information from the local
school district (Nov 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.11.07.php
Crisis “Drill”: A belligerent stranger inadvertently causes a school lockdown; a school‟s emergency procedures are tested (Nov
2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.11.06.php
Cyberbullying and Schools: Exploring the Problems and Identifying Solutions. Describes the extent of the problem and types of
cyberbullying. Lists ways that school personnel can help students cope. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.11.09.php
Dealing with Sex Offenders: A discussion of the different classifications of sex offenders/predators, as well as how to find
information on the rights and restrictions of an identified predator living in the neighborhood or who is also a parent (Sept
2005). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.9.05.php
Deep Understanding of Cultural Conflict: Cultural misunderstandings lead to conflict and ways to deal with problems (Feb
2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.2.07.php
Establishing a Norm of Professionalism: Discussion of professional learning days (inservice) and how to keep them relevant (Jan
2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.1.07.php
Ethical or Unethical?: A look at some of the ethical issues that come up for school administrators, as well as some examples of
behaviors both ethical and not (Apr 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.4.06.php
Food Fight! The Battle over School Lunch Programs: Battle lines are drawn in school cafeterias over the quality of food served to
children. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.5.11.php
Is Competition Good for Education?: Education, like police and fire services, is a service that should be uniformly excellent and
equitable. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.3.11.php
Learning Something from the NFL: Trying to get experienced and tenured teachers to take on trouble cases (May 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.5.06.php
Levy, Levy, Levy: Tips for inspiring a community to pass a needed levy…and for preparing a staff for the possibility that it might
not pass, and the resulting layoffs/cutbacks (Dec 2005). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.12.05.php
Levy Mode for Principals: How to provide information for a levy to help voters get information needed for a levy to pass (Oct
2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.10.06.php
March Madness: Proficiency Tests and School Report Cards: How to deal with information in school report cards to parents, and
raises questions about how to make that information useful and beneficial to individual students (Mar 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.3.07.php
Monetary Advantages or Loyalty to the School Families?: A principal shares an attempted payoff from a company litigating
against parents/families of the school and how the school handled the possible donation (Jan 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.1.06.php
Navigating the “Turf Issue” When Repositioning Services: Working with community services and meetings that take place
outside of school hours on school grounds…and how to resolve possible issues and concerns of staff members (Feb 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.2.06.php
No Subs!: Some ideas for reducing chaos when one or more teachers unexpectedly require a substitute (Oct 2005).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.10.05.php
Ohio‟s Pension Systems Should Be Emulated Instead of Criticized: Public employees earn less in cash compensation and more
is deferred into retirement, a compensation profile that should be emulated by the private sector.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.1.11.php
Parents—Take Action If Your Child Is Being Bullied: Where parents can find help for their children.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.4.10.php
People Reject Popular Opinions If They Already Hold Opposing Views: Research shows that people grow more confident in some
beliefs when they find out later that a majority of people disagree with them.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.10.10.php
Responding to Religious Preferences for Holiday Observation: Discussion of how religious and cultural beliefs have changed
ritualistic observances and holidays in the educational environment (Jan 2008).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.1.08.php
Testing Advice: Stick to the Script!: Implications of being a test administrator and the limits of assisting students…and causing
problems (Apr 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.4.07.php
The Levy Failed. Now What?: How to deal with the aftereffects of a levy failing, and preparing staff for the inevitable layoffs and
cutbacks (May 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.5.07.php
We WILL Be a Team!: PLCs Don‟t Just Happen: A new principal encourages a reluctant, bickering staff to become a Professional
Learning Community (Dec 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.12.06.php
What‟s Up With That?: A principal turns a rowdy bus crowd into a book club (June 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/sticky.6.06.php


Stories from the Field: real-world accounts from real principals

A Principal in Transition: Shifting Gears…Or Was That Stripping Gears?: Tips for turning an unexpected resignation into a positive
career change (May 2007) http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.5.07.php
Always Have a Backup Plan!: A parent/student gathering is disrupted by rain
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.8.06.php
An Advocate for Every Child: Staff members are paired with troubled students to handle problems in performance or act as a
mentor and/or counselor (Oct 2007) http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.10.07.php
Creating New Worlds: Learning through Dramatic Inquiry: Dramatic inquiry permits students to read complex texts and create
dramatic “worlds” where they explore topics significant to everyone. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.10.10.php
Differentiated Instruction: One District‟s Journey: A pair of teachers in Gahanna explain how they use differentiated education
techniques to reach students of all levels. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story4.php
Educational Options for Success: An alternative high school program is serving the needs of students who have been expelled or
are at risk of dropping out. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.2.09.php
Empowering Young Women with The Girls Circle Program: A structured support group helps counteract social and interpersonal
forces that impede girls‟ growth and development. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.11.09.php
Getting the Support of Unruly Parents: A principal turns a hostile parent around to support a teacher‟s discipline (Feb 2007)
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.2.07.php
Hedges H.O.S.T.S. Community Volunteers: A look at some community programs aimed at assisting students with literacy issues.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story3.php
I Made a Difference: A retired principal‟s vote counts in a local school levy ballot (Oct 2006)
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.10.06.php
Improving Your Own Classroom Assessments: A teacher discusses how standardized testing has improved her own tests and
grading, as well as how she teaches students the material. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story2.php
Joey‟s Story: A difficult student learns to be a good citizen by caring for office plants.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story1.php
Learning for All Students: What principals can do to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.4.09.php
Making Customized Education a Reality: Online options can provide students and districts opportunities that have not
historically been possible. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.5.09.php
Mobilizing Community Resources: Getting Good Volunteers: Hints and tips for getting high-quality volunteers and managing
volunteer participation and talents (Feb 2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.2.08.php
My First Administrative Assignment: Encouraging words to a challenging building manager leads to a breakthrough (Sept 2005)
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.9.05.php
Now Playing in a Classroom Near You. A partnership between Ohio State and the Royal Shakespeare Company is engaging
students and improving their learning. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.3.11.php
On Being an Excellent School: A principal details how a school improved benchmark scores in proficiency/achievement (Dec
2005). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.12.05.php
Response to Intervention: A Proactive Approach: A superintendent describes how RTI worked to help ninth graders before they
fell behind academically. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.1.11.php
Safety Tips from a Seasoned Administrator: Emergency situation and evacuation tips (Nov 2006).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.11.06.php
Standards-Based Education in Three Easy Years: Hints for improving educational methods to meet standards-based testing
goals (Apr 2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.4.08.php
Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration: A principal encourages collaboration between teachers of the same grade to promote
cooperation and new ideas (Nov 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.11.07.php
Testing Accommodations: A principal following the testing accommodations learns a lesson from the students (March 2007).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.3.07.php
The Case for Change: Real transformation takes dedication, hard work, and several other essential factors.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.12.09.php
The P.I.E. Program and Mansfield Elective Academy: A student peer mentor program and Mansfield community “conversion”
school are detailed (Sept 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.9.06.php
“The Principal‟s Office,” the new reality series on TruTV: a website includes videos of principals discussing situations and
solutions that are interesting and instructive. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.10.08.php
The Teacher Who Refused to Let a Parent Off the Hook: Persistence leads to understanding and improved involvement for
parent and child (Jan 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.1.06.php
The Team in Intervention Assistance Team: An intervention team collaborates with the school social worker to improve
conditions for a student‟s family (Feb 2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.2.06.php
Time for Professional Development: A school tries alternative methods for including time for professional development (Mar
2006). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.3.06.php
Toranki School, Kuusamo, Finland: A new school takes its theme in design and curriculum from the community and
environment, aiding students to survive in a harsh region (Sept 2007). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.9.07.php
Trends in School Libraries: Survey results reveal the impact of budget cuts and the Internet on school information resources.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.5.11.php
We WILL Be a Team!: A new principal encourages a reluctant, bickering staff to become a team (Oct 2005).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.10.05.php
What Kind of Leader Are You?: Discussion of different modes of leadership and how they affect decision making and behaviors
of followers (March 2008). http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/story.3.08.php


Toolbox: a collection of articles with practical advice for school and classroom management

Are Schools Unknowingly Encouraging Suicides? This follow-up interview elaborates on a previous article.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.4.11.php
Assessment Data + Teacher-Student Partnerships = Springfield Success: A look at student assessment testing, and how a third-
quarter reading assessment example is administered and evaluated. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox19.php
August! Make a New Year‟s Resolution You‟ll Want to Keep: Fundamental concepts of the role of the principal and how to
incorporate them into a new year and a fresh start. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox21.php
Beginning a Successful School Partnership with a College/University: A Five-Step Guide for Teachers and Principals: Outlines a
systematic process for beginning creating successful partnerships between schools and universities.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.9.09.php
Between Workshops: Assess and Reflect for Focused Participation: A couple of tools to help focus thoughts about educational
development and goals before a workshop. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox5.php
Checklist: Observable Indicators of an Effective School: A list of data sources used for evaluating the student achievement of a
school (from Columbus City Schools), as well as a categorized list of essential practices of school principals.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox9.php
Closing Out the School Year: You Can Manage It: Management tips to help prepare for a smooth end to the school year for
instructional staff, students, and parents. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox28.php
Concrete Examples Don‟t Help Students Learn Math: New research challenges the common practice in many classrooms of
teaching mathematical concepts by using “real-world,” concrete examples.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.9.10.php
Cyberbullying Resources for School Administrators: Internet sources of information and advice, including materials for parents
and teachers. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.10.09.php
Developing an Off-Campus Suspension Program: Explains the advantages of an off-campus alternative to a suspension
program. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.2.09.php
Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management: School Conflict Management and the Truancy Prevention through Mediation
programs for Ohio schools. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.11.09.php
End-of-Year Reports: Guidelines for You and Your Staff: A checklist to help organize teacher reports and make it clear what
administrative official gets what information. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox15.php
Evaluating Principals: Who‟s in Charge?: Ways that principals can take charge of their own professional development and
improvement . http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox27.php
Family and Civic Engagement: The Time Dollar Store Offers Training and Rewards for Parent Volunteers: An innovative parent
involvement program engages parents in students‟ learning while helping parents meet their daily needs.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.5.10.php
Funding and Resources for Service-Learning: Websites and other related resources.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.4.09.php
Get a Handle on Lesson Plans: Ideas for keeping on top of lesson plan reviews, and what to look for in your evaluations.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox1.php
Getting Teachers Online: Discusses a resource for coursework available online for students and some of the common obstacles
for educators in using this resource. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox11.php
Girls Circles Offer Safe Spaces for Girls to Share: Girls Circles assist girls in feeling safe as they talk, build bonds, and empower
one another. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.12.10.php
Got Lesson Plans?: Emphasizes the importance of reading lesson plans and offers ideas for how to keep on top of them.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox22.php
Instructional Leadership vs. School Management: A look at how to juggle the two very different roles of a principal; provides a
resource for further reading. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox20.php
Job Performance Part 1: How to Be Your Own Best Friend: Sample goals and activities in four main areas of principal job
responsibilities. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox3.php
Job Performance Part 2: Goals and Activities: Continuation of part 1, with four additional areas of responsibility.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox4.php
Know the Score on State Proficiency Tests: Discusses the new format for the ninth-grade graduation exams; how to understand
the new system and prepare your school for the change. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox23.php
Lead by Walking Around: Description of a resource manual to raise literacy achievement for students.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox10.php
Lesson Plan Checklist for Differentiation: A checklist devised for teachers to help plan for differentiated instruction; this can also
be used to evaluate weekly lesson plans. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox14.php
Literacy Classroom Observation: Knowing What to Look for: A “walkthrough” guide for evaluating the quality of a literacy
classroom as well as its effectiveness. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox6.php
“Literacy Lift” for South-Western Teachers: A monthly newsletter from the Curriculum Coordinator for Holt Schools offers helpful
ideas for literacy education. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox8.php
Observing a Balanced Literacy Classroom: Provides a checklist for principals observing a classroom setup for literacy education,
with ideas of what to look for and evaluate. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox16.php
Online Teacher Resources: Research-based resources on the web from The Ohio State University.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.3.10.php
Real Money Real World Helps Students Succeed at the Game of Life: An Ohio State University Extension signature program
helps children learn how to pay bill and use money wisely in their future adult life.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.1.11.php
Research-Based Instructional Strategies: A detailed look at nine strategies for improving student achievement.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox17.php
Resources for Dropout Prevention and Helping Students Succeed: Online, research-based tools that offer strategies to improve
students‟ chances of completing school. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.4.10.php
Rubric for Fluency in Reading K-3: System used by Mansfield schools to target specific elements of fluency for grades K-3.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox18.php
Rules for Making Rules: Five basic guidelines for creating effective and enforceable rules for your school.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox29.php
Running Records for Early Literacy: A tool used by Springfield City Schools to help make decisions in appropriate grouping and
strategies for literacy education. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox7.php
School Lunches and School Libraries: More resources for principals on school food programs and information resources.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.5.11.php
School Quality—Show Me the Money: A look at the current educational system and why money isn‟t the answer to every problem,
as well as how differentiated instruction fits in. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox25.php
Schools Often React Poorly to Student Suicides: A new book offers advice and resources for administrators dealing with suicide.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.3.11.php
Schools, Students, and High-Tech: Resources for School Administrators: As the technology tools get more sophisticated, the role
of schools (and principals) gets trickier. What kids are doing with high-tech tools and how some schools are responding.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.8.09.php
Show Your Data: Tips on how to represent educational data in a manner that is both informative and interesting.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox13.php
Start with Data: Highlights various resources for getting data about school performance and improvement.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox12.php
STEM Programs Available to Ohio Schools: Describes some K-12 programs in science, math, engineering, and technology that
Ohio State offers. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.3.09.php
Teacher Evaluation: Some Improvement Needed: Reviews the current process of evaluating educators, the time it takes, and
some of the problems and pitfalls; links to a book that discusses way to improve the evaluation process.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox26.php
Teaching and Administrative Resources: A sampling from The Ohio State University School Partnership Summary.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.6.10.php
Text-Based Discussion: A detailed workshop activity that focuses on group-based discussion of professional literature.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox2.php
The Clarity of “Be Here Now”: The importance of being present to work-life balance.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.2.11.php
The Listening Principal: The most basic skill for building relationships in schools that a principal can develop is the art of
listening. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.2.10.php
Web Resources for Educators: New state and federal websites with useful information for schools.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox.10.10.php
What Students Know and Don‟t Know: Can Your Teachers Tell the Difference?: Using rubric-based assessment to gauge the
skills of students. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/toolbox24.php


The P.O. Zone (Monthly Themes)

Achievement and School Improvement http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.10.php
Bullying and Social Behavior http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.10.php
Civic Engagement http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.09.php
Collaborating with Communities http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.07.php
College Access http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.08.php
Developing Positive Communications with Staff, Parents, and Students http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.08.php
Ethical Issues http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.07.php
Ethics http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.08.php
Family and Civic Engagement http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.10.php
Family Involvement http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.10.php
Food for Mind and Body http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.11.php
Fostering Educational Responsibility for a Global World http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.07.php
Information for Principals about College Access http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.08.php
Intervention and Empowerment http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.09.php
ISLLC Standard 2 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.06.php
ISLLC Standard 4 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.06.php
Knowledge Is Power http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.8.08.php
Leadership: A Key to School Success http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.09.php
Looking Back and Looking Forward http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.08.php
Mobilizing the Community http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.08.php
More Research You Can Use http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.11.php
Motivation and Tranformation http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.09.php
Nurturing School Culture http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.8.06.php
Positive School Culture http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.07.php
Preventing Dropout and Helping Students Succeed http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.10.php
Professional Collaboration http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.07.php
Professional Learning Communities http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.06.php
Renewal http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.6.07.php
Research and Resources http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.10.php
Research You Can Use http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.11.php
Resources for Teachers and Administrators http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.6.10.php
Responding to Diverse Community Needs http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.1.08.php
Safe Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.1.09.php
Safety http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.10.php
Safety First! http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.06.php
School Discipline http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.09.php
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.09.php
Standards-Based Instruction http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.07.php
Standards-Based Instruction, Teaching and Learning http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.08.php
Students with Special Needs http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.11.php
Sustaining School Culture http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.07.php
Teaching and Learning http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.10.php
Teens, Behavior, and Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.1.11.php
The Broader Context of Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.07.php
The School Levy http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.06.php
Virtual Learning http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.09.php
Vision http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.8.07.php
Welcome Back: School Year 2009-10 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.8.09.php

P.O. Zone Feature Articles

A Confident Future: The AchieveTexas College and Career Initiative improves high school completion rates and early career
awareness. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.10.ciccone.php
A Dozen Easy Ways to Build College Aspiration: practical and painless ways to build a college-connected culture at your school
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.08.cameron.php
A Principal‟s Role in Facilitating Technology Adoption in Schools: Four Essential Lessons: How a school approaches technology
and what it expects from its teachers are fundamentally important to successful adoption.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.09.murakami.php
A Snapshot of Women and Girls in Central Ohio: An in-depth survey of the lived experiences of girls in grades 5-12.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.11.hinkelman.php
Checklist for Navigating the Wild Weather of the School Year: some key tasks for the beginning of the school year
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.08.miller.php
Civic Education Programs in Ohio: A compilation categorized by high school, middle school, and elementary school.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.09.ohio.php
Civic Education on the Bench Outside the Principal‟s Office: Describes the role of principals in making the Columbus Annenberg
Civic Education Initiative effective. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.09.uhas.php
Community and Parent Volunteerism: Research shows that parent volunteerism is a reflection of the opportunities offered by
the school. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.10.fahey.php
Computer-Based Program May Help Relieve Some ADHD Symptoms in Children: An intensive, 5-week working memory training
program shows promise for Children with ADHD. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.11.beck.php
Computer Simulations Can Be as Effective as Direct Observation at Teaching Students: Computer simulations in science classes
may be an effective and often less expensive and time-consuming way to teach some science concepts.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.10.trundle.php
Cyberbullying and Schools: Exploring the Problems and Identifying Solutions. Describes the extent of the problem and types of
cyberbullying. Lists ways that school personnel can help students cope.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.09.cameron.php
Dropout Prevention Summit: Resources associated with the summit are aimed at making graduation possible and fulfilling
“America‟s Promise.” http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.10.dropout.php
Education for Citizenship: The Service-Learning Connection: why citizenship education is critically important and how service-
learning can help. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.09.NNB.php
Even in Good Communities, Roaming Teens a Recipe for Violence: Informal, unsupervised teen gatherings can significantly
increase the likelihood of violent behavior by the adolescents. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.10.browning.php
Everyday Heroes: Good News Regarding Academic Integrity and Cheating: Why and when students cheat and what
administrators should do about it. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.10.09.staats.php
Families, Schools, and the Adolescent: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice: Review of a book documenting diverse
research on successful family involvement in schools. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.10.cameron.php
Family Meals, Adequate Sleep, and Limited TV May Lower Childhood Obesity: A new national study suggests ways to lower
obesity risk in preschool-aged children. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.10.anderson.php
Growing Up without Sibs Doesn‟t Hurt Social Skills. Children who lack peer interaction at home with siblings get a lot of
opportunities to develop social skills as they go through school. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.10.bobbitt.php
It‟s All about the Hyphen: The Essential Connection between Service and Learning: Explains what makes service-learning
effective at all education levels. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.09.jackson.php
Knowledge Is Power: Fostering Student Aspirations and Achievement. In a speech to the Ohio Entry-Year Principal Program
Institute, Nancy Nestor-Baker describes the current state of education in Ohio.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.8.08.php
Lessons about Gun Violence from the New York City Youth Violence Study (NYCYVS) for School Settings and Beyond. Research
yields some suggestions for preventing youth violence. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.09.wilkinson.php
Managing Teachers in a Virtual World: Describes how principals can provide management and support to teachers working in an
independent virtual school program. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.09.rinker.php
Motivational Factors of Generation Y Educators: Implications for Teacher Retention: Research findings about what motivates
Generation Y teachers can help K-12 administrators keep them in the classroom.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.11.bontempo.php
Narcissistic Students Don‟t Mind Cheating Their Way to the Top: Narcissists are motivated to cheat because their academic
performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.1.11.brunell.php
National Antidrug Campaign Succeeds in Lowering Marijuana Use: The „Above the Influence‟ campaign appears to be successful
because it taps into the desire by teenagers to be independent and self-sufficient.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.11.slater.php
NSF GK-12 Science Fellows Supporting Teachers Program: The GK-12 program pairs outstanding science and math graduate
students with K-12 teachers to improve STEM teaching and learning. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.09.GK12.php
Ohio Farm to School Initiative: A collaboration between the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of
Education is designed to show students the path from farm to fork.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.10.ohiofarm.php
Quality of Parent-Toddler Relationships Could Affect Risk for Childhood Obesity: New research suggests that there is more to
preventing childhood obesity than focusing on food intake and exercise.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.11.anderson.php
Practice More Important than Age in Learning to Use Computer Mouse: Frequency of practice as well as age influence facility
with the mouse. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.4.11.lane.php
Principals Help Students Set Sights on College: ways that elementary, middle, and high school principals can become Access
Advocates: http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.11.08.kraus.php
Resources for Ohio Youth and School Leaders: Community and Youth Collaborative Institute at Ohio State responds to
community needs. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.10.cayci.php
Self-Awareness: The Missing Link to Effective Leadership: Understanding their leadership styles can help school leaders be
effective. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.09.reed.php
Study Shows Key Role Environment Plays in Developing Reading Skills: A study provides evidence that children can make gains
in reading during their early school years, above and beyond the important genetic factors that influence differences.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.10.petrill.php
Teacher-Student Relationships Key to Learning Health & Sex Education: Students may be more inclined to learn life-changing
behaviors from someone they know and trust. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.10.anderman.php
Teen Bloggers Show Little Risky Behavior Online. Knowing the motivations for blogging can assist adults in helping teens.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.10.anderson.php
The Courage to Lead: Urges principals to be courageous leaders who stay the course each day to the good of their students.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.2.09.pankey.php
The History of Education...and Why NONE of It Matters! Virtual Learning: Characteristics that make online learning, including
“virtual field trips,” worthwhile. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.5.09.moore.php
The Ohio STEM Learning Network: Making STEM Education Work for Ohio: Describes innovative and creative approaches to
science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in 10 Ohio schools.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.09.mitchell.php
Trends in Social Media: Social media have created a growing expectation that people want to be able to have access to rich
learning experiences at any place and any time. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.1.11.voithofer.php
Turning Teacher Education Upside Down: A new vision of preparation will require the development of partnerships with school
districts in which teacher education becomes a shared responsibility between P-12 schools and higher education.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.10.NCATE.php
Underdogs Have More Motivation? Not So Fast, Study Says: Research sduggests that the higher-status group will work harder
than the underdogs in competitive situations. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.3.10.lount.php
Welcoming and Supporting Student Teachers in Your School Building: Suggestions for Administrators: Tips and suggestions for
successful student teaching experiences. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.12.10.melago.php
Youth Clubs Strengthen Kids‟ Self-Image to Keep Them out of Trouble: When children belong to a youth club, they gain a
stronger sense of who they are as a person, which helps keep them out of trouble.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/zone.9.10.anderson.php

Reference Desk
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards: This page organizes articles from the Principal‟s Office according to
how they relate to the six standards of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/standards.php

Need Advice? Ask Us!: words of wisdom from veteran school administrators

Apps for Walkthroughs?: How can principals use iPads for monitoring and feedback?
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.4.11.php
Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Strategies to help teachers and administrators deal with negative
behavior. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.10.09.php
Class Lists Made Easy. A technique for making balanced classroom assignments for the new school year.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.5.09.php
Engaging Elementary Students in Service: A veteran school administrator offers suggestions for starting elementary students on
the road to good citizenship. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.4.09.php
Guidelines for Graduates: 10 pieces of advice for the Class of 2010. http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.6.10.php
How to Say It So They Can Hear It! Improving communication skills is important for all school staff, including principals.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.9.09.php
Lighten It Up. Finding small positive things in your school can release tension and relax staff.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.11.09.php
Making the Time: Tips for managing a principal‟s time so he or she can get out and see what‟s going on in the school.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.12.09.php
THE Most Important Thing You Do: Teacher evaluations may be the most important function an administrator performs.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.3.10.php
What about YOU? In order to be good leaders, principals need to take care of themselves first.
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/advice.2.10.php


Political Landscape: a collection of news items, updates, and essays on policy issues, state and federal legislation, academic
standards, testing issues, the politics of funding, and other issues

Academic Content Standards: Ohio Makes the Grade http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape20.php
Advanced Placement http://principalsoffice.osu.edu /files/landscape.6.07.php
Alternative Education Licensure: Coming to a School Near You http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape7.php
AM. SUB. HB 1 Quick Guide for Principals http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.09.budget.php
Amended Substitute Senate Bill 1: Fourth-Grade Reading Guarantee Update
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape12.php
Biennial Budget Update: April 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.09.budget.php
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape26.php
Blue Ribbon Task Force on Financing Student Success: Seventh Time‟s the Charm?
Changes to Biennial Budget Bill http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.09.budget.php
Charter Schools Updates http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.11.08.charter.php
Child Well-Being: Our Future at Risk? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape32.php
Digital School Culture http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.07.php
Districts in Growth: A Good Thing, and Yet… http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape15.php
Education Updates: January 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.08.php
Education Updates: January 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.09.php
Education Updates: January 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.10.php
Education Updates: January 2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.11.php
Education Updates: December 2005 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.05.php
Education Updates: December 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.08.php
Education Updates: December 2009-January 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.09.php
Education Updates: December 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.10.php
Education Updates: February 2006 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.06.php
Education Updates: February 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.08.php
Education Updates: February 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.09.php
Education Updates: February 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.10.php
Education Updates: February 2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.11.php
Education Updates: April 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.08.php
Education Updates: April 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.09.php
Education Updates: April 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.10.php
Education Updates: April 2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.11.php
Education Updates: March 2006 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.06.php
Education Updates: March 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.08.php
Education Updates: March 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.09.php
Education Updates: March 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.10.php
Education Updates: March 2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.11.php
Education Updates: May 2006 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.06.pp
Education Updates: May 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.08.php
Education Updates: May 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.09.php
Education Updates: May 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.10.php
Education Updates: May 2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.11.php
Education Updates: June 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.6.10.php
Education Updates: August 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.09.php
Education Updates: September 2005 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.9.05.php
Education Updates: September 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.9.10.php
Education Updates: October 2005 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.05.php
Education Updates: October 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.08.php
Education Updates: October 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.09.php
Education Updates: October 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.10.php
Education Updates: November 2008 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.11.08.php
Education Updates: November 2009 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.11.09.php
Education Updates: November 2010 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.11.10.php
ESEA: Impact on Ohio Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape17.php
Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.06.php
Federal Role in Education: http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.10.federal.php
Food Fights: What Kids Like vs. What They Need http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape24.php
Funding for Education http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.6.10.funding.php
Highlights of HB 119: The FY08-09 State Budget http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.07.php
Highlights of School Funding Provisions and Policy Changes for Education Included in AM. SUB. HB 1
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.09.budget.php
If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape18.php
Intelligent Design http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.06.php
Minority Graduation Gap Hits Hard on Ohio Students http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape31.php
More on Charter Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.08.charter.php
More School Funding Controversy http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape9.php
New Academic Standards in Senate Bill 1 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape10.php
No Child Left Behind Act: Will Some States Take a Pass? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape22.php
No Child Left Behind and Special Education: Relief in Sight? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape29.php
No Child Left Behind: Impact Thus Far http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.12.06.php
Not Your Mother‟s SAT http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape28.php
Ohio Graduation Test: Will We Pass? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape33.php
Ohio Literacy Assessment: It‟s a New Day http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape13.php
Ohio School Legislation http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.1.07.php
Ohio‟s High-Stakes Tests: What‟s in Store for 2001? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape5.php
Ohio‟s School Funding: Is It June 15 Yet? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape6.php
Ohio‟s Teacher Education and Licensure Standards: Proposed Revisions http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape8.php
OSU/USI: Building a Bright Future for Urban Education http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape19.php
Professional Development in Public Policy Spotlight http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape16.php
Proposed Biennial Budget FY 2010-2011 http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.09.budget.php
Race and Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.07.php
Reading First http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.3.07.php
School Culture http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.07.php
School Funding Mess http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape25.php
School Funding‟s Latest Supreme Court Order: Fourth Verse, Same as the First
http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape21.php
School Levies http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.10.06.php
School Vouchers: “Help” for Urban Schools? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape27.php
Standard 1: Vision http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.05.php
Standardized Tests and High-Quality Teaching-Can They Be Friends? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape11.php
Standards-Based Instruction/Technology Innovation http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.4.07.php
State Plan for Education http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.2.09.stateplan.php
Striving for Excellence http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.8.06.php
Summary of the Conversations on Education http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.11.08.conversations.php
Teaching Success in Tough Times http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape23.php
The Global Context of Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.9.07.php
The Larger Context of Schools http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.5.07.php
The Ohio Proficiency Debate http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape3.php
The Politics of School Programs: National Perspective http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape30.php
Those Unfunded Mandates http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape4.php
Update on Section 504 and ADA http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape.9.09.php
U.S. Elementary/Secondary Education Act—and You http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape14.php
Will the Ohio Legislature Take over Teacher Licensure? http://principalsoffice.osu.edu/files/landscape2.php

				
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