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The Effects of School Board Behaviors on Student Outcomes – An Evaluation of Lone Star Governance

The Effects of School Board Behaviors on Student Outcomes – An Evaluation of Lone Star Governance Back to Blog November 6, 2023 In the current educational landscape, school trustees face a distinct and challenging environment characterized by political maneuvering and persistent change, largely influenced by the recent pandemic. The educational system’s shockwaves stemming from COVID-19…

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From Survive to Thrive: Business Model Innovation within the Educational Service Agency

By Dr. Jo Ann Marie Steinbauer Consultant and researcher This study explored how and to what degree Education Service Agency (ESA) leaders apply business model innovation to promote organizational sustainability and growth. More specifically, this research aimed to unearth the successes, challenges, and outcomes ESA leaders have experienced in applying business model innovation. A qualitative…

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What Do We Really Know about the Teacher Shortage and What Can We Do?

By: Dr. Kay Shurtleff, Region 10 Research & Evaluation Analyst Educator shortages are a topic of conversation and concern in schools and school districts across the country. We all know teachers who routinely cover other teachers’ classes, are overburdened with larger class sizes, and are unable to be away from the classroom for professional development…

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Educational Service Agencies: Review of Selected/Related Literature

The purpose of this article is to provide an extensive description of Educational Service Agencies (ESAs) across the United States. The article will be divided into sections that include (a) a description of ESAs, (b) services offered by ESAs, (c) the organizational structure of ESAs, (d) funding for ESAs, and (e) ESA partnerships. By Dr.…

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At-Risk Student Identification and Progress Monitoring

Machine Learning Methods for K-12 Early Warning Systems by Michael L. Fuller, Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center and Mackenzi Brozovich, Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center In educational settings, an early warning system (EWS) identifies students who are at-risk for one or more adverse educational outcomes related to student achievement, progression, and graduation. Specific examples include…

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Developing School Building Administrators to Lead the Next Generation

A Partnership between Pittsburg State University and Greenbush Education Service Center By Dawn R. Martin, Pittsburg State University In this edition of Perspectives, the author Dawn Martin examines the “pipeline” for future education leaders via a research project involving a University-ESA partnership. Kansas, along with the rest of the United States, is experiencing increasing turnover in…

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Grow Your Own: Building an Outreach Teacher Education Program in Rural Oregon

By: Holly Hill, Director of Human Resources, Douglas Educational Services District; Dr. Mindie Dieu, Assistant Professor, Eugene Campus Director, Pacific University; Dr. Karren Timmermans, Professor, Douglas County Program Coordinator, Pacific University According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the national teacher shortage disproportionately affects rural school districts and “[t]he more rural the school the more…

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Getting Better Together: Innovations for Rural Learners and Communities

Citation:  Harmon, H. L., & Butler, T. A. (2019).  Getting better together: Innovations for rural learners and communities.  Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Practice of Educational Service Agencies, Volume 25(1). By Hobart L. Harmon Thomas A. Butler Is your Educational Service Agency (ESA) getting better at meeting the needs of school districts? Are educated learners…

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