Iowa ASCD Resources Library

Iowa ASCD Resources
This month we invite you to browse our resource libraries.

 Principal: Visit the Principal Page!

·Churn:  The High Cost of Principal TurnoverThis report calls upon decision makers and funders to value and prioritize principal retention efforts as much as principal pipeline development efforts, which research shows are necessary for the sake of students and schools.

·Education Week's Focus on Principals:  Education Week provides education news, analysis, and opinion that focus on principals and their roles in K-12 schools.

·Financial Management Functions of the School Principal:  A school principal’s role has changed significantly in the last few decades. The management and administrative responsibilities have multiplied with the rise of technology, new legislation requirements, and the pressures of the economy.

·Five Essential but Overlooked Responsibilities of the Principal:  Here are five essential but overlooked school principal responsibilities you have to contend with to develop a successful school.

Superintendent Check out more resources on the Superintendent page!

·New Supe?  You Should Be Leading in Dramatically Different Ways:  Nancy Gutierrez, president and CEO of The Leadership Academy, a national nonprofit that supports and develops school and school system leaders, shares this article, where the first tip is:  Build a strong team of people who don't think alike.  (October, 2022)

·The Role of the District in Tri-Level Reform:  By Michael Fullan, his 9-page article focuses on the strategic components of an effective district.

·Standards for Professional Learning:  Learning Forward's site for professional learning supports for learning communities, leadership, resources, data, learning designs, implementation, and outcomes.

·A 3-Step Process for Evaluating Costly Investments:  The pandemic led schools to buy technology and other resources to support students. Do those solutions still fit your school’s needs?

·Wallace Foundation - District Policy and Practice:   The role of school districts in improving school leadership.

Higher Education:  Check out  more resources on the Higher Education page!

·American Educational Research Association:  AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. 

·Hanover Research Higher Education Solutions:  Comprehensive solutions and actionable insights to tackle pressing Higher Education challenges.

·The International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership  (ICPEL)The International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership [formerly the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration ] is committed to the practice and study of educational administration. Established in 1947 (as the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration), the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) continues its commitment to serve the interests and needs of professors of educational administration and practicing school leaders.

· Sage Journals - Your Gateway to World-Class Research Journals: Whether you are looking for research-based articles, doctoral dissertations, or studies, this is the largest database of educational research in the world.

·ERIC - Education Resources Information Center:  ERIC indexes a wide variety of journal sources. The coverage of an approved journal source is determined by an examination of three to five current issues during the source review process but may be updated at any time. Source coverage is defined as follows:

·Comprehensively indexed journals contain an average of 80% or more education-related articles; ERIC creates a bibliographic record for all articles in every acquired issue.

·Selectively indexed journals contain an average of 50-79% education-related articles and are critical to topic area coverage; ERIC applies a manual article-by-article selection process and indexes only the articles that conform to the standard.



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