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Editorial: Measurement + Creativity = Success

by Nicole Adrian

(From the May 2010 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Engaging students in their learning and getting them to understand their goals and progress—especially early in their academic careers—is a win-win for students and teachers...

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  • Publish date: 2010-05
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Editorial: Quality Cost Savings

by Nicole Adrian

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Universities and community colleges are turning to quality tools and methods more than ever to find cost-savings opportunities and improve efficiencies and effectiveness...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Nonprofit: a Tax Status, Not a Business Philosophy

by Scott Martens

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Higher education administrators looking for cost saving opportunities should ask themselves these 10 questions to determine where to scale back and how to save dollars...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Realizing Strategic Priorities Through Integrated Planning and Improvement

by Barbara J. Sherlock

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Pennsylvania State University uses continuous quality improvement and strategic planning to address declining funding and stakeholders’ expectations...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Community College’s Lean Efforts Save Time, Money

by Bonnie Slykhuis

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Des Moines Area Community College has used lean to save employees’, current students’ and prospective students’ time, keep costs down and run a more efficient campus...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Reduce Equipment Costs Through Leases

by Dan Sholem

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) As many higher educational institutions are simultaneously faced with limited resources and higher performance demands, increasing equipment use and reducing equipment cost by considering different types of..

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Problems Down, Solutions Up

by Natalie A. Kelly

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) Using quality tools and methods, an assistant principal and members of her school’s custodian department improved school cleanliness and quarterly custodial inspection scores. The school eventually held the..

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  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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How to Get the Warriors to Stop Fighting

by Will Black and Laura Walker

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) When we first came to Metropolis Elementary School as administrators, we rarely had the opportunity to eat lunch. Our school office was routinely packed with a line of students waiting for their discipline cases to..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Continuous Improvement: Any time, Anywhere, Anyone

by Nicole Adrian

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) In this newsletter, we typically publish articles about how superintendents, teachers and students use quality tools and methods to improve their districts, schools and classrooms. We don’t often realize how these..

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  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Fixing the Teacher Evaluation Mess

by Mike Miles

(From the July 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Superintedent Mike Miles writes about how his district, Harrison School Distrct in Colorado Springs, CO, decided to open its classroom doors to improve the teacher evaluation system...

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  • Publish date: 2009-07
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Leadership, Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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