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Innovation—Coming Soon to a School Near You

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the March 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Find out what districts, educators and students are doing to engage in critical thinking and creativity using innovative techniques. Plus, learn how ASQ can help...

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  • Publish date: 2009-03
  • Keywords:Creativity, Critical Thinking, Baldrige, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Beginning the Journey: Turning the Vision Into Reality

by Murphy, Pat and Caldwell, M. Teressa

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) This article from Fairfax County Public Schools in Falls Church, VA, describes how the district's office of educational planning has developed a school improvement planning document..

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  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:21st Century Skills, Baldrige, Continuous Improvement, School Improvement Plan, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Start Filling Your Quality Toolbox

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) No matter where you fall in your level of understanding of quality tools and methods, there is always something more to learn...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Process Management: A Critical Component of Continuous Improvement

by Frys, Sharon

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Sharon Frys from the Community Consolidated School District 93 in Illinois describes how her district identified process improvement as a critical component of its continuous improvement..

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  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:K-12, Process Improvement, Baldrige, Process Management, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Brainstorming: Basic to Brilliant, Simple to Sophisticated

by Tague, Nancy R.

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Author of The Quality Toolbox, Nancy R. Tague details one popular quality tool: brainstorming. In addition to reviewing the basic procedure for brainstorming, Tague introduces..

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  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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ASQ’s ImpaQT Training Exposes Educators to Basic Quality

by Haggerty Raines, Ann

(From the January 2009 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Ann Haggerty Raines writes about how ImpaQT, an ASQ education training program, introduces educators to basic quality tools, such as run charts and Pareto diagrams...

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  • Publish date: 2009-01
  • Keywords:ImpaQT Training, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act), Primary - Secondary Education Brief

What to Do With a PLC

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the November 2008 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Understanding what a PLC truly is only the beginning. Plus, learn more about a new Baldrige-based charter school...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-11
  • Keywords:Professional Learning Communities (PLC), K-12, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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PLCs Lead to High Achieving Students

by McAdamis, Sue

(From the November 2008 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Rockwood School District in Missouri was named a benchmark district for its PLC...

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  • Publish date: 2008-11
  • Keywords:Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Laying the Foundation for an Effective PLC

by Baxter, Gloria and Manning, Susan

(From the November 2008 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) The key to the Toronto District School Board’s continuous improvement journey has been the ability to move beyond rhetoric by turning information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-11
  • Keywords:Professional Learning Communities (PLC),Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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What Is a Professional Learning Community?

by DuFour, Richard

(From the November 2008 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) To create a PLC, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively and hold yourself accountable for results, Richard DuFour writes...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-11
  • Keywords:Professional Learning Communities (PLC), Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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