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Establishing Common Ground

by Schmidt, Megan; Crawford, Joe

Joe Crawford, a Milken Distinguished Educator, a former principal and former assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, said that not having common standards across the U.S. education system is nothing short of educational malpractice...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-09
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Common Questions About the Common Core

by Schmidt, Megan; Jackson, Jill

Learn more about the common core in this webcast with Jill Jackson of Jackson Consulting in Pasadena, CA...

  • Filetype: mp3
  • Publish date: 2014-09
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Common Sense at Its Core

by Schmidt, Megan

Most people agree that all children deserve to receive an education that will prepare them for college, work and life. But they can’t seem to agree on the best method to make that happen...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-09
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Editor's Note: Take Off Your Blinders

by Schmidt, Megan

Why a narrow view of quality can cause education institutions to miss opportunities to learn about transformational process and system engineering. A look at the quality movement in healthcare and how it relates to education's quality journey...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-07
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Quality Tools, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Editor's Note: Raising the Bar

by Schmidt, Megan

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the only formal recognition of performance excellence given to public and private U.S. organizations by the president of the United States. But the Baldrige program is about more than the award...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-03
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief

Editor's Note: Mind Over Gray Matter

by Schmidt, Megan

In this issue, we explore the idea of giving students the permission to forget and how quality can help improve their capability and capacity to retain knowledge...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Interview with Lee Jenkins, Author of Permission to Forget

by Schmidt, Megan

In this exclusive video interview with Lee Jenkins, the author of the classic book Permission to Forget (ASQ Quality Press), you’ll learn the benefits of using quality approaches and tools in schools...

  • Filetype: mp4
  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Critical Thinking, Learning Outcomes, NQEC
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Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement

by ASQ Education Division

Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement, published in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Editor's Note: Wake-up Call?

by Schmidt, Megan

This issue highlights a number of papers presented at the recent ASQ STEM conference and showcases educators and schools tackling the issue of teacher preparedness head on...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, STEM
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Standard of Learning

by Johnson, F. Craig

Z1.11 is an American national standard that can help you measure and manage the degree to which your planned activities are realized and planned results are achieved...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-04
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement, Quality Management, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act)

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