• Biography & True Stories

      Kilimanjaro and Beyond

      A Life-Changing Journey

      by Barry Finlay. Chris Finlay

      BARRY FINLAY and his son CHRIS sit propped against a rock, struggling to draw a breath on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Their destination is tantalizingly close but what happens next will be determined by their health and the weather. In their hands is a Canadian flag bearing the names of over 200 people who contributed to helping a desperate community in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro and Beyond is an award winner that is inspirational, thought provoking and entertaining. Follow along on the journey and realize that nothing is more satisfying than reaching a goal and giving others the opportunity to achieve theirs. Kilimanjaro and Beyond is a very personal account of the author's journey from a sedentary lifestyle to the peak of a mountain at age 60 with his son. It is a descriptive story of his upbringing on the prairies and how it gave him the dedication and perseverance to change his lifestyle sufficiently to be able to reach the summit. Not only is it inspirational, but it provides the reader with an insight into the preparation required and takes them step by step up and down the mountain and to a school to meet some amazing children. The book describes how the events that occurred in Africa were life-changing in two ways. The first was reaching the summit and the realization that almost anything can be accomplished if you want it badly enough. The second was meeting some children who simply make do with what they have and how that can be applied to any situation. In short, Kilimanjaro and Beyond demonstrates the satisfaction that can be achieved by reaching a previously unthinkable goal and helping others to acheive theirs.

    • Pre-school & kindergarten

      Fundraising

      A Step-by-step Guide to Fundraising for Your Early Years Setting

      by Anthony. David

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2007

      Finding Funding

      Grantwriting From Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use

      by Brewer, Ernest W.

      The fifth edition of this bestseller brings the reader up-to-date with newly researched Web sites and effective strategies for writing government, foundation, and private grants.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      October 2007

      FUNdraising

      50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers

      by Sennett, Frank

      Presents 50 fun, creative, and cost-effective fundraising strategies from schools across the country and includes savvy organizing tips, guidance on ethical issues, and advice for avoiding mishaps.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2017

      The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

      by Sorenson, Richard D.

      Written for administrators who want to enhance their budgeting skills, this third edition incorporates new professional leadership standards and information about budgeting for technology enhancements.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2017

      The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

      by Sorenson, Richard D.

      Written for administrators who want to enhance their budgeting skills, this third edition incorporates new professional leadership standards and information about budgeting for technology enhancements.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2005

      The Economics of Elementary Education in India

      The Challenge of Public Finance, Private Provision and Household Costs

      by Mehrotra, Santosh

      This volume examines key aspects of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India. Providing the first state by state analysis of major cost and financing issues, the book is based on data gathered from one of the most comprehensive surveys conducted in recent times, which was specifically commissioned for this book. In a country where administrative records-concerning enrolment, drop-out, retention and repetition-are unreliable as a source of data, surveys and analyses of the type reported in this volume help policy-makers and scholars get a better picture of the ground realities.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2010

      School Budgeting for Hard Times

      Confronting Cutbacks and Critics

      by Poston, William K., Jr.

      Are you challenged to improve your school's productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? It can be done, and School Budgeting for Hard Times will show you how. Author William F. Poston, Jr. has fought and won many budget battles. He and renowned educator Fenwick W. English, who provides the book's foreword, contend that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process-not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based budgeting. This text gives step-by-step instructions for: - Using assessment data to determine budget priorities - Applying quality enhancement principles to the process - Incorporating measurable performance to attain funding Discover how to do more with less. These proven strategies will help you attain the truly important goals while avoiding the dire cutbacks that threaten local educational systems' effectiveness.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2007

      Finding Funding

      Grantwriting From Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use

      by Brewer, Ernest W.; Achilles, Charles M.;

      `The authors introduce very valuable ideas/strategies with tips and guidelines that could make every grant proposal successful' - Joen Hendricks-Painter, Educational Consultant. `It is a great reference to have for serious grantwriters' - Janet Hurt, Assistant Superintendent `I think this is a wonderful grantwriting book filled with lots of examples and tips. The documentation that they included was very helpful, as well as the exhaustive listing of sources and internet sites' - Shari Weber, Principal This latest edition of the best-selling Finding Funding brings the reader up to date with the ever-changing technology and strategies of writing successful government, foundation, and private grants. With this significant update, the authors focus on the same winning strategy as the previous best-selling editions find people and organizations with money, target proposals effectively, and understand how to traverse the various terrains of funding agencies to find and obtain the funding you need. This book is an absolute necessity for any educator interested in winning grants for research, programs, or special projects.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      February 2010

      What Brain Research Can Teach About Cutting School Budgets

      by Olsen, Karen D.

      Karen Olsen's What Brain Research Can Teach About Cutting School Budgets is a practical guide for school leaders who are charged with the painstaking task of making budget cuts-a task typically driven by emotion, tradition, and the power of social leaders, followed by disagreements and dissatisfaction. This book offers an alternative-a way to use brain research to create powerful but politically neutral decision-making criteria. The author offers clear action items, brain research summaries, and checklists to guide leaders through the budget cutting process, and to ensure that they reinvest money into the key programmes that will truly impact student achievement.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      February 2012

      Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

      by Odden, Allan R.

      When money for education is tight and many states and districts are cutting education budgets, the resource side of education reform and school improvement becomes one of the most critical issues for sustaining our nationÆs schools. Without more effective use of the education dollar, current fiscal constraints and funding cuts could lead to battles over money, ineffective across-the-board budget cuts, and a substandard education system with a negative impact on student learning.This book for school and district leaders is intended to show pathways through this current fiscal mess by linking what is known about improving school effectiveness and student performance to more effective and efficient resource use practices. It will offer concrete, specific actions that can be taken now, without major changes in the organization and governance of AmericaÆs school systems. The strategies discussed will include: a) initial data analysis to understand current performance context, i.e. creating a sense of urgency for retaining the focus on boosting student performance even in tough fiscal times, b) setting specific numeric and high goals, and using those goals to drive resource allocation priorities, c) selecting a curriculum program and developing a view of effective instruction practice, with more specific comments on the characteristics of effective reading programs, d) the trade-offs between core subjects (reading/English/language arts, mathematics, science, history and foreign language) and electives, the use of time and school schedules, and the emergence of career-technical programs to replace the old ôvoc-techö programs, e) formative and benchmark assessments, and the use of data to improve teaching practice, f) the organization of teacher work into collaborative teams, g) ongoing, comprehensive professional development including the use of instructional coaches, h) strategies for struggling students including Tier 1, 2 and 3 strategies in the Response to Intervention approach to students who need extra help, i) leadership, and j) teacher, principal, and central office talent.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      October 2007

      FUNdraising

      50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers

      by Sennett, Frank

      FUNdraising takes school and district leaders through the process of organizing fundraisers that bring in significant dollars, engage the community, and often contain a compelling learning component, as well. The author showcases 50 creative, real-life fundraising initiatives and explains how schools can coordinate successful events with aplomb. The book also includes online resources for fundraising and grantwriting, plus tools, checklists, and guidance on ethical issues.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2010

      School Budgeting for Hard Times

      Confronting Cutbacks and Critics

      by Poston, William K., Jr.

      A win-win solution to the battle of the budget Are you challenged to improve your school’s productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? This invaluable reference will show you how to do more with less. Educator William K. Poston, Jr. contends that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process, not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based budgeting. This text gives step-by-step instructions for: Using assessment data to determine budget priorities Applying quality enhancement principles to the process Incorporating measurable performance to attain funding

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2012

      The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

      by Sorenson, Richard D.; Goldsmith, Lloyd M.;

      Create a winning school budget during challenging economic times! This revised bestseller walks school leaders through the budgeting process, focusing on vision and strategic planning as firm guides to resource allocation. With an eye toward tough budgetary climates, the authors provide a budgeting model that helps you align organizational goals with a sound fiscal accountability system. In this new edition you will learn: 25 tips for budgeting during an economic downturn How to develop a school budget using the most effective practices Methods for conducting a needs and program assessment How to prepare and analyze a school action plan Answers to some of the toughest budgeting dilemmas

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2006

      Big-Time Fundraising for Today's Schools

      by Levenson, Stanley

    • Funding of education & student finance
      February 2010

      What Brain Research Can Teach About Cutting School Budgets

      by Olsen, Karen D.

      With a strategy-builder chart for reinvesting and reallocating dollars, this unique resource applies brain research to the budgeting process to make decision making more objective.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2010

      School Budgeting for Hard Times

      Confronting Cutbacks and Critics

      by Poston, William K., Jr.

      A win-win solution to the battle of the budget Are you challenged to improve your school’s productivity with existing or even diminishing resources? This invaluable reference will show you how to do more with less. Educator William K. Poston, Jr. contends that the needs of curriculum and learning should drive the budgeting process, not the other way around. The solution is implementing performance-based budgeting. This text gives step-by-step instructions for: Using assessment data to determine budget priorities Applying quality enhancement principles to the process Incorporating measurable performance to attain funding

    • Funding of education & student finance
      December 2005

      The Economics of Elementary Education in India

      The Challenge of Public Finance, Private Provision and Household Costs

      by Mehrotra, Santosh

      This volume examines key aspects of the elementary education system in the poorer and educationally backward states of India. Providing the first state by state analysis of major cost and financing issues, the book is based on data gathered from one of the most comprehensive surveys conducted in recent times, which was specifically commissioned for this book. In a country where administrative records-concerning enrolment, drop-out, retention and repetition-are unreliable as a source of data, surveys and analyses of the type reported in this volume help policy-makers and scholars get a better picture of the ground realities.

    • Funding of education & student finance
      February 2012

      Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

      by Odden, Allan R.

      A how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. The author provides a school improvement action plan and then shows how to target resources to implement that plan. More than just a “theory” book, this text describes concrete, specific actions that can be taken immediately. Key strategies include: Using data to support boosting student performance Focusing on effective instruction Setting goals to drive resource allocation priorities Setting priorities for situations that require budget cuts Hiring top teachers and providing ongoing professional development Providing needed technology resources

    • Funding of education & student finance
      November 2012

      The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

      by Sorenson, Richard D.

      Create a winning school budget during challenging economic times! This revised bestseller walks school leaders through the budgeting process, focusing on vision and strategic planning as firm guides to resource allocation. With an eye toward tough budgetary climates, the authors provide a budgeting model that helps you align organizational goals with a sound fiscal accountability system. In this new edition you will learn: 25 tips for budgeting during an economic downturn How to develop a school budget using the most effective practices Methods for conducting a needs and program assessment How to prepare and analyze a school action plan Answers to some of the toughest budgeting dilemmas

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