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EDLE 5620: Administration and Leadership for Student Educational Services: Suggested Readings

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Suggested Readings for EDLE 5620

Week 1: Post-Pandemic Concerns Related to the Administration of Special Programs

Kurtz, (2021, June 10). To offer remote learning in the fall or not? Schools are split.  

Newman, K. (2021, June 8). 8 considerations for designing high-impact tutoring

Sparks, S. (2021, May 24). Helping students bounce back from a disrupted year: Strategies for schools. 

Superville, D. (2020, December 15). Remote learning will keep a strong foothold even after the pandemic, survey finds

Tate, V. (2021, June 9). Here come the virtual academies

U.S. Department of Education (2021a). ED COVID-19 handbook: Strategies for safely reopening elementary and secondary schools, Volume 1. 
U.S. Department of Education (2021b). ED COVID-19 handbook: Roadmap to reopening safely and meeting all students’ needs. Volume 2. 

U.S. Department of Education (2021c). Questions and answers on civil rights and school reopening in the COVID-19 environment. 

Curtis, C. (2021, June 3). Helping students cope with a difficult year. Edutopia. 

Week 2: Special Education Programs in the Schools

Connor, D. J. (2013). Who “owns” dis/ability? The cultural work of critical special educators as insider–outsiders. Theory & Research in Social Education, 4(4), 494-513.

Arundel, K. (2021, June). Why having too many or too few special education students matters. K-12 Dive. 

Salend et al. (2017). UDL: A blueprint for success. Educational Leadership, 74(7), 59-63.

High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities (2021). Glossary. 

Theoharis, G., & Causton, J. (2014). Leading inclusive reform for students with disabilities: A school- and systemwide approach, Theory into Practice, 53(2), 82-97.


Week 3: Bilingual, Emergent Bilingual, Migrant, Homeless

Palmieri, A. (2018, May 1). Seven essential components for successful dual language programs. Education Week. 

REL Southwest (2017, November). Time to proficiency for Hispanic English learner students in Texas. 

Stepanek, J. (2010, September). Creating schools that support success for English language. Lessons Learned. 

Belsha, K. (2021, April 9). What homeless students need now: How educators from across the U.S. would spend new funds
Belsha, K. (2021, April 26). States are getting millions to help homeless students: Federal officials say schools’ first job is to find them. 

Garcia, A. (2021, February). Words matter: The case for shifting to “emergent bilingual”

Lander, (2019-2020). Seeing their strengths: Let’s ditch deficit-based thinking, and instead focus on the strengths of our immigrant students. Educational Leadership, 77(4), 24-28

Sikes, C. L., & Villaneuva, C. K. (2021). Creating a more bilingual Texas: A closer look at bilingual education in the lone star state

Texas Education Agency (2021). Texas education for homeless children and youth (TEHCY) program

Yaafouri, L. E. (2021, April 13). Tips for fostering healthy integration of newcomers to the U.S. Edutopia


Week 4: Gifted/Talented, STEM, Alternative Education Programs

Barshay, J. (2019, April 15). Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster. The Hechinger Report. 

Barshay, J. (2021, April 19). PROOF POINTS: Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says. 

Coronado, J. M., & Lewis, K. D. (2017). The disproportional representation of English language learners in gifted and talented programs in Texas. Gifted Child Today, 40(4), 238-244.

Week 5: Applied Education, Academic Interventions, Student Activities

Cassell, S. (2021, June 7). The benefits of providing career pathways in high school: An assistant principal explains how a focus on industrial arts can generate enthusiasm among high school students

Cordova, S. (2021, February 17). An untapped path to equity runs through career-technical education. 

Hodge, E., Dougherty, S., & Burris, C. (2020, February). Tracking and the future of career
and technical education: How efforts to connect school and work can avoid the past mistakes of vocational education.

Lieberman, M. (2021, March 2). Top U.S. companies: These are the skills students need in a post-pandemic world. 

Zaber, M. A., & Hamilton, L. S. (2020). Teacher and principal perspectives on supports for students’ college and career pathways


Week 6: Health/Human Services, Student Support Programs

Education Trust (2019). School counselors matter. 

Lewis, T., Jones, K. D., Militello, M., & Meisenhelder, R. (2020). A clear and consistent focus on students: Principals’ perceptions of the role of school counselors. Journal of School Leadership, 1-24. 

Texas Education Agency (2018). The Texas model for comprehensive school counseling programs. 

CASEL (2020). Reunite, renew, and thrive: Social and emotional learning (SEL) roadmap for reopening school

Cruz, D., Hawkins, C., Reese, M., & Staton, E. Y. (2018, May). Restorative practice in special education dispute resolution. 

Education Trust (2020). Social, emotional, and academic development through an equity lens

Education Week (2020). SEL exercises for school and home.

Move this World (2014). How leaders can shift mindsets and create a trauma-informed student support form: The intersection of trauma-informed practice, social emotional learning and PBIS

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2017). Creating, supporting, and sustaining trauma-informed schools: A system framework. 

Pickens, I. B., & Tschopp, N. (2017). Trauma informed classrooms

Robert Woods Foundation (2017). Teacher stress and health: Effects on teachers, students, and schools. 

Schott Foundation (2014). Restorative practices: Fostering healthy relationships & promoting positive schools: A guide for educators. 

Texas Education Agency (2018). The Texas model for comprehensive school counseling programs. 


Week 7: Early Childhood/Pre-Kindergarten, Dyslexia

National Council of Learning Disabilities (n.d.). The dyslexia toolkit

Redford, K. (2017). Dyslexia: Disability or difference? Educational Leadership, 74(7), 65-67.

Texas Education Agency (2018, November). The dyslexia handbook 

Texas Education Agency (2015, December). Texas prekindergarten guidelines

Week 8: Accessing Central Office, Teacher Leaders

Berry, B. (2019). Teacher leadership: Prospects and promises. Kappan, 100(7), 49-55.

Cranston, J., & Kusanovich, K. (2015, Fall). Learning to lead against the grain: Dramatizing the emotional tool of teacher leadership. Issues in Teacher Education, 24(2), 63-78.

Heller, R. (2018). What a difference a district can make. Kappan, 99(7), 42-46.

New Leaders (2015). Leading from every seat: Empowering principals to cultivate teacher leadership for school improvement. 

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (2018). Unleashing teacher leadership: How formal teacher leader roles can improve instruction



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