Educational Administration

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Educational administration refers to a range of professionals—from supervisors, program administrators, and principals to deans, department heads, and chief academic officers—as well as organizations formed to administer school functions. RAND studies have focused on topics such as private-sector management of public schools and improving educational leadership to accelerate student achievement.

  • The principal at Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School hands a laptop to a student's parent in Sacramento, Calif., April 10, 2020, photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP

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    How Schools Adjusted to Life Under COVID-19

    Nov 2, 2020

    In spring 2020, nearly every school in America had to figure out how to make distance learning work. Some handed out thick packets of homework for students to do on their own. Others handed out laptops. Most principals agree that better planning for future closures should be a priority.

  • Teachers work outside their school building for safety reasons as they prepare for the delayed start of the school year due to COVID-19, in Brooklyn, New York City, September 14, 2020, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    This School Year Could Be Another Casualty of the Pandemic

    Nov 16, 2020

    Most U.S. schools are providing either fully remote or hybrid instruction as the pandemic continues to limit students' learning. Students are less prepared for grade-level work and those from vulnerable populations are most at risk of falling behind. Some 80 percent of teachers report burnout.

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    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 5, A Design for Implementation.

    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 5, A Design for Implementation.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 3, Data Requirements for Evaluation; A Review of Educational Research.

    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 3, Data Requirements for Evaluation; A Review of Educational Research.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Education in the Communist Zone of Laos

    The discussion, supported by statistical data and providing comparisons with the non-Communist educational effort in Laos, covers the aims, organization, literacy drive, and accomplishments of the present Pathet Lao regime.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 2, Data Requirements for Accountability.

    An Information System for Educational Management: Vol. 2, Data Requirements for Accountability.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Case Studies in Educational Performance Contracting: Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Describes the experience of the Grand Rapids Unified School District in 1970-1971 with three different educational performance contractors attempting to raise the reading and mathematics skills of different groups of low achievers.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Information System for Educational Policy and Administration.

    A talk before the California Association of Independent Schools, Northern Section meeting, describing a proposed modularized Educational Information System (EIS). As a byproduct of clerical functions--scheduling, grade reporting, accounting, invento...

    Jan 1, 1970

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    A Linear Programming Approach to Position-Salary Evaluation in School Personnel Administration.

    Formulation and application of a linear programming model to a position-salary evaluation scheme for a local school district. A salary schedule is developed which (1) reflects the economic demands for the particular skill possessed by the personnel ...

    Jan 1, 1969

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    Planning Educational Change for the Primary Schools of Colombia: A Briefing

    An examination of ways in which Colombian and U.S. Agency for International Development educational planners can improve resource allocation to increase the quantity and quality of education in Colombia.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Public Policy Research and Administration : A Proposal for Educational Innovation.

    A proposal to the University of Michigan by its Advisory Council on Public Administration for a two-year master's degree program in public administration. With a purchasing power of 22.5 percent of the gross national product and employment of nearly...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    The Evaluation of Equality of Educational Opportunity.

    A reply to a critique of the U.S. Office of Education report, "Equality of Educational Opportunity." Analysis of the effects of resource inputs on student achievement levels provides a strong basis for (1) the inference that school factors are of mi...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    The Solution for Teacher Shortages

    A suggestion for alleviating the shortages of teachers in particular teaching fields.

    May 1, 1962

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    Elizabeth D. Steiner

    Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.P.P.M. in public policy administration and analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

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    Susan Bush-Mecenas

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in urban education policy, University of Southern California; MA in policy, organization, & leadership studies, Stanford University; BM in music education w/ ca teaching credential, University of Southern California

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    Susan M. Gates

    Director, Office of Research Quality Assurance; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; M.A. in Russian and Eastern European studies, Stanford University; A.B. in mathematical economics, Brown University

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    Charles A. Goldman

    Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; S.B. in computer science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Catherine H. Augustine

    Director, Pittsburgh Office; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in education, University of Michigan; B.A. in political philosophy, Michigan State University

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    Laura S. Hamilton

    Adjunct Behavioral Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in educational psychology, M.S. in statistics, Stanford University; M.S. in psychology in education, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in music education, Duquesne University

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    Rebecca Herman

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, Johns Hopkins University; M.A. in sociology, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in English, Johns Hopkins University

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    Alice Huguet

    Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in urban education policy, University of Southern California; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.S. in political science, University of Oregon

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    Zhan Okuda-Lim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; Ed.M. in education policy and management, Harvard Graduate School of Education; A.B. in public and international affairs, Princeton University