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Technology Leadership Qualities In Secondary School Principals In Nebraska Who Support Student-Led Social Media Teams, Jill M. Johnson May 2021

Technology Leadership Qualities In Secondary School Principals In Nebraska Who Support Student-Led Social Media Teams, Jill M. Johnson

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study addresses secondary school principals in Nebraska who are dealing with the negative ramifications of their students’ social media interactions. To combat the problem, this study sought to identify the technology leadership qualities possessed by secondary school principals in Nebraska who support student-led social media teams. A purposeful sampling of six secondary school principals in Nebraska, who have all been practicing principals for at least three years, engaged in individual semi-structured interviews via Zoom in January 2021. The primary research question was: What technology leadership qualities are possessed by secondary school principals in Nebraska who support student-led social media ...


The Perceived Role Of Online Stem Dual Credit In Rural Nebraska High Schools, Trentee Bush Nov 2019

The Perceived Role Of Online Stem Dual Credit In Rural Nebraska High Schools, Trentee Bush

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This exploratory study was based on interviews with twelve participants, four community college dual credit coordinators and eight high school administrators (principals and guidance counselors). The purpose was to understand the role of dual credit STEM courses in rural Nebraska high schools and the impact these courses had on the institution. The interview process revealed the lack of uniformity in dual credit processes throughout the state.

The concept of dual credit is widely discussed. The potential benefits and challenges of these courses and programs are vast. Without national legislation, each state can make determinations and decisions about state-wide policies related ...


Factors That Influence Accreditation In Nebraska Public Districts And Schools, David Gibbons May 2017

Factors That Influence Accreditation In Nebraska Public Districts And Schools, David Gibbons

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Public schools and districts in Nebraska are required to be accredited. The Nebraska Department of Education allows two methods to reach accreditation, the Nebraska Frameworks model and AdvancED Accreditation model. This study examined the factors that drive accreditation activities in Nebraska public schools and districts. It sought to answer questions regarding the importance of the two models’ policies and procedures, the actions that schools took in response to external visits and what factors went into choosing an accreditation model.

The purpose of this quantitative descriptive study was to determine the critical factors that influenced accredited public schools in Nebraska and ...


The History Of Nebraska Public School Reorganization Over The Past 30 Years And How This History Might Be Used To Predict Nebraska School Reorganization In The Future: A Mixed Methods Study, Cory D. Worrell Apr 2015

The History Of Nebraska Public School Reorganization Over The Past 30 Years And How This History Might Be Used To Predict Nebraska School Reorganization In The Future: A Mixed Methods Study, Cory D. Worrell

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this study was to examine the history of reorganization in public schools in Nebraska over the past 30 years and how we can use this history to make predictions for the future of reorganization in public schools in Nebraska. The researcher used a mixed method approach. For the quantitative research 199 Nebraska superintendents were surveyed to determine the reasons for their school districts reorganization over the past 30 years. For the qualitative research, eight individuals were interviewed to gauge their perceptions of public school reorganization in Nebraska. These eight individuals were experts in public school education in ...


Principals’ Experiences Of Autonomy In Nebraska Schools With Increased Hispanic/Latino Student Populations, Gary Czapla Aug 2014

Principals’ Experiences Of Autonomy In Nebraska Schools With Increased Hispanic/Latino Student Populations, Gary Czapla

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This phenomenological qualitative study explored the autonomy experienced by five Nebraska public school principals as they lead their respective schools that have growing Hispanic/Latino student populations. This study determined if the principals’ autonomy has increased, decreased, or been impacted in any manner due to these changes of student demographics.

In-depth interviews were conducted with five principals working in schools where there has been an increase of Hispanic/Latino/ELL students over the last decade. This study revealed that the principals perceived that they have experienced a loss of autonomy. This study revealed the principals lacked autonomy to manage resources ...


A Study Of The Job Satisfaction Of Nebraska School Superintendents, Troy L. Unzicker Aug 2012

A Study Of The Job Satisfaction Of Nebraska School Superintendents, Troy L. Unzicker

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of job satisfaction of superintendents in the state of Nebraska. The study investigated the relationship between levels of job satisfaction with gender, age, compensation, experience, degree attainment, and school size. This study replicated the work of Dr. Kenneth Nelson (1987) to determine the degree of job satisfaction for current superintendents working in the state of Nebraska.

This study answered the degree to that superintendents in Nebraska are satisfied with their jobs. The study also determined the areas which bring the greatest satisfaction to superintendents. These factors of satisfaction will help ...


Nebraska School Facilities: Educational Adequacy Of Class Iii School District Structures, John M. Weidner, Sr. Dec 2009

Nebraska School Facilities: Educational Adequacy Of Class Iii School District Structures, John M. Weidner, Sr.

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

In 2009, a replication of the Pool study was conducted. This study, however, focused on the school systems classified as Class III districts. Nebraska has 252 Class III districts. Compared with Class II (21), Class IV (1), and Class V(1) districts, the Class III districts offer a wide array of school settings, from urban to extremely rural, and from the third largest school system in Nebraska to a single school district occupying a county in the western sandhills.

The survey responses were sorted and analyzed by five indices: Class, Quartile of Valuation per Pupil, Population Change Category of the ...


Supervision And Evaluation Of Probationary Teachers: Policies And Practices In Class Ii And Class Iii Nebraska School Districts, Robert W. Michl Dec 2006

Supervision And Evaluation Of Probationary Teachers: Policies And Practices In Class Ii And Class Iii Nebraska School Districts, Robert W. Michl

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this study was to identify policies and practices used to supervise and evaluate probationary teachers in Class II and Class III Nebraska school districts. A secondary purpose was to identify differences existing between policies and practices applicable to tenured and probationary teachers.

Two samples were studied. The sample of the survey instrument study was 48 randomly selected principals who supervised and evaluated certificated employees of Class II and Class III school districts in Nebraska during the Spring Semester, 2006.

The sample of the policy study was a set of 49 randomly selected Class II and Class III ...