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Ziebarth, Todd

Overview
Works: 23 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 400 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF4134, 344.73
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Most widely held works by Todd Ziebarth
Bringing to life the school choice and restructuring requirements of NCLB : closing low-performing schools and reopening them as charter schools : the role of the state by Todd Ziebarth( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter school law deskbook( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing landscape of educational governance by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper provides a basic understanding of the changes taking place within education governance. The document opens with a description of the traditional education governance system, typified by a centralized, bureaucratic approach that has been the predominant mode of public education governance for most of the 20th century. The focus then shifts to a discussion of decentralized, consumer-driven approaches to education governance. Advantages and disadvantages to this approach are listed, along with information on school-based management, open enrollment, charter schools, tax credits, tax deductions, and vouchers in eight locations. This section is followed by an examination of state interventions in low-performing districts, with particular emphasis on the Chicago Public Schools' experiences and how the action of the district and state legislature affected finance, students, principals and teachers, and student performance. Finally, international trends in education governance are explored, with an emphasis on experiences in Edmonton, Alberta, and Birmingham, England. The report concludes that there is a trend throughout the world toward the devolution of authority in public education. These decentralizing structures include a variety of deregulation strategies, site-based management, open-enrollment initiatives, charter schools and tax credits, tax deductions, and vouchers. (Includes 57 references.) (Rjm)
State Policy Options for Creating Charter Districts. the Nuts & Bolts of Charter Districts by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief paper suggests that state leaders create charter districts in which all or most schools are charter or contract schools. Such districts, according to the paper, would help policymakers create school systems that focus on student achievement and provide high-quality choices to students and parents. The paper examines why charter districts are an option for state leaders and details policies they can create to establish charter districts. It presents its case through nine policy questions: (1) Should the policy create new districts or convert existing districts to charter districts? (2) What should be the policy's goal? (3) Should the policy include an application process? (4) How should the policy define the responsibilities of local school boards, superintendents, and schools? (5) How should the policy address collective bargaining agreements? (6) How should the policy define the responsibilities of the state board of education, chief state school officer, and state department of education? (7) How should the policy address waivers of certain laws and regulations that may hinder effective operation of a charter district? (8) How should the policy address the accountability of a charter district? (9) How should the policy address the funding of a charter district? (Wfa)
School Choice. No Child Left Behind Policy Brief by Carl Krueger( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most controversial issues in contemporary education policy--school choice--plays a prominent part in the newly revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act (esea 2001) legislation. In fact, esea 2001 provides support for public school choice through a number of provisions, including the Innovative Programs, Public Charter Schools Program, and Voluntary Public School Choice provisions. This policy brief focuses on magnet schools, open enrollment, and charter schools in that they are covered by esea 2001 provisions. Research says that different programs reach low-income families differently. Yet, almost without exception, parents who enroll their children in choice programs report high levels of satisfaction. Evidence is ambiguous with regard to student achievement and school choice. Policy concerns include the possibility of stratification of the student body, space, transportation, and funding. As states and districts implement public school choice strategies under the new esea, they need to closely monitor the quality and equity that results from these programs. This brief concludes with a short list of resources for states to consider as they implement the esea. (Rt)
What's Hot in School Governance Takeovers, Charter Schools and P-16 Systems by Kirstin Craciun( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeovers, charter schools, and p-16 systems are three issues in educational reform that have recently received a great deal of attention. For each of these issues, this report examines state activity in 2001 and early 2002, explores recent research findings, and offers key questions for state policymakers to consider. Until recently, state laws allowed takeovers of districts because of fiscal mismanagement or academic deficiencies. In 2001, several states broadened the concept to allow takeovers on a school-by-school basis. Presently, 15 states allow for takeovers of schools. Charter-school laws are in place in 37 states. In 2001, 20 states amended their charter-school laws. As the charter-school movement evolves, state policymakers are debating legislation to either strengthen or weaken charter-school laws, and researchers are evaluating their impact on student achievement, accountability, and traditional schools and districts. P-16 systems are attempts to join early-learning, k-12, and postsecondary levels of public education to create a coherent, flexible continuum of public education. More than half the states reported working on some aspect of a p-16 system in 2001. But because the concept of p-16 systems is still so new, research on its effects is minimal. (Contains 34 references.) (Wfa)
State Takeovers and Reconstitutions. Policy Brief by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To ensure that school districts and schools meet acceptable performance levels, many school districts and states have enacted various accountability policies. Two of the most controversial approaches to accountability are reconstitutions of schools and state takeovers of school districts and schools. For each approach, this policy brief presents an overview, offers opposing perspectives, examines effects, and poses questions for policymakers. The brief also provides additional information, presented in tabular form, in six appendices: (1) "Legal Citations: State Takeovers of School Districts" presents the states, along with the appropriate legal citations, that have enacted district takeover policies. (2) "State Takeovers of School Districts" presents examples of states and districts that have been involved in takeovers. (3) "Legal Citations: State Takeover of Schools" presents the states, along with the appropriate legal citations, that have enacted school takeover policies. (4) "State Takeover of Schools" presents examples of states, school districts, and schools that have been involved in a state takeover. (5) "Legal Citations: Reconstitutions of Schools" presents the states, along with the appropriate legal citations, that have enacted policies that allow the state to reconstitute schools. (6) "Reconstitutions of Schools" presents examples of school districts where reconstitutions have occurred. (Contains 33 references.) (Wfa)
How state charter laws rank against the new model public charter school law by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing America's Schools A Primer for Reporters by Arleen Arnsparger( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is designed to help journalists better understand and explain to their audiences the complex issues surrounding school governance. It examines the nature of school governance and discusses the National Commission on Governing America's Schools, an investigative committee that was formed to take a close, critical, all-encompassing look at how schools are organized and managed. The text discusses the ways in which schools have historically been governed, describes the myriad methods of governance accompanying school growth in America, and relates that there is no evidence of a national consensus regarding the best institutional framework in which public schooling operates. It details what states and districts are currently doing and provides a list of school districts, most of them urban, that are undergoing a shift in governance. The volume explains how school governance relates to other education stories, such as vouchers and curriculum reform, and how governance affects every district and every aspect of education. It provides examples of interesting storylines and explores the public's attitude toward governance. Suggestions for defining the different governance models, such as charter schools, deregulation, and the traditional approach, are presented, followed by a list of resources for further information. (RJM)
The Health of the Public Charter School Movement : A State-By-State Analysis by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2014, the first edition of "The Health of the Public Charter School Movement: A State-by-State Analysis" was released. Both encouraging words and constructive criticism for how to improve the report going forward were received. This second edition builds on the solid foundation of the inaugural version, while making adjustments to account for some of the helpful feedback. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the health of each state's charter public school movement, as a companion to the annual evaluation of the strength of each state's charter public school law. One helpful way to understand the difference between the two reports is to think of one as focused on inputs (law rankings) and the other as focused on outputs (health-of-the-movement rankings). This report provides data about the health of the charter public school movement along with thirteen indicators of growth, innovation, and quality. Three notable changes for this second edition report focused on: (1) the criteria that states had to meet in order to be scored and ranked; (2) four quality indicators--two more than the previous year's report; and (3) how innovation was addressed in this report. Overall, there is much to celebrate about the health of the charter public school movement. However, continued efforts to strengthen the movement are essential, even in those states where the current movement is relatively healthy. Appended to the report are (1) A Rubric and (2) Data Sources
Measuring up to the model : a ranking of state charter school laws by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Todd Ziebarth and Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer conducted the analyses of the 43 state public charter school laws against the 20 essential components of NAPCS's A new model law for supporting the growth of high-quality public charter schools
A state policymaker's guide to alternative authorizers of charter schools by Bryan C Hassel( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

State takeovers and reconstitutions by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Closing low-performing schools and reopening them as charter schools : the role of the states by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Education governance issues taking center stage by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stunting growth : the impact of state-imposed caps on charter schools by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection of ECS statenotes about charter schools by Kirstin Craciun( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Mission to Serve: How Public Charter Schools are Designed to Meet theDiverse Demands of Our Communities. Issue Brief by Nora Kern( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The public charter school movement has grown rapidly in the 20 years since the first public charter school opened in 1992, with over 5,600 schools now serving more than two million students. One of the most exceptional developments within the first two decades of the movement has been the rise of high performing public charter schools with missions intently focused on educating students from traditionally underserved communities. Given that the demographics of these communities are often homogenous, it is no surprise the demographics of these schools are that way as well. In fact, the student populations at these public charter schools usually mirror the populations in nearby district schools. While much media attention rightly has been given to these schools, the past decade or so also has seen a noteworthy rise in high performing public charter schools with missions intentionally designed to serve racially and economically integrated student populations. These schools are utilizing their autonomy to achieve a diverse student population through location-based strategies, recruitment efforts and enrollment processes. Perhaps most notably, a growing number of cities--and the parents and educators in them--are welcoming both types of public charter school models for their respective (and in some cases unprecedented) contributions to raising student achievement, particularly for students who have previously struggled in school. This brief showcases this development in three of these cities: Denver, Washington, D.C., and San Diego. Percentage of Students Enrolled in Illinois and Missouri, by Racial/Ethnic Group, 2010-2011 is appended. (Contains 21 endnotes.)
Peaks and valleys : Colorado's charter school landscape by Todd Ziebarth( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early lessons from Colorado's voucher experience by Alex Medler( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In April 2003, Colorado passed H.B. 1160, thus becoming the first state to enact a school voucher law in the wake of the landmark ruling in favor of school vouchers by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2002. As expected, the Colorado law was immediately challenged in court. In December 2003, a state court declared the voucher program unconstitutional and, shortly thereafter, halted its implementation. While appeals have been filed, the legal status of the law remains unresolved as of this writing. Nonetheless, there are certain aspects about the creation, implementation and evaluation of this fledgling effort worth sharing with policymakers in other states that consider voucher laws
 
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Ziebarth, Todd M.

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English (31)