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NYSED/Newburgh Enlarged CSD Joint Intervention Team Report and Recommendations

This May 2011 report on the restructuring of Heritage Middle School reflects just one of the services that CASDA provides. Utilizing a team of talented and experienced educators, CASDA can help districts and schools in need of improvement to develop intervention plans to foster positive growth and change. The CASDA team has developed JIT reports and recommendations for schools throughout New York State. For more information, please contact Executive Director James Butterworth at jbutterworth@albany.edu.

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High School Principal Search Proposal, Newburgh City School District

An example of one of CASDA’s services, CASDA has helped fill administration positions throughout the Capital Region.  Utilizing their extensive networks, CASDA faculty members can help find your school or district the best candidates for any open administration positions.

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Joint Intervention Team: Overview of Process

This Powerpoint presentation was prepared by CASDA for Troy City School District and outlines the JIT process for struggling schools.  CASDA has conducted JITs for schools throughout the Capital Region and beyond, helping to improve schools and student achievement.  Following the guidelines of NYSED, CASDA’s team of experts can help set your school on a path to success by identifying those areas that need improvement and developing a plan of action.  This Powerpoint outlines the JIT process, including roles and responsibilities of participants, and details the variety of responses that are often required...

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Statistical & Financial Study of CASDA Schools 2010-2011

Each year, CASDA performs a study of its members schools, surveying them about enrollment, staffing, and salaries.  The study provides member schools with the opportunity to compare themselves to other schools in the region in any given year.  Because many of the survey questions remain the same year-to-year, members can also compare data over time.

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Lessons from 1990-1994: Planning and Budgeting for Sustainability

In this January 2011 webinar, panelists discussed the actions taken by schools duringthe last major recession and asked what schools today can do to promote student achievement during economically difficult times.  How can schools responsibly reduce or eliminate programs? Are there systemic or structural changes that can be made at the district level?  This powerpoint also offers some recommendations for leaders to promote sustainable schools and programs.

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The Educational Impact of Tech Valley