Current Issues and Answers in Education

by Ronald Holmes, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781468553659
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781468553642

About the Book

Through extensive research and best practices of various schools nationwide, this book provides educators with solutions to the problems in our public schools. These solutions include articles on some of the latest federal programs afforded to state education agencies to address challenges plaguing public schools such as the No Child Left Behind Act. The book can be very helpful to school stakeholders such as parents, teachers, principals and district administrators since the topics focus on the K-12 environments. With a plethora of references to support numerous suggestions, discrepancies and issues, this book can be useful to graduate students, professors, researchers, university administrators and education state agencies. In a proposal format, this book also provides a roadmap for successful and struggling schools in the U.S. with objectives, goals, strategies and performance measures.

About the Author

Ronald Holmes is the author of Education Questions to be Answered and President and Publisher of The Holmes Education Post, an education focused internet newspaper. He is National Superintendent of the National Save the Family Now Movement, Inc. In addition, Dr. Holmes is Vice President and Education Editor of Live Communications, Inc. (Capital Outlook Newspaper and WTAL 1450 AM). He has earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, a ME.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision and a B.S. in Business Education from Florida A&M University. He also earned a ME.D. in Business Education from Bowling State University. He has proven success working as an educational leader from the elementary to the collegiate level.

Before creating The Holmes Education Post and joining Live Communications, Ronald Holmes held numerous positions in the educational arena. Those positions include superintendent of Florida A&M University’s Developmental Research School, assistant principal with Fulton and Gwinnett County Schools; teacher, Department Head, & Coach at Leon County Schools; Business Instructor & Consultant at Florida A&M University; Test Developer & Test Preparation Instructor at Edward Waters College; and Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Business Instructor with Dallas County Community College District.

As an instructional leader, Ronald Holmes has trained stakeholders for developing SACS reports and preparing them for SACS reviews. His contribution has led to Fulton County Schools becoming the first school district in the United States to receive National Certification at the district level. At all grade levels including college, Ronald Holmes has successfully developed test-taking skills programs for students taking standardized tests and received noteworthy recognition from school systems and news media. These tests include American College Test, Scholastic Aptitude Test, Criterion Referenced Competencies Test, College Level Academic Skills Test, and Georgia High School Graduation Test. He is most proud of his church volunteer work where he developed a program to prepared students for passing the science portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and attaining a 95% passing rate.

As an organizational leader, Ronald Holmes has successfully organized various innovative programs as Freshman Academy and the State Pay For Performance Plan. Dr. Holmes is adept at building partnership with faculty, parents and business leaders. In all of these programs, Ronald Holmes’ work has been exceptional through the support and dedication of numerous stakeholders.

Ronald Holmes is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and is married to Constance Coleman Holmes. He thoroughly enjoys working with students and delights in seeing his students excel academically and professionally. He is an avid jogger and enjoys competitive races.