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Emotional Intelligence as a Means to Combat Funding Cuts: Meeting Student Academic Success and Promoting Well-Being in Challenging Financial Times

  • Rene Guillaume
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Abstract

The K-12 setting is seeing the most racially and ethnically diverse population of students in the history of education in the United States. In addition to an increasingly diverse student population, state appropriations have seen a sharp decline. K-12 leaders are grappling with the quandary of how to best support their students while being tasked with doing more with less due to recent and continuing budget cuts. These budget cuts impact all in the school, especially students receiving interventions, supports, and services. K-12 leaders must be strategic and innovative in their solution toward best supporting their students and the school overall. Some innovative measures that school leaders implement are evidence based as well as solutions that have resulted from their experience in education. Further, many of the school leaders displayed a high degree of emotional intelligence when approaching many of the quandaries associated with meeting the demands of supporting the overall development of their students and school community.

Keywords

Emotional intelligence Principalship Student success Student support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rene Guillaume
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  1. 1.New Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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