The Journal of the Effective Schools Project

The Journal of the Effective Schools Project is the official publication of The Effective Schools Project (ESP). The journal is dedicated to the dissemination of information, ideas, and research among the participants in ESP, as well as other interested educators. Published annually, each issue of the journal focuses on a particular theme, but consideration is given to non-thematic articles related to K-12 education. Visit The Effective Schools Project site and learn more about Tarleton State University's partnership with public schools: <<< ESP >>>

See the call for papers for the 2017 issue (volume XXIV) of JESP below... 

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{Compiled by Catherine Leamons (2014 - 2015)}

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Call for Papers

The theme for the 2017 edition will focus on awakening the drive of teachers to excel, explore, and, thus, engage all students (K-12). Action research regarding engagement with the community and students in the classroom are welcome. Therefore, engagement practices considering all students’ (K-12) diverse learning and social needs will allow readers to reflect and consider engagement practices at their respective schools and communities.

Specifically, discourse regarding the awakening of engagement style instruction and communication will be of value to educators seeking to engage students daily. We hope to be able to offer practical solutions educators are willing to implement in the K-12 setting.

Volume XXIV 2017
“Awakening of Educators to Excel, Explore, and Engage Students” 
Submission Deadline:
December 31, 2016


JESP has moved all submissions and reviewing to an online system to better meet the needs of the ESP schools and authors who share their work with us. To submit a manuscript for review with JESP, please go to click on For Authors.

Follow all instructions for registering with us and upload your manuscript. You will hear from us soon.






October 1st-Online version is published...

October 28th-Paper version is published and distributed to ESP schools, lead authors (with copies for every author), and etc...


Posted: 2016-08-25 More...
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Vol 23 (2016): Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Innovative Instruction

JESP Volume 23 2016

The cover of this edition presents a champion for public schools, John Kuhn. A few years ago, he stood on the Texas capitol steps with a letter from the Alamo. We are proud to share his story and ideas. John Kuhn calls to us all, “Defend Public Education!”