Articles: Business & Finance

12/19/2012

AT&T Aspire www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=2631

Cisco Education csr.cisco.com/pages/education

12/19/2012

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Austin, Texas

12/18/2012

It’s not news that public school districts have maintained productive relationships with the business community over the years.

11/8/2012
Parents from Desert Trails School

Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif. has been on the federal watch list for failing schools for six years, with only one-third of sixth-graders at grade level in reading and math.

11/8/2012

Though the Chicago Teachers Union approved a new contract in September, the aftermath of their eight-day strike has led to debate over the role of teacher unions in education reform; specifically, whether unions should be allowed expansive collective bargaining and striki

11/7/2012

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

10/24/2012

It’s a common situation: A school district in desperate need of additions or renovations and technology upgrades borrows money from investors, to be paid back with interest.

10/24/2012

New Hampshire’s Nashua School District stood up to a challenge of discrimination this year, allowing a transgender third grade student to attend a new elementary school as a female, despite her biological status as a male.

10/24/2012

School district leaders across the nation can benefit from two new grant-funding services. CDW-G has created a new, first-of-its-kind site called GetEdFunding.com, worth $600 million in combined grants.

10/23/2012
Charles Glover (center) in one of many administrative meetings at Dallas ISD.

An investment in ‘human capital’ sets Dallas Independent School District apart. The term refers to the teachers and school leaders who support the classrooms.

10/12/2012

This is an updated version of the interview posted on the District Administration website at the time of the strike.

10/12/2012

Over the past two years in the Medway (Mass.) Public Schools, teacher evaluation entered a new era, spurred by state and Race to the Top requirements.

10/12/2012

Evaluating teachers—whether casually or more rigorously, annually or less frequently—has long been part of the job description of many a principal and assistant principal, who often have relied on occasional observations to make their judgments.

9/19/2012

Which of the two parts of your workers’ compensation program costs the most: the medical treatment for work-related injuries or lost wage replacement (or indemnity).

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