Articles: Business & Finance

11/16/2011

Proliferating across the country at what seems lightning speed is a law that grants parents an unprecedented degree of power to intervene in the fate of underperforming schools.

11/16/2011

For many, an instinctual reflex is to marry the term “college town” with images from the movie Animal House.

9/29/2011

In the 1990s, school districts invested all they could in desktop computers that had plenty of horsepower, since applications and data were all stored locally on individual machines.

9/29/2011

Enrolling in college was not part of the path for graduates of the San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District, where 93 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.

9/29/2011

Celina (Texas) Independent School District, roughly 100 miles north of Dallas, has 2,000 students across its four school campuses—and they're all Bobcats, says Lizzy Kloiber, secondary curriculum director, referring to the district's unifying mascot.

9/29/2011

States have until Oct. 19 to submit applications for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, a competitive grant program to prepare more children, including those from low-income families, for kindergarten. The U.S.

9/29/2011

Nationally, health-care costs are rising roughly 10 percent each year. Costs at the School District of Manatee County (Fla.), however, are rising at a mere 1 percent since the district implemented an employee wellness program, dubbed HealthVantage, three years ago.

9/23/2011

Before and during the tenure of Florida's former education commissioner, Eric J.

9/1/2011

Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport heard arguments in August in Lobato v. state of Colorado, the first-ever "adequacy case" in Colorado's history.

9/1/2011

An estimated 8,000 people made the trip to Capitol Hill on July 29-31 for the Save Our Schools March.

9/1/2011

Mobile learning is on the rise, and consequently, so is the need for mobile connectivity.

9/1/2011

The tornado struck the small southern town three weeks before schools were to end for the year. Eighteen people were killed, and the damage to property was extensive. All three schools were affected, and the high school was nearly destroyed.

9/1/2011

September is an incredible time to be a school counselor.

9/1/2011

On June 8, News Corp., a media company owned by Rupert Murdoch, snatched two leading school district administrators to head its new education division.

7/1/2011
For Sale signs

Across the nation, state expenditures on public education are expected to decline in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 (National Governors Association and National Association of State Budget Officers, 2010).

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