Articles: Business & Finance

Middle School Friends May Matter the Most

Study finds that changes in friendships while students transition from elementary school into the middle school years may trigger a student's academic success or defeat.

Students Need Stable District Leadership

In more than one big city school district, including now Seattle, superintendents who have put smart reforms in place, yielding positive results for students, have been removed too soon.

Going Out of Print

School libraries of the future could be light on books and heavy on digital resources.

When Should Districts Observe Religious Holidays?

Some districts are finding that whether or not to include religious holidays on the academic calendar should be determined by what works best for each individual community.

Missouri District Sports New Electric-Powered Trucks

Lee's Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has become the first district in the United States to operate an all-electric distribution fleet.

New Study Explores the Changing Face of the Superintendent

A decade since it last did so, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has again revealed the ever-changing characteristics of school administrators.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

Holding on to Parent Voices

Facing what they see as a potential blow to parents in the "Blueprint for Reform," advocates for parent involvement in schools push back.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

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