Articles: Business & Finance

Wanted: Supermen and Superwomen

Waiting for Superman portrays an unrealistic view of the nation's public schools.

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.

The Rise of the Rest

Increasing attention to the nurturing of gifted students should be a national imperative.

College Admissions Becomes An Industry

The process has become so competitive that some students are hiring teams of experts, tipping the scale even further away from lower-income students.

Saving Millions Through Strategic Financial Planning

Mohsin Dada, assistant superintendent for business services, used a competitive sale to buy the districts latest bond.

ARRA Funds Empower Schools to Power Down

The Recovery Act has given a boost to shovel-ready, energy-efficiency projects in districts across the nation.

HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project

HISD applies innovative methods from successful charter schools and applies them to its 20 lowest performing schools.

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