Articles: Business & Finance

Improving Teacher Recruitment, Evaluation and Training Systems with Assistance from Business

Pittsburgh Public Schools was the focus this year of a competition at UC Berkeley in addition to winning a $40 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their Empowering Effective Teachers initiative.

Increasing Attendance Through Asthma Prevention

Superintendent Richard Middleton of San Antonio's (Texas) North East Independent School District knew that by increasing attendance rates his district would receive more state education funding.

Bond-Pooling Program Provides Low-Cost Financing

For districts seeking to construct, renovate, rehabilitate or acquire land, “Eddie Tech” has made an innovative program to simplify the process of accessing low-cost financing.

Districts Differ on Merits of Enrollment Caps

Districts across the country have implemented enrollment caps to prevent class sizes from becoming too large in schools with swelling enrollments.

Legislation to Set New Rules for Students on the Playing Field

Over 40 states are currently developing legislation that will set standards for when a student athlete can return to the playing field.

RTI Goes Mainstream

Increased education funding and new software and products motivate more districts to buy in to Response-to-Intervention.

FLAP Grant Provides Critical Language Support Programs

$12.4 million in grant money was given to public primary and secondary schools to support "critical foreign languages" such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian, to help students compete in a global marketplace.

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