Articles: Business & Finance

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

The Hype Behind Charter Schools

Do we know enough about charter schools to justify a significant expansion in this educational model?

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: The Die-Hard Communicator

Margaret Smith, the superintendent of Volusia County (Fla.) School District, uses her collaborative leadership style to get the job done.

Fate of String Programs Uncertain

Student interest in string programs nationwide have increased, according to a study by the National String Project Consortium (NSCP).

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.

No Time for Old Tactics

Management and unions must work together in the face of an unprecedented funding crisis for public schools.

Career-Oriented Curriculum Delivers Critical Skills

An increasing number of students are finding themselves mingling among professionals with internships in local businesses—the culmination of a work-based learning curriculum.

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