Articles: Business & Finance

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).

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.

Power to the Students!

Student empowerment is becoming a catchword—and a way of life—on campuses around the country.

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.

No Time for Old Tactics

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

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.

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