Articles: Business & Finance

School Safety Gets The Ax

Districts are struggling to maintain safety and security when budgets are cut.

Special Report: States of Debate: The Golden State Loses Its Luster

After having a rich and unique history as an education leader, California starts to crumble under fiscal uncertainty. The third in a three state series.

The Push for Public Preschool

More districts are seeing the advantages of school readiness and preparing youngsters for their K12 careers.

ACLU Appeals Single-Sex Classroom Decision in Louisiana

The ACLU appealed a case against the Vermilion Parish (La.) Public School District for instituting gender-separate classes.

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.

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).

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.

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