Articles: Business & Finance

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.

Race to the Top or to the Bottom?

Overhauling teacher evaluation systems has the potential to undo some of the good work of past reforms.

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).

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.

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