Articles: Business & Finance

Report breaks down school revenues, spending

Districts reported spending $520.6 billion on “all education functions” in FY 2011

Many parents think students get right amount of homework

Parents said 96 percent of students did homework and 86 percent of those students had a designated place to do their work

North Carolina abolishes teacher tenure: What’s next?

Reformers and teachers’ advocates are clashing over a wide-ranging new voucher program and the elimination of tenure-based pay

Superintendent creates academy for other school leaders

Keith Lutz, superintendent of Millard Public Schools in Omaha, developed the Midlands Superintendent Academy for new administrators

Budget cuts mean more fees for students

Districts requiring parents to pay fees for their children’s textbooks, lab materials, and after-school activities

Colorado district first to use market-based pay

Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale so positions most in demand get paid more

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