Articles: Business & Finance

The Costs of Common Core

As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

Changing Lives With Assistive Technologies

Trad Robinson, chief information officer of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, found the transition from a traditional public school to a specialized school as a great opportunity to change lives.

Year One of Texas Textbook Adoption Freedom

The 2011-2012 school year marked the first time in decades that Texas school districts could purchase instructional materials without approval by the state board of education.

Her Own Brand of Education Reform

Unlike predecessor Michelle Rhee, Chancellor Kaya Henderson of the District of Columbia Public Schools works to balance accountability with collegiality.

One Tablet Per Child?

Apps and digital content are on the rise, and the multitouch interface may prove to be a game-changer for K12 schools.

The Art of Hiring

Searching for a superintendent can be easier if school board members keep these ideas in mind:

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT REPORT: The Critical Task of Hiring a New Chief

The ins and outs of this tiresome process can be simple if you know these local and national options. This is one of two stories in a special recruitment report in this issue.

Next in Line

How do boards of education find a successor to a superintendent who leaves a successful legacy?

New Software Helps Manage Food Allergies

One Colorado district adopted a software system that details the ingredients of every meal served at every school.

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