Articles: Budget

Budgeting Based on Student Needs

This California district demonstrates that students can be the foundation of all school financial decisions.

How Productive Is Your District?

New study shows that per-pupil spending as nearly tripled over the last 40 years. While some states have shown improvements in student achievement, others have remained stagnant.

Districts Facing Hurdles in Collecting Medicaid Refunds

Districts are continuing to face many challenges in filing for reimbursement for the Medicaid services they provide to students.

Going Out of Print

School libraries of the future could be light on books and heavy on digital resources.

Missouri District Sports New Electric-Powered Trucks

Lee's Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has become the first district in the United States to operate an all-electric distribution fleet.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

The Rise of the Rest

Increasing attention to the nurturing of gifted students should be a national imperative.

Saving Millions Through Strategic Financial Planning

Mohsin Dada, assistant superintendent for business services, used a competitive sale to buy the districts latest bond.

HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project

HISD applies innovative methods from successful charter schools and applies them to its 20 lowest performing schools.

Longer School Year Helps Turn the Tide

Balsz (Ariz.) Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to adopt a 200-day calendar, is reporting impressive academic improvements after only one year.

DA's 10th Annual Salary Survey: A Salary Recession for School Administrators?

In addition to the 2009-2010 salary survey data from Educational Research Services, DA shows how administrators are feeling their share of pain given the economic stranglehold on district budgets.

Working Hard in the Big Easy

Five years post-Katrina, Paul Vallas continues to rebuild the New Orleans Recovery School District.

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