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Another year, another budget, another fight. Educators are saying, and congressmen are agreeing, that the federal education budget proposal of $54.4 billion for 2007 is just not good enough.

Buying a laptop computer for every student: About $1,000

Hiring a consultant to teach teachers how to use laptops in lessons:

Roughly $1,500/day

Watching students use technology to draw conclusions something they wouldn't

normally be able to do:

Priceless

Innovative Program Gets Students Reading

Real-Life Budget Decisions

Florida's Anti-Voucher Ruling Challenged

A voucher school advocacy group is looking to change the Florida state's uniformity clause so it would allow for public funds to go toward voucher school programs in the Sunshine state.

03/2006

What can districts do to ensure that professional development strategies and spending align with findings from the best available research and affect student achievement? Three 2005 reports address these questions.

Forty or so years ago it wasn't far-fetched to consider school administrators as the glass-office workers they may have been, cloistered away from the voices of parents, students and staff they governed. But that's certainly not the scenario in Spokane, Wash., where Brian Benzel ensures daily that there's no communication breakdown on his watch. "Communication is a two-way process: information giving and receiving," says this son of a Ford Motor Co. salesman. And boy does Benzel take communication to a whole new level.

Getting Tough on School Shootings

The murder of a Tennessee high school assistant principal in November points to an alarming trend in school safety.

Charlie Brown calls it an effort to make the world a smaller place. The distance learning facilitator of the Magnolia (Texas) Independent School District, just 40 miles northwest of Houston, is the technical advisor responsible for connecting his students to videoconferences with students all over the world.

Seattle (Wash.) Public Schools www.seattleschools.org

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