Business & Finance

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

The Nellons-Paige Group, Inc. an educational consulting group, has been hired by education software and services provider Revolution K12, a rapidly-growing web-based adaptive software division of Revolution Prep.

2/17/2012

A statewide agreement announced Thursday will bring tougher teacher evaluations in public schools statewide and make student performance 40 percent of a teacher's grade.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Wonderlic announced a technology alliance with SchoolSpring that allows hiring managers to pinpoint the best potential employees through a seamless candidate testing experience.

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/16/2012

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

2/15/2012

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

2/14/2012

2/14/2012

President Barack Obama asked for almost $70 billion in education spending, a 2.5 percent increase over last year, while he cut several other agencies’ requests.

2/14/2012

Current enrollment in public schools (District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools) is up 2% (1,767) from last year, to 76,753, and numbers have been steadily increasing over the past three years, according to audited data by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

2/14/2012

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal for reforming education in Connecticut from early childhood through college and giving an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing funding to schools was met with a mixed reaction in West Hartford.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

Members and supporters of the Oakland teachers union picketed outside the Paramount Theatre this week. Michelle Rhee, one of the nation's most prominent school reformers, was about to address a sold-out crowd of 3,000 about the failures of the nation's education system and the importance of effective teachers.

2/13/2012

If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

2/13/2012

The reopening of an investigation into teacher misconduct at a high school in Hollywood and the initiation of another in Pacoima – both in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – is leading to concerns that the lewd behavior uncovered at Miramonte Elementary School might be more widespread than thought.

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