Business & Finance

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

The Freeport Area School Board will consider final adoption of a nearly $25 million spending plan that calls for a 2 percent property tax increase.

6/8/2012

Framingham State University, in partnership with several school districts, has received a $1.68 million federal grant to educate teachers of English language learners, the school announced Wednesday.

6/7/2012

6/7/2012

New York City is paying private contractors more than $1 billion this year to operate a little-known special education program for 3- and 4-year-olds, nearly double the amount it paid six years ago.

6/7/2012

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

6/7/2012

At its regular meeting in Frankfort on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously agreed to award Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year extension of his contract.

6/7/2012

Parents and community members are urging greater accountability from the Des Moines school board, with some demanding an investigation into the influence former superintendent Nancy Sebring asserted over elected officials.

6/7/2012

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6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Oregon's state schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced Monday that she'll be quitting at the end of the month to take a job at a national education nonprofit. Castillo's departure --2 1/2 years before her term ends -- eliminates a state elected office and gives Gov. John Kitzhaber unprecedented control over education in Oregon.

6/6/2012

Educators who enter Pitsco's teacher scholarship program are in the running for a $500 Pitsco Catalog gift certificate in each remaining quarter of 2012.

6/6/2012

PLATO Learning, a leading provider of online education solutions for kindergarten through adult learners, announced that shareholders of Archipelago Learning voted to adopt the acquisition agreement the two companies entered into on March 5, 2012. 

6/5/2012

6/5/2012

Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute announced the Grand Prize winner and two runners up of the ‘Spruce Up Your School’ sweepstakes. 

6/5/2012

What ever happened to public school being free?

6/5/2012

An eight million dollar payment made on Friday means an end to more than decades of debt for a California school district.

6/5/2012

Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their report cards.

6/5/2012

The Bronx teacher accused of having sex with an underage student in 1995 — and busted last week for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old — wouldn’t have still been in the classroom if the city just gave its schools chief more power, officials said yesterday.

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