Business & Finance

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

New budget numbers revealed to the public this week suggest that it may have been premature to celebrate the Oakland school district's return to fiscal solvency.

5/25/2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

5/25/2012

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received 1.6 million dollars from several leading California foundations to support its Digital Learning initiative--a program that brings technology and education software into classrooms serving nearly 17,000 low income students across Los Angeles.

5/25/2012

They range from a two-story English Tudor-style building with a swimming pool, fireplace and two glass conservatories to a sprawling, graffiti-laden structure ravaged by thieves.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

The Ron Clark Academy and Promethean presented Amanda Morris from Tarboro, N.C. and Donna Porter from Picayune, Miss. with the 2012 Thank A Teacher Award.

5/24/2012

CTB/McGraw-Hill announced that it is collaborating with BrainPOP to integrate BrainPOP's award-winning content for K8 students into CTB's Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

5/24/2012

Acting out of what the judge called "colossal insensitivity," former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for spying on and invading the privacy of his roommate.

5/24/2012

Amid chants of “Hey Corbett, you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers building in downtown Pittsburgh to Governor Tom Corbett’s regional office on Fifth Avenue with signs that read, "Save our Schools."

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

Acer America launched Educare, which targets the specific needs of resource-constrained schools, delivering value-added services like battery replacements for heavily used notebooks and tablets, extended warranty and accidental damage coverage, and two-way freight for depot repairs.

5/23/2012

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

5/23/2012

When the Lindbergh Mo. School District starts summer school on June 11, there will be no elementary or middle school courses.

5/23/2012

Seeking to spur a bold rethinking of the American classroom, the Obama administration on Tuesday will propose divvying up $400 million among local school districts that devise new ways of reaching children, especially students from poor and rural families.

5/23/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn got it right when he spared the state's education budget from deep cuts, even as he embarked on pension reform and massive cuts to Medicaid, the state's education chief said Monday in Peoria.

5/23/2012

Being a product of the public school system in Northern Ohio, my education came from a system that had less than 30,000 students and only one high school. It was governed by a Board of Education elected by the residents of our city and administrated by a superintendent hired by the board, all of whom were important parts of the community in which the students lived.

5/23/2012

Pummeled by relentless budget cuts, a record number of California school districts are facing bankruptcy, state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.

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