Business & Finance

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

3/7/2012

3/7/2012

City Department of Education officials quietly gave back a $7.5 million state schools grant last week because they say they couldn’t reach a required deal with the teachers’ union.

3/7/2012

The Wichita school board voted unanimously Monday to close five schools, a decision one board member described as “heartbreaking.”

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

Marcie Lindsey, technology facilitator for Georgetown (Texas) ISD and first grade teacher Angela Victory from the New Albany (Miss.) School District were named winners of the coveted education technology grant, which includes MimioClassroom product suite along with Headsprout reading software for their schools.

3/6/2012

A new school finance plan came out of the Kansas Senate late this week that would put some money back into the schools.

3/6/2012

After a steep decline in 2008, the cost of overtime pay for city school employees is rising again, and that's cause for serious concern.

3/6/2012

The Long Branch School District will see a decrease in state aid for the next school year.

3/6/2012

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

3/5/2012

3/5/2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to encourage small Connecticut school districts to regionalize or else risk losing some state aid is raising concerns among some local leaders who argue that their towns are being unfairly penalized for just being little.

3/5/2012

Public school leaders across the state have implored the Missouri Legislature to fix a knotty student transfer law and an underfunded school aid formula.

3/5/2012

In 2007 and in 2008, Newsweek magazine recognized Morrisville-Eaton High School as one of the best in the country based on the number of Advanced Placement courses it offered its students. This year, the Madison County school doesn’t have a single AP class. The district jettisoned them as enrollment and state aid dropped, costs rose and it cut staff and spending to balance its budgets. 

3/5/2012

A federal fraud investigation that seems to have almost inadvertently put the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) under the FBI's microscope may be more important for its revelations about a company with a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia School District.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would allow schools to take into account performance evaluations of teachers in addition to seniority while making layoffs.

3/2/2012

A DeKalb County schools spokesman confirmed March 1 that the system will need to cut money slated for school projects to close a recently-discovered $41 million hole in the budget.

3/2/2012

Cleveland City Schools employees are scheduled for a 3 percent salary increase for the coming year if the Cleveland City Council approves the school system’s budget request of $38.9 million.

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