Business & Finance

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.

1/27/2012

After years of trying, Connecticut representatives of teacher unions, superintendents and school boards Wednesday reached consensus on the controversial issue of teacher evaluations.

1/27/2012

Superintendent of Danbury (Wash.) Schools Sal Pascarella has proposed a "work in progress" spending plan for 2012-13 of $122.1 million, which is $7.2 million or 6.33 percent more than current spending.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

Revolution K12 has partnered with EDU, Inc. to provide its customers of math, English language arts and SAT/ACT prep courses access to EDU. Inc.

1/26/2012

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

Huntington Beach City (Calif.) School District and Chevron Energy Solutions announced the completion of a 592-kilowatt solar electric system that will reduce energy costs for operations at nine elementary schools, saving the District more than $15 million over the life of the project.

1/25/2012

"We need your help." That is the Clark County School District's stance. The district launched the Watch Us Grow campaign this month in conjunction with Superintendent Dwight Jones' State of the District address Jan. 5 at Chaparral High School.

1/25/2012

After meeting privately with Gov. Corbett and Education Secretary Ron Tomalis on Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators said that they would jointly find a way to keep Chester Upland's students in the classroom while exploring long-term solutions to the district's financial plight.

1/25/2012

The $805 million boost in school aid this year isn't enough to allow some districts to pay their bills, state Education Commissioner John King said at a state budget hearing Monday.

1/25/2012

Two Macomb County public school districts plan to offer all-day kindergarten in the fall, officials said Tuesday.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

Across the nation, school districts continue to face tough decisions to close gaps in funding, with sports programs occasionally finding themselves in the crosshairs.

1/24/2012

New York's education commissioner says there will be more pressure on school districts to more seriously merge and consolidate services as the gap is expected to steadily grow between district expenses and revenues, especially as a new property tax cap law kicks in this year.

1/24/2012

After in-depth evaluation and review of eight student information platforms, Mukilteo (Wash.) School District has selected Aspen, Follett Software Company’s student information system.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Six months after barely closing a $712 million deficit, Chicago Public Schools officials have spent nearly $10 million that has not yet been budgeted in their aggressive push to lengthen the school day.

1/23/2012

The Long Island education consultant singled out by Gov. Cuomo for raking in millions from the state insisted she’s done nothing wrong — and defended her money-making business.

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