Business & Finance

1/5/2012

1/5/2012

The state is suspending millions of dollars in grants to 10 school districts, including New York City, which failed to agree with unions on an evaluation system for teachers and principals.

1/5/2012

Michigan officials on Wednesday declared the Highland Park School District in a financial emergency, a step that could lead to a state takeover of the school system.

1/4/2012

1/4/2012

While school districts years ago used to be able to quietly negotiate an exit for some educators who abused children or committed other serious crimes, school leaders for the past decade have been required to report such allegations to the state Department of Education for potential disciplinary action.

1/4/2012

Lost in the hoopla of the holidays was this bright note: North Carolina won a $69.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

1/4/2012

Winter break ended in many school districts around the metro on Tuesday, and many district leaders wondered if the new year would bring in a flood of new students hoping to transfer out of Kansas City, Missouri’s troubled district to the suburbs.

1/4/2012

William Polk Carey, who made a fortune in real-estate finance and donated tens of millions of dollars to improve U.S. business schools, has died. He was 81.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

Soon after State Superintendent Cindy Hill took office in January, she vowed to make the Wyoming Department of Education less about compliance and more about instruction. She also warned department employees she would take risks and do new things.

1/3/2012

Portland Public Schools in Oregon, which recently won a big discrimination lawsuit by a demoted special ed principal, faces another potentially expensive lawsuit from the ousted director of its troubled English-as-a-second-language program.

1/3/2012

Beef taco pie Tuesdays in Duval County public schools could join the likes of EverBank Field under a proposed state bill that would allow local school boards to sell the naming rights to school cafeterias.

1/3/2012

Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton School District for six months now, and so far, he hasn't fled.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

1/2/2012

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

1/2/2012

A year ago at this time, a spirit of revolution was in the air around the Cobb school board.

1/2/2012

We may finally get some answers as to what's been going on inside the DeKalb County School System over the years.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

The Hawaii Department of Education is struggling to make the grade and now the state has been warned it could lose $75 million in federal funding as a result.

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