Business & Finance

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

For a generation of Newark, N.J. students, every education decision, including choices on curriculum, spending and superintendent, has been made by state officials in Trenton.

12/13/2011

Since well before the 2011 legislative session began, one question has dominated conversations about Texas' budget cuts to public education: How will they affect public schools?

12/13/2011

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

12/13/2011

Educating Utah's young people is the focus of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget recommendations for the coming year.

12/13/2011

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

12/13/2011

Blake Wilson, the director of the Mississippi Economic Council, is about as effective a salesman for the state as you will find. He’s a true believer in Mississippi’s potential, a fact that’s more noteworthy because he’s from out of state and therefore has been able to look past the stereotypes to see what’s possible.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Amid the droves of protesters greeting state lawmakers at the start of the special session were hundreds of teachers toting signs decrying cuts in state funding for public schools.

12/12/2011

In declaring Colorado's school finance system "significantly underfunded," Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport rejected virtually every argument presented by the state's star witnesses in a five-week trial this year over school funding levels.

12/12/2011

The Orleans Parish School Board may be much diminished since the state took over a majority of the city's public schools six years ago, but the old board still pulls some of the most important strings: the purse strings.

12/12/2011

Tempers flared at a Wellesley School Committee meeting last week as some residents spoke of collapsing confidence in the public schools, while others called for patience as the district searches for a new superintendent.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

The city school district is resurrecting an old idea to help solve its most challenging and persistent problem: student performance.

12/8/2011

There's agreement that too few children in Connecticut have access to quality early education programs, but the Malloy administration and advocates are butting heads on how to get to a near-universal system.

12/8/2011

Marking a clear shift in priorities, Gov. Rick Scott proposed a $66 billion budget that includes a large increase in education funding.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Eight vacant schools where investigators found evidence of drug use and vandalism pose a threat to public safety, and at least one should be demolished immediately because of severe structural issues, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.

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