Business & Finance

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.

11/21/2011

Teachers and principals' own report cards are getting a lot more attention. The way educators are evaluated is changing across the country, with a switch from routine "satisfactory" ratings to actual proof that students are learning.

11/21/2011

The Litchfield (Conn.) Board of Education, among other educational entities, will have to wait longer for a possible state mandate transferring the burden of proof from school districts to the moving party.

11/21/2011

Under the short-term spending measure passed in October, Congress cut federal funds for special education, disadvantaged youth programs, teacher improvement programs and career and technical education.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

The Christie administration wants to withhold state and federal aid to low-performing schools that refuse to undergo significant reshaping via measures such as removing principals and teachers, lengthening the school day and revamping the curriculum.

11/18/2011

An early assessment from educators provides a grim reaction to the $5.4 billion that Texas lawmakers have cut from public education, according to a survey of some 3,500 teachers and school employees.

11/18/2011

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 million Race to the Top round three fund.

11/18/2011

Earlier this year, Indiana education officials took the unprecedented step of taking over five public schools.

11/18/2011

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

11/18/2011

The Worcester County Board of Education has officially begun the search for a new schools superintendent.

11/18/2011

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Says plan consistent with Obama's national education efforts.

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/17/2011

Portland, Oregon based Stand for Children Leadership Center (Stand) and New York City-based Education Equality Project (EEP) announce that they have permanently joined forces and are integrating their work to improve public schools and close the pervasive achievement gap that exists in too many American communities.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A budget override to pay for computers, software and classroom tools in the Kyrene School District has passed, and community members and school officials are relieved to have $6.8 million in funding secured for the next seven years.

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