Business & Finance

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

American Education Week is observed from Nov. 14 through 19.

11/16/2011

R&B star John Legend is stepping up his efforts to campaign for improvements in schools by joining the board of directors for an education advocacy group.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Mark Ossenheimer, principal of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx, threw out a name to add to the list of teenagers in trouble.

11/15/2011

Rockdale County principals and teachers will be sharpening their pencils over the next few months to get up to speed on a pilot program for evaluating staff as part of the Race to the Top grant program.

11/15/2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that he will ask the State Board of Accounts to review a school corporation's transportation arrangement that charges parents fees for children to ride school buses.

11/15/2011

The West Contra Costa school district is on the verge of breaking free of long-standing, crippling debt caused by "financial disasters" of two decades ago, said schools Superintendent Bruce Harter.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

Nov. 13 to 19 will mark the 90th annual observance of American Education Week -- a time for recognizing our public schools and the relationships between teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community.

11/14/2011

Stage another “sick out” protest, and you will be terminated. That’s the message Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District transportation officials have for bus drivers who are unhappy with both the district and their union.

11/14/2011

To the public education advocates who released it, the survey painted a gloomy picture of schools in Wisconsin - reduced staff and bigger class sizes in many districts, all as a result of state budget cuts.

11/14/2011

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

11/14/2011

With six incumbents on their way out, the lame duck Winchester (Va.) School Board has a lot to get done between now and Christmas. They're wrapping up a two-year review of all of the School Board policies, they are expected to adopt new attendance boundaries for the future Frederick Douglass Elementary School, and as early as this Tuesday, they will vote to give school system staff direction on a five-year technology plan.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

After several years of budget cuts on the local level, representatives of Kansas' public music educators painted a bleak picture of the status of music education for members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.

11/10/2011

Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.

But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of the New York City Department of Education in lower Manhattan to "occupy the DOE."

11/9/2011

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

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