Business & Finance

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Some Massachusetts public school students have a day off this week, but it has nothing to do with power outages or snow.

11/8/2011

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

11/8/2011

Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.

11/8/2011

It’s only been 1 month since the untimely death of Steve Jobs; and Steve would be pleased to know that he’s still in the news and still a large part of the public consciousness. There’s a new biography out and soon to be aired never before seen TV interviews. And, his quotes abound.

11/8/2011

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

The contentious, high-spending campaign in Ohio over Issue 2, a proposed repeal of new restrictions on bargaining for teachers and other public employees, is casting a shadow over school levies on ballots across the state.

11/7/2011

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

11/4/2011

The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

11/4/2011

Education officials in the Northeast worried Thursday about having to shorten school vacations to make up for all the days students have missed because of power failures caused by last weekend's snowstorm, combined with days lost to Hurricane Irene at the start of the academic year.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.

11/3/2011

School districts across New York State could win as much as $75 million in grant money if they can prove to state education officials that they have been able to raise performance and have new ideas for further gains, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.

11/3/2011

Colorado voters roundly rejected a ballot proposal to temporarily raise state income and sales taxes to help boost public education, a defeat political analysts said was no surprise given the weak economy.

11/3/2011

Under a plan approved unanimously by board of education members, San Diego Unified will consider school consolidations, which is a significant curtailing of a process that could have closed or consolidated more than a dozen schools across the district next fall.

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