Business & Finance

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

10/28/2011

UCLA has its Pauley Pavilion, and USC boasts the Keck School of Medicine. Now, La Cañada Unified School District buildings and athletic venues may also bear the names of their most generous patrons as school officials get creative with fundraising.

10/28/2011

Parents, teachers and students sitting in on a packed meeting of the San Diego Unified School District got a "big picture" look at the financial crisis facing the state's second largest school district.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

<p>Education Secretary Arne Duncan was in Wake County, N.C. yesterday promoting President Obama's jobs plan. He visited Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, where he talked about the importance of community colleges to the economic recovery.</p>

10/27/2011

The Beaverton School District's request for more money with Measure 34-193 presents voters with an interesting choice: Do we continue to support K-12 education with funds currently available and learn to live within our means? Or, do we approve an expensive levy?

10/27/2011

"How do we as parents get to the table?" That’s what parent and community organizer Carol Johnson wanted to know Tuesday night at a West Side forum that drew both supporters and skeptics of a longer day.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

An Oregon school district has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds.

10/26/2011

A new sexual education curriculum provided by the New York City Department of Education is raising eyebrows among some parents concerned with the program's level of detail and overall message.

10/26/2011

The Occupy Wall street movement expanded to classroom politics, as a group disrupted a special meeting of the panel for education policy in Manhattan.

10/26/2011

The Austin school district might move students out of schools but won't officially close campuses in 2012-13, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Monday during a school board meeting.

10/26/2011

An Oklahoma Bible club, that tries to reach elementary school children with the message of Jesus Christ, is suing a school district for allegedly censoring their freedom of religious speech by preventing them from promoting the club within district schools, even though other community organizations are allowed to do so.

10/26/2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education are asking college students and their parents for help designing a worksheet on college costs.

10/26/2011

The new statewide school district for Michigan's worst K-12 schools is being funded by $2 million in private dollars pledged this year, making it the only district in the nation supported primarily by donations, experts said Tuesday.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.

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