Business & Finance

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

10/12/2011

Texas school districts and parents are headed back to the courthouse in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

Parent involvement touches all aspects of education, affecting children, teachers and schools. Groups of people get together to agree disagreeably, and invent ways to encourage more of it. As a teacher, I know only what I see, and from what I see, the whole debate seems a little pointless.

10/11/2011

A Twin Cities neighborhood action group is blaming big banks for costing Minneapolis schools millions in state funding. The group, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC), linked home foreclosures to per-pupil funding.

10/11/2011

Parents unhappy with their children’s schools are using labor union tactics to build support for charter schools, according to a story by the Associated Press.

10/11/2011

New York State already outspends the rest of the nation on education, and a group of education experts at Teachers College at Columbia University is calling for it to spend even more.

10/7/2011

10/7/2011

With more than 700 school aides facing their last day at work on Friday barring a last-minute deal, the Bloomberg administration is blaming the school aides’ powerful labor union, District Council 37, for not doing enough to prevent the layoffs.

10/7/2011

One of the architects of Arizona’s last attempt to consolidate some of its 227 public school districts asked a new panel exploring the same effort not to give up trying.

10/7/2011

Schools and nonprofit groups that want to try or expand a creative or novel education program can now compete for funding from a new state Innovation Fund that is set to distribute $5 million over the next two years.

10/7/2011

Home sellers Pete and Rennie Davis face some tough challenges in getting the price they want — a down economy, tighter mortgage rules, even dozens of other homes for sale.

10/7/2011

Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second language, with a reading exercise.

10/6/2011

10/6/2011

Pledging additional support and oversight for city schools, Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's education secretary said Tuesday that change has come to the way the Philadelphia School District operates.

10/6/2011

Montgomery Public Schools' officials said the state's new immigration law already is having a significant impact on the system with the potential to cost students valuable class time and the system money.

10/6/2011

The city's public schools received extra academic and financial support Tuesday as officials worked to restore public confidence in a system buffeted for months by scandal and political turmoil.

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