Business & Finance

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
After nearly two hours of joint interviews conducted by the Marblehead School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, William Ackerman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Committee. Ackerman, 46, is replacing former Chair EuRim Chun, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, after ongoing tensions among committee members.
7/26/2013
Perry Campbell was appointed to fill the board seat vacated by the death of Stacie Olson. Campbell, who will have to run for election in November, will be sworn in at the August board meeting.
7/26/2013
The Seattle Public Schools budget will go up about 8 percent for the 2013-2014 school year with increases in funding from the state, as well as local education levies.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013
The recommended budget was slightly different from a budget presented June 27. The school board approved an $81.3 million budget in that earlier meeting, which the County Budget Committee declined July 8 to pass over to the full County Commission.
7/25/2013
The lack of raises for teachers and other state employees, a $120 million cut in state spending for teacher assistants, and the shifting of $10 million to vouchers for private schools were described by many as a backward move for a state once known for valuing public education.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013
The International Society for Technology in Education today announced its 2013-2014 board officers. At the ISTE 2013 conference and expo in June, Kecia Ray, Ed.D., took the helm of the board as president. Ray is the executive director of learning technologies and library services at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
7/24/2013
Dennis Beekman took over as executive director of technology at Robbinsdale Area Schools (New Hope, Minn.) on July 15. Here, he discusses his goals for the district.
7/24/2013
For the next two years, many educators in Idaho will spend time evaluating the utility of new devices, websites serial comma and applications in their school districts, thanks to a $3 million pilot technology program involving 11 schools across the state.
7/24/2013
Michigan’s governor on July 15 appointed a seasoned financial guru to run Detroit’s ailing public school district, a move that many observers hailed as a saving grace for the city's classrooms in decline. Three days later, Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
7/24/2013
A federal judge on Monday denied a bid by parents seeking to prevent Sacramento City Unified from closing seven elementary campuses.
7/24/2013
Four public schools statewide that teach only special-needs students wound up classified as "failing" under Republican-backed legislation enacted this year.
7/24/2013
The CPS money crisis is here and — despite district officials' hopes and vows — it will hit students and classrooms.

7/23/2013

7/23/2013
Sid Salazar, assistant superintendent for Quality Neighborhood Schools in San Diego Unified School District, will start work July 29.
7/23/2013
The man Ann Arbor school board members say is the right man for the job is thoughtfully weighing the move with his family, which the Board of Education voted 7-0 to offer him.
7/23/2013
Two out-of-state educators and an assistant superintendent of schools for the district are the finalists in the running to replace retiring schools chief Reginald Mayo.

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