Business & Finance

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

City, county and school officials on Monday announced a combined capital plan that will bring $297 million in new and renovated schools to Huntsville, Madison and Madison County.

7/10/2013

As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.

7/10/2013

The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-2015 school year.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013

The superintendent of the state's largest school district says he is retiring. Karl Springer made the announcement at a recent board meeting.

7/9/2013

The Irving Independent School District’s board of trustees named Debbie Cabrera as acting interim superintendent at a special meeting on Friday morning. This comes after Dr. Dana Bedden vacated the position last week.

7/9/2013

Responses, which were anonymous, provided details on how teachers teach, children learn and principals lead, with the survey's goal to drive improvements in the state's public schools.

7/9/2013

The former administrator has revitalized struggling school districts before, but he has never faced the massive financial burdens of Inglewood Unified.

7/9/2013

It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.

7/8/2013

The salaries and benefits paid to 66 Central New York school superintendents rose 16 percent over five years ago, according to compensation figures the districts reported to the state. Combined, they will make more than $12.8 million in salary and benefits in the next school year.

7/8/2013

Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.

7/8/2013

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs, and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many of Oregon's school districts, one that sounds more like corporate America downsizing rather than the state's public school system..

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

The new Edgewood Elementary School (Charleston, W.Va.), which will implement a "blended learning" style, has hired Pam Gould as principal. Gould will oversee a staff unfamiliar with the new curriculum, while at the same time consolidating two low-performing schools: Watts and Robins.

7/3/2013

After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility. But it almost didn't happen. It took an emergency cell phone call to secure the required amount of votes after the first vote failed.



7/3/2013

A city-wide effort to help transition closed Chicago Public Schools to new "welcoming schools" began Monday.

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