Business & Finance

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the appointment of Jodie Pozo-Olano to chief communications officer. Pozo-Olano has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, communications, and marketing. Most recently, she led global PR activities for Promethean, an education company that specializes in interactive classroom solutions.

9/18/2013

A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.

9/18/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen, and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO Wendy DuBoe, along with civic and community leaders, kicked off the third year of the Comcast Internet Essentials program this week. Internet Essentials helps close the digital divide by providing eligible families with low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month.

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Calling the Los Angeles Board of Education dysfunctional and warning that academic progress is at stake, a senior school district administrator confirmed Friday that he is resigning.

9/17/2013

Although the Department of Education has not made it official, the founding principal of the Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School in New Springville, is telling parents she has been tapped to serve as superintendent of Staten Island public elementary and intermediate schools.

9/17/2013

Jesús Aguirre, director of D.C.'s parks and recreation department since 2009, has been appointed as the city's first Latino state superintendent of education.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013

The cuts affect almost all school staffing and routine expenses. The cuts translate into larger classes with less individual attention.

9/16/2013

Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are hoping for emergency loans. The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits.

9/13/2013

9/13/2013

Public schools around the United States are still waiting to feel the recovery from an economic recession that officially ended four years ago, mostly because states have kept education spending low and property taxes remain depressed, according to a report released on Thursday.

9/13/2013

For as much anxiety as Americans have about whether our schools are letting children down, why don't we spend as much time and effort fretting about whether parents are letting their children down as well? We think nothing of grading schools, grading teachers, and grading our kids at every turn to make sure that they're getting what they need, but parents are rarely so scrutinized.

9/13/2013

Colleen Jermain, a graduate of Rogers High School and a current Middletown resident, will be leave her position as chief of staff performance and technology integration for Providence Schools to take the take the helm of the Newport District.

9/13/2013

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board once again appointed Bernard Prevuznak as the permanent superintendent of the Pennsylvania district. The vote at Tuesday's meeting was 6-3, with Prevuznak signing a three-year contract. His one-year contract as acting superintendent expires this coming Sunday.

9/13/2013

One year after being hired to run the state’s second largest public school district, Jersey City Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles is reshaping the district’s central administration, most recently with the hiring of a chief academic officer.

9/12/2013

9/12/2013

Days after schools opened on Monday, Mayor Nutter joined with school officials announced the Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund today, a new fund raising effort to help in the purchase classroom supplies.

9/12/2013

School officials said the Oak Ridge system has failed a state maintenance of effort test that requires local funding to remain at least the same from year to year. After some budget adjustments, there is a $250,000 shortfall, school officials said, and they want the city to cover it. It’s the equivalent of a 2.5-cent property tax rate increase.

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