Business & Finance

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Slammed into lockers, isolated in darkened schoolrooms, vulgar language by a teacher – it was just another day at school for special needs student Alex Williams.

5/16/2012

The Iowa City school board has set aside plans to redraw some school boundaries, a process that had been debated the past couple of months.

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

At East Stroudsburg School District, business manager Patricia Bader oversees a reserve fund balance — one of the largest among the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.

5/15/2012

If the School Reform Commission and Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen have their way, we may witness the end of public education in Philadelphia.

5/15/2012

This release will give quicker access to meeting agendas and a cleaner, more modern interface that will allow users to simply swipe a finger to move from one agenda item to the next.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

Learning Resources announces the sponsorship of a nationwide teacher grant hosted by the online community WeAreTeachers. How would you use portable interactive technology to create collaborative lessons? Apply by May 22.

5/14/2012

New Jersey education officials say they will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep.

5/14/2012

A Central Texas Republican primary contest for the State Board of Education is shaping up to become one of the races that could define the board for years to come.

5/14/2012

Oklahoma's Department of Education has the same problem as other state agencies, according to an analyst: The state budget is smaller than it used to be.

5/14/2012

But the state responds that it had all the information requested from and offered by Fulton Science Academy Middle School.

5/14/2012

The Alabama House has passed an education budget $141 million short of what is being spent this fiscal year, though lawmakers found another $10 million to add to the Senate-passed version.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Educators exasperated by the need for greater parent involvement have persuaded Tennessee lawmakers to sign off on a novel bit of arm-twisting: Asking parents to grade themselves on report cards.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel’s 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

Superintendent James Merrill has been named Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

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