finance

Hamilton County (Ga.) Schools Supersize to Economize

Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.

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Baltimore Charter and Independent Schools Faced Financial, Academic Challenges

Schools are fighting closures connected to high-profile figures and institutions.

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Md. Students Learn About Financial Literacy

Students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring soon will be able to know more about their finances thanks to EverFi Inc. — an online program that the school has begun integrating into its courses that teaches students about financial literacy.

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Critics Say Michigan Funding Overhaul is 'Cart Before Horse'

State policymakers and educators will get their first look today at a massive overhaul of Michigan's public education funding system that already is being labeled a vehicle for school vouchers.

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Western Indiana Districts Plan No-Closure Merger

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

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Charter School Financial Performance Exceeds Expectations

The tax-exempt bond market's first in-depth evaluation of charter school credit quality details stronger-than-expected financial performance, especially among rated borrowers, and challenges market perceptions about charter school financial risk.

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Mass. Schools Say A Level-Funded Budget Is Unrealistic

School officials in Hopkinton are already pushing back against the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation that all town departments be level-funded for fiscal year 2014, saying that expectation is “unrealistic.”

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Pittsburgh Schools Facing Major Budget Crisis

The question from Pittsburgh Public Schools board member Thomas Sumpter was blunt: "By 2015, are we broke, out of business?"

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If Proposal 1 Fails

Roy Roberts, the emergency financialmanager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot proposal that would affirm the state's ability to take over financially struggling school districts and municipalities.

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Despite Rough Economy, School Spending Climbs in Ill.

The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.

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