Business & Finance

8/13/2013

8/13/2013
School districts are firing more teachers since new collective bargaining laws eliminated job protections granted by union contracts three years ago, according to the state’s teachers’ union and school board association.

8/12/2013

8/12/2013
With the closing of nearly 50 Chicago schools, many people are worried about what will become of the boarded-up buildings in poor neighborhoods.
8/12/2013
Facing a still-massive deficit, the Philadelphia School District will not open on time unless it has assurance by Aug. 16 that it will receive $50 million from the city, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013
Seattle School Board candidates Suzanne Dale Estey, Sue Peters, and Stephan Blanford received the most votes in their respective districts in the recent primary election. The general election will be held in the fall.
8/9/2013
Jim Merrill, Wake County School's new school superintendent, takes over for Tony Tata, who was fired last fall. Merrill is the North Carolina district's third superintendent in as many years and is now running the state's largest school district.
8/9/2013
Norm Ridder, superintendent of Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools, announced that he and his wife want to move west to be closer to family. He will step down June 30, after nine years as head of the district.
8/9/2013
North Atlanta High School, notable for both its beauty and its cost—$147 million compared to $38.5 million, the median cost of a new high school in the Deep South—opens this week in a district still recovering from a cheating scandal.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013
The district worked deep into the summer to fill the openings in its struggling Innovation Zone schools. Because of their low test scores, the seven "iZone" schools were required by the state and federal governments to come up with plans to turn themselves around.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013
The Sioux City school district is among many in the state struggling to diversify its workforce, especially as Iowa’s demographics continue to shift.
8/7/2013
The declaration will set in motion a process that could end with drastic options that include bankruptcy or an emergency manager.
8/7/2013
Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.
8/7/2013
Just two weeks after the position was officially created, the Board of Education for the Auburn (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District has approved the appointment of a chief information officer who will oversee the district's use of data and technology.

8/6/2013

8/6/2013
Jeanice Kerr Swift has accepted the Ann Arbor school board's offer to become the next superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
8/6/2013
Portsmouth School Superintendent Lynn Krizic has resigned, according to a statement released by the school district Thursday.
8/6/2013
Courted heavily by the Lakeshore Public Schools in Stevensonville, south of St. Joseph, and offered its superintendent position, Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Jon Felske has decided to stay in Muskegon.

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