Business & Finance

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

3/1/2012

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

3/1/2012

The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

New York City churches meeting in the city’s schools have won a major victory over the board of education, as a judge ruled that all congregations impacted by her injunction barring the city from evicting churches are covered by the verdict — and not just the main congregation named in the suit.

2/29/2012

Casio America, Inc.’s Business Projector Division is pleased to announce that Karen Bessey, media coordinator/tech facilitator at Darden Middle School in Wilson, North Carolina as the winner of its Mobile Classroom Package, worth $12,500.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division announced the Samsung K12 ‘Return on Intelligence’ Gift Programs, including a grant program for teachers, scholarships for high school students and Superhero Program. 

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

2/27/2012

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

2/27/2012

PublicSchoolWORKS has added an Attachment Feature to its Staff Safety Reporting Systems, part of the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite.

2/27/2012

PublicSchoolWORKS has added an Attachment Feature to its Staff Safety Reporting Systems, part of the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite.

2/27/2012

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

2/27/2012

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

2/27/2012

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

2/24/2012

2/24/2012

School districts, local governments, and non-profit agencies in New Jersey can now use cooperative purchasing contracts awarded by national programs such as the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program and the Keystone Purchasing Network.

2/24/2012

The William Penn Foundation is donating $1.5 million to help restructure the Philadelphia School District, and officials said Wednesday they thought the move could bring more funds from the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.

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