Business & Finance

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will compete for the nation’s top urban education award — for the fifth time.

4/5/2012

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

4/5/2012

Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

Scholastic Inc. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released Primary Sources: America's Teachers on the Teaching Profession, the second landmark report presenting the results of a national survey of more than 10,000 public school teachers in grades pre-K to 12.

4/4/2012

The New York City United Federation of Teachers filed suit in state Supreme Court on to force the Department of Education to hand over copies of official e-mails that it has been requesting since May 2010.

4/4/2012

The largest bond issue in Joplin’s history unofficially has passed by less than 1 percent, allowing the Joplin School District to afford to rebuild schools that were destroyed in the May 22 tornado.

4/4/2012

Administrators in the East Pennsboro (Penn.) Area School District have asked the school board to consider imposing a fee for participation in school sports and activities starting in the next school year.

4/4/2012

Last week’s record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million generated $25.2 million in profits for education in Georgia, state lottery officials said.

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

Illinois schools were also big winners in last week’s record Mega Millions game, hauling in more than $30 million as a result of record Lottery sales.

4/3/2012

Promising that “turmoil and inconsistency will come to an end,” Kansas City Superintendent Steve Green agreed to a two-year contract today to become the district’s permanent leader.

4/3/2012

Cleveland County Schools’ superintendent will be among a group of state leaders discussing the impact of cuts to the education budget.

4/3/2012

The Los Angeles public school system will notify parents within 72 hours when a teacher at their child's school has been removed from the classroom on allegations of sexual misconduct against students, officials said Friday.

4/3/2012

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its lubricants blending plant in Atlanta donated more than 1,500 pieces of laboratory equipment, including workbenches, beakers, flasks and ovens to the City of Atlanta School System.

4/3/2012

New York's poorest schools will get a boost from the $132.6 billion state budget passed last week as education aid grows by 4 percent and districts work to stay below the 2 percent tax cap, Moody’s Investors Service said.

4/3/2012

The company most famous for those yellow No. 2 pencils announces a new loyalty program to put free school supplies into the hands of those who appreciate them most: students.

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