Budget and Finance

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Teachers' Unions Reap Little From Election Spending

More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate. (November 7, 2014)

Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

Schools and districts are looking for ways to do more with less when it comes to technology. This Spotlight explores how information technology professionals and educators can rise to the challenge.

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The Florida K-12 district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The pressure on schools to upgrade their technology is growing very fast right now, but they will not see the new E-rate dollars until 2015.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
Competition from free, public preschool programs can siphon off clients from private early-education providers and potentially limit options in some communities.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
A spate of GOP-sponsored legislation targets what critics see as an improper federal role in boosting the common academic standards.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
An equitable finance formula must consider whether the proportion of state aid is enough to level the playing field between rich and poor districts, write Marin Gjaja, J. Puckett, and Matt Ryder.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The Wallace Foundation is planning to sink $24 million into a new six-district initiative to improve the conditions and skill sets of principal supervisors.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Just 3 percent of school superintendents rate business leaders as "well-informed" about public education, and 14 percent say they are actually misinformed, a new survey finds.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week

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