School Business Relations
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion 5 Ways Rural School Leaders Can Create Workforce Opportunities for Students
The key to offering high-quality, work-based learning opportunities to students in rural areas is community building.
Ed-Tech Policy Millions of Students Got Free Home Internet for Remote Learning. How Long Will It Last?
Time and money are running out on temporary agreements between districts and ISPs. Broadband advocates want a federal solution.
School & District Management Opinion In Education, Perfect Must Not Become the Enemy of Good
Randi Weingarten and Stanley S. Litow explore how we can move past divisiveness on key education issues.
College & Workforce Readiness Getting Businesses Involved in Schools: What's the Secret Sauce?
A high school in Minnesota is excelling at something that has eluded most schools, and is important as they try to focus on career readiness: enlisting businesses to participate in designing curriculum and teaching students.
School & District Management Schools Take a Page From Silicon Valley With 'Scrum' Approach
In Chesterfield County, Va., and other districts, educators are borrowing a project-management approach from the world of software development: "Scrum" meetings.
School & District Management As Many Focus on Houston, Other Coastal Schools Slammed by Harvey Still Ache
Some Texas coastal districts are racing to open just after Labor Day while others say they may be closed "indefinitely"
School & District Management In Chicago, Enrollment Decline and Funding Uncertainties Lead to Smaller School Budgets
The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.
School & District Management Texas High School Senior Defeats Incumbent to Win School Board Seat
Mike Floyd will take office three days before he graduates. Floyd said he ran, in part, because of remarks the district superintendent made about restroom policies for transgender students
School Climate & Safety Former Detroit Schools Manager Charged in Flint Water Crisis Case
The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.
School & District Management Entire School Board in Small Virginia Town Resigns
The seven-member school board in Franklin City, Va., resigned after the City Council asked the members to do so over questions of financial management.
School & District Management Chicago District Plans to Borrow $1 Billion
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved borrowing nearly $1 billion for construction costs and to refinance high-interest debt.
School & District Management Strike Drumbeat Builds in Chicago As District Urges More Negotiations
After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.
School & District Management Chicago Teachers' Union Rejects District Contract Offer
The Chicago Teachers' Union on Monday said the district offered no guaranteed funds to pay for what it was offering the union and that there was lack of trust between union members and the school district.
School & District Management District Per-Pupil Spending Fell Slightly in Fiscal Year 2013 New Federal Data Show
New data from the National Center for Education Statistics show that per-pupil spending by districts, when adjusted for inflation, was lower in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.