To squeeze more out of less, districts are relying on ceativity and outside-the-box thinking to keep budgets balanced.
- Rolling the Dice
Lotteries may seem like the shortest route to instant cash for schools, but they're proving to be a high-risk
- A Balancing Act
Faced with increased advertising in schools, how can districts find the right balance between corporate support and commercial infringement?
- The Bible and the Board
In the church-state debate, districts often are caught in the middle of a controversial and costly quandary over religion's role in schools
- School Board News
May 2007 Up Front
News, views, and trends you should watch.
- School Law
Show Me the Money
Equity is front and center when schools charge fees or raise funds to supplement shallow resources.
What's Being Said About NCLB?
As the landmark federal law comes up for reauthorization, everyone involved with education is weighing in with an opinion.
- News Analysis
A Sign of the Times
The battle over a principal's right to discipline a student for offensive and disruptive speech is perhaps the biggest of its kind since the Vietnam war.
- Your Turn
May 2007 Your Turn
This month, You Say: there are unintended consequences to IDEA. We Ask: Should schools allow advertising?
Setting the Community Agenda
If public education is going to thrive, boards and administrators need to set the record straight on what’s working—and what’s not—in public schools.
The End at the Beginning
When negotiating administrative contracts, boards must take a close look at exit payments, or the final check you write could have painful consequences.
Building a Budget
The budget process can be irritating and frustrating for the board, but you have a role and should be involved in a meaningful way.
- Learn More
May 2007 Learn More
Your source for ideas and information.
May 2007 Adviser
What would you do if … your board had to close a school?