Money Matters

A massive federal stimulus plan is helping to narrow the gap in education funding, but in some struggling districts, it won't be enough


California Districts Face Grim Budget Times

Already vulnerable to the state's fiscal flip-flops, California's districts are just trying to hold on to some of what they've got


Michigan Schools Struggle in Downturn

With Michigan's economy flagging, Pontiac's board is taking on tough challenges




  • School Board News

    April 2009 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch.

  • Your Turn

    April 2009 Your Turn

    Your chance to tell us what you think

  • Research

    The Interim Superintendent

    Should interim superintendents be placeholders who maintain daily operations and conduct business as usual? Or should they have authority to institute changes in your district?

  • School Law

    Cyber Bullying

    Online bullying is the edgy way to goad a classmate and sometimes even school employees

  • Communications

    Columbine and Communication Changes

    Crisis communications in the post-Columbine era are more complex than ever

  • Governance

    Talking with Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

    A Q&A with the CEO of Florida's Hillsborough County Schools provides insight into a board-superintendent partnership that is working and bringing positive change to a district

  • Money

    The Cost-Conscious School Board

    Make sure that your district's phone bills, mailing, and postage charges don't get out of hand