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- Around the States …. // Educational Marketer;10/9/2006, Vol. 37 Issue 29, p7
The article reports on the adoption of several Saxon Math textbooks from Austin, Texas-based Harcourt Achieve, by the school board in Tacoma, Washington. The books are intended for grades K-12. About $1.6 million has been spent by the district for educational materials particularly those dealing...
- Textbooks and the Child-Benefit Theory. // America;1/14/1967, Vol. 116 Issue 2, p36
The article focuses on the ruling of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York on the case initiated by the East Greenbush School Board, which is said to test the constitutionality of the state's free textbook program. According to the Appellate Division, the school board has no...
- Bush Promises Extra Funding for Reading First. Angelo, Jean Marie // District Administration;Mar2002, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p24
Reports the increase of reading and literacy funding by 11 percent under the education bill in the U.S. Amount allocated by the Congress for the Reading First program; Replacement for the Reading Excellence Act; Plan of government to give states and local districts annual resources to improve...
- Grants From Dollar General to Fund Summer Programs. // Tennessee Tribune;6/21/2012, Vol. 23 Issue 25, p5A
The article reports that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded grants worth 1.3 million dollars in middle Tennessee to support adult and youth literacy programs.
- Survey Finds Stimulus Funds Hardware and PD. // Electronic Education Report;11/1/2010, Vol. 17 Issue 21, p5
The article offers information on the result of a survey regarding how educators are going to use the federal fund allotted for education which was conducted for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2010 Technology+Learning Conference. It says that 52.8% responded to direct the fund to...
- LOUISIANA: School Defers Bond Effort. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;9/30/2010, Vol. 373 Issue 33392, p9
The article reports that Louisiana's St. Helena Parish School District trustees voted to form a committee on finding some ways to finance replacement of the old buildings of the district as well as increase teacher salaries.
- Small is beautiful. Sillars, Les // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;1/24/94, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p30
Examines how the Taber School Division in southern Alberta became more efficient and reduced costs by assuming as much local control of the system as possible. Severity of the financial predicament facing school boards across Alberta; Edmonton board might rely on tax hikes; Other options;...
- A BETTER WAY FOR A BOARD OF EDUCATION TO APPROACH SPENDING DECISIONS. Taylor Jr., Raymond G. // Education;Spring80, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p206
Describes an approach to spending decision-making adopted by the board of education in Skowhegan, Maine. Analysis of spending priorities; Influences on spending decisions; Alteration of budgets.
- Schools cut $1.3 million from budget. Merkel, Jim // Granite City Press-Record;10/17/2012, Vol. 54 Issue 42, pA1
The article reports that the Granite City School District school board approved a 1.3-million-dollar reduction from its 2012-13 education funding, resulting to reduction of building programs and school teachers that would generate 940,000 dollars in savings.