Archive for September, 2012

First steps toward the next state budget

September 21st, 2012 by Robert Lowry

In a conversation earlier this week, a senior Education Department official asked us, what do district leaders think will happen in state aid next year?

I had to admit I didn’t know what expectations exist.

I’m not sure what the knowledge base is for school leaders on the state’s current financial outlook and plans.  So what follows is an update on those prospects. Read the rest of this entry »

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Home Room — September 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 by Robert Lowry

In this post :  implementing evaluations, superintendents praised for resourceful financial leadership, the Chicago teachers strike, and the Governor’s Education Reform Commission.

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Chicago

September 13th, 2012 by Robert Lowry

The big item in education news this week has been the Chicago teachers strike.  It’s been going on since Monday, putting 350,000 students out of school.

There are reports that a settlement is near. Read the rest of this entry »

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Home Room, September 10, 2012

September 10th, 2012 by Robert Lowry

What the Regents are up to this week, what the national party platforms say about education, reporting on reports, other news and an upbeat perspective on public education…

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