Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…


School Building Budget

The Building You Want... Within the Budget You Have!

Once the budget has been established for your school construction project, staying within it does not have to be a constant process of sacrifice and compromise.

The President’s FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation’s Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Good News, Again!

But our school buildings still need more attention and funding.

energy initiative

Maintenance & Operations

Demand Response

An energy initiative that works for the environment and school divisions.

School Building Costs

How to Cut the Cost of Your New School Building

It's anti-intuitive, but raising the initial cost of a new school or other capital purchase can reduce total cost of ownership.

2014 Mid-Term Election: Changing of the Guard and Its Impact on Education Policy and Priorities

The mid-term election results are already having an impact on education policy at the national and state levels. With Republicans winning the majority in the Senate, increasing their majority margin in the House, adding more governors and continuing control of many state legislatures will affect the direction of education policy, priorities and practice for at least the next two years, and possibly longer.

Trends in Green

Resilience, Schools and Insurance

Can schools be rewarded with lower insurance costs by taking steps to reduce risk? A new program shows how it can be done.

school-choice movement

Choice Arguments

The school-choice movement has set off an intense national debate about vouchers and charter schools.



Business Practices

Financial Dashboards

Bringing context to data confusion.

Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative Purchasing

How schools are using it to upgrade security.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Deborah P. Moore explains how to make the best use of this comprehensive guide of products and suppliers for the education market.

Sustainable Purchasing for Schools

Sustainable Purchasing for Schools

This recently released guide provides a host of tools and resources for administrators, teachers and parents concerned with making healthy purchasing decisions that are good for students and the school environment.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Things Are Looking Up

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on August 1 and returns on September 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so.

Business Practices

Ethics in Purchasing

Some dos and don'ts to guide purchasing practices.

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