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…


A Legislative Surprise: Breaking Through Congressional Gridlock

For the first time in many years, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have voted out of committee an appropriation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Purchasing Practices

Today's Purchasing Practices

Here's a broad look at today's school purchasing practices from four veterans representing different-sized, and both rural and urban, districts.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Education Marketplace

Editor's Note

Unsung Heroes

Doing their best with less and less.

A Final Thought

It's All About the Money

Children lose when politicians make educational decisions.

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.

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.

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.

Business Practices

Financial Dashboards

Bringing context to data confusion.

school-choice movement

Choice Arguments

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

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