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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 Final Thought

Fill, Don't Close, Underused Schools.

It may be wiser to find ways to use the empty space for the community.

A Final Thought

An Opportunity to be Creative

There are a number of reasons why closing a school may not be the best choice.

The President's FY2015 Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama announced his proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. In recent years, the President’s budget has become more of a ritual than a reality. Maybe better described as a White House wish list. Though required by statute, these budgets are usually dead on arrival and until last year, nothing was ever resolved quickly or on time.

Smaller School Districts

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Smaller District, Greater Rewards

Manchester, Conn.'s school consolidation plan shows where facilities, student achievement and state reimbursements intersect.

A Final Thought

Things Have Changed

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Saving Big With Cooperative Purchasing

Cooperative purchasing allows districts and schools to stretch their limited dollars. Here's how.

Washington At Work

Congress has begun the second session of the 113th Congress with lots of things to do. First and foremost was to raise the debt ceiling before the end of February. Congress met the deadline with days to spare before it went out on the President’s Day recess.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)


Looking to the Future: Trends for 2014 and Beyond

P3: Selling the Value in Learning Spaces

Quality schools need funding to be properly planned and built to the highest standards. Selling the value of this funding can be easy

Products that Work

Cooperative Agreements: The Timing is Right... NOW!

Emerging Technology

E-Rate Funding

Using E-rate funding has allowed many school districts to purchase technology connectivity at rock-bottom prices, but does the slow purchase/approval time coupled with the accelerating pace of technology change put districts in an increasingly untenable situation?

Products that Work

Save Time and Money on Quality Products

School Funding

Finding Money

Know where to find and how to secure funding beyond what the federal government and state provides.

Business Practices

Avoiding Risky Business

Furniture For Schools

Furniture & Equipment

Furniture For Schools