Survival in a Down Economy

Author: E. E. Davis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1607097540
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"This manual is an easy-to-use, practical guide that all superintendents in any size or type of school district will find extremely helpful as they deal with complex school district revenue shortfalls. These timely, realistic case studies of actual school funding problems faced by superintendents illustrate well the six-step, district-wide process recommended."---Thomas A. Kersten, assistant professor of school finance, Educational Leadership Department, Roosevelt University; former superintendent Skokie Public Schools, Illinois "School financing operations are challenging across the country. This manual contains wisdom for the leadership that is required to manage school resources and to improve student achievement---at the same time balancing fiscal resources and accountability. As a chief financial officer, the advice on allocating resources during tough economic times is invaluable and will be used to assist our district in accomplishing our educational mission."---Guy G. Bellville, chief financial officer, Cherry Creek Schools, Colorado "These two authors are eminently qualified to give practical advice to school leaders. The recommendations come from a wealth of experience. I urge you to read these pages carefully and give credence to what the authors are saying. I have learned much from them and continue to marvel at their wisdom. Your time invested will be well rewarded."---Ivan W. Fitzwater, professor emeritus, Trinity University; AASA Distinguished Professor of the National Academy of School Executives "I have been directly involved with school district finance for the past fourteen years. I have experienced both `years of plenty' and `years of drought.' The information contained in this manual provides the tools for a budget reduction to be conducted in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust. I was privileged to review a draft of this manual, and I used that information to make the budget decisions that have allowed our district to remain solvent. I highly recommend this manual, and I believe it should be a part of any superintendent's resource library."---Scott L. Crane, superintendent, Blackfoot School District 55, Idaho

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Crisis

Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Smarter Budgets Smarter Schools

Author: Nathan Levenson
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ISBN: 9781612501383
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Armed with real-world examples and out-of-the-box ideas, Nathan Levenson challenges conventional thinking about school budgeting and offers practical, actionable advice for school superintendents, central office leaders, building principals, and school board members. Virtually every school district in the nation is experiencing an extended period of financial constraints. Shrinking tax revenue, decreasing federal stimulus funds, rising health care and pension costs, and growing high-need student populations will continue to test superintendents and school boards as they seek to prepare students for a globally competitive environment.

Education for Upward Mobility

Author: Michael J. Petrilli
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475819773
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This book seeks answers to a fundamental question, perhaps one of the most important questions in America today: How can we help children born into poverty transcend their disadvantages and enter the middle class as adults? And in particular, what role can our schools play? There’s little doubt that education and opportunity are tightly joined in the twenty-first-century economy. Almost every week brings a new study demonstrating that highly skilled workers are being rewarded with stronger pay and excellent working conditions, while Americans with few skills are struggling mightily. Expanding educational achievement, then, appears to be a clear route to expanding economic opportunity. Yet much of our public discourse ends there. Of course more young Americans need better education in order to succeed. But what kind of education? Is the goal “college for all”? What do we mean by “college”? Do our young people mostly need a strong foundation in academics? What about so-called “non-cognitive” skills? Should technical education make a comeback? Education for Upward Mobility provides fresh perspectives and concrete ideas for policymakers at every level of government; for leaders and policy analysts in education reform organizations in the states and in Washington; for philanthropists and membership associations; and for local superintendents and school board members. It combines the latest research evidence on relevant topics with in-depth explorations of promising practices on the ground, in real places, achieving real successes.

Black Enterprise

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BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.

International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy

Author: Harika Masud
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464810729
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Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process'. It is comprised of two main parts - (i) a technical understanding of public budgets, including familiarity with government spending, tax rates and public debt and; (ii) the ability to engage in the budget process, comprising of practical knowledge on day-to-day issues, as well as an elementary understanding of the economic, social and political implications of budget policies, the stakeholders involved and when and how to provide inputs during the annual budget cycle. Given that no international standards or guidelines have been established for budget literacy education to date, this book seeks to address this gap by taking stock of illustrative initiatives promoting budget literacy for youth in selected countries. The underlying presumption is that when supply-side actors in the budget process -- governments -- simplify and disseminate budget information for demand-side actors -- citizens -- this information will then be used by citizens to provide feedback on the budget. However, since citizens are often insufficiently informed about public budgets to constructively participate in budget processes one way to empower them and to remedy the problem of "budget illiteracy" is to provide budget-literacy education in schools to youth, helping them evolve into civic-minded adults with the essential knowledge needed for analyzing their government's fiscal policy objectives and measures, and the confidence and sense of social responsibility to participate in the oversight of public resources. This book elaborates on approaches, learning outcomes, pedagogical strategies and assessment approaches for budget literacy education, and presents lessons that are relevant for the development, improvement, or scaling up of budget literacy initiatives.