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 New Normal

Author: Roger McNamee
Publisher: Portfolio (Hardcover)
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Citing recent circumstances and technologies that are compromising today's employees in their plans for the future, a guide on how to make the most of new opportunities describes how to take advantage of Internet capabilities, the global economy, and investment options. 35,000 first printing.

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.

The Nurse Manager s Guide to Budgeting Finance 2nd Edition

Author: Al Rundio
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1940446589
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This is the fully revised and updated second edition of STTI’s popular handbook for nurse managers. Nurse managers deal with the economic reality of patient-staffing ratios, reports, and accountants. Acronyms such as FTEs and ADCs can feel like a foreign language many new managers haven’t learned yet. This book provides practical tools, tips, and strategies that will help one be a successful nurse manager, including details about how key legislation affects the budgeting process.

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.

Artificial Unintelligence

Author: Meredith Broussard
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262346745
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A guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology and why we should never assume that computers always get it right. In Artificial Unintelligence, Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in a tremendous amount of poorly designed systems. We are so eager to do everything digitally—hiring, driving, paying bills, even choosing romantic partners—that we have stopped demanding that our technology actually work. Broussard, a software developer and journalist, reminds us that there are fundamental limits to what we can (and should) do with technology. With this book, she offers a guide to understanding the inner workings and outer limits of technology—and issues a warning that we should never assume that computers always get things right. Making a case against technochauvinism—the belief that technology is always the solution—Broussard argues that it's just not true that social problems would inevitably retreat before a digitally enabled Utopia. To prove her point, she undertakes a series of adventures in computer programming. She goes for an alarming ride in a driverless car, concluding “the cyborg future is not coming any time soon”; uses artificial intelligence to investigate why students can't pass standardized tests; deploys machine learning to predict which passengers survived the Titanic disaster; and attempts to repair the U.S. campaign finance system by building AI software. If we understand the limits of what we can do with technology, Broussard tells us, we can make better choices about what we should do with it to make the world better for everyone.

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.