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Clarkson, Wesley P. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Offers practical advice for school boards about gifted programs, which can be both cost-effective and educationally beneficial. Examines the nature of various gifted programs, the budgets required to support these options, and a cost-benefit analysis of each. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
Parrino, Frank M. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Interviews with school board members and administrators produced a list of suggestions for balancing a budget in hard times. Among these are changing calendars and schedules to reduce heating and cooling costs; sharing personnel; rescheduling some extracurricular activities; and forming cooperative agreements with other districts. (MLF)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance
McCann, Barbara; Beaumont, Constance – American School Board Journal, 2003
Smart growth schools are small in size, encourage broad community involvement, and make good use of existing resources. Promoting small, community-based schools requires innovation, new partnerships, and a commitment to working to overcome the barriers presented by traditional rules and regulations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses research on the cost and benefits of government-funded universal preschool education. (Contains 12 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Preschool Education
Bracey, Gerald W. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Reviews several studies examining long-term academic, economic, and social benefits of investment in early childhood education. Includes the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project, the Chicago Child-Parent Center Program, the Abecedarian Project, and Head Start. (Contains 10 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Financial Support
Hoover, James P.; Main, Ron – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes benefits of West Allegheny (Pennsylvania) School District's decision to outsource the management of its technology services. Benefits include improved efficiency, increased technical expertise, cost-effectiveness, personnel stability, and organizational focus. Lists important points to consider when selecting an outsourcing firm. (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Costante, Carol C. – American School Board Journal, 2002
School nurses are essential and cost-effective for school districts. Local school districts and state and local health departments can work together to benefit children. Districts that have analyzed the cost-benefit ratio of school nurses have striking evidence of their cost-effectiveness. The more health services are made available to children at…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Levine, Elliott – American School Board Journal, 2002
Strategies to help garner community support in school technology growth or maintenance include the following: (1) consider a "current state of technology" report; (2) forget five-year plans; (3) develop annual technology reports; (4) look to your website; (5) seek constructive opportunities to share technology, and (6) show off best examples at…
Descriptors: Community Support, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Rittner-Heir, Robbin M. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes the advantages and disadvantages of group purchasing. Forty-seven states have laws allowing group purchasing. Includes examples of group purchasing arrangements in Washington, California, New Mexico, and Kentucky. (PKP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizations (Groups), Purchasing
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2002
In 1997, the National Education Association and the Teacher Union Reform Network urged local union affiliates to adopt a collaborative approach to negotiating with school boards and administrators. Research indicates that the cost of education in union districts is from 8-15 percent higher than in nonunion districts. Effects on student achievement…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Collective Bargaining, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development
Pereus, Steven C. – American School Board Journal, 2001
Certain guiding principles ensure that information technology becomes a value-added investment: using well-designed management and operating processes and fact-based decision making; examining document core processes and business practices; rethinking and redesigning processes, policies, and practices before integrating them into a system; and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Levine, Elliott – American School Board Journal, 2001
Techno-babble is the use of fancy terms to make new products look cutting-edge. Discusses five terms-their meaning, and strengths and weaknesses. Technology-support staff should relate complicated technical terms in simplified but not patronizing words. (MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes
Scheideman, Dale; Dufresne, Ray – American School Board Journal, 2001
Nevada's Clark County, the fastest growing school district in the nation, uses a life-cycle facilities management approach that monitors the individual components of each building on a database. The district's 10-year building program is addressing facilities infrastructure renewal, deferred maintenance, replacement, and new school construction.…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends
Lundt, John C.; Matt, John – American School Board Journal, 2001
As serving as its own contractor, a small district in western Montana saved money, had better control over the project, and inspired public confidence. Major advantages were cost savings, controlling the pace of construction, and the ability to cope with change orders. (MLF)
Descriptors: Bids, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Planning, Middle Schools
Carr, Deborah Hutcherson – American School Board Journal, 2000
The best way to purchase food-service equipment for a new or renovated school is to assemble a team, assess the school's needs, see what is available, follow state and federal procurement guidelines, install the equipment, and train employees to use it safely. A sidebar outlines procurement tips. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Food Service
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