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Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2010
For more than a decade, Florida's legislators and governors--first Jeb Bush and then Charles Crist--have pushed one of the nation's most ambitious education reform agendas: grading the performance of schools before No Child Left Behind was even an idea. Florida may be more known to outsiders for everything from its Indian River citrus crop to the…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In July, when energy prices were sky-high and some pundits were predicting a continued rise, Charles Riordan, facilities director at Loyola College of Maryland, and his colleagues locked in a chunk of their electricity prices--about a quarter of the college's consumption--to cover the next two years. Now that energy prices have fallen, the…
Descriptors: Energy Management, Fuel Consumption, Cost Indexes, Economic Change