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McClain, E. Glenn, Jr.; King, Richard A. – School Business Affairs, 2009
As an important cabinet-level position that reports directly to the superintendent and board of education, the school business official (SBO) often holds the second most powerful position in the district. Along with calls for fiscal and educational accountability, this elevated stature underscores the need for business officials to have leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Accountability, Skill Analysis, School Surveys
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2015
"Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2016" contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President's priorities, and summary tables. The ideas offered by President Obama in this 2016 Budget are designed to bring middle-class economics into the 21st Century. They are intended to help working families…
Descriptors: Budgets, Federal Government, Economic Progress, Fiscal Capacity
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
The US state lawmakers are concerned with the budgets and management of public colleges, though with a little push from "helicopter parents" who hover over their college-age children and challenge administrative decisions, legislators are increasingly intervening in a range of student-life issues. Frequently, legislators who are parents…
Descriptors: Legislators, Public Colleges, Parent School Relationship, Parent Child Relationship
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Salluzzo, Ronald E. – New Directions for Higher Education, 1999
In higher education institutions, decisions about spending patterns are established in the budget and executed by a diverse, decentralized group of institutional managers. To make the budget a vibrant management tool, each institutional constituency must view it as a document that helps advance institutional mission as well as a way to measure…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Budgets, College Administration
Rholdon, Christopher M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study problem was the lack of available information regarding leadership in enrollment management at community colleges. As legislators continue to increase tuition in Louisiana to offset holes in the state budget, leaders in enrollment management at community colleges are being heavily relied upon to successfully recruit and retain students…
Descriptors: Deans, Enrollment Management, Community Colleges, Focus Groups
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Holton, John B. – AEDS Journal, 1973
The two school districts described in this paper have used the computer to help decentralize the planning and administration of their budgets. These districts used the modern program oriented approach to budget management as a basis for implementing their decentralization plans. This paper analyzes the results and their general applicability for…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers
Van Keuren, James – School Business Affairs, 2002
Describes how the budget can be used as a management tool (continuous-improvement plan) to help align district financial resources with school-reform efforts. Cites example of a continuous-improvement plan developed by the Ohio Department of Education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administration, Budgets
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) To Be Continued: Congress Enacts Temporary Funding Mechanism to Keep Government Operating Until March 2013; Bill…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, High School Graduates, Public Education
Robbins, David L.; Rooney, Patrick Michael – Business Officer, 1995
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis is the first public institution to implement Responsibility Center Management (RCM), a comprehensive decentralized, incentive-base financial management system. RCM has strengthened academic planning, budget management, general accountability, and multiyear fiscal planning. Organizational…
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, College Administration, College Planning
Willis, Jason; Tanner, Sean – WestEd, 2020
In the wake of public-health stay-at-home orders prompted by the coronavirus, the United States faces a nearly inevitable economic recession in the coming months. With a slowing economy will come a contraction in state revenues, including funding for public education. States are beginning to make budget-cutting calculations and are bracing for the…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Public Health, Budgeting, Educational Finance
Steward, Hazel B. – Illinois Schools Journal, 1991
In the wake of the Chicago (Illinois) School Reform Act, Tilden High School (Chicago) hired a new principal and began self-evaluation in preparation for an accreditation association visitation. These events brought about curriculum development, staff development initiatives, changes in budget management, and, ultimately, an increase in student…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
DeBard, Robert – 1995
With the current pressures for increased accountability and improved productivity, financial management in the study of higher education has become increasingly important. This study examined whether the "how" or the "why" of management were more important to prospective budget administrators. The study hypothesized that an…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Course Content, Curriculum Design
Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson; Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2020
In January 2017, Trellis launched the Financial Security Study (FSS) to shed light on a broad set of questions related to students' basic needs and academic experiences. Working with 11 institutions in Texas and Florida from late January to October of 2017, researchers interviewed 72 students every 30 days or so to discuss their recent experiences…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Needs, Eating Habits, Educational Finance
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, US Department of Education, 2014
The purpose of the United States Department of Education's (the Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 "Agency Financial Report" (AFR) is to inform Congress, the President, and the American people on how the Department has used federal resources entrusted to it to promote achievement and preparedness of youth entering a global environment by…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Departments of Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Gager, Jenifer; Marchand, Vicky – Finance Project, 2009
This paper was created for executive directors, directors of finance and administration, and program managers of small youth-serving non-profit organizations. This guide supports and enhances the systems they use to manage grants and contracts. This guide is organized to use as a quick self-assessment of their fund management practices: (1) seven…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Grants, Contracts, Federal Aid
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