If there's one silver lining of our current economic recession and widespread government fiscal woes, it's the pressure to do more with less in education. With no money left to blindly throw at the problem, communities are reforming the system itself to better serve the increasingly varied needs of families and students. The data show these reforms are accelerating academic progress, piloting the way for fundamental reform in the way schools do business.
Featured in this issue:
- Weighted Student Formula Yearbook 2009
- Good and Bad News for School Choice in 2009
- Privatization Helps School Districts to Cut Costs, Focus on Education
- The Financial Crisis and the Government's Response: Interview with FEE Chairman Wayne Olson
- Cash-Strapped States Face Challenges, But Also Opportunities