Letter: To Solve State’s Budget Woes Put People First
Budgets are values statements. They tell us who we are and what we aspire to be. In Connecticut, we are facing serious fiscal challenges that can only be solved if...
As pension and budget woes rise, there are ways to help teachers save for retirement
Teachers’ salaries understandably dominate public discussion about compensation but one undervalued way of helping teachers is to improve their retirement savings options.
How a political sticking-point is leading to over 500 state layoffs
Protesters gathering outside Senator Scott Wagner's district office to oppose his blockage of a UC funding bill. (Photo by Katie Meyer/WITF) (Harrisburg) -- On Wednesday night, it was dark and raining heavily in downtown York. But on the side of the road, a group of about a dozen people carrying union signs were undeterred, protesting outside of the district office of Republican Senator Scott Wagner. Many…
Audit: Budget adopted before UAMS layoffs had issues
The budget adopted before recent mass layoffs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences included revenue projections unsupported by calculations or recent health care trends, an internal audit report made public Thursday states.
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Overcome Those Homework Woes
Understandably, it can be excruciating for parents to sit on their hands and watch their child struggle alone. Most experts say that you don’t have to watch from the sidelines, but should draw the line between supporting and doing. Here are some tips to avoid this type of frustration in the future.
How does the state budget play into potential instructors layoffs for Treasure Valley Community...
ONTARIO — There is a likelihood that it won’t need to be done, but Treasure Valley Community College may begin sending out notifications to some faculty members that there is
What’s really behind New Mexico’s budget woes
Commentary: Most complex systems—like airplanes, for example—have built-in redundancies. So in order for a catastrophic failure to occur—such as falling
How Solar Can Help School Budget Woes
Around this time last year, the Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District in Fresno County, California, was able to reinstate the music program it had lost three years earlier. The district’s 2,300 kids got their music back, not because of a wildly successful candy sale, but because of a savvy investment in solar power that will save the district about $900,000 in its first five years, and a total of $9 million over 25 years. Enough to hire a music teacher, and more Thanks…
Comets try to solve recent woes
The Utica Comets’ situation recently has steadily grown more precarious at a critical time in the American Hockey League regular season.It has been
Covering the bases: Pirates offensive woes start at the top
PITTSBURGH The Pirates ran their hitless streak with runners in scoring position to 0 for 20 at one point in Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to the
NYS' Budget Woes Impacting How Local Schools Plan Their Own
The April 1 deadline has come and gone, and lawmakers in Albany have yet to agree on New York's next budget.
O'Rourke's fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beto O'Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field But four months into his campaign, other - previously unknown - candidates are seizing on the issues that were supposed to be the former Texas congressman's strengths Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of…
Robo-cops could be the answer to Statie woes
Amid the wreckage of the Tall Deval administration, there is one unquestioned bright spot. Literally, a spot, actually Spot, for that is indeed the name of the State Police’s new robot dog from Bos…
TSA shares tips for easing holiday travel woes
There isn't a spare seat to be had on any airline. But you booked early, got a good fare and you are genuinely excited about your trip. Before you get
Concerns aired over boiler woes, project
Two residents’ issues about Strough Middle School’s recent boiler problems and a proposed $14.2 million school district capital improvements project were aired at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night Among other topics, the board approved a 2020 membership in the New York State School Boards Association, although the vote again was not unanimous which also has occurred in at least three prior years • Residents…
What happens in the days leading up to the NBA draft?
A look at the Utah Jazz's final preparations before the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.
Experts: Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
DETROIT (AP) — Uber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't — including up to the chief executive — experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its...
How will Tiger Woods’ latest woes affect his bottom line?
With dominant performances, a spit-shined image and cross-cultural appeal, Tiger Woods was the first athlete to rack up $1 billion in endorsements.
Could less choice be the answer to the SFUSD's lottery woes?
Last December, the school board for the San Francisco Unified School District voted unanimously to begin an overhaul of the district's contentious "lottery" elementary school enrollment process. The current system allows parents to rank the schools they want and lets a computer sort out who goes where, with first priority in choice for siblings, second for those living in areas with low test scores and a…