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School Fundraising

Parents: Fundraisers Are In the Budget

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Supporting fundraisers is a great way teach your children the concepts of charity and volunteerism. It is also an important way of reinforcing money lessons in the real world that will last a lifetime.

Girl's Adorable Photos Raise $1,000 For School

Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

Updated 11/13/2012 at 5:38 p.m. Welcome to school fundraising in the age of rage faces. With some help from her parents, Ruby Knudson, 5, creat...

Is Public Education Really Free?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As we look forward to a brand new school year, parents are busily getting their children ready for the first day of school. And that means spending money.

Prince Edward To See Much Changed At School For Low-Income Students Since Great-Great Grandfather

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- When the future King Edward VII visited Girard College in 1860, the boarding school for underprivileged students served about 860 whit...

Joplin Schools Seek Support For $62 Million Bond Issue For Rebuilding

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Connie Nance is well aware of the damage caused by the deadly Joplin tornado 10 months ago – "It was right outside my back door,"...

Budget Cuts Spur Creative Fundraising at N.J. Schools

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTIC CITY -- The life-size scarecrows welcoming visitors to the Folsom school were an eye-catching addition to the school's Halloween celebration....

Stretch Your Back-to-School Budget

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

State and local government budget cuts have taken their toll on practically every public service. Among the biggest victims of funding cutbacks are lo...

A Peek at Chicago's 'Hidden Rich' (Warning: Mature Content Matter)

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

They used to lament "the hidden poor" in this country. I think the bigger blind spot these days is "the hidden rich."

Walmart's Poor Sportsmanship

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

It may be questionable whether Walmart has the legal right to undercut youth sports and profit off a school's logo without permission. But there's no question about whether it's ethical.