Joseph Tramontana's Blog – September 2015 Archive (4)

Professional Development Best Practices

It is important to adopt best practices concerning Professional Development is another area where we can increase teacher performance and cut expenses. During times of fiscal crisis we have the opportunity to be creative and innovative. Actually, we should never spend money on what is not effective. Professional Development is another area school district need to…

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Added by Joseph Tramontana on September 29, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

How to Find more Revenue Sources

School districts are going to have to learn to find new revenue sources. I read with great interest an article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram; “Fort Worth School Leaders Eye Education Foundation.” Here is a quote from one of their administrators; “The basic purpose is fundraising,” Johnson said. “It is to support the district with our educational goals, to help raise…

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Added by Joseph Tramontana on September 25, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Two ways to cut enormous Special Education Costs

As a Chief Financial Officer I am frustrated by uncontrollable Special Education expenses. In this post I discuss the two ways to cut the enormous cost of special education. This includes not only the expense of the out of district placements but the legal fees involved in defending the cases.

Special Education expenses represent a…

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Added by Joseph Tramontana on September 18, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

The Promise of Technology

The promise of Technology delivering a superior Education. There was an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review about Educators and their ability to procure quality technology. As educators we have seen first hand how the product that we thought was so great a few years ago is now outdated. Technology holds great promise for the future but public school…

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Added by Joseph Tramontana on September 14, 2015 at 2:59am — No Comments

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