Monday, April 20, 2015

Layoffs in the Future as the Birthrate Falls in the U.S.

All but three U.S. states experienced a decline in their birthrate since the recession began in 2007. For 14 states, the decline was in the double digits; a significant impact to schools in the future! Just as schools have had to adjust for the highest birthrate in history in 2007, schools will now need to adjust their work force and building capacity with significantly smaller numbers.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alabama Becomes 43rd State to Pass Charter Schools Act

Last week Alabama became the latest state to pass a Charter Schools bill and it was signed into law on Thursday, by Gov. Robert Bentley. The  new law provides for an appointed commission to address charter school applications when they are denied by the local board. This is the only way to ensure high quality schools will be allowed to open.

Congratulations, Alabama!