Tag Archives: School funding

Five new postings from the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire

19 Oct

Yet another installment of recent postings on the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire. The subjects include: questionable public policy moves, a troubled nonprofit and an effective one, and a new wrinkle in the Occupy protests.

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What do Bill Gates, classical music, hardballs and rural groceries have in common?

5 Apr

These are all topics I’ve covered recently as a new newswire contributor for the Nonprofit Quarterly.
* Bill Gates takes on states’ budgets
* Classical music wielded to fight crime in Oregon
* Hardballs flying around future of historic baseball stadium in Oregon
* Small town puts its eggs in grocery story basket

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Congratulations to the Coburg Community Charter School

24 Feb

The community has a milestone achievement to celebrate!

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It takes a village to raise a school

30 Nov

For years, the people of Coburg, Oregon (population 1,080) have heard that their elementary school will close because it’s not economically viable. This past June, 4J regional school district officials again warned that Coburg School would likely close within the year. City leaders and parents were once again discouraged about the future of their school. A small group of parents started strategizing. By November, when 4J Superintendent George Russell confirmed the closure as one of his recommendations to address a gaping budget deficit for the 2011 school year, something remarkable had happened in Coburg.

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