M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Newly painted outside Southern Guilford High School in Guilford County, N.C. (via WXII-TV of Winston-Salem)

Misspelled school sign

By Bill O'Neil

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August 9, 2010 at 10:48 am

Reporting: Branded! Public schools court corporate sponsors

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Hempfield High School softball fieldSchools across the country are dropping their resistance to advertising, selling the rights to name their facilities to local businesses as education budgets fall further behind in the stagnant economy.

That’s why field hockey and lacrosse players at Hempfield High School in Landisville, Pa., practice and compete on Heart of Lancaster Hospital Turf Quad. At Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa., the baseball team plays at SmileMaker Dental Field. At Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa., the basketball teams compete at Discovery Federal Credit Union Gym.

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August 6, 2010 at 6:33 am

Reporting: Schools in ‘category 5’ budget crisis

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While the recession has put a squeeze on all types of government programs, none has felt its impact more than education — the largest item in most states’ budgets.

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March 18, 2010 at 6:45 am

Schools rethinking bans on cell phones

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As ever more powerful cell phones come closer to mimicking the laptop computers many pupils carry each day, teachers and administrators are wrestling with whether their utility as a teaching tool outweighs the disruptions they can pose in the classroom.

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February 3, 2010 at 6:52 am