Aug 7, 2012 The Poway Unified School district borrowed just over $100 million for building renovations in 2008, but because of a form of creative financing called a capital appreciation bond, the total debt is now adding up to close to $1 billion.
Jul 10, 2012 And not just promising them a reward. You have to give it to them upfront. Freakonomics' Steven Levitt on how that works.
Apr 27, 2012 Walmart named a former U.S. attorney earlier this year to check compliance with a U.S. bribery law. But is the U.S. law behind the times?
Apr 23, 2012 The New York Times reports that Wal-Mart's Mexican subsidiary paid millions of dollars in bribes in order to put its stores all over Mexico.
Apr 11, 2012 Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.
Feb 17, 2012 In suburban Detroit, there's a speed limit sign telling drivers to slow down to 25 mph on school days -- but it's a little different than the signs you might be used to seeing in your neighborhood.
Jan 26, 2012 Congress is still allowing French fries and pizza to count as vegetables, but what else is about to change on school lunch trays across America?
Nov 24, 2011 A new program set to launch in January will have preschoolers learning basic business and finance skills at the Chicago Public Library. The program is inspired by a Sesame Workshop multi-media kit.