The Public School District Finance Peer Search lets you compare any U.S. school district’s revenue and expenditures per student with peer districts and with national and state averages.
If you’re feeling put upon you should read this 37-year old memo to a new hire at the St. Petersburg Times. You can’t fault her new boss for not communicating expectations.
Competitive intelligence is where a business researches competitors. LLRX.com offers a competitive intelligence resource guide that includes information on search engines, meta search sites, news search sites, business info websites and databases, online people trackers, television and radio news transcripts, legislative monitoring and tracking, e-newsletters, online newspapers, journals and news sources, monitoring trends, companies and products, rss feeds on business related content, identification of company legal representation, online tools for competitor monitoring, benchmarking, web directories and portals, website trackers and more.
Here’s a list of 117 blogs by industry analysts.
Standard & Poor’s has an impressive site gathering information on U.S. schools called SchoolMatters. It offers school-by-school data on test scores, race and ethnicity, disabilities, poverty, teacher experience, class size and much, much more. You can search by school, district, name, city, state or zip, compare whichever schools you want and download the data as an Excel spreadsheet. Thanks to Al Cross of the Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues for telling me about it.
A proposed Army sexual assault database reported here previously is generating opposition in Congress and among advocacy groups.
Positive Health offers basic techniques for memorizing lists, numbers and names.