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Back-to-school shopping: Three business story angles

Students are heading back to school within the next month, and local business story angles abound. Here’s are several options to consider. Tax-free weekends and other incentives As consumer confidence improves, the

The business of prom season

As prom season approaches and teens across the country primp for a night on the town, businesses such as hair and nail salons, makeup artists, tailors, restaurants, photographers and florists vie

Three databases: Local learning trends

Newsworthy headlines about schools often report on the quality of a state’s education, or the status of funding that public schools are receiving from the government. However, trends local education also

Tackling the business of high school football

This football season the monetization of high school football can be a great story. High schools have been making headlines for building costly stadiums and for making broadcast deals with

For some schools, summer is over

On the East Coast, public schools traditionally reopen the day after Labor Day. But across the South and West, many public schools started this week, and some even resumed classes

Specialization hurting young players

Last week, the baseball world gathered here in Phoenix for the annual analytics conference held by the Society of American Baseball Research, or SABR. There, two former baseball greats, pitcher

Businesses beyond retail gain back-to-school sales

It’s axiomatic that back-to-school season is good business for apparel and footwear sellers, purveyors of pencils and gadget suppliers. But for an interesting twist on the standard end-of-summer stories, how

Use Form 990s to dig into non-profit connections

Anne Ryman of The Arizona Republic used Form 990 and independent audits to find business connections between charter schools and their board members. Those business deals aren’t illegal, but they

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