Making It Work, Part 1

How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!

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September 28, 2008 / Fall 2008 / Staff Management

When looking at budget cuts, you might wonder what local school board would cut the “Critical Thinking in Today’s World” class.

But yearbook and newspaper teachers and advisers know that when schools consider dropping the journalism program, that is exactly what they are doing — cutting a program that teaches critical thinking, leadership and time management, among other adult skills.

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September 1, 2003 / Fall 2003 / Staff Management

1. Review last year’s expenses to know where money was spent. Expenses include more than the cost of the book. Determine whether there are less expensive ways of acquiring supplies. Are you spending money on motivational items, such as prizes and pizza? These items are important, but examine whether you can do as much or more with less.

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