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Corporate Advertising on School Buses: State Policy Examples MS Word - In an effort to gain extra income, school districts are turning to selling advertising space on school buses. This document contains a list of state policies that address the practice. (Education Commission of the States, May 1998)...

Privatization of Educational Services and Corporate Sponsorship/Advertising on School Property MS Word - The increasing number of private businesses offering education services and the phenomenon of corporate sponsorship and advertising in public schools have attracted national attention. This document provides a sampling of businesses which provide education services for public schools, as well as a handful of district/school/corporation partnerships which pay schools/districts for use of/permission to advertise their product on school property, including school buses. (Education Commission of the States, May 1998)...

Commercial Activities in Schools: Use of Student Data is Limited and Additional Dissemination of Guidance Could Help Districts Develop Policies - This GAO Highlights presents findings from the GAO study on commercial activities in schools. Since 2000, 13 states have established laws addressing such activities in public schools, and at least 25 states are considering such legislation. The authors recommend that the Department of Education disseminate to state school board associations guidance on the use of student data for marketing and selling purposes. The full report also is available online. (United States Government Accountability Office, August 2004)...

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