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Oct 28, 2021
By Marguerite Roza and Hannah Jarmolowski Educational equity has been this administration’s priority from the outset, and last week’s executive order reiterates that. So, it is noteworthy that there are four federal provisions already on the books that could—if implemented with fidelity—make a real impact on financial equity in schooling. Financial equity can be measured both across districts and within districts by comparing fair…
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Oct 25, 2021
By Ebony Lambert, National Comprehensive Center  Greentrike is an education and advocacy organization that operates outreach programming, preschool, virtual programming, and two museums in Tacoma, Washington. This summer, we talked with Fahren Johnson, Greentrike’s director of strategic initiatives and leader of the Out of School Time Intermediary (OSTI). She spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, and how Greentrike…
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Oct 21, 2021
Several months ago, the National Comprehensive Center released Promising Procurement Practices to Maximize Learning Recovery – Increasing the Effectiveness of Contracting with External Vendors to Provide Services. The guide includes suggestions and promising practices to improve procurement practices in districts. While doing the research to develop the guide, we realized that districts would benefit from having a draft RFP (Request for…
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Oct 11, 2021
By Ebony Lambert, National Comprehensive Center  Partnerships between school districts and community organizations continue to play an invaluable role in supporting students and families who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and school closures. Here, we share insights from Out of School Time (OST) and Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) intermediaries about how they’ve worked with schools and communities to support students,…
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Oct 4, 2021
Blog written by Brad Keller and Rebecca Valenchis, Region 5 Comprehensive Center Interested in learning more about using short-term funding for long-term financial planning? Check out the new weekly blog series from the Region 5 Comprehensive Center that addresses the five elements of strategic budgeting: Identifying Vision and Goals Assessing Resources Using Data Communicating with Your District Continuous Improvement While anyone who is…