Enrollment Declines and Financial Implications

During the pandemic, America’s school districts have seen historic declines in enrollment. New data show that students and families continue to leave large and mid-sized urban districts in record numbers. What do we know about the real root causes of this trend? And what should be done about it? In this discussion, Daniel Anello (Kids […]

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Working Group: ESSER Tracking and Advocacy

This ESSER Tracking and Advocacy Working Group is open to all Network members. In this meeting, leaders from SCORE in Tennessee, A+ Education Partnership in Alabama, and the School and State Finance Project in Connecticut will share tools they’ve built to track ESSER spending and promote the strategic use of these funds, and will join […]

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Working Group: ESSER Tracking and Advocacy

This ESSER Tracking and Advocacy Working Group is open to all Network members. In this meeting, Chad Aldeman (Edunomics Lab) and Christine Pitts (CRPE) will share updates on efforts to track ESSER plans and actual spending and timelines for district budgeting. Kate Sobel and Jim Larson (TNTP) will share insights from a current initiative that’s […]

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Teacher Shortages and Opportunities for Innovation

Teacher shortages and absences in critical subjects and areas across the country are disrupting efforts around pandemic recovery and learning acceleration. As advocates know, this crisis further reveals challenges that already existed around recruiting, certifying, training, and retaining teachers, and more broadly on how we define and structure teacher roles. In this conversation, Chad Aldeman […]

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