CALPADS Update for CA Charter Schools

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By Gerald Cockrell, Data and Categorical Program Specialist September 19, 2018 For California charter schools, it can be hard to stay on top of all the changes to CALPADS. Use the list below as an easy checklist to make sure your school isn’t forgetting anything this year. Check out our previous CALPADS post to see our list of the most … Read More

Part 2 Rethinking Compensation: A Tactical Guide

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By Allison Wyatt, Founding Partner, Edgility Consulting September 10, 2018 In our last blog post, we noted that compensation ought to address the needs of teachers and staff, as well as to the organization’s own objectives. We recommend that you start with establishing a sense of just how competitive you want your compensation to be, and in what specific roles … Read More

Part 1 Rethinking Compensation: A Matter of Value

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By Allison Wyatt, Founding Partner, Edgility Consulting August 31, 2018 Staffing is a critical ingredient for any education organization — and finding the right people has never been tougher. For decades, the supply of new teachers has been slowing down, particularly in critical subject areas such as math, science, and English language learning, as well as in high-need low-income schools. … Read More

Prepare for Your Audit! Step 4: The Main Audit.

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By EdTec Staff August 8, 2018 You’ve selected an auditor, communicated with them frequently, and completed the pre-audit steps. Now it’s time for The Main Audit. This phase involves all information as of the fiscal year close and occurs between August and November. During this stage the audit firm will perform fieldwork at your school and request sample financial transactions from … Read More

EdTec to Present at 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference

EdTec is excited to attend the 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference as a presenter and exhibitor! The conference will take place June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Katie Rarick, Client Manager at EdTec, will present a double session of training on each day of the conference. The training, “Charter Finance”, which has been approved … Read More

Join EdTec at the National Charter Schools Conference!

June 12, 2018 EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference!  The conference takes place June 17-20, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. We’ll be at Booth #1123 in the Sponsor Circle, so be sure to stop by to say hello to our team members and learn how our charter … Read More

We Need Proof: Capture & Demonstrate Student Performance across a Data Spectrum

by Annice Weinstein, Senior Manager, Assessment Data and Analysis  May 23, 2018 With so much going on at your charter school on a day-to-day basis, it can be difficult to remember what data your staff needs to track throughout the year. This data is necessary to stay on top of accountability requirements and be able to demonstrate student performance to your … Read More

Organizational Design for Charter Schools: A Case Study

By Christina L Greenberg, Co-Founder & Partner, Edgility Consulting May 16, 2018 “”Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.”  – Harold Geneen Among all the things I have learned working with schools over the past fifteen years, perhaps the most important … Read More

Prepare for Your Audit! Step 3: The Pre-Audit

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By the EdTec Client Management Team  March 22, 2018 In our last blog post, we covered the first two phases of the audit cycle: Auditor Solicitation and Auditor Engagement. In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into the third phase, the Pre-Audit. This phase occurs between April and June, and involves the auditor’s first visit to the school and frequent communication between … Read More

Connect with EdTec at the 25th Annual CCSA Conference!

EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference! The conference will take place in San Diego from March 26-28, 2018. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and schools, will present 11 breakout sessions and poster sessions, as well as two sessions at the School Developer Summit. We’re looking forward to this … Read More