Keep Calm and Review Your CALPADS Reports!

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By Gerald Cockrell, Data and Categorical Program Specialist November 13, 2017 Given the large amount of data reported for CALPADS Fall I, and the multitude of certification reports available, it can be difficult to determine which data are the most important and where to find them!  To help ease the frustration, we’ve created a list of the most important reports … Read More

Five Minutes of Practical Fundraising Advice for Charter Schools

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By Melanie Horton, Senior Marketing Manager October 24, 2017 All charter schools can use a few extra dollars to fund projects and programs that support the success of their students. Wherever your school is with its fundraising strategy, there’s always room for evaluation and improvement. We’ve put together a list of four simple actions schools can take to increase donations, … Read More

EdTec’s Going to CSDC 2017!

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October 13, 2017 EdTec will be attending the 2017 Charter Schools Development Center Conference as a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter! The conference takes place November 16-17 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. We’ll be at Booth #54 at the Exhibitor Fair, so be sure to stop by and say hello to our staff! We’re also excited to share … Read More

Introducing EdTec + IO Education

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July 20, 2017 EdTec is excited to announce its new partnership with IO Education, a nationwide leader in the education technology industry on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. As part of the partnership, EdTec will provide clients with access to two new, cutting-edge assessment management systems, along with EdTec’s top notch, charter-specific technical support services, all … Read More

Grow Your Enrollment Applications With School Tours 

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Use tours as a marketing tool to reach prospective families and tell your school’s story. by Melanie Horton, Senior Marketing Manager July 10, 2017 You’ve gone through all the hard work of starting a charter school.  Your programs are successful and your students are doing well. But you’re still struggling to meet your target enrollment numbers each year.  Success on … Read More

School Leader Summer Reading: Cleaning Up Your School’s Payment Processes

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by Dena Koren, Senior Client Manager July 3, 2017 Now that your 2017-18 budget is approved, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming school year. The (slightly) less hectic summer months are a good time to review the school’s financial policies and procedures to make sure everything is in place. With that in mind, here are a few thoughts … Read More

Landing Your 2017–18 Charter School Budget: Finalizing your budget for the next school year

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by Dena Koren, Senior Client Manager June 6, 2017 It’s June, and many charter schools are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their charter school budgets for the 2017–18 school year. This can be frustrating and overwhelming given all the moving parts —finalizing staff compensation, collecting final proposals for next year’s contracts, deciding which software and curriculum to use, … Read More

Join Us for EdTec’s Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers!

April 7, 2017 EdTec has partnered with the L.A. Dodgers to plan Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers, scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 7:10pm! We invite you to enjoy the game, mingle with other charter schools, and spend time with your staff, students, and parents! Details: Tickets are discounted at the group sale price of $23/each! Schools must sell a minimum … Read More

Finance & Operations: 5 Key Things Every Charter School Leader Should Know

Originally published November 2015 Here at EdTec, we have the fortune of working with many school leaders, both seasoned and new to the charter world, which allows us to see the most effective school leadership practices.  Many new school leaders have brought successful strategies implemented in their classrooms to their new roles as executive directors.  Inevitably, however, there are aspects … Read More