Join EdTec at the Georgia Charter Schools Conference!

March 1, 2018

EdTec is excited to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 15th annual Georgia Charter Schools Conference! The conference takes place March 5-7, 2018 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re proud to work together with the Georgia Charter Schools Association to support Georgia charters, and we’re looking forward to connecting with charter leaders next week at our booth and breakout sessions!

We’ll be presenting two breakout sessions this year, both on Tuesday, March 6. We invite you to attend “Strengthening Board Governance: Using Dashboard to Drive Decisions” with our EVP and Chief Client Services Officer Peter Laub, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am in the Wilton room. This session is designed to help charter board members identify and aggregate key data points and make informed decisions about academics, finance, and compliance.

We also hope to see you later in the day for our second session, “Better Budget Building“, which will begin at 3:30 pm in Grand Ballroom I & II. EdTec’s  Gasper Magallanes and Leslie Gabbianelli will present this session, along with Dr. Latrisha Chattin, Executive Director of our charter partner Susie King Taylor Community School. Attendees will learn how to strengthen budget assumptions and meet state compliance standards in order to improve decision making at the school level and communicate a more effective story to potential fundraisers and lenders.

We’ll be at Booth S17, so when you’re not attending sessions, please come by to meet our team and learn how our charter experts can support your school with back-office services. We’re also excited to share how we meet the needs of new school developers with personalized, multi-year budgeting and forecasting.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge with Georgia’s charter school leaders, and we wish everyone a very productive three days of learning!

EdTec’s Going to the 2018 Colorado Charter Schools Conference!

February 28, 2018

EdTec will be attending the 2018 Colorado Charter Schools Conference as an exhibitor and presenter! The conference takes place March 1-2. 2018 in Denver, Colorado at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. We’ll be at Booth #R11, so be sure to stop by to say hello to our team members and learn how our charter experts can support your school with back-office services. We’re also excited to share how we meet the needs of new school developers with personalized, multi-year budgeting and forecasting.

EdTec’s SVP of Strategic Partnerships Adam Miller will moderate a breakout session at the conference.  We invite you to attend “Through the Lender’s Looking Glass: Telling Your Financial Story” on Thursday, March 1 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Larkspur room. Presenters include representatives from Low Income Investment Fund, Charter School Development Corp, and BB&T Capital Markets.  Attendees will learn how to get their school’s finances in order as they prepare to seek out financing options, as well as learn what the various lender types look for when considering financing solutions for charter schools. We look forward to sharing our knowledge on this topic with Colorado’s charter school leaders.

We wish everyone a very successful conference experience!

 

EdTec Opens Atlanta Office and Expands Work with Georgia Charters

November 20, 2017

EdTec is proud to announce the opening of our Atlanta office! We’re especially excited to be co-locating with our partner, the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), which allows us to collaborate with a dedicated, passionate team and stay abreast of new developments in Georgia’s education landscape.  

There is a lot of momentum surrounding the charter school movement in Georgia. With so much growth in the region, there is an increasing need for high-quality schools. Enrollment in charter schools in Georgia has more than tripled over the last decade, exceeding 84,000 students in the 2016-17 school year (Georgia Department of Education). EdTec is eager to contribute to this growth by sharing our knowledge and expertise and expanding our impact in the state. 

EdTec currently works with four charters in Georgia, throughout the metro Atlanta area, Macon, and Savannah. We provide these schools with full back-office support, which means we provide a CFO-level resource and a team of specialists to perform payroll, accounts payable, and accounting functions, as well as to support financial reporting and compliance requirements, enabling school leaders to focus on academic excellence. We also supported a few of these schools throughout the charter development stage by creating their charter application budgets, identifying sources of funding, and helping with the chartering process.  

As part of our partnership with the GCSA, EdTec provides critical support to aspiring school leaders who participate in GCSA’s charter school incubator. Our staff works together with applicants to create their school budgets, and, when necessary, develops multiple iterations of school budgets for district and state applications.  

We look forward to continuing our work with the GCSA and supporting the growth of high-quality charter schools in Georgia!  

EdTec’s Going to CSDC 2017!

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 that EdTec staff will present two sessions at the conference. The first session is designed for school leaders thinking about expansion or replication. We invite you to attend “Successful Charter School Expansion and Growth” on Friday, November 17 from 1:30pm – 2:45pm in room Gaslamp A, with Chang Patel, Senior Client Manager at EdTec, and Alison Suffet-Diaz, Founder and Executive Director of Environmental Charter Schools. Attendees will learn best practices from charter schools that have achieved successful expansion and growth, and will walk away with an understanding of important issues to consider in the decision making process, such as funding, facilities, talent recruitment, the pros and cons of various charter management organization (CMO) models, replication vs. expansion, and more.

Later on Friday, school leaders will have an opportunity to learn how to best prepare for their upcoming audits at our second session, “Prepare For Your Audit”, presented by Amita Parikh, Client Manager at EdTec, along with James Rotherham of Squar Milner, at 3:00pm – 4:15pm in room Gaslamp B. The presenters will offer expert advice on implementing fiscal policies, understanding various requests, and interacting with auditors.

We look forward to a productive two days of learning with California’s talented charter school leaders. Remember to stop by Booth #54 and say hello!

Meet with EdTec staff at the 2017 National Charter School Conference June 11-14 in Washington DC!

May 18, 2017

Stop by and meet with EdTec staff members at the NCSC 2017, Booth #310!

Be sure to check out our presentation “Be Prepared! How to Manage Your Finances in Uncertain Times” on Monday 6/12, at 11:15 am-12:20 pm in room 144C, with our very own Bryce Fleming, Senior Director of Client Management and School Finance, along with Sam Todd, Peak to Peak Charter School and Lisa Tover, PUC Schools.

And stop by our session “Demonstrate Your Achievement with IO Education” on Monday, 6/12, at 1:10 pm-1:30 pm in the Show and Tell Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall, with Adam Miller, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, along with IO Education.

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 of 20 tickets to participate.
  • EdTec will reserve the seats; schools will collect their own order forms and payment.
  • All schools will be seated together in the Preferred Reserve sections.
  • Schools can make this a fundraiser by selling the tickets for a higher price, or choose to keep them at $23 to increase participation.

Click here to request more information!

We hope to see you at the game! Go Blue!

EdTec @ the 2017 CCSA Conference in Sacramento!

The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will be held in Sacramento, March 20 – 23, 2017. EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter. Our staff, along with many partner organizations and schools, will present 14 breakout and poster sessions on a wide range of topics from Financial Management to Demonstrating Student Achievement to the LCAP. Take a look at the variety of sessions listed below to see what to attend. And don’t forget to stop by our booth #915 to chat with EdTec staff!

Tuesday, March 21st

Wednesday, March 22nd

EdTec exhibits at CSDC Conference Dec 8-9, 2016 in San Diego!

Find out about our LCAP, Grant Research & Writing, and SIS & SAS Support Services as well as our best-in-class business services. Find out more information about the conference here.

Missed the Charter Leadership Forums?

YM&C, EdTec, and SchoolMint partnered to provide a FREE, full-day symposium covering a multitude of fiscal, operational, and legal issues for charter school developers and operators. If you missed the forum you can download EdTec’s presentation: Closing Your Funding Gap: LCFF Implementation and the Role of Fundraising.