EdTec Announces Partnership with Friday

May 22, 2020

EdTec is excited to announce a new partnership with Friday, a strategy and design firm supporting charter schools with strategic planning, branding, and program design. After years of working closely with Annie Crangle, a former educator turned strategist, EdTec can now tap into her firm’s full capabilities to offer unique value to schools.

EdTec and Friday have formed a unique partnership that gives charter schools the opportunity to collaborate with two experienced firms offering complementary services. EdTec provides charter schools with business, operations and performance services, while Friday leads strategy and design processes, including everything from 3-5 year strategic plans, leadership development programs, school improvement initiatives, and re-envisioned brands.

By combining expertise and sharing strategic insights with one another, EdTec and Friday are able to offer thoughtful, innovative solutions for charter schools across the country. For example:

  • Friday designs leadership programs informed by EdTec’s charter school expertise
  • EdTec provides a student data analytics perspective to inform Friday’s K-12 equity work
  • Friday develops compelling banding enhanced by EdTec’s marketing and strategic communications
  • EdTec makes financial projections that factor in growth strategies articulated by Friday
  • Friday creates strategic plans aligned to compliance goals developed by EdTec

We look forward to working together with Friday to serve charter schools’ unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can support your school, reach out to let us know.

Supporting Our School Partners and Staff During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 12, 2020

Dear School Partner,

EdTec hopes that you and your community are staying safe and healthy during this health crisis. We recognize the stress that this is putting on all our school partners and their staff, students, and families, and we want you to know that we are here for you and will continue to support you as we navigate this difficult time together.

The health and safety of our partners and our employees is always our top priority and with the unfolding outbreak of COVID-19 (the coronavirus), we are taking a moment to share with you how we at EdTec are working to ensure the continuation of safe and effective operations.

EdTec is adapting our work processes to mitigate risk to our employees and the school communities we serve. While we do not expect any change in service levels for our school partners, we want you to be aware of these recent changes to our operations and we request your support during this time:

  • We are encouraging staff to work from home out of an abundance of caution. EdTec rolled out tools for working remotely a few years ago, which are well established, and we have recently enhanced our processes to accommodate those working from home.
  • We are encouraging the Client Manager team to attend school meetings remotely (using Zoom, our video conference platform) whenever possible to protect both our staff and our schools; we want to do anything we can to limit the possibility of spreading the virus from school to school. We will be setting up Zoom conferences for any upcoming meetings with our schools and appreciate your support in leveraging these video conferences for the time being.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. This is a very challenging time, but we know educators and school leaders are uniquely equipped to demonstrate perseverance and leadership, and we are here to support you along the way. EdTec will be monitoring the situation closely and we will provide updates as needed.

EdTec Management