How to Have Productive Conversations About Funding Cliffs

Funding Cliffs

For many school districts, help came at exactly the right time. The COVID-19 pandemic spurred the Department of Education to launch the ESSER funding program, which helped fill many gaps in district budgets. Although most students have returned to the classroom, superintendents still feel the effects of the pandemic, particularly as they relate to school…

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After ESSER: How to Engage the Community


When the pandemic shut down classrooms, many school districts’ budgets took a direct hit. Superintendents breathed a collective sigh of relief when the U.S. Department of Education announced the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. ESSER provided school and district leaders with the resources that helped them continue to meet students’ needs during…

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How to Recruit and Retain Effectively

Recruit and Retain

District leaders have a vision of what success looks like in their schools. To make that vision a reality, they must find the right educators who will dedicate themselves to the students and broader school community. External marketing efforts can put your district on the map and show recruits what makes it different than the…

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