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    Meet Allovue: Jessica Garrett, Vice President of People

    Get an insider's view of a day in the life of Allovue's people person.

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    Better Data, Better Decisions: Meet Allovue Power User, Jordan Ely

    Jordan Ely was a power user of Allovue during his time as the Chief Finance and Operations Officer with Ashland Public Schools. We sat down with him to discuss some of the challenges facing Ashland and similar smaller school districts, his thoughts on ESSA implementation, and his favorite Allovue feature!

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    The Future of Education Finance Summit 2018: A Recap

    Allovue hosted their third annual Future of Education Finance Summit on October 24 in Baltimore, leaving attendees brimming with inspiration and ideas to take back to their own districts. This year’s theme, “Charting the Path”, guided attendees down the paths to improve their financial management habits and practices as they embarked upon known...

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    Centralized vs. Decentralized Budgeting: Strategies to Advance Equity

    Ask any district administrator, CFO, or Superintendent to name the top challenges impacting their district, there's a good chance “improving resource equity” is top of mind. Seeing as how there are various ways to address equity (using academic achievements as a measure, graduation rates, suspension rates, or teaching staff), have you...

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    Meet Your K-12 Budgeting Season Survival Guide

    Your district’s budget aims to be a reflection of the goals and priorities important to the district that will ultimately work towards maximizing the opportunities for your students. Unfortunately, for many school districts, budget decisions are made solely with a financial lens and may not always reflect the best interest of the students. When...

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    Go the Extra Mile: 3 Ways to Use ESSA Report Cards to Improve Schools

    With ESSA implementation afoot, districts are preparing to expend considerable effort creating ESSA mandated report cards highlighting the performance, progress, and goals of their individual schools. However, the heavy lifting required to fulfill this state requirement comes with a silver lining. These report cards help districts unearth a...

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    The A, B, Cs of Back to School Finance

    The school year is right around the corner and even with the best intentions, it's easy to get off track when it comes to managing your department or school's budget. With that in mind, here's an easy checklist to help keep your school or district spending under control. It's as easy as A, B, C (sorry, we couldn't resist).

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    Pop Quiz: Four Questions to Gauge Per-Pupil Spending

    As districts across the country prepare themselves to report out on the requirements of ESSA, many districts are focusing much of their attention on how they are spending on a per-pupil basis. For many districts, this is a new way of budgeting, so this post includes some guiding questions to lead your efforts into early analysis of per-pupil...

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    Meet Allovue: Brandyn Bennett, Software Engineer

    Learn more about the life of a software engineer at Allovue.

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    What is the DoED's Student-Centered Funding System Pilot?

    The US Department of Education (ED) is proposing an opportunity for school districts nationwide to participate in a funding pilot that could theoretically increase equity for students that may require additional support or have a demonstrated need in school. By creating a program that incentivises districts to center their funding on what’s...

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