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    "I don’t see what school finance has to do with equity."
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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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    Improve District Financial Transparency in Five Key Areas

    In light of ESSA’s impending implementation, superintendents need to have a finger on the pulse of the goings-on of their school district more than ever. This wave of increased transparency can bring unprecedented levels of scrutiny to even the most basic processes within a school district, so it’s crucial that superintendents and district...

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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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    A Day In the Life: Principal at Center for Inquiry School 70

    When administrators empower those in their districts to take ownership of their budgets, it maximizes student outcomes and positively impacts those involved. Read on to see how one principal uses Allovue to substantiate the decisions made at her school and improve the working relationships between members of her staff.

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    Using District Peer Comparisons to Drive Strategic Action

    Peer comparisons have long been used as a tactic to help districts drive strategic action. The general idea is that every district can identify a set of peers that operate under relatively similar circumstances that they can look to for best practices and strategies that can help drive excellence. Peer comparisons are also helpful for districts...

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