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Nearing the finish line: Taking stock of where we are! June FiTWiG Meeting


In this webinar we cover which states published ESSA school-by-school spending data by the deadline, which states use the IFR, and whether the data can be used to compare how spending varied across schools in a district. Presentation slides June 30, 2020 Webinar recording June 30, 2020

Nearing the finish line: Taking stock of where we are! June FiTWiG Meeting2021-08-31T21:03:03+00:00

School spending data during COVID April FiTWiG Meeting


In this webinar we cover the implications of the CARES Act and COVID, reporting and successful use of PPE data, and states questions about reporting data and calculating attendance. Presentation slides April 6, 2020 Webinar recording April 6, 2020

School spending data during COVID April FiTWiG Meeting2021-08-31T21:04:31+00:00

Combined FiTWiG and SBA Network Meeting


In this webinar we interview Jim Blew and Chris Rinkus from the U.S. Department of Education and discuss how states are fostering transparency, analysis and action regarding the school-by-school spending data. Presentation slides March 3, 2020 Webinar recording March 3, 2020

Combined FiTWiG and SBA Network Meeting2021-08-31T21:05:45+00:00

Closing out the year: ESSA’s anniversary, state questions and federal updates


In this webinar we provide updates on report card monitoring from the Department of Education, discuss the controversy around the elimination of the school spending data from the CRDC survey and address state questions. Presentation slides 12.13.19 Webinar recording 12.13.19

Closing out the year: ESSA’s anniversary, state questions and federal updates2020-02-13T21:02:52+00:00

Are your data buried? Should SEAs correct errors in the media?


In this webinar we explore the accessibility of states financial data, tips for making data more accessible and explore ways SEAs can correct errors if they are reported incorrectly in the media. Presentation Slides 11.12.2019 Webinar Recording 11.12.2019

Are your data buried? Should SEAs correct errors in the media?2020-02-13T21:03:41+00:00

Financial intersections and the opportunity


Dr. Roza explores how SEAs can use the emerging school-by-school financials in other SEA efforts including Supplement-Not-Supplant’s requirement for a “resource allocation methodology” and in ESSA required Resource Allocation Reviews. Presentation slides 8.8.2019 Webinar recording 8.8.2019

Financial intersections and the opportunity2019-08-15T20:50:29+00:00

When the rubber meets the road… Putting all these plans into action


In this webinar Dr. Roza reviewed what research indicates principals and districts know about finance and how to engage them as users of per student expenditure data.  Sara Shaw (member from Illinois ) shared examples of the types of data and reporting planned for the Illinois report card. Presentation slides 6.10.2019 Webinar recording 6.10.2019

When the rubber meets the road… Putting all these plans into action2019-07-11T19:26:33+00:00

ESSA requires SEAs to report school-by-school spending.Taking Stock as SEAs Begin Releasing Data.


In this webinar examine early state releases of school-by-school expenditures in those states where data are now available. We shared how leading states are incorporating financial transparency data in school and district report cards. Edunomics will assess what can be learned from these early adopters and applied to states that plan to publish in late 2019 or early 2020. Presentation slides 4.4.2019

ESSA requires SEAs to report school-by-school spending.Taking Stock as SEAs Begin Releasing Data.2019-04-05T18:30:48+00:00

School by School Spending on Report Cards: Lessons from Early States


Presentation Chat Log This meeting reviewed existing state report cards that include school by school spending data and encouraged states still in the developing stages to learn from existing examples. We also spent some time at the end discussing the answers to state questions. If you'd like access to the recording, please email Katie.Hagan@Georgetown.edu.

School by School Spending on Report Cards: Lessons from Early States2019-03-07T20:58:06+00:00

Beyond Transparency: Visualization that will lead to participation


This meeting focused on transparency initiatives in other public sectors and what we can learn from them to apply to financial transparency. We had a guest speaker - Chris Adams from Balancing Act - share his expertise and research on the topic. Presentation Slides We experienced technical difficulties during this webinar and therefore do not have a recording.

Beyond Transparency: Visualization that will lead to participation2019-02-20T14:51:22+00:00

Resource Allocation Reviews – Part 2!


Six months after reviewing this policy with FiTWiG, we revisited the topic of resource allocation reviews within ESSA to remind the group of the connection between that ESSA policy and the financial transparency reporting requirement. Presentation Slides Video

Resource Allocation Reviews – Part 2!2021-08-31T21:00:30+00:00

Office Hours


In this office hours session we heard from CO, ME and UT about private dollars, measuring ROI for schools, and visualization examples embedded in report cards. We also did some minimal state tracking updates on commonly asked questions. Presentation Slides: Office Hours Video

Office Hours2019-01-15T17:46:31+00:00

Financial Transparency Displays


Visualization is increasingly important to states as they consider how this data will be used by stakeholders. This webinar lays out a framework to consider when designing visualizations, and reviews actual examples of financial transparency displays against the framework. Presentation Slides Video

Financial Transparency Displays2019-01-15T17:43:48+00:00

How Ready Are You for FT Reporting? Use the Checklist to Find Out


Edunomics created a checklist for the various moving pieces SEAs need to accomplish before the data is public. This webinar walks through the checklist and solicits state input. Presentation Slides Video

How Ready Are You for FT Reporting? Use the Checklist to Find Out2019-01-15T17:32:31+00:00

Resource Allocation Reviews


ESSA includes a few requirements related to resource allocation, and this meeting explored the requirement on the SEAs to review resource allocation in districts that serve significant numbers of schools identified as needing improvement. The webinar lays out a framework for states to use to begin planning these reviews. Presentation Slides Video

Resource Allocation Reviews2021-08-31T21:00:52+00:00

Office Hours


Office Hours usually do not have any particular topic or structure. Instead, states are asked to submit their own questions or comments for discussion amongst themselves. In this office hours session, CA, IL, and TN pose questions for the group. CA asks about how to meet FT requirement from a charter school context, IL asked about media outreach and coverage,

Office Hours2019-01-15T17:18:55+00:00

Supplement Not Supplant & Financial Transparency


Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric from the Federal Education Group (PLLC) join the Edunomics Team to share insight on the relationship between ESSA’s financial transparency requirement (FT) and the supplement not supplant (SNS) requirement. Melissa and Sheara highlight the differences, but also explain how states can, if they would like, use FT to meet SNS. Presentation Slides Video

Supplement Not Supplant & Financial Transparency2019-01-15T17:14:30+00:00

What does (or doesn’t) your visualization tell you?


This webinar presents states with a series of visualizations and asks participants to evaluate each against a specific set of questions. The intention of this webinar is to expose states to various types of data visualizations that exist around per-pupil expenditure, and get states thinking about how/if their own initial thoughts on visualization differ after reviewing the ones in the

What does (or doesn’t) your visualization tell you?2019-01-15T17:01:49+00:00

Common Reporting Standards (Strawman)


We spent the past couple of meetings reviewing some sample data outputs to consider what states want the financial transparency data to be able to do/answer, specifically in hopes to reach some consistency across states on a bare minimum collection that most could follow and build on if needed. In this meeting, we take that feedback and attempt to consolidate

Common Reporting Standards (Strawman)2019-01-15T16:59:48+00:00

Towards Common Reporting Standards (part 2)


This webinar is a slight repeat of the one on April 7, with some additional time and prompting built in to solicit state feedback on the initial concept of creating general criteria states can use when collecting and reporting data. Presentation Slides

Towards Common Reporting Standards (part 2)2019-01-15T16:57:32+00:00

Common Reporting Standards (part 1)


This webinar focuses on the development of common reporting standards among working group states to facilitate data comparisons across states. We walk through the potential goals states may have for reporting school level expenditure data, and then run some numbers from actual states to demonstrate priorities expressed by states in prior meetings. The data is presented in various levels of

Common Reporting Standards (part 1)2019-01-15T16:58:21+00:00