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School spending data during COVID April FiTWiG Meeting

2021-08-31T21:04:31+00:00

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

Getting it all done (in time)

2020-02-13T21:04:55+00:00

In this webinar we address states questions about data validation and facilitating conversations linking school financials with outcomes. Presentation Slides January 16, 2020 Webinar recording January 16, 2020  


Getting it all done (in time)2020-02-13T21:04:55+00:00

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

2020-02-13T21:02:52+00:00

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?

2020-02-13T21:03:41+00:00

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

The Intersection between Financial Transparency and the School Level Financial Survey (SLFS)

2019-10-07T15:56:24+00:00

In this webinar Stephen Cornman and Stephen Wheeler discussed the changes to the SLFS and how it could impact states collecting and reporting of the financial transparency data. We also discussed the timeline for state releases of their 2018-2019 financial data, what states are displaying on their report card and a checklist for conducting data validations. Presentation slides 10.1.2019 Webinar


The Intersection between Financial Transparency and the School Level Financial Survey (SLFS)2019-10-07T15:56:24+00:00

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

2019-07-11T19:26:33+00:00

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.

2019-04-05T18:30:48+00:00

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

2019-03-07T20:58:06+00:00

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

2019-02-20T14:51:22+00:00

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

Visualization Updates and State Questions

2019-02-24T17:13:50+00:00

This webinar provides an overview of the recently-release WA state report cards which include school by school spending data. We also do some tracking on state visualization plans and answer state questions about pre-k spending, charter schools, and indirect costs. Chat Log Presentation Slides Video    


Visualization Updates and State Questions2019-02-24T17:13:50+00:00

Resource Allocation Reviews – Part 2!

2021-08-31T21:00:30+00:00

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

Financial Transparency Displays

2019-01-15T17:43:48+00:00

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

Resource Allocation Reviews

2021-08-31T21:00:52+00:00

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

Working with LEAs on Developing Data Reports

2019-01-15T17:02:47+00:00

OH and MA presented their efforts around creating school level spending data visualizations. Both interacted with stakeholder groups to do so, and shared those lessons with the FiTWiG. Presentation Slides Video


Working with LEAs on Developing Data Reports2019-01-15T17:02:47+00:00

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

2019-01-15T17:01:49+00:00

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