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

2021-08-31T21:03:03+00:00

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

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

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

Tracking State Progress

2019-02-19T19:36:39+00:00

We spent several of the last few meetings collecting information on states across various categories, so we put it all in a tracker and reviewing it with the SEAs on the call to allow them to see what their peers are working on and make any corrections. FiTWiG Tracker Meeting Chat Log Presentation slides Video


Tracking State Progress2019-02-19T19:36:39+00:00

Office Hours

2019-01-15T17:46:31+00:00

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

Tricky Issues

2019-01-15T17:42:22+00:00

In advance of this meeting, NJ asked how many states were planning to allow some LEA choice in school spending recording (vs following prescriptive SEA rules). We also covered ways in which SEAs can account for shared services across districts, and how SEAs are planning to capture the data. Presentation Slides Meeting chat log Video


Tricky Issues2019-01-15T17:42:22+00:00

Office Hours

2019-01-15T17:40:31+00:00

Katie provided an update and overview of the STATS DC conference, then MI, NJ, and MT posed questions to the group about supplement not supplant, reporting by federal grant codes, and budget transparency in relationship to expenditure transparency. We also went over a state tracking update. Presentation Slides Video


Office Hours2019-01-15T17:40:31+00:00

Taking Stock

2019-01-15T17:27:24+00:00

At the time of this meeting, Edunomics had received a lot of questions about where states were on particular aspects of meeting the requirement. We spent the first portion of the meeting going over some state tracking questions, such as enrollment counts and data plans, and then used most of the rest of the meeting to review whether and how


Taking Stock2019-01-15T17:27:24+00:00

Checking for Data Validity

2019-01-15T17:19:44+00:00

This webinar covers a few different topics, but the main content is on how to do data validity checks to ensure SEAs receive accurate data from LEAs. We also covered some state check-ins on the IFR and data plans and shared some early findings from communication research. Presentation Slides Video


Checking for Data Validity2019-01-15T17:19:44+00:00

Office Hours

2019-01-15T17:18:55+00:00

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

Office Hours

2019-01-15T17:16:18+00:00

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, states sent questions about how to: code school nutrition expenses, handle payments to regional centers/service centers, and account for outlier expenses. Presentation Slides Video


Office Hours2019-01-15T17:16:18+00:00

Staying the Course & Illinois highlight

2019-01-15T17:13:45+00:00

Marguerite and Katie spend the first half of this call reviewing some key concepts and checking understanding of the group around some high level elements related to meeting the financial transparency requirement. The second half of the call is focused on lessons learned from Illinois, specifically related to the internal advisory group the state is convening to meet the requirement.


Staying the Course & Illinois highlight2019-01-15T17:13:45+00:00

Office Hours

2019-01-15T17:12:55+00:00

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, states gave updates on their own progress and brought several challenges to the group. We covered what is in the law (requirements), how states are addressing debt service and


Office Hours2019-01-15T17:12:55+00:00

State Activity Thus Far

2019-01-15T17:10:39+00:00

In this webinar, we share the results of a survey given to all FiTWiG members, tracking progress on key elements that may help states meet the FT requirement (accounting tools, working groups, communication efforts, data analyses, reporting, training, etc.). Presentation slides Video State activity tracker


State Activity Thus Far2019-01-15T17:10:39+00:00