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New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

According to the U.S. Department of Education, DeVos announced a new flexibility program to make student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by ESSA. School districts will be allowed to combine eligible Federal funds with State and local funds to allocate resources to schools based on the number of students and level of need. … Continue reading

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

GOP Tax Bill: What you Should Know

The GOP Tax Bill has been signed into law. What does this mean for education? Education Week breaks it down into four main points. School funding in states and districts might get shaken up State and local tax deductions are capped at $10,000 and taxpayers can choose to deduct this from property and sales taxes … Continue reading

Federal E-Rate Program Update

Federal E-Rate Program Update

According to U.S. News, only 4 million students had internet access in 2014 and now 39.2 million students have internet access. This was made possible through the modernization of a federal program and the coalition of federal and state lawmakers dedicated to the cause. “America made a historic promise to our students in 2013 to … Continue reading

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Tips for Marketing to Teachers

Since school districts have tight funding, teachers use their personal funds to purchase items for their classroom. Agile Education found that teachers spend an average of $468 of their personal funds on their classroom. Here is the cost breakdown of personal and school funds used for classroom supplies and materials. Even though teachers aren’t the … Continue reading

Federal Education Funding: What You Should Know

Federal Education Funding: What You Should Know

We are still uncertain about the FY17-18 federal education budget. With this uncertainty, make sure your customers know about the shifts in funding. Agile Education highlights what they need to know in the infographic below. Please share any additional information you have in the comments below.  Source: Agile Education Marketing

Expanding Preschool Enrollment

Expanding Preschool Enrollment

High-quality preschool offers one of the most cost-effective ways to increase equity in education and expand opportunity for young learners.  Federal- and state-led efforts since 2009 have helped our country move closer to the goal of providing access to quality preschool for all children.  Preschool enrollment has grown in over 30 states since 2009 and … Continue reading

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education

Last week the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter to states, school districts, schools, and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. The letter serves as a resource for decreasing the equity and opportunity gaps for … Continue reading