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Westfield Washington School District Uses 5Lab for Continuous School Improvement

This Indiana K-12 school district is using student data dashboards to make better data-informed decisions and improve student outcomes.

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Meet Stan Wisler

Meet Stan Wisler, one of those crazy runners and former Pennsylvania CFO turned Strategic Account Advisor.

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Meet Katie Henry

Meet Katie Henry, former Finance Director of City of Sherwood and international traveler.

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Meet Travis Zander

Meet Travis Zander, former Director of Budget and Planning for Austin ISD with a passion for world travel.

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Meet Vince Christakos

Meet Vince Christakos, former Hemet USD and Redlands USD School Business Official turned Senior Advisor.

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Meet Jason Nitschke

Meet Jason Nitschke, education advocate and 80s music guru.

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City of Rockford Water Division Enhances Long Range Financial Planning: Q & A Interview with Water Superintendent

Water Superintendent, Kyle Saunders, has been partnering with Forecast5 to develop rate-setting, debt-service, and CIP calculators for better long range financial planning using 5Cast and 5Cast Plus. He was happy to share some of his...

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Countdown to the ESSA Financial Transparency Mandate

At the end of this school year (FY2019), all states and local school districts will be required to report per-pupil expenditure data at the school level as mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new ESSA financial requirements...

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Meet Scot Ecker

Meet Scot Ecker, making significant impacts in education - first in Wisconsin, then across the country.

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Announcing 2018 Project of the Year Recipients

Over the last six years, it’s been a real honor to be able to work with numerous school administrators, business officials, and other members of community organizations on numerous projects and presentations. As analytics continues to grow in the...

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Meet Kelly Jordan

Meet Kelly Jordan, business and public education advocate.

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3 Steps in Developing Your Referendum Strategy

It’s a new school year, and for many districts that means it is referendum season.  While the district may fully understand the need for a referendum, the challenge often is justifying it to the local taxpayers, who may not understand the...

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