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Back to the Buildings: Assessing Your District's Needs as In-Person Education Resumes

States across the country have announced guidelines for in-person and/or virtual education for the 2021-2022 academic year. These guidelines are requiring them to determine how their state government's guidance will impact planning for returning...

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How Data Analytics is Helping Guide Strategic Decisions at Moses Lake School District

Washington State's Moses Lake School District Superintendent, Dr. Joshua Meek, and his team leverage a variety of tools to help them make well-informed decisions. One tool in particular—5Maps—has not only provided them with critical...

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Showcasing Your District: How Interactive, Self-Service Tools Are Changing the Game

We have all heard the phrase, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." And yet how often, as school administrators, have you looked at the tools your district is providing—from your community’s perspective—to help them determine...

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Using Data Analytics to Find and Mitigate Learning Loss

The challenges we have faced in education this school year have truly been once in a generation. From transitions between remote-only, hybrid, and in-person learning environments to the complex resource challenges involved in supporting staff and...

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Announcing the 2020 Project of the Year Award Recipients & Honorable Mentions

Our team has been honored over the years to work with a wide range of public sector leaders across the country on their strategic initiatives. We have been so inspired this year by the stories our clients have shared with us regarding the...

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3 Ways A Small Missouri School District Enhances Financial Transparency with Data Analytics

Navigating the financial landscape as a superintendent of a small school district has never been easy. Navigating the current financial landscape as a school administrator for a small school district has become particularly challenging, since...

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The 5 Biggest Challenges in Delivering K-12 eLearning

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge that has exposed many of the difficulties in delivering quality eLearning, at scale, to students across the country. While some school districts had all the pieces in place to instantly flip to...

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Meet McKensie Steele

Meet McKensie Steele, Forecast5's HR guru, with a passion for education and human resources. She is one of the foundations behind all of the Forecast5 staff who support our clients.

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Providing a COVID-19 Financial Road Map to Your Governance Board

On a recent statewide webinar, one of our 5Cast clients shared a PowerPoint presentation that had been recently delivered to his governance board. That presentation combined information about the status of the current-year budget, as well as...

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eLearning and Service Delivery in a Time of Social Distancing

In dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, schools have been forced to deliver their services in a whole new way. In this rapidly evolving environment, this has ranged from ensuring that students have breakfast and lunch through food distribution, that...

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Modeling the Financial Impact of COVID-19

If it has not already happened, in the near future you will likely be asked about how the COVID-19 pandemic will financially impact your district. While things like FY20 expenditure savings and FY21 interest earning reductions can be projected...

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Meet Stewart Mhyre

Meet Stewart Mhyre, photographer, traveler, and former school district leader in Washington State who is now helping districts throughout the state as a Forecast5 Senior Analytics Advisor.

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