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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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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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The Case for Analyzing Your District's Staffing Levels

Regular performance reviews are an important part of any successful school district's best practices. Many variables impact performance, and the most successful districts are those that can identify performance gaps early to identify adjustments...

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Define, Lead, and Uphold Your School's Brand

What makes us admire one brand over another? Could it be because of what we were exposed to growing up? Our perception based off a company’s reputation, business objectives, involvement with the community, service, or authenticity? Our...

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3 Tips for Making the Case for Data Analytics Tools

The seven most expensive words are “we have always done it that way.” This statement rests on the foundation that without embracing change and the willingness to move beyond what has been historically done, we are risking greater losses than...

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Five Steps to Creating Your School's Brand

As the parent of a first grader and a tax payer, I’ve learned more than I could have ever imagined about the intricacies of the public school system.   From how students are assessed in terms of readiness, to how competition for students and the...

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Transparency: How Municipalities Are Building Trust

Considering the world, we live in today in terms of social media and information at your fingertips, it is a pretty simple path to find out just about anything on an individual or organization.  People have come to expect the ability to gather...

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