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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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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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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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The New Normal – Planning for Technology Needs

COVID-19 has rapidly shifted both learning and the workforce into a remote, digital environment. As students, teachers, and parents settle into the "new normal", this is the ideal time for Information Technology (IT) teams to begin planning for...

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Considerations for Evaluating Year-End Academic Performance

Due to the national and state guidance surrounding COVID-19 social-distancing measures, most schools face the possibility of needing to extend eLearning through the end of the school year.

While each district, school, and/or grade level may have...

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Monitoring Cash Flow During Times of Tax Payment Uncertainty

When the federal government moved the personal tax filing due date from April 15 to July, a series of cascading discussions followed from state and local governments, prompting this important question... "Would other tax collecting bodies follow...

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Tracking and Analyzing Student eLearning Engagement

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, districts across the country are exploring ways to engage their students through eLearning. 

During our conversations with clients, all have indicated that they are currently navigating how to best ensure that...

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