Driven by Data

Integrate Your Finance & Student Data Teams During the Enrollment Process

Revenue from annual student enrollment typically makes up 75% to 95% of a school’s budget, so hitting enrollment targets each year is critical. To ensure all parties are able to make key decisions and help the school stay on track, it is important to maintain an open and clear line of communication between Executive, Finance, Student Data, and Operational personnel.

Understanding and Influencing Your State Report Card

From our conversations with school leaders, we know that state report cards can be challenging to tackle, especially as the school year comes to a close. We wanted to better understand how report card scores fluctuate over time, so we did some digging into trends over the last few years using the District of Columbia’s Performance Management Framework (PMF) as an example.
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A Deep Dive into Direct Student Expenses – Part 2

Every year, our schools ask us questions like, “How are other schools spending their student recruitment dollars?,” and “How much are other schools spending on student transportation?” While school leaders know what they have spent in the past and plan to spend in the future, they often don’t have helpful information about their peers. Additional student expense categories are covered in this post.
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A Deep Dive into Direct Student Expenses

Every year, our schools ask us questions like, “How are other schools spending their student recruitment dollars?,” and “How much are other schools spending on student transportation?” While school leaders know what they have spent in the past and plan to spend in the future, they often don’t have helpful information about their peers.
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Inputs to Strategic Spending

School leaders often ask us about benchmarking for key spending categories – how does our spending on (curriculum) / (food service) / (security services) / etc. compare to other schools? Our breadth of school partnerships allows us to see how similar schools are allocating their dollars, and how much they are spending overall.
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