What the Funding Formula in Massachusetts’ Student Opportunity Act (SOA) Means for Massachusetts Schools

Superintendents ready their 3-year improvement plans Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Student Opportunity Act (SOA) into law back in November of 2019. Touted as the most significant update to Massachusetts’ education funding system in nearly three decades, the SOA earmarks resources for low-income students, students of color, and English language learners (ELLs). The landmark… Continue reading What the Funding Formula in Massachusetts’ Student Opportunity Act (SOA) Means for Massachusetts Schools

Tuesdays with TED: December Edition

Innovation, walkable cities, and well-being: gifts that keep on giving One Tuesday a month, the ClearGov Blog team curates and shares three short talks on a theme. This month, at a time when we traditionally take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re headed next, we stumbled upon an unlikely thread: walking. It’s not… Continue reading Tuesdays with TED: December Edition

Department Dashboards Give Every Unit in Your Agency an Opportunity to Shine

Demystifying day-to-day operations to drive public trust, build consensus, and improve outcomes Many local governments and school districts maintain dedicated pages on their websites for the numerous departments they manage. Too often however, these pages merely house the basics: hours of operation, contact information for key staff, and assorted downloadable PDFs. While that may be… Continue reading Department Dashboards Give Every Unit in Your Agency an Opportunity to Shine

Why District Officials Need to Up Their Budget Game Now for 2020 — and Beyond

A new Education Week article shines a spotlight on the battle over state budget surpluses If January and February are any indication, 2019 promises to be another volatile year for school districts as teachers nationwide hit the streets to demand raises and other benefits. Last month, tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers kicked things… Continue reading Why District Officials Need to Up Their Budget Game Now for 2020 — and Beyond