(Baltimore, MD) July 12, 2016 ###Announcing the Future of Education Finance Summit### Education, finance and technology experts show how innovative school districts are using student-based budgeting to improve outcomes and teachers’ salaries; tech that advances school productivity, budgeting transparency; and ways states and districts are getting more for their education dollars.
Education leaders, teachers, technology and finance professionals, and researchers will come together to present case studies on successful education funding reforms, highlight school districts that are utilizing student-based budgeting to get more money into classrooms, discuss new technology and best practices that are increasing schools’ purchasing power and more at the inaugural Future of Education Finance Summit on July 22 in Baltimore.
You’re invited to to attend this daylong event filled with learning, expert panel discussions and networking opportunities at Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel and Conference Center. The summit is presented by Allovue, Inc, a Baltimore-based education finance technology company, and Reason Foundation.
Dr. Marguerite Roza, director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University and senior research affiliate at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, will deliver a keynote address detailing how schools and districts can utilize financial data to achieve greater productivity. Dr. Roza will share recent research, offer facts and figures showing the relationship between school spending and results, and examine clues in system data that can help school districts leverage their education funds to improve student outcomes.
The Future of Education Finance Summit will also feature a lunch discussion moderated by Cory Turner, senior editor of NPR Ed, which explores “how learning happens.” The discussion, “#edfintech: The Role of Technology in Education Finance” will feature chief executives from educational finance and technology firms sharing lessons they’ve learned, new ideas and predictions for how technology can serve as a conduit for transformational change in the field of education finance.
“The education industry has an unprecedented opportunity to innovate how education finance data is leveraged across stakeholders to improve outcomes for students,” said Jess Gartner, CEO of Allovue. “We are thrilled to bring together an all-star roster of education finance visionaries at this summit.”
The event will feature 15 concurrent breakout sessions focused on topics showcasing technology that can improve productivity and transparency; new tools helping educators make the best informed financial decisions for their students and schools; and highlighting how school districts in Baltimore, Indianapolis, New Haven, and San Jose are using student-based budgeting and weighted student formula to improve results.
To learn more about the educators, school districts and companies that will be presenting and featured at the summit, please visit: http://www.fefsummit.com
To register for The Future of Education Finance Summit on July 22 in Baltimore, please visit: http://bit.ly/fefsummit16
Registration for the summit is open until July 18, 2016.
Allovue combines the power of financial technology with education data, empowering K-12 administrators to connect spending to student achievement. Their flagship product Balance integrates with existing backend financial data systems to help district officials, principals, and other school administrators to access, analyze, and take action on their budgets and spending. For more information, please visit www.allovue.com.
About Reason Foundation
Reason Foundation is a nonprofit think tank whose education policy work focuses on school finance reform, student-based budgeting, and school choice. Reason Foundation produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically acclaimed Reason magazine and its website www.reason.com. For more information, please visit www.reason.org.