School district leaders and education finance professionals are invited to attend this daylong event that will include networking, learning, and expert panel discussions on the future of education finance.
Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and current partner at Kapor Capital, will deliver the event’s keynote address. Mr. Jealous’ speech, entitled “Finding Our Way Back to First,” will share recent research, discuss the importance of equity in education, and examine how we can ensure student success through leveraging education funds in innovative ways.
The Summit features 15 breakout sessions focused on critical topics in education finance, such as fiscal equity, building capacity for budget autonomy, and connecting spending to strategic goals and student outcomes. Superintendents, finance and technology directors, academic officers, and board members representing school districts from across the country will discuss best practices and lessons learned from education finance innovation and analysis. Researchers, policymakers, and school finance advocates will share findings and case studies relevant to state initiatives and new federal regulations.
“With last year’s reauthorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act followed by the high levels of interest new federal education leaders have shown in student-based budgeting and weighted student formula, the conference’s experts, research, and discussions will be a great environment that helps educators learn how maximize their funding and improve student outcomes,” said Lisa Snell, director of education at Reason Foundation.
By sharing research, policy studies, and district implementation strategies, the conference organizers believe the Future of Education Finance Summit will help education leaders make informed financial decisions for their schools and their students.
“These education leaders are paving the way to demonstrate the impact of resource equity and fiscal strategy on student achievement,” said Jess Gartner, CEO of Allovue. “We are thrilled to bring together an all-star roster of education finance visionaries at this Summit.”
To learn more about the organizations, districts and companies that will be presenting and featured at the Summit, visit: fefsummit.com
Registration for the Summit is open until July 7, 2017. http://bit.ly/fefsummit17
Allovue, Inc. Allovue is an education finance technology company that empowers educators to strategically and equitably allocate resources to best support the needs of students. Their software platform, Balance, helps educators budget, manage, and evaluate spending. Allovue also supports district financial strategy through chart of accounts revisions, financial professional learning, case studies and evaluations.
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