ESSA went into full implementation last school-year. This year, districts are preparing for state monitoring visits regarding ESSA Compliance.

Data-Driven School Improvement

By Alyssa Thornley | October 16, 2019

Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness

We all share the same mission, to provide the best services we can and help students succeed. It is easy to get swept away in the day-to-day of running a district, or Coordinating Title I, Title III, and McKinney-Vento programming or becoming caught up in an overwhelming amount of data without knowing where you can make a further positive impact. 

We are co-hosting a workshop-webinar, Data-Driven School Improvement: Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness, with two special presenters from the Montana Office of Public Instruction: 

  • Heather Denny, State Coordinator for Homeless Education, State Coordinator for Title I Family and Community Engagement, and Title I Specialist
  • DJ QuirinMai, Data Analyst

This workshop-webinar will help building and district leaders to create school improvement plans aimed at impacting those students who are often among the lowest-performing and the most at-risk of dropping out; students experiencing homelessness.

The presenters will review the types of data that schools collect for state and local governments, and school climate surveys. This interactive workshop will help you take a more detailed look at your data and find some quick wins for impacting student achievement. The presenters will offer best practice approaches to creating programming that meets the unique needs of these students and families, including rural and American Indian populations.

Use your data to drive improvements in the following areas: 

  • school climate

  • academic achievement

  • attendance

  • program collaboration

Click here to register for the upcoming webinar, Data-Driven School Improvement: Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness. This webinar will be held on October 24th, 2019 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET.

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Using a Software Solution for Homeless Program Reporting Requirements

By Dr. David Holbrook | September 19, 2019

There are many challenges to working with students experiencing homelessness, particularly when it comes to the complex reporting requirements that, for example, vary between federal grants like the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act grants and ESSA Title I homeless student services. 

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Changes to School Improvement Under ESSA

By Dr. David Holbrook | September 16, 2019

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made some significant changes to how schools are identified as "in improvement."

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Upcoming Webinar: Increases in Parent and Family Engagement Requirements

By Dr. David Holbrook | September 3, 2019

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) shifted the responsibility for some requirements of federal mandates to be determined in ESSA States plans.  

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NAEHCY Announces Webinar for Homeless Liaisons

By Dr. David Holbrook | July 29, 2019

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) has announced that they will be hosting a webinar titled "10 Liaison Duties." The one-hour webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st at 11:00am CT (12:00 pm ET, 9:00am PT).

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Webinar - Funding Your TransACT Parent Notice Collection

By Dr. David Holbrook | June 12, 2019

This year, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) took full-effect, including the addition of monitoring visits by the federal government. It is imperative, not only to satisfy the legal requirements of ESSA, but also to fulfill the spirit behind the legislation: improving student outcomes for all learners.  

Your district can accomplish this by keeping the following items in mind:  

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Crowd-Sourcing Solutions To Common Transportation Challenges

By Phillip Smith | May 24, 2019

When it comes to non-academic performance management, there are many ways that data can help districts gain efficiency and improve processes. While you may not have thought about measuring operational performance data as part of the equation for district success, data from departments like transportation, maintenance and operations, food service, and technology can produce valuable information about how schools and districts operate. This data drives the ability to discover and communicate efficient best-practices.

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Collaboration between programs serving ELs experiencing homelessness

By Dr. David Holbrook | May 21, 2019

 

On May 29th at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET, Dr. David Holbrook, Executive Director, Federal Compliance of TransACT Communications, will be hosting a webinar examining the benefits of coordinating between ESSA Title I / Title III and McKinney-Vento programs when serving ELs who may be experiencing homelessness.

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Trump Issues Memo Calling for Tougher Path for Asylum Seekers

By Dr. David Holbrook | May 7, 2019

On April 29, 2019, the White House issued a memo for the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security with the subject of "Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity of Our Immigration System." These regulations could make it more difficult for immigrants seeking asylum as they limit their ability to be self sustaining during the asylum application process.

Not only would these regulations impose fees for the asylum application and employment authorization application, but for those that entered illegally, it would also bar them from receiving employment authorization during the asylum process. Asylum seekers with school age children could potentially be negatively impacted by the changes outlined in these proposed regulations.

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TransACT Launches New Web Presence With RightLabs

By Alyssa Thornley | May 1, 2019

TransACT is proud to launch a new web presence, www.rightlabs.com.

ActivityRightInviteRight, and CampusRight recently joined our family so that we could expand our services to educators. 

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