Madison O'Connell

Madison O’Connell leads TransACT’s content strategy efforts, and strives to ensure educational information, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared. Madison has over seven years of experience writing, editing, and optimizing content.
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Optimizing Support for McKinney-Vento Eligible Students with Student SupportTracker

By Madison O'Connell | November 15, 2023

Data from our latest Nationwide McKinney-Vento Study found that liaisons face challenges related to tracking information and communicating with referral providers. These challenges have become more urgent as a result of the recent increase in students identified as McKinney-Vento eligible and the fact that stimulus funds are drawing down. Almost all who responded said there is still more to be done for students experiencing homelessness. 

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4 School Bus Driver Recruitment Strategies to Improve Retention Rates

By Madison O'Connell | October 19, 2023

The shortage of school bus drivers has been a continuing concern for school districts across the United States, impacting the safe and timely transportation of students. Jeff Walker, owner of Northern Express Bus Service, shares how he’s navigating their statewide school bus driver shortage and what his transportation company does to maintain high bus driver retention rates.  

Before diving into Jeff’s insights, check out the related case study, “Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Innovation in Student Transportation.” 

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