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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