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Dec 6, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center is co-developing ready-made resources with state educational leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to establish Networked Improvement Communities that can drive local improvement initiatives. Our latest release highlights the use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) improvement cycles. PDSA cycles offer a way to test and refine a strategy or intervention prior to scaling it up. State and district…
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Nov 26, 2021
While our formal blog series on Strategic Budgeting ended last week, we wanted to bring your attention to two things. First, the Region 5 Comprehensive Center has released a number of resources related to new requirements from the U.S. Department of Education, which I know a number of you have been seeking.  You can find them all here, but I’ll outline them below too.  They include: An introductory brief on cost-effectiveness analysis – this…
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Nov 23, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) recently held its Advisory Board Meeting where participants reflected on the past two years, while looking to the future as we kick off our third year supporting educators across KY, TN, VA and WV.   During these trying times, the COVID-19 pandemic created several unique challenges throughout our region and across the country. For instance, a board member shared that through their data, they noticed…
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Nov 22, 2021
This is the final blog post in the Region 5 Comprehensive Center’s, series on strategic budgeting.  We hope this post serves as a summary of the information, as well as a resource to help you organize the material we’ve presented.  Don’t forget to join us for the final Office Hours on Tuesday, November 30, at 1 pm (Eastern Time).  You can register and get a link to the virtual session here.   Overview As we showed in many of our posts, we’…
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School children in uniforms walking in row on painted up going curve. photographed from above on various painted tarmac surface at sunset.
Nov 11, 2021
Introduction Welcome to the ninth blog post in the Region 5 Comprehensive Center’s Strategic Budgeting series.  In these posts, we are walking through the five elements of Strategic Budgeting to help provide additional tools to local education officials who want to think more strategically about how to use their resources. For reference, the five elements of Strategic Budgeting are:         Today's post is about continuous improvement…

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