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MOEquity Tool
2021
Jennifer Piscatelli, Amanda Brown

The federal American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARP) ESSER III aid requirements include a new maintenance of equity (MOEquity) provision for SEAs and LEAs. MOEquity provisions ensure, if funding reductions are needed, that state and local per-pupil funding is not disproportionately reduced in the highest-poverty districts and in high-poverty schools, and that LEAs do not disproportionately reduce the number of staff in high-poverty schools. The Summary of MOEquity Requirements is written to help district leaders understand the specifics of the MOEquity provision as it applies to LEAs. The accompanying tool then allows district leaders to enter school enrollment, funding and staffing data to determine if the MOEquity provision is being met in their high-poverty schools.

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Summary of MOEquity Requirements and Calculations for LEAs
2021
Jennifer Piscatelli, Amanda Brown

The federal American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARP) ESSER III aid requirements include a new maintenance of equity (MOEquity) provision for SEAs and LEAs. MOEquity provisions ensure, if funding reductions are needed, that state and local per-pupil funding is not disproportionately reduced in the highest-poverty districts and in high-poverty schools, and that LEAs do not disproportionately reduce the number of staff in high-poverty schools. The Summary of MOEquity Requirements is written to help district leaders understand the specifics of the MOEquity provision as it applies to LEAs. The accompanying tool then allows district leaders to enter school enrollment, funding and staffing data to determine if the MOEquity provision is being met in their high-poverty schools.

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Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in District Budget Decisions

An important tool for making strategic budget decisions is cost-effectiveness analysis. Cost-effectiveness analyses allow decision makers to compare multiple investment options on the basis of both how effective they are in achieving your goals and on relative costs. The Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Brief provides an introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis.

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Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in District Budget Decisions

An important tool for making strategic budget decisions is cost-effectiveness analysis. Cost-effectiveness analyses allow decision makers to compare multiple investment options on the basis of both how effective they are in achieving your goals and on relative costs. The Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Brief provides an introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis and this Cost-Effectiveness Calculator includes an example for using the associated cost-effectiveness calculator model.

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Incorporating Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in District Budget Decisions

An important tool for making strategic budget decisions is cost-effectiveness analysis. Cost-effectiveness analyses allow decision makers to compare multiple investment options on the basis of both how effective they are in achieving your goals and on relative costs. This brief provides an introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis and an example for using the associated cost-effectiveness calculator model.

 

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Making Strategic Decisions for Spending American Rescue Plan ESSER III Funds

Most school districts and charter schools are receiving significant, one-time revenues through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) grant program. The ESSER III Investment Decision Guide and its companion User and Resource Companion document are designed to guide decision makers through a strategic decision-making process to both effectively use these funds to address the purposes outlined in the ARP legislation and to leverage them in support of related district and school improvement efforts. 

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ESSER III Investment Decision Guide
2021
Mark Fermanich, Justin Silverstein

Making Strategic Decisions for Spending American Rescue Plan ESSER III Funds

Most school districts and charter schools are receiving significant, one-time revenues through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) grant program. The ESSER III Investment Decision Guide and its companion User and Resource Companion document are designed to guide decision makers through a strategic decision-making process to both effectively use these funds to address the purposes outlined in the ARP legislation and to leverage them in support of related district and school improvement efforts. 

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Planning Engaging Learning Experiences
2021
Amy Lamitie, Shauna Harps

This resource provides recommendations for methods, tools, suggested (not endorsed) sample solutions, and tasks trainers can use to increase participant engagement in professional learning experiences. It also outlines connections between adult learning principles and steps in the Adult Learning Framework.

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