Schools and districts can continue to benefit from the federal government’s stimulus dollars through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021, the third iteration of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). These monies could drive the design of transformational initiatives with the potential for long-term impact.
Billions of dollars in federal relief funding for schools and districts have become available during the coronavirus pandemic, but with limited time available before application deadlines arrive, there is an urgent need to understand the funding requirements and process, and also to determine how the funds can best be used to provide improvements for local students and staff.
Presented by Alex Rella, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Alachua County Public Schools (FL); and Seth Pilkington, Assistant Business Administrator, Weber School District (UT)
Moderated by Jamie Rosenberg, CEO, ClassWallet
Presented by Nicole Adell, Principal, Newburg Middle School (KY); Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District (CA); Patricia Alvarado, Director of Digital Learning and Learning Resources, Irving Independent School District (TX); and James Allrich, Principal, Argyle Middle School (MD)
Moderated by Lydia Logan, Executive Director, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Digital Promise
Presented by Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development; and Dr. Cotrane D. Penn, Executive Director, Student Wellness & Academic Support, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
Moderated by Scott Shickler, CEO and Co-Creator, 7 Mindsets
Presented by Javier Trujillo, Vice President of Government and Community Partnerships, Achieve3000
Moderated by Dr. Debi Crimmins, Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy, Achieve3000
Presented by Shawn Gross, CEO and President, Digital Millennial Consulting
News about economic stimulus funding for K-12 education brought a lot of excitement, confusion, and questions for both vendors and school districts. Who gets the money? How much and how is it distributed? Where can it be spent? During an edFocus Friday edWebinar, “Build Your K-12 Sales and Marketing Plans Around the ESSER Funding,” Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner at Arc Capital Development and Innovation Consultant at Catalyst @ Penn GSE – University of Pennsylvania, explained the purpose of the three rounds of stimulus funding and how they could impact education companies.
It’s no secret that the pandemic altered K-12 education, including the relationship between vendors and schools. The question is: Are the changes here to stay? During the edWebinar, “Educators Have Spoken… This Is What Industry Partners Need to Hear,” the speakers presented trends and observations from edWeb’s recent edFocus Industry Summit and offered advice for vendors on building and maintaining connections with their customers.
Presented by Simone Hall, Policy Specialist, Center for Learner Equity; Lauren Krempecki, Program Manager, Center for Learner Equity; Erin Mote, Executive Director, InnovateEDU; and Dawn Campi, Teacher, PS/MS 29x (NY), and UFT Representative
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Director of Policy and Communications, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise