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How Are Public Schools Funded?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

How are Public Schools Funded?

Presented by Jess Gartner, CEO and Founder, Allovue
Sponsored by Noodle Markets

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The way public education dollars flow from funding sources to classrooms is complicated and often mysterious. In this edWebinar, Jess Gartner, CEO and Founder of Allovue, explains the main sources of education funding and the variety of formulas used to determine how dollars are allocated to school budgets. She also shares her comprehensive infographic with attendees to visually illustrate how different allocation models may impact resource equity.

In this session, learn why the method used to determine how resources reach students is critical in determining whether expenditures are equitable. Additionally, Jess provides insights into the types of regulations that accompany many public funding sources and how those stipulations often dictate how and where public dollars may be spent, even if it isn’t in the best interest of students.

To understand why funding inequities exist, those directly involved must understand the process by which funding emanates. Unexamined, the wrong funding method could lead to a model where the highest need students are effectively subsidizing the education of other students in the district. K-12 stakeholders with decision-making authority, including superintendents, CFOs, district administrators, and budget managers are invited to watch this edWebinar to glean deeper insights and come away with resources that could make their district more equitable.

Jess GartnerAbout the Presenter

Jess Gartner is the founder and CEO of Allovue, where edtech meets fintech—#edfintech! Allovue was founded by educators, for educators. We combine powerful financial technology with education data, giving administrators the power to connect spending to student achievement. Jess has been featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Education (2015, 2016 All-Star), The Baltimore Sun’s Women to Watch (2013), and Baltimore Magazine’s 40 Under 40 (2013). In 2014, she was recognized as the Maryland Smart CEO Innovator of the Year in the Emerging Business category. Before founding Allovue, Jess studied education policy at the University of Pennsylvania and taught in schools around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. As a Teach for America corps member, she taught middle school humanities in Baltimore City and received her M.A. in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.
Brent LomasAbout the Host

Brent Lomas is a former classroom teacher and policy researcher. He now develops Noodle Markets’ marketing strategy, including editorial, collateral, and social channels. Prior to joining the team, Brent worked in Broadway advertising at SpotCo and contributed to BuzzBuzzHome’s news wing, specializing in NYC housing development and legislation. He serves on the advisory boards of En Garde Arts and Circle in the Square’s Teens on Broadway program. A Teach for America alum, Brent taught at Aspire Public Schools and Harlem Village Academies. He received his BA in communication from the University of Southern California and his M.Ed. in Urban Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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