Join Us for EdTec’s Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers!

EdTec has partnered with the L.A. Dodgers to plan Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers, scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 7:10pm! We invite you to enjoy the game, mingle with other charter schools, and spend time with your staff, students, and parents! Details: Tickets are discounted at the group sale price of $23/each! Schools must sell a minimum of 20 tickets … Read More

Finance & Operations: 5 Key Things Every Charter School Leader Should Know

Originally published November 2015 Here at EdTec, we have the fortune of working with many school leaders, both seasoned and new to the charter world, which allows us to see the most effective school leadership practices.  Many new school leaders have brought successful strategies implemented in their classrooms to their new roles as executive directors.  Inevitably, however, there are aspects … Read More

Benchmarking for Charter School Budgeting

By Yoon Chang, Client Manager, EdTec Originally published November 2015 Since our founding in 2001, EdTec has had the privilege of working with more than 300 charter school leaders, district personnel, board members, charter management organizations, and the like.  Given our experience, EdTec’s school partners often ask how other charter schools approach their budgets and what spending metrics they should … Read More

Four Common Audit Findings & How to Avoid Them

By Gasper Magallanes, Senior Director of Client Management & Development, EdTec Inc. Originally published May 2015 Whether you’re a new school leader or a veteran, a good audit comes down to knowing what to expect, the preparation put in months in advance, and the follow through during the audit and afterwards. Summer’s around the corner, but audit season pops up … Read More

Look Your Best to a Lender

By Adam Miller, SVP, EdTec Inc. Originally published August 2014 A facility of your own, designed to reflect and to support your school’s unique model, community, and students, is the dream of many charter school leaders.  Like most dreams, wishing upon a star is not enough; it takes a lot of hard work and planning to make a facilities project … Read More

HELP! I need a Student Information System! Practical Considerations for Today’s Charter School Leaders

By Chris Lim, Director of Data Management, EdTec Inc. Originally published April 2013 In the current educational climate, it’s essential that a school has the ability to track, organize and report on its data. From managing day-to-day operations to meeting various reporting requirements, it has become virtually impossible to run a school effectively without an efficient data management system in … Read More

Assessing Your School’s Back-Office Support Needs

By Adam Miller, SVP, EdTec Inc. and Peter Laub, EVP, EdTec Inc. Originally published May 2012 Charter school leaders face two difficult challenges: managing a non-profit business and navigating the maze-like world of public education bureaucracy.  This one-two punch has left many charter school leaders and board members dazed and confused.  Help is not always easy to find, as specialized knowledge of school … Read More

Charter Renewal Do’s and Don’ts from an Authorizer’s Lens

By Stephanie Cho, Business Development Manager, EdTec Inc. Originally published October 2011 Renewal can be a daunting process for even the most prepared and organized charter schools. The process is time-consuming and often produces anxiety within the community because of the uncertainty and politics that surround charter approvals and renewals. In an effort to shed light on what authorizers look … Read More

LCAP Metrics Workshops Available!

Register for Los Angeles Workshop on April 7th COMPLETED Register for Emeryville Workshop on April 14th COMPLETED Register for Los Angeles Workshop on April 6th COMPLETED Emeryville Workshop March 24th COMPLETED We’re excited to offer an advanced level LCAP training session in a small group environment!  With no more than 10 organizations at each workshop, you’ll receive hands-on assistance and individual attention from our … Read More