Introducing EdTec + IO Education

EdTec is excited to announce its new partnership with IO Education, a nationwide leader in the education technology industry on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. As part of the partnership, EdTec will provide clients with access to two new, cutting-edge assessment management systems, along with EdTec’s top notch, charter-specific technical support services, all at an affordable … Read More

Grow Your Enrollment Applications With School Tours 

Use tours as a marketing tool to reach prospective families and tell your school’s story. by Melanie Horton, Senior Marketing Manager You’ve gone through all the hard work of starting a charter school.  Your programs are successful and your students are doing well. But you’re still struggling to meet your target enrollment numbers each year.  Success on its own will … Read More

School Leader Summer Reading: Cleaning Up Your School’s Payment Processes

by Dena Koren, Senior Client Manager Now that your 2017-18 budget is approved, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming school year. The (slightly) less hectic summer months are a good time to review the school’s financial policies and procedures to make sure everything is in place. With that in mind, here are a few thoughts about one very … Read More

Landing Your 2017–18 Budget: Finalizing your budget for the next school year is often stressful, but it doesn’t need to be

by Dena Koren, Senior Client Manager It’s June, and many charter schools are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their budgets for the 2017–18 school year. This can be frustrating and overwhelming given all the moving parts —finalizing staff compensation, collecting final proposals for next year’s contracts, deciding which software and curriculum to use, tracking down budget plans from … Read More

Another Successful Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers!

EdTec partnered with the L.A. Dodgers to plan Charter Schools Night with the Dodgers on Friday, May 19. Nearly 700 students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff from EdTec’s partner schools attended the event! We all enjoyed watching the game, spending time with good friends, and celebrating charter schools and the Dodgers’ 7-2 win against the Marlins! Before the game started, … Read More

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 charter 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 … Read More