The Learning Accelerator believes most districts can make this transition even in tight financial times through the optimization and strategic reallocation of existing resources.
We recently released the District Guide: Financing to Scale Blended Learning to help districts:
- Consider financial planning steps focused on scaling, not just piloting
- Understand key cost drivers associated with implementing high-quality blended learning
- Assess potential funding sources and tradeoffs.
The guide also includes some resources to help districts get started.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all school districts have the tools and support they need to develop and implement sound multi-year financial plans for blended learning.
Education Resource Strategies Project
TLA partnered with Education Resource Strategies, an industry leader in financial analysis and resource allocation for school districts, to assist with this work. ERS created a financial framework to assist districts in clarifying cost drivers, forecasting future costs, and understanding the financial implications of various blended learning models and implementation choices.
District Guide: Financing to Scale Blended Learning
TLA partnered with Afton Partners, a non-profit that provides financial consulting and related operational advisory services to public school districts and reform organizations. Afton Partners provided TLA with data on schools implementing blended learning and expert advice for the District Guide: Financing to Scale Blended Learning.