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Deciphering Finance Austin: Strategic Growth and Expansion

SIIA recently took its Deciphering Finance event series to Austin, TX. The event brought together senior finance executives, CEOs and investors to discuss strategic planning, forecasting, risk management, revenue recognition, audit preparations, technology challenges and solutions, and more. I thought I would take a moment to share some key comments that came out of the discussion, some of which (if you really listen to) could impact your future growth and expansion.


Budget Blast: Trump FY18 Budget Proposal Would Gut Education & Skills Training

On Wednesday, the Washington Post obtained a leaked version of President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 education budget proposal. Set to be officially released next week, the proposal would, among other items, significantly reduce investments in skills training and adult basic literacy and eliminate ed tech investments under ESSA’s Title IV. The proposal would shift some of those funds to new investments in school choice, including expanding charting schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. more

SIIA Texas State Profile Highlights Significant State Policy Changes In Time for SxSWedu

The education sector is convening in Austin, TX this week for SxSWedu, showcasing leading educators  and the latest innovations in technology and digital learning. SIIA is also showcasing its work with the release of its first state policy profile: Around the Nation: Doing Business in Texas Schools. The report provides a guide to the many state policies, regulations and programs impacting Texas school districts and their school service providers.