2020 has presented some of the biggest challenges education has encountered in a generation. Not only has a devastating pandemic disrupted the traditional learning model for virtually every K-12 student in the U.S., but horrific racial injustices have also highlighted the persistent inequities that prevent millions of children from receiving the education they deserve. These daunting realities also present an opportunity to innovate in education, and Edstruments is ready to face these challenges head-on.
There are countless angles from which individuals and organizations approach increasing educational equity, and Edstruments is excited to join them by offering our intuitive, research-based education budgeting software. After a year of listening to a range of relevant organizations, school networks across the country are already benefitting from our platform-- one which ensures school leaders can spend less time on complicated spreadsheets and more on improving student learning outcomes. With input from scores of experienced administrators, Edstruments has created a user-friendly, powerful tool it pairs with capacity building. In short, we're making it easy to consistently use best practices in school budgeting to optimize financial decision-making and increase transparency at all levels.
The United States spends nearly $700 billion on K-12 public education annually (across federal, state, and local sources), but outdated tools and underprepared managers result in suboptimal use of precious resources. School finance issues affect every part of the K-12 education experience, so properly managing finance and resources in education is critical for student success. With school budget cuts all but guaranteed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edstruments team is here to support administrators not only through our product and service offerings, but also through this blog. Here, we aim to provide the latest information on K-12 finance and the U.S education budget, relay relevant information on finance for non-finance managers, and introduce you to the team that makes our work possible. We hope you subscribe or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and look forward to hearing from you!
Edstruments exists to equip education leaders with the knowledge and tools to most effectively and equitably serve their students. To learn more about how we can help your school administrators make better financial decisions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form on our main website.