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Packed with information and tools you can use, each edition of EdTec Connect features in-depth articles and metrics on key charter school operational and financial topics. Written by EdTec staff, with contributions from school leaders, authorizers, and other charter community stakeholders, you will connect with experts on relevant and timely topics.

If you are not already receiving EdTec Connect in your email Inbox and would like to, please email askus@edtec.com. New issues of EdTec Connect will be published a couple times per year and will also be archived and available for download here.

EdTec Connect - CA - Volume 5 - Winter 2013
EdTec Connect - CA - Volume 4 - Spring 2013
EdTec Connect - Tennessee - Volume 1 - Spring 2013
EdTec Connect - CA - Volume 3 - Fall 2012
EdTec Connect - CA - Volume 2 - Spring 2012
EdTec Connect - CA - Volume 1 - Fall 2011

CA - Volume 5 - Winter 2013
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EdTec Connect: Volume 5 (8 pg pdf, 654 kB)

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Common Core Preparedness Checklist
(1 pg pdf, 120 kB)

Implementing Common Core: How Will It Affect Your Bottom Line?
(6 pg pdf, 406 kB)

Local Control Funding Formula: What You Need to Know
(3 pg pdf, 142 kB)

READ THE BOOK! Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
(3 pg pdf, 168 kB)

CA - Volume 4 - Spring 2013
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EdTec Connect: Volume 4 (15 pg pdf, 3.9 MB)

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Q & A with Michelle Rhee, Founder & CEO of StudentsFirst
(3 pg pdf, 233 kB)

Building the Green Dream Campus: Environmental Charter Schools Creates a New Middle School in South L.A.
(5 pg pdf, 1.1 MB)

Benchmarks for Budgeting: An Update
(2 pg pdf, 225 kB)

HELP! I Need a Student Information System: Practical Considerations for Charter School Leaders
(7 pg pdf, 1.6 MB)

The Many Benefits of After School Programs - Infographic
(1 pg pdf, 324 kB)

So You Want to Join a SELPA: Understanding the Risks and Rewards of SELPA Membership
(3 pg pdf, 527 kB)

Tennessee - Volume 1 - Spring 2013
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EdTec Connect Tennessee: Volume 1 (7 pg pdf, 647 kB)

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State of the State: An Interview with Matt Throckmorton, Executive Director of Tennessee Charter Schools Association
(3 pg pdf, 152 kB)

Economies & Diseconomies of Scale: Growing Your Charter Organization Intelligently
(6 pg pdf, 406 kB)

CA - Volume 3 - Fall 2012
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EdTec Connect: Volume 3 (15 pg pdf, 2.3 MB)

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Prop 30 Passed! Now What?
(6 pg pdf, 251 kB)

Connecting the Dots: FRL Data & Funding
(4 pg pdf, 177 kB)

Economies & Diseconomies of Scale: Growing Your Charter Organization Intelligently
(5 pg pdf, 250 kB)

Strategies for Building an Effective Board
(6 pg pdf, 446 kB)

CA - Volume 2 - Spring 2012
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EdTec Connect: Volume 2 (13 pg pdf, 406 kB)

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Using & Understanding Benchmarks for Budgeting
(7 pg pdf, 203 kB)

Collecting, Maintaining and Presenting Your Student Data for Internal and External Audiences
(5 pg pdf, 155 kB)

Assessing Your School's Back-Office Support Needs
(5 pg pdf, 312 kB)

Introducing EdTec's New People and New Places!!
(2 pg pdf, 187 kB)

CA - Volume 1 - Fall 2011 - Presenting EdTec's new newsletter!
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EdTec Connect: Volume 1 (17 pg pdf, 302 kB)

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Big Dollars for the Small Shop: Fundraising for New, Small, and Freestanding Charter Schools
(3 pg pdf, 126 kB)

Bridging the Gap: Understanding Cash Flow Options in the Midst of Deferrals
(7 pg pdf, 173 kB)

Charter Renewal through an Authorizer Lens
(6 pg pdf, 181 kB)

Finance & Operations: 6 Key Things Every School Leader Should Know
(5 pg pdf, 143 kB)

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