Training and Support
Ethica is known for its customized, personal support – from phone calls and texts to emails, webinars, and meetings, Ethica focuses on collaborating with clients to identify the needs and then meet them. Ethica has trained principals, teachers, district administrators, school boards, sales teams, grant writers, program directors, and the list goes on. Whether 1:1, small groups, or large auditoriums, Ethica provides practical, hands-on training in grants writing, grants management, budgeting, and compliance.
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Federal Updates and Budget Analysis
Ethica's clients need to stay current on what's happening in Washington, DC, whether it's the federal budget, new regulations, guidance, or changes to the law. There are a lot of moving parts! That's why Ethica breaks down what's important – and what's not – allowing clients to focus and understand what will impact them and in what timeframe. Essential to any Ethica service is ongoing communication, tailored to a client's needs, about what's happening in Washington, DC, whether in Congress, the US Department of Education, or the courts.
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More than a dozen school districts regularly gather to help each other, share materials and solutions, ask questions, and get answers. Ethica is proud to host FedNet, a collaborative developed to provide the ongoing technical assistance needed to succeed in the complex world of federal education programs.
FedNet provides training and technical assistance designed to support low-income students' positive outcomes, including migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and students who are neglected, delinquent, or otherwise at academic risk. The Network assists district-level administrators and school-based administrators in implementing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The goal of FedNet is that overall services to these students will be enhanced and that increased student performance will result.
FedNet Activities Include the Following:
- Printed and electronic material dissemination
- Moderated email listserv
- Annual funding application support
- Unlimited Q&A by email or phone
- Model documents
- Draft UGG-compliant, customizable policies and procedures
- Recommendations and logistics support for "best practices"
- Research support
- Connections to national organizations
- Negotiation for multi-district services such as consultants, publications, and interventions
- Advocacy with state and federal departments of education
- Regular Washington updates
- Access to National Title I Conference video library
- National and Florida state meeting summaries
Who Can Join? Any School District
Who should join? District staff who handle ESEA funding and programs and need a helping hand with these complex requirements. What's the cost of membership? Fees are based on a sliding scale of the number of low-income children in a school district. Collaborate with us!
Ethica, LLC has extensive experience in federal K-12 program requirements, evaluations, and research. Ethica's team are experts in survey construction, quantitative and qualitative research and understand the realities of working with school systems and students. Ethica is particularly well-known for its useable information. While meeting all reporting guidelines necessary for state and federal government, Ethica strives to provide practical information that assists program directors in refining their programs and increasing student success.
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Whether you're a Title I newcomer or seasoned veteran, this is your trusty companion to navigating the law's intricacies and quirky obstacles. Now that Every Student Succeeds Act is no longer "new," this Third Edition gets you current on developments in federal guidance, audits, and monitoring -- giving you a comfort level in applying what the Education Department is requiring:
- What a "Title I neutral" allocation methodology is
- Why you still need to know both supplements, not supplant methodologies
- Organizing the title, year and dividing up the budget
- Figuring out the extra costs of transporting homeless and foster students
This new resource explains legal requirements and provides practical strategies to serve students in foster care, who often do not fit into the traditional academic sequence and are more likely to struggle academically.
From identifying students and who is a parent to addressing complex issues surrounding discipline and childhood trauma, you'll comply with legal mandates while providing stability to students with guidance to:
- Address students' educational transitions, from welcome to "aging out."
- Meet Every Student Succeeds Act mandate regarding enrollment, transportation, records, and other areas
- Advocate for students and work with child welfare staff
- Recognize how school policies may hinder foster student progress
Plus, a 50-state review of parental rights in education enables you to pinpoint your state's requirements, while model state policies provide real-world examples of how to address common concerns.