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Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

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Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

Acumen Partners, as part of our due diligence for ourself and our client companies, keeps up-to-date on political and economic trends that effect education and the companies that provide programs for educators.  Our staff has the ability and the capacity to analyze changes and provide warnings when new programs or regulations are on the horizon.  Acumen Partners followed the unheralded adoption of ESSA as it quickly made its way through the legislative system and finally reached President Obama’s desk in December of 2015.

Gloria ElliottAcumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline
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Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

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Becoming a Data-Driven Organization

Human beings collect data points from the day they are born. As they grow and experience more things, they put those data points into a context. Every human considers those data points and the corresponding context to guide their next steps. This is of tremendous value when you’re considering decisions like banging your head against the wall. (Example: “Do I have enough data points to know that I will get a headache? I do! Let’s NOT do that,” thinks my learned 5-year old. “HUH?” says my curious 4-year old, followed by a very surprised, “Ow!” He needs more data points.) 

Ellen RuaneBecoming a Data-Driven Organization
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Aligning Your Revenue Goals with Sales Objectives

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We, at Acumen Partners, have had the opportunity to work with many talented people across all walks of life and industry. Our team has been associated with many great organizations. Recently, we have had conversations with senior leaders from across various business landscapes and have discussed the challenges executives and their sales teams face in achieving their primary revenue goals. This challenge, as we all know, is nothing new! Revenue Challenges come at different times within an organization and often wear different cloaks.

Steven RowleyAligning Your Revenue Goals with Sales Objectives
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Fresh from the Feds: ESSA Accountability Rules & Regs

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Acumen Partners and our partners, Agile Education Marketing and GreyEd Solutions, will present the fourth installment in our ESSA webinar series. These ESSA experts will share:

  • An update on the Accountability Rules and Regulations  — What we know, what we think we know, and what remains unclear
  • The ESSA rollout time line and how it overlaps and interferes with the typical education buying cycle
  • How Evidence of Effectiveness is changing things for vendors
  • ESSA’s impact on selling in Q4 2016 and the first half of 2017 — Where are the wins and what are the pitfalls?

Watch as K-12 market experts Dr. Julie Carter with GreyEd Solutions and Steven Rowley with Acumen Partners share the latest information about ESSA and how it will impact your business in the coming year.

 

http://agile-ed.com/fresh-from-the-feds-essa-accountability

Andres AfanadorFresh from the Feds: ESSA Accountability Rules & Regs
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Does ESSA Replace, Refine, or Reinforce CCSS?

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The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) is transforming every aspect of the education market.

One of the areas where the ground is still shaking beneath marketers’ feet is educational standards. There is a lot of confusion about how ESSA impacts educational standards. Many are particularly unsure about the future of the Common Core Standards Initiative. Will it stay? Will it go? What will be the future of educational standards under ESSA? The education market landscape is abuzz with similar questions. Where are the answers?

Steven RowleyDoes ESSA Replace, Refine, or Reinforce CCSS?
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