How Much of Your Budget is Spent on Waste and not Education?

How much of your district budget is being spent on waste? You will never know until you start measuring the waste in your organization.  Chances are, however, that 5% to 10% of your budget is being spent on 7 possible sources of waste.  Lean, discussed in my last blog post, achieves improvement on costs and performance through the elimination of waste.  Waste …

Lean in Education

I have been in the data and performance management software business since 2010.  Districts that have been using data in the classroom are beginning to realize that data can be used to improve efficiency outside the classroom.  And while the focus appears to be on data, there is only a limited focus and capabilities in data firms to help districts …

Enlīt Newsletter – Sept 2015 – Planning for Success

Enlīt releases September 2015 Newsletter! President Steve Pereus shares with us about planning for success in this newsletter. We look at how planning for the future has to do with the strategic decisions and actions we make today. The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide …

An Example of a State Taking Ownership to Increase Efficiency

A few years ago, the state of Delaware brought in a consulting group to help make recommendations for improving the fiscal efficiency of the state education system and to help reallocate funds among the priorities at the time. Ultimately, they wanted to be able to put more money towards student achievement. The consulting group brought in support from their many years …

Enlīt Newsletter – Aug 2015 – Using Data to Support Bond Reviews & Real-Time Dashboard Reporting

Enlīt releases August 2015 Newsletter! President Steve Pereus shares two pieces with us in this newsletter. First, we look at the benefits of using data to support bond rating reviews, before we look at a new capability of Enlīt tools: Real-Time Dashboard Reporting The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products …

Enlīt Network – July 2015 Newsletter

Enlīt releases 2nd newsletter – July 2015! President Steve Pereus introduces us to 5 stages of data use in this newsletter. The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide us with a word about district efficiency and effectiveness. Enjoy. (Click link …

Time for the Education Industry to Increase Use of Technology

As we learn about increasing the use of data, systems, and technology in education, we see other industries are using IT-related functions to analyze, manage, and streamline business processes and decisions more readily. In an article written by Forbes on Computerworld’s 2015 forecast for IT spending, Contributor Louis Columbus looks at the how technology related investments will be on the …

Enlīt Network – Introducing the Brand New Enlīt Network Newsletter – June 2015

This week we are introducing our BRAND NEW monthly newsletter in addition to the Enlīt Network Blog. The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide us with a word about district efficiency and effectiveness. Enjoy. (Click link or picture above to …

Measuring Cause – Effect Between Activities and Results in Education

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Steve Most educational organizations have used the same measurement systems for years.  These measures are usually driven by state and federal reporting requirements.  A review of district web sites indicates a trends towards reporting test scores, attendance, graduation rates and traditional financial measures such as spending per student, revenues and other financial ratios. Most of these statistics measure …