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Re-thinking the Poverty Indicators in the Education System - Shared screen with speaker view
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36:25
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Jessica Caron
37:34
Will there be data available for years 2015-2020?
Katherine Byers
40:33
How do you address the argument against universal school meals that "children whose parents can afford school meals are getting it for free which is a waste of money." We have a lot of farther right elected officials and I could use more answers in my arsenal.
Crystal FitzSimons
41:47
Here is FRAC's the Case for Healthy School Meals for all, which lays out the arguments: https://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/SchoolMealsForAll.pdf
Katherine Byers
42:21
Thank you Crystal!
Rachel Dinkes
44:38
Curious why the Title I formula eligibility formula which is based on the school district geographic boundary? (which is the # of 5-17 year olds living in poverty) plus TANF, # of neglected and delinquent children, and foster children)
Rachel Dinkes
45:29
so could the # of the title I formula eligible children in a district be used?
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45:56
Great conversations & questions. We will get to these in our Q&A portion. Keep them coming!
Katherine Byers
46:24
Has NM had enough time to see if the policy change resulted in increased eligibility and improved outcomes?
Jessica Caron
49:11
Do you know how many states do NOT use SAIPE census data for Title I allocations?
Tiffany Frierson
50:33
Isn't census data already used? It is my understanding that it is used but it is 2 years behind.
Jessica Caron
52:49
@Rachel @Tiffany- In Maine we got special permission to come up with an alternate formula based on eligible children using free lunch numbers for districts with a census population below 20k (from Section 1124(a)(2)(B) and 1125A(a)(4) in statute). I'm curious how many other states use an alternate formula to calculate poverty numbers for small districts
Rachel Dinkes
52:51
A resource you may not know about - in 2015, I co-authored a congressionally mandated report on the equity of the title 1 formula. As a part of that project we produced a table (Granted 2015) of the number of title I formula eligible children in every school district in the U.S. on this page, go all the way to table W.1 https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/titlei/tables.asp
Ida Batista
52:51
Does census-based approaches work effectively for districts with high homelessness
ANNE BORDONARO
01:02:48
In terms of poverty metrics it seems like a continuum to me, were individuals may have significant movements over time. Is there method that makes poverty into a continuous measure as opposed to categorical measure we have now? Does this touch on the community profile approach with multiple characteristics that Kristin Blagg talked about?
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01:06:40
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ANNE BORDONARO
01:07:31
Also can you provide the link to previously recorded webinar's on this topic?
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01:08:28
Yes, all FRPM session recordings will be in that email.
Jane McLucas
01:10:31
For clarification, Nutrition programs only get reimbursed for meals served.
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01:15:23
Apologies for the technical difficulties all! Unsure what happened. Please keep all questions coming!
Jessica Caron
01:18:13
My question was not entirely clear earlier. Do you know how many states use an alternate formula to calculate poverty data for small districts? Under Section 1124(a)(2)(B) and 1125A(a)(4) in ESEA statute, there is an option to come up with an alternate method for allocating funds to districts with SAIPE census populations below 20k. In Maine, we use free lunch numbers and direct cert numbers and are looking at other methods that are more accurate for these small districts. I would love to learn what data points other states use for this alternate method
Jessica Caron
01:22:54
and this question is especially important to Maine because we have moved to universal free meals for students
Jessica Caron
01:23:53
Thank you!!!
Jessica Caron
01:24:34
We are redesigning right now and could use some help. About half our districts use provision II and a smaller percentage use CEP. So we are trying to figure out what to do with that breakup from nutrition. Thanks Michael!
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01:24:56
If you are interested in joining our Poverty Indicator in Education Working Group for a comprehensive conversation about improving poverty indicators for education, please fill out this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5bSTIhLf4XdnToYLtWNqAueZmobWkZ3Xz-9Jp-r4RBVExvg/viewform
Jessica Caron
01:25:02
My email is Jessica.s.caron@maine.gov if you have further insights :)
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01:25:21
This link will be available in the email as well
Tara Thomas
01:25:22
tthomas@aasa.org
Tiffany Frierson
01:25:42
how long do we have to complete the google form
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Hi Tiffany- take your time! It will stay up for a long time
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01:26:25
We will send this link in the email as well