Leadership

What the Funding Formula in Massachusetts’ Student Opportunity Act (SOA) Means for Massachusetts Schools

By |2020-03-09T21:54:22+00:00Mar. 09, 2020|Leadership, School Districts|

Superintendents ready their 3-year improvement plans Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Student Opportunity Act (SOA) into law back in November of 2019. Touted as the most significant update to Massachusetts’ education funding system in nearly three decades, the SOA [...]

Tuesdays with TED: February Edition

By |2020-02-26T17:52:45+00:00Feb. 26, 2020|Leadership, Tuesdays with Ted|

Overlooked, underrepresented, and mistaken for someone else One Tuesday (and the occasional Wednesday) a month, we curate and share three short talks on a theme. For February, shining a spotlight on Black history seemed the obvious choice, and I found [...]

The Census Mails in March. Is Your Community Ready?

By |2020-02-24T20:49:00+00:00Feb. 24, 2020|Leadership|

The latest on public perception and effective outreach You may be surprised to learn that the 2020 Census count is technically already underway. Census Bureau workers ceremoniously kicked off a door-to-door count in the remote rural village of Toksook Bay, [...]

Real-Time Collaboration is a Game Changer for Local Government

By |2020-02-18T22:34:07+00:00Feb. 18, 2020|Leadership, Product|

Getting everyone on the same page saves time, money, and headaches You kick off every planning and budget season the same way. You export your data from your accounting system, update all the formulas, add in one-time-only line items, change [...]

6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Transparency Center

By |2020-01-30T22:26:32+00:00Jan. 27, 2020|Best Practices, Leadership, Product|

Citizen engagement best practices for local government and schools You’ve published your Transparency Center, now what? First of all, give yourself and your team a pat on the back. Good on you for getting your financials posted in an easily [...]

5 Issues on Local Governments’ Radar in 2020

By |2020-01-10T15:03:46+00:00Jan. 10, 2020|Best Practices, Leadership, Product|

Helpful links for civic leaders looking to make a difference Sure, we’re already nine days into the New Year, but there’s no statute of limitations on well wishes, so … Sláinte! The holidays are over and you’re back at the [...]

Tuesdays with TED: December Edition

By |2019-12-31T17:02:01+00:00Dec. 24, 2019|Leadership, School Districts, Tuesdays with Ted|

Innovation, walkable cities, and well-being: gifts that keep on giving One Tuesday a month, the ClearGov Blog team curates and shares three short talks on a theme. This month, at a time when we traditionally take stock of where we’ve [...]

7 Best Practices for Promoting Capital Improvements in Your Community

By |2019-11-25T20:29:58+00:00Nov. 12, 2019|Best Practices, Leadership, Product|

How to get your local government's next big project on everyone’s radar Quick philosophical question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? More importantly, if you announce [...]