Are You Up to Data?: Changes and New Challenges in Population and Poverty Counts
This webinar will discuss the many ways student population data come into play in federal education policy, including in funding allocations. We will discuss the various sources of data including the decennial Census, American Community Survey, SAIPE, FRL counts, and student attendance, how they factor into decision-making on the federal level, and why. The webinar will also discuss recent issues and controversies with these data sources, including disputes about the Census, the Public Charge Rule, and SNAP work requirements. Finally, the discussion will turn to how these issues have been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the new questions that administrators at every level will face, including resources on how to account for missing free and reduced-price lunch data when schools are operating under waivers.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
- What data sources help inform federal decision-making and funding allocations
- How population and policy shifts impact those decisions and policies
- Recent debates and issues surrounding data, including Census, and other factors that impact information-gathering
- Current challenges surrounding data during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Potential resources and strategies for addressing data "holes"
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