The Value of Time and Technology in the Business Office

At ClassWallet we’re always joking that no company sells less efficiency and increased costs. Most technology companies position themselves as a solution that saves time and money, but what that means to people differs considerably. We’ve been told by clients they save, on average, 5 hours a week in school bookkeeping time managing teacher orders and receipt reimbursement on our platform.

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ClassWallet CEO Invited to Present at SXSW EDU Addressing Teacher Shortage and Retention

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival is a chance for an engaged community to come together around education to cultivate and empower stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.  This year there was a record number of sessions submitted to be chosen to speak at the conference. ClassWallet is pleased to announce that CEO Jamie Rosenberg was among those chosen to speak at this esteemed education event.

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ClassWallet and GoFundMe Announce Partnership to Align Teachers and Districts on Fundraising Efforts

ClassWallet and GoFundMe have joined forces combining two best-in-class solutions to give teachers and school districts robust fundraising capabilities, while adhering to district administration requirements. Over the years, teachers, students, and schools have turned to GoFundMe, the world leader in social fundraising, and the education category is one of the fastest growing on the platform. ClassWallet is the country’s leading classroom spend tracking platform.

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EdTech Digest Feature of ClassWallet CEO

No stranger to education technology, Jamie Rosenberg has launched two successful technology companies in the space. His journey from mergers and acquisitions lawyer to social entrepreneur is a living example of how one person can change the world.

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Vote for “Trust is a Must” at SXSW Edu 2019

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning bringing together key stakeholders with a goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.  The festival takes place in the tech-hub center of Austin, Texas and the 2019 theme will be “The Future of Learning Starts Here.”  ClassWallet CEO & Founder, Jamie Rosenberg, is in the running to be a panelist, along with Esther Wojcicki and Max McGee and we need you to cast your vote for us to speak!  

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How To Keep & Retain The Millennial Teacher

We sat down with international education consultant Jennifer Abrams to discuss what is needed for schools to keep and retain the millennial teacher and help this generation thrive.  Millennials make up the largest percentage of teachers, yet only 6% of superintendents think their district understands the needs of millennial teachers

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Do You Know What Motivates Millennial Teachers?

Hint: It’s not purchase orders, requisition forms and receipts. Millennials are the largest generation in the US labor force today.  That means 1 in 3 workers are now millennials and those entering school systems are not being supported in a way that is useful to their skills and needs.

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How the Finance Office Can Alleviate Teacher Shortage Problems

Providing teachers more control over classroom decisions is far more financially effective and efficient than trying to find ways to boost teacher salaries. If a teacher is choosing employment between two districts and District A gave each teacher a classroom budgeting tool that contained some funds for supplies, easy access to crowdfunding tools, additional funding that may originate from federal or local grants or PTA, and District B did not, what district do you think the teacher will choose to work for?

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Preventing P-Card Abuse & Fraud in Your District

Fraud and audit violations often happen with organizations that use Procurement-cards (P-Cards).  One reason is that P-Card fraud and misuse can be difficult to recognize until it ends up in the news.  Internal controls are meant to decrease fraud and abuse, however, P-Card purchasing data is limited.  This is one reason the misuse of funds occurs as frequently as it does.  Reconciliation reviews and monthly reports can identify suspicious activity, but don’t stop the fraud from occurring. 

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Empowering Teachers with Classroom Budgets

I have been working with teachers across our country for 20 years.  In 1998, I started AdoptAClassroom.org, funding classrooms in 30% of school markets, and in 2014 I launched ClassWallet, a spend management software.  In 2018, I have never seen teacher discontent as high as it is now.  Teachers are striking across the nation; teacher absenteeism is now a chronic problem; approximately 50% of teachers leave the profession after just 5 years.

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