Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by The Evolllution, we talk with Christopher Rinkus, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education! Chris talks to us about a variety of topics mostly in the K-12 space. He talks about funding, parent involvement, academic preparation and much more. Listen to learn what’s going on with K-12 education!
Chris helped transform the District of Columbia Public Schools into the fastest-improving urban school district in the country. He redesigned the school district's 500 million dollar budget allocation process for over 100 schools. Through his financial planning and analysis, he helped make possible new academic standards so that every student experienced art, music, PE and world language. He led the effort to implement “at-risk” student funding, an innovative new funding stream designed specifically to help low-income students. In order to create a sustainable financial position for the district, Chris introduced new student growth strategies that were described by the Washington Post as “an aggressive move to boost enrollment and maintain market share after years of ceding ground to charter schools.”
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