The Renacer Westside Community Development Corporation is a 501 © 3 not for profit community based organization. Renacer has been in existence since June, 1995. Renacer’s mission is to improve the quality of life for undeserved citizens in the Chicago area. The focus of this paper is to demonstrate how the five functions of effective management are implemented in the day to day operation of the organization.
When working as a health care administrator, one must make important financial decisions that can make or break the future of the organization. To give students a peak into some of these financial decisions, online simulations are used. This is the breakdown of one such simulation.
As a new charter school located in a vibrant neighborhood in Wilmington, our school has worked directly with neighbors, community groups, local nonprofit organizations and local elected and government leaders to establish a good relationship and prepare the way for our students and families to benefit from our neighborhood and location. The Brandywine neighborhood where our school is located is in the center of downtown Wilmington, easily accessible to many local businesses and government agencies, and area neighborhoods, by foot and by public transportation. We have worked extensively with local community groups, agencies and organizations to ensure that the relationship between our school and the community is mutually beneficial. When
Effective financial management is the basis of thriving health care organizations. Organizations must make good investment decisions based on objective analysis (Healthcare Financial Management Association [HFMA], 2005). Integration of financial management principles provides decision makers with guidance to make capital decisions maximize mission-based benefits at effective costs (HFMA, 2005). An operating budget is the statement of profit and loss for the entire organization. Various health care entities prepare operating budget for the following year for discussion and approval by top management (Academic Writing Tips, 2011). At the end of the year, departmental managers provide an account for the previous year’s
Forecasting is an important tool to help healthcare managers prepare for the challenges associated with rising health care costs. As the healthcare landscape continues to change, managers look at the past and present to predict the future. The U.S. government is major provider of health insurance for the elderly and disable persons. The government’s portion for covering healthcare costs has risen steadily, from 43% in 1980 and 38% in 1970 (Miller & Washington, 2006 p. 40). Medicare is the single largest source of payment for beneficiary health care costs; it covers about half of the cost of health care (Healthcare Financing Administration, 2006). The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which also provides medical coverage to low income persons, must also be factored into the cause and effect analysis. As a result of the changing landscape of health insurance, healthcare managers rely of analytical forecasting to predict future healthcare costs, examine cause and effect relationships and prepare their organization to provide quality affordable care to their patients.
To understand the state of charter schools today, it is important to know how a charter school was envisioned to be. Tell explains that charter schools, by nature, should be more accurately described as “contract” schools. These schools are contractually obligated to serve the interest of the general public by providing education opportunities using the funds provided from taxes. Traditionally, charter schools are defined as “tuition-free, publicly funded, performance-based, non-sectarian, public schools of choice open to all.” These schools are considered autonomous because they are exempt from most, if not all, local and state rules and regulations regarding education. The reduction of applicable laws pertaining to these schools are supposed to liberate them from the supposedly strict regulations that bog down the education system that prevent teachers from what they were actually hired to do: to teach. Although novel in concept, this idea has been difficult to implement in reality.
In 2012, I accepted a position at the Wisconsin Credit Union League (WCUL) as a Compliance Specialist. The WCUL (or “The League”) is a dues-supported trade association for Wisconsin credit unions that are cooperatively owned by more than 2.7 million members. The primary purpose of the organization is to serve Wisconsin credit unions by promoting the “credit union difference” through advocacy, education, and public service. However, The League also serves as a non-profit organization promoting the wellness of credit unions and the communities in which they serve. This includes, but is not limited to: promoting credit union development, educating credit union staff and volunteers, promoting financial literacy, and supporting the overall credit union system in times of need. Respectively, being employed on the profit-side of the organization is not only critical to The League, but the Wisconsin credit unions as well. It is my belief that maintaining an understanding of the organization and remaining committed to its overall mission and values (on both the profit and non-profit side) are essential for success.
Shober, Manna, & Witte (2006), examines how state policy makers incorporated flexibility and accountability into state charter school laws supplementing a particular database with others measures to answer two specific questions. (1) What factors influence the degree of flexibility and accountability in state charter schools laws? And (2) how does the content of state charter schools laws, and the different values those laws embrace, affect the formation of charter schools in the United States? In state charter school laws, it is shown that state political and contextual factors help account for the degree of flexibility, but not accountability. Therefore, it was suggested that an increase in changes in charter laws show favor reducing accountability
In a study conducted by S.M. Johnson on the complexity of the superintendent’s role in school district leadership, she identified three types of leadership evident in the practice of successful superintendents: “educational leadership (focus on pedagogy and learning), political leadership (securing resources, building coalitions), and managerial leadership (using structures for participation, supervision, support, and planning)” (as cited in Fullan, 2006, p. 210). For the RTI change initiative, the superintendent showed these three types of
The state of Massachusetts has not reimbursed the charter school tuition funding it owes the municipalities, creating an underfunding of charter schools in Boston, explained City of Boston Budget Director Katie Hammer.
Following Washington D.C.’s Public Education Reform Act 2006, the Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is responsible for the direct oversight public charter schools; their responsibilities include:
While the sentiment behind venture philanthropy is morally and ethically sound, the growing degree of power that philanthropists’ posses is largely unregulated and un-scrutinized, which calls for a reformation of the venture philanthropy sector.
So what is a charter school? A charter school is a school where it is being funded by organizations, groups, teachers etc. And they are exempt from local rules and regulations. Some parents want their children to go to charter schools because of how successful charter schools have been with students who succeed in their academics. The thing is that you either have to test into that charter school or get picked by a lottery system. There is another side where some think that charter schools are not beneficial in ways that could jeopardize the community and their students. There are a lot of public schools but at the same time there are a number of charter schools that are growing. There are many reasons public schools could be great, and better
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Considering going to a virtual school? Well imagine this, you’re sitting at your computer and you pick up your phone and go onto Instagram. Your feed is blowing up with pictures from homecoming game and dance, you feel left out seeing all your middle school friends having the time of their lives while your stuck at home with your schoolwork. My point is students should not go to virtual high school for an abounding amount of reasons including lack of structure and social opportunities.