Acumen Partners Articles

ESSA Update: The Battle for Fall Funding

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The first “back-to-school” season under ESSA legislation is shaping up to be one of the most chaotic and challenging seasons on record for both schools and vendors.   For vendors, success in navigating the 2017/18 school year will depend on their ability to follow two simple rules:

  1. Find the Money
  2. Follow the Money
Steven RowleyESSA Update: The Battle for Fall Funding
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Proven Leaders are Also Great Readers

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Great leaders read. It’s a short sentence but it is layered with meaning.  What is it about reading that makes it such a universal passion among people who are best suited to lead people and organizations?  Is it that leaders read books that contain all the answers? Not likely.  The realities of today’s rapidly changing market place have no historical precedent. 21st century business leaders must handle challenges that have never been seen before.

Andres AfanadorProven Leaders are Also Great Readers
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Recruiting in the World of Start-ups

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Recruiting in the World of Start-ups

Who would benefit most from the services of a recruiter? It is actually the Start-Up! One essential hire – whether in sales, operations or general management could cut in half the time required to move from start-up to growth.

Gloria ElliottRecruiting in the World of Start-ups
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Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

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Acumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline

Acumen Partners, as part of our due diligence for ourself and our client companies, keeps up-to-date on political and economic trends that effect education and the companies that provide programs for educators.  Our staff has the ability and the capacity to analyze changes and provide warnings when new programs or regulations are on the horizon.  Acumen Partners followed the unheralded adoption of ESSA as it quickly made its way through the legislative system and finally reached President Obama’s desk in December of 2015.

Gloria ElliottAcumen and Unravelling ESSA – a Timeline
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