School Budgeting De-Coded

I’ve spent the past ten years of my life working with teachers across the country to make changes on behalf of their students. From introducing new programs in their districts to changing union contracts to successfully advocating for state legislation, I’ve helped thousands of teachers become effective advocates—empowering them to support their students. I’ve captured the lessons teachers need to build influence and power in my new book, How to Be Heard, and will be sharing them across a series of skill-building Teaching Partners Live Workshops.

I offer nuts-and-bolts strategies that together are recognized as the “price of admission” to becoming a credible and welcomed participant in important policy conversations and decisions. I believe that it’s possible for teachers to initiate change, and to participate effectively on the policy playing field.

This third TeachingPartners Live workshop focuses specifically on the perennial challenge of resources in education. Because there are always more supports and resources we could offer students, tradeoffs are central in the lives of decision-makers. This session helps teachers understand the basics of budgeting at a district level. This is an incredibly valuable skill in ensuring your students’ needs are met and getting a handle on the basics is in your reach!

Between sessions teachers will use the Education Resource Strategies DREAM Tool to balance a budget that includes their top priorities for schools.

Celine Coggins

Dr. Celine Coggins is a Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to Harvard, Celine founded and ran Teach Plus, a nationwide network of over top-performing 30,000 teachers. Celine recently published... Full Bio


This workshop is part of Celine Coggins Shares How to Be Heard.