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September 29, 2015

Featured Article in SEEN Magazine: “Taming Big Data to Advance Student Education”

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The promise of big data has been touted widely by leaders in nearly every industry, including education. Along the way, it has also created some trepidation about the sharing and use of personal information on a large-scale basis. In his recent article published in SEEN Magazine, Dr. Philip E. Geiger, Senior Vice President of the MAXIMUS K-12 Education Practice, discusses how school districts can harness the promise of big data to advance student education.

September 21, 2015

Shifting the Focus of State Child Case Workers to High Value Activities

Enforcement and collections are critical activities within any child support program. In Texas, local child support case workers focus more of their time and attention on activities that benefit from their expertise. The state accomplished this by creating a centralized operation for more time-consuming administrative functions, including:

September 14, 2015

Decoding the Federal Funding Formula to Maximize Funding for Your IV-D Program

The formula used by the federal government to calculate the amount of funds it gives to state IV-D programs is complex. By understanding how it works, however, you can evaluate your state’s performance to identify those activities that could help generate more federal dollars for your IV-D program.

Three Components of the Federal Funding Formula

As overall performance and collections increase, states are able to generate revenues from each of the three components of the federal funding formula:

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