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A Case Study on Committee for Education Funding

The Raben Group has been a vital partner in our efforts to re-energize CEF. Joel and his colleagues bring exceptional skill, professionalism, and enthusiasm to their efforts to serve our members and we couldn’t be more satisfied. ” – Jon Fansmith, President of the Committee for Education Funding

The Raben Group manages all aspects of the CEF coalition, including advocacy, press outreach, membership retention and development, events, weekly updates, and weekly membership meetings. Principal Joel Packer, in addition to serving his other education clients, also serves as CEF’s Executive Director. Joel’s expertise in education budget and policy issues immediately led to an improved image for CEF and an increase in membership.

Our team has helped to significantly raise the frequency and quality of communications, issuing updates at least weekly that summarize and analyze congressional and Obama Administration activities. The firm has also increased CEF’s credibility and visibility with policymakers and the media. As Executive Director, Joel has been quoted in numerous media outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Education Week, Education Daily, and The National Review. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Eanes Independent School District

The district enrolls approximately 7,400 students, distributed among nine schools. All nine schools are rated exemplary—the highest designation possible—in the state of Texas accountability ratings, marking the second consecutive year they have achieved this feat.At Eanes ISD, excellence extends beyond the classroom to the IT department, which strives to use technology as effectively as possible to support the goals of the district.

“Like many school districts, we’re affected by budget shortfalls and cuts in education funding,” says Carl Hooker, virtualization coordinator at Eanes ISD. “When it comes to IT assets like our desktops, we need to extend their life so that teachers and students don’t have to do without access to Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and other applications that they’ve come to depend upon.”…
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