The goal of the Engage with Data blog is to highlight relevant issues that impact students, families, and communities and spark engaging discussions about how to address those issues through evaluation.

Meet Engage with Data!

Meet Engage with Data! Let me be real for a second: when I started Structured Solutions five and a half years ago, I was definitely building the plane as I…

“Whose Evidence Is It?”

“Whose Evidence is It?” I’ve been talking a lot about evidence lately, but I feel I’ve been missing a crucial piece. As a reminder, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),…

Funding is Coming: Get Your Evidence Ready!

Funding is Coming: Get Your Evidence Ready! Here’s a sentence we don’t often get to say in education: the motherlode of funding is coming our way! The recently-passed American Rescue…

Your data tracking cheat sheet

Your data tracking cheat sheet In my last post, I talked about how logic models — although they can be a chore — can actually be a great visual roadmap…

We need teachers today.

We need teachers today. When I was a senior in high school, I thought the coolest job would be to serve as a member of Congress.  I was lucky to…

More than a feeling

More than a feeling It’s the end of the year, when we reflect on the past year and look forward to new beginnings. I haven’t done any rigorous data collection…

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