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.

We have to do better.

We have to do better. I still remember how scared I was during the 2015 riots/uprising in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.  I understood the pain and outrage…

Evidence for Engagement

It’s funny how things work out sometimes.  Tamara Hamai and I have been sowing the seeds for our new program, Evidence for Engagement, for months. Our partnership happened so organically –…

The COVID Slide

The COVID Slide Last week, I watched a powerful webinar from Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center about health inequity and COVID-19. One of the first speakers, Dr. Nwando Olayiwola, started…

What will be your story?

What will be your story? It’s not always easy to measure the impact of family and community engagement efforts. Some aspects of education — like test scores or report card…

How Muay Thai Helped Me Re-Think Evaluation

How Muay Thai Helped Me Re-Think Evaluation I’ve been training in Muay Thai (kickboxing) for a few years. I am always learning something new and being pushed outside of my…

Resolving Data Fears in Evaluation

Resolving Data Fears in Evaluation I had some great conversations this week with colleagues about establishing a culture of data in organizations and training organizations who are new to evaluation…

My Most Powerful Reads of the Decade

My Most Powerful Reads of the Decade I love to read. Curling up with a good book and getting lost in the story for hours is pure bliss for me.…

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