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.

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.…

What I Learned from a Not-So-Great Year

What I Learned from a Not-So-Great Year I know I’m in good company when I say that I’m not sad to say goodbye to 2019. I also know that the…

Telling Community Stories to Affect Change

Telling Community Stories to Affect Change It’s funny where the most interesting and engaging conversations can happen. At the gym last week, I had a few random, but passionate conversations…

Evaluating Our Thanksgiving Dinner

Evaluating Our Thanksgiving Dinner This was an unusual Thanksgiving for my family. My parents have always hosted Thanksgiving at their house; it is one of the few family traditions that…

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