“I couldn’t have put it better myself…” We all know how powerful a startling statistic can be. Maybe you’ve seen a PowerPoint presentation where there is just a huge number on the slide or a newspaper headline that highlights the… Read More »“I couldn’t have put it better myself”
Preparing for Another Uncertain School Year I think we had all hoped that after two school years disrupted by COVID-19, the 2021-2022 school year could be a return to “normal.” Yet with the Delta variant surging throughout the country and… Read More »Preparing for Another Uncertain Year
Reframing data analysis as meaning-making This summer on the Engage with Data blog, I’m exploring different ways to answer the question: “So what?” My goal is to remind us of the human element of data — we are in the… Read More »Reframing data analysis as meaning-making
Looking for the “so what?” in our data If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you’ve probably figured out that data tracking is kind of my thing. My super Type-A personality gets a lot of satisfaction from… Read More »Looking for the “So What?” In Our Data
More ways to meet Engage with Data In case you missed last week’s announcement, my company, Structured Solutions Educational Consulting, has a new name! I am so proud to have Engage with Data out in the world, and I appreciate… Read More »More ways to meet Engage with Data
“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), our country’s primary federal education legislation, requires that programs and… Read More »“Whose Evidence Is It?”
ESSA Level 4: Getting your foot in the door In my last post, I talked about how the recent American Rescue Plan Act will bring an influx of funds specifically for out-of-school time (OST) — after-school and summer — programs,… Read More »ESSA Level 4: Getting your foot in the door
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 Plan Act has set aside … brace yourself … over… Read More »Funding is Coming: Get Your Evidence Ready!