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Expanding Opportunity for AAPI Communities Through Education

Chris Lu | Posted 07.19.2014 | Education
Chris Lu

As with every other race, obtaining a college degree means facing lower rates of unemployment. For AAPIs, having a college education means shaving nearly 2 percentage points off the unemployment rate compared to AAPIs with only a high school education.

Use Proven Programs or Manage Using Data? Two Approaches to Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In last week's blog, I welcomed the good work Results for America (RfA) is doing to promote policy support for evidence-based reform. In reality, R...

Results for America: A Welcome Addition to Evidence-Based Reform

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

As time goes on, Results for America is making significant inroads in the policy world, helping political leaders of all stripes get comfortable with the idea of heightening the role of evidence in policymaking.

All Parents Need Access to Education Data Now

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The most useful information comes when parents, educators, and others with a stake in education have access to data that help them understand how well our kids are doing and empower them to make better decisions that improve student achievement.

If Tests Aren't Working for Teachers and Families, They're Not Working

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

The major backlash against student testing is because teachers and families are getting little value out of it. If a test is to be worthwhile, it needs to be producing information that's useful in classrooms and at kitchen tables.

Love and Data

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

I was recently visiting one of our Success for All schools in the most disadvantaged neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. The amazing principal, Kathl...

A Purpose-Driven Government: Moneyball and Impact

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In 2002, Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's, created "Moneyball," a method of using statistics to evaluate the performance of ball play...

Junyo CEO Discusses How To Improve Education Using Learning Analytics

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

Delivering the keynote address at the 2012 Strata conference, Steve Schoettler emphasized how learning analytics can be used to improve education -- ...

What Moneyball Can Teach Us About Education

John Thompson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Change has been just as slow in baseball as in education, but only in education does the simplistic faith in numbers still dominate.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.

Improving Education Through Data Quality

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

Data can be a game changer. And when it comes to education, we must change the game. There's no other way to restart our sputtering economy and prepare our citizens for the jobs of the 21st Century.