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See Where You’re Headed with Proactive Management of the Annual Budget

You can’t get where you need to go when driving a car by only looking in the rearview mirror. The same is true for your annual budget. If you’re spending the majority of your time reviewing transactions and preparing reports about what just...

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Data Refining: How to Organize Student Performance Data to Guide Curriculum Decisions

In the first few months of every new year, I notice a lot of articles with tips and tricks about how to organize belongings. I’m sure spring-cleaning advice is just around the corner. They’re popular topics because when our “stuff” is organized,...

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Analyzing Monthly Financials to Better Manage Your Annual Budget

How many times have you uttered the old adage “hindsight is 20/20” in a wistful manner? If only you’d had access to the information that’s now available, you could have made a different, better decision.

Often those insights come during the...

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Redefining Ready: New Ways to Measure Student Progress at Every Level

The concept of Redefining Ready emerged from a national campaign spearheaded by AASA - The School Superintendents Association. Their motto is “Our students are MORE than a SCORE.” Instead of using standardized test scores as the primary indicator...

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3 Tips for Making the Case for Data Analytics Tools in 2018

The seven most expensive words are “we have always done it that way.” This statement rests on the foundation that without embracing change and the willingness to move beyond what has been historically done, we are risking greater losses than...

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How to Become a Data Scientist in 2018: Easy Ways to Correlate and Analyze Multiple Indicators to Improve Student Performance

Are you ready to add "data science" to your skill set?  It's the hot new phrase that speaks to our growing need to correlate and analyze data to find ways to make decisions which improve student performance.

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