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How Data Analytics is Helping Guide Strategic Decisions at Moses Lake School District

Washington State's Moses Lake School District Superintendent, Dr. Joshua Meek, and his team leverage a variety of tools to help them make well-informed decisions. One tool in particular—5Maps—has not only provided them with critical...

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Showcasing Your District: How Interactive, Self-Service Tools Are Changing the Game

We have all heard the phrase, "You only have one chance to make a first impression." And yet how often, as school administrators, have you looked at the tools your district is providing—from your community’s perspective—to help them determine...

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Using Data Analytics to Find and Mitigate Learning Loss

The challenges we have faced in education this school year have truly been once in a generation. From transitions between remote-only, hybrid, and in-person learning environments to the complex resource challenges involved in supporting staff and...

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The 5 Biggest Challenges in Delivering K-12 eLearning

The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented challenge that has exposed many of the difficulties in delivering quality eLearning, at scale, to students across the country. While some school districts had all the pieces in place to instantly flip to...

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eLearning and Service Delivery in a Time of Social Distancing

In dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, schools have been forced to deliver their services in a whole new way. In this rapidly evolving environment, this has ranged from ensuring that students have breakfast and lunch through food distribution, that...

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The New Normal – Planning for Technology Needs

COVID-19 has rapidly shifted both learning and the workforce into a remote, digital environment. As students, teachers, and parents settle into the "new normal", this is the ideal time for Information Technology (IT) teams to begin planning for...

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Considerations for Evaluating Year-End Academic Performance

Due to the national and state guidance surrounding COVID-19 social-distancing measures, most schools face the possibility of needing to extend eLearning through the end of the school year.

While each district, school, and/or grade level may have...

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Three Steps for Effectively Measuring SEL Program Effectiveness

For approximately the past 10 years, school districts have wrestled with implementing social and emotional learning standards within their schools.

To support the social emotional needs of their students, school districts have attempted a variety...

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Tracking and Analyzing Student eLearning Engagement

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, districts across the country are exploring ways to engage their students through eLearning. 

During our conversations with clients, all have indicated that they are currently navigating how to best ensure that...

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Beyond ESSA: How to Drive Strategic Decisions by Tapping Required Student Data Measurements

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states the flexibility to chart their own paths about how to meet the requirements of the legislation. With plans due to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017, schools will soon need to...

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The Calendar Curse: How to Build Strategic Planning into Your Overbooked Schedule

How do you fit strategic planning into your calendar when it’s so jam-packed with daily tasks…it’s hard to find time to eat lunch?

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