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The latest news about data systems in education and data-driven instruction, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Lead teacher Melanie McLaughlin gets a hug from her student, Daleyza Gaona, 4, as Caidyn Smith, 4, works with “slime” in their classroom at Early Childhood Development Center Reed, a Head Start program in Tulsa, Okla. The center used statistical modeling to reduce the number of “no show” students from 38 in 2016 to 11 in 2017.
—Brandi Simons for Education Week

How Data Helped Head Start Centers Tackle a 'No Show' Problem

Getting a more accurate enrollment count for the start of the school year is just one way that Head Start centers use data to improve operations. (June 19, 2018)

Spotlight on Data and Assessment

In this Spotlight, discover how assessment data can provide clarity on students’ learning strategies, how states and districts are crafting innovative tests under ESSA, and how educators can make sense of the data they collect.

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Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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The personal information of San Diego Unified students, former students, and employees may have been compromised in a data breach that officials believe happened in January, the school district announced Friday.
December 26, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The employment figures that states submit to the federal government are sometimes wildly wrong, complicating the task of responding to the nationwide shortage of special educators.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Getting a more accurate enrollment count for the start of the school year is just one way that Head Start centers use data to improve operations.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The number of districts reporting desegregation cases nearly doubled from 2013-14 to 2015-16, after plunging 86 percent four years ago on the Education Department’s previous biennial report.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The statistics reveal disparities in the share of black and Latino students who take algebra early—as well as in advanced science courses.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The Education Department provides comprehensive information on educational opportunity and equity in every public school and district in the country, with detailed demographic breakdowns.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
The latest civil rights data report finds students of color and those with disabilities are disciplined out of proportion to their numbers in school, and fall short on key educational opportunities.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week

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