Recent blog posts by Lori
Dec 04, 2012
Times are changing in the education sector. Education data obstacles are falling. Standards are taking hold. New tools and entrepreneurs are emerging. All of this truly is good news for teachers, students and families. For those of us working in the Education technology and education data fields, it should also be sobering.
Sep 13, 2012
If we’re serious about education reform, we must do more than focus on either/or prescriptions for reform (charter vs. district, traditional vs. blended, innovation-focus vs. accountability-fouces, etc.), and focus on equipping real world teachers with the supports and tools they need to do their best work with every child every day.
Aug 02, 2012
This week, the foundation issued an open invitation for all education data experts and users to provide input into the next version of the Ed-Fi tools. We invite you to take a close look, see what these free tools have to offer and comment on how the tools should develop going forward.
Jul 24, 2012
There are a lot of reasons we need to get over our kneejerk reactions to the pairing of the words "education" and "data." But none is more compelling than the limitations they place on teachers and students.
Jul 19, 2012
In the age of big data, when advances in our ability to slice and dice data promise a revolution in measurement comparable to advances that accompanied the invention of microscope, education data myths hurt teachers and students more than any other single constituency.
Jul 16, 2012
Lack of standardization in education data and technology is the main factor keeping the ed sector stuck in old ways of doing business.
Jul 10, 2012
Over the next few weeks, my colleague Joe Siedlecki and I will examine what we view as the Top 10 Education Data Myths. One note as we kick this series off: We hope you'll weigh in on these and other myths worth challenging. Stay tuned - it promises to be a lively discussion!
May 08, 2012
Let’s leave the era of education data siloes and antiquated tools behind once and for all, and give teachers, students and families what they need: real, real-time information to guide student success, powered by a single tool that can integrate multiple sources: Ed-Fi.
Apr 25, 2012
Dell Scholars defy the odds – 85 percent of Dell Scholars graduate from college with a degree within six years, compared with only 19 percent of kids from the same economic background, and with just 59.5 percent of the entire college-enrolled student population.
Apr 16, 2012
We’ve collectively played the education game for a long time; it’s time to face – and act on – the facts.