Beyond the Numbers: Seven Years, Seven Recommendations

It’s been seven years since the Department of Basic Education, in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, released a report titled Success by Numbers. The report was developed to assist South Africa’s R-12 education leaders in their desires to improve public schooling, and it resulted in seven practical steps for school leaders to … Continued

Beyond the Numbers

In 2012, the Department of Basic Education – in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation – released a report titled Success by Numbers. The report resulted in seven practical steps for South Africa’s school leaders to become effective drivers of data, and was the catalyst for the Data Driven Districts (DDD) programme. Six … Continued

Data interoperability: How Boston Public Schools is breaking down barriers

We’ve recently partnered with 12 pioneering districts, Charter Management Organizations (CMO), and education collaboratives to address their data interoperability barriers. In this blog series, you’ll hear from those pioneers: the brave folks tackling difficult challenges and paving the way for others to take a big step forward in using data to support teachers and to … Continued

Lessons in teacher training from India

Himachal Pradesh in India has approximately 40,000 elementary school teachers. These teachers need to be trained every year by the Department of Elementary Education (DEE). Creating and providing training for 40,000 teachers dispersed throughout the state is a daunting task, made even more daunting by the training model: The training curriculum is developed and approved … Continued

Data interoperability: How Uncommon Schools is breaking down barriers

We’ve recently partnered with 12 pioneering districts, Charter Management Organizations (CMO), and education collaboratives to address their data interoperability barriers. In this blog series, you’ll hear from those pioneers: the brave folks tackling difficult challenges and paving the way for others to take a big step forward in using data to support teachers and to … Continued

Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools is breaking down barriers

We’ve recently partnered with 12 pioneering districts, Charter Management Organizations (CMO), and education collaboratives to address their data interoperability barriers. In this blog series, you’ll hear from those pioneers: the brave folks tackling difficult challenges and paving the way for others to take a big step forward in using data to support teachers and to … Continued

Using Data to Help Learners Succeed with South Africa’s Curriculum

In this blog series, we will discuss the importance of the use of data in South Africa’s education system – why it matters to parents, learners, and educators, and how providing educators with the information they need can help learners excel. In this post, we explore how data access is assisting curriculum officials. Click here … Continued