How Much of Your Budget is Spent on Waste and not Education?

How much of your district budget is being spent on waste? You will never know until you start measuring the waste in your organization.  Chances are, however, that 5% to 10% of your budget is being spent on 7 possible sources of waste.  Lean, discussed in my last blog post, achieves improvement on costs and performance through the elimination of waste.  Waste …

Lean in Education

I have been in the data and performance management software business since 2010.  Districts that have been using data in the classroom are beginning to realize that data can be used to improve efficiency outside the classroom.  And while the focus appears to be on data, there is only a limited focus and capabilities in data firms to help districts …

The Missing Link in District Data and Systems

Educators are learning to use data to improve student achievement.  Most districts we work with rate their ability to use data to improve student achievement as a four on a 5-point scale with five being the best rating.  These same districts rate their use of data outside the classroom at a two.  None of the districts we have talked to or work with …