The Science of Successful Teams – Past the Mystery – Part 2

In last weeks blog, we looked at the importance of communication and how we exchange information with individuals on our team. MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory showed us with the data they retrieved from badges worn by people on teams, that successful teams had some defining characteristics regardless of the intellectual abilities of the team members. These would be actions such …

The Science of Successful Teams – Past the Mystery – Part 1

This weeks blog is part one of a two part series that floats into more of an ancillary place on the district efficiency and effectiveness spectrum, albeit nonetheless important. We’ve talked a lot about the emerging importance of analytics and performance management tools outside of the classroom in education, and the ensuing responsibility that follows for leaders to act on the identified …

Enlīt Newsletter – Sept 2015 – Planning for Success

Enlīt releases September 2015 Newsletter! President Steve Pereus shares with us about planning for success in this newsletter. We look at how planning for the future has to do with the strategic decisions and actions we make today. The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide …

An Example of a State Taking Ownership to Increase Efficiency

A few years ago, the state of Delaware brought in a consulting group to help make recommendations for improving the fiscal efficiency of the state education system and to help reallocate funds among the priorities at the time. Ultimately, they wanted to be able to put more money towards student achievement. The consulting group brought in support from their many years …

Enlīt Newsletter – Aug 2015 – Using Data to Support Bond Reviews & Real-Time Dashboard Reporting

Enlīt releases August 2015 Newsletter! President Steve Pereus shares two pieces with us in this newsletter. First, we look at the benefits of using data to support bond rating reviews, before we look at a new capability of Enlīt tools: Real-Time Dashboard Reporting The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products …

State Tools vs. Proprietary Tools in Education Analytics

With the emergence of system-wide dashboards and scorecards in the education industry, there are a variety of paths you can choose for stepping into this new form of understanding and using data to make decisions. Especially within the k-12 environment, district leaders are now exposed to quite a few different tools and services for increasing efficiency and effectiveness, as well …

Enlīt Network – July 2015 Newsletter

Enlīt releases 2nd newsletter – July 2015! President Steve Pereus introduces us to 5 stages of data use in this newsletter. The network newsletter will be a monthly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide us with a word about district efficiency and effectiveness. Enjoy. (Click link …

How to Make the Best Use of District Data

District budgets, performance management tools, scorecards & dashboards, Key Performance Indicators, etc. These are all important terms when speaking of executing high level district finance and operations strategies. However, albeit important, are they useful? Three or so years ago, Harvard Business Review put out an article entitled, “Good Data Won’t Guarantee Good Decisions.” They spoke about a firm who evaluated …

Time for the Education Industry to Increase Use of Technology

As we learn about increasing the use of data, systems, and technology in education, we see other industries are using IT-related functions to analyze, manage, and streamline business processes and decisions more readily. In an article written by Forbes on Computerworld’s 2015 forecast for IT spending, Contributor Louis Columbus looks at the how technology related investments will be on the …