Seminars vs. Systems

After being in the district analytics field for a few years now, we’ve become familiar with quite a few of the organizations, products, and services contributing to district-wide efficiency and effectiveness. From seminars for district business officials and administrators, to non-profits aiding in the cause for process improvement, awareness and opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness at school districts is …

Lean, Performance Management, and Analytics in Education Workshop Series led by Enlīt’s owner, Steve Pereus

This week, we would like to announce a 4-date workshop series led by Steve Pereus, owner of Enlīt. The series is on the application of lean, performance management, and analytics in education. Held at the ESC of Cuyahoga County, the workshops will be starting this December, and run through May 2016. For more information, or to learn how you can RSVP, please click the “Read more…” link …

Our Observations at the 2015 ASBO Intl Trade Show in Dallas – Part 2

Last week, we touched on our experience at the 2015 ASBO Intl Show in Dallas. We reflected on our observations from years past to this year and how much of a difference there has been in the chatter and buzz about district analytics in education. We had said if at first, folks were scratching their heads about what performance management …

“Peeling back” the Layers of Understanding in a District Department

When speaking with leaders and administrators, one insight we’ve gleaned in increasing efficiency and effectiveness is that districts don’t have easy access to critical information in the more granular areas within district departments. Due to limitations of state reports and other budgets, fund, function, and object code only get districts so far in understanding how well an area of concern …

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 …

Funding Student Learning by Way of a Financial System Part 2 – Why Funding Student Learning is Hard

In our last blog, we introduced a publication entitled “Funding Student Learning,” released by the National Working Group on Funding Student Learning. In the publication, Chairman Jacob E. Adams, Jr. discusses the importance of new systems in burgeoning change within education. Systems were very key in his arguments for better funding student learning. He gives us insight into how hard …

Funding Student Learning by Way of a Financial System

“Funding Student Learning by Way of a Financial System” (Part 1) It’s not news — educational finance need support. With less funds and more demand for higher student achievement results, the time has come where educators and elected officials are looking for ways to not only do more with less, but also reframe the systems used so they more effectively …