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Webinar: Why Education Data Matters

Program Dates 
May 2, 2017

Please join Grantmakers for Education’s Data Impact Group and the Data Quality Campaign for a webinar on May 2, 2017 as we discuss the current role and state of education data in improving student outcomes, the progress made thus far, and the challenges that lie ahead. Learn more about how grantmakers can use data to make investments in effective programs that produce greater outcomes, including through the work of Grantmakers for Education’s Data Impact Group.

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

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Data is a key lever that helps parents, instructors, institutions, and policymakers answer their most pressing education questions. Data is used to inform decision-making, tailor services to meet people’s needs, and guide the allocation of scarce resources into approaches that work. States have made incredible progress in using data to improve the outcomes of learners from early learning to the workforce. More work, however, must be done to ensure all stakeholders are empowered with this information. With education data, foundations and their grantees can answer questions that are important to their work, such as:

  • How do we improve the quality of instructors and administrators in America’s schools?
  • Are institutions producing enough graduates with the right degrees or skills to meet workforce needs?
  • Are all learners on track and prepared for opportunities in college and career?
  • Are our programs effectively producing change and empowering families, teachers, and communities?

Speakers include:

  • Paul Perrault, Vice President & Director of Research and Evaluation, Helios Education Foundation and Co-Chair, Grantmakers for Education Data Impact Group
  • Bethany Miller, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation
  • Aimee Rogstad Guidera, President and CEO, Data Quality Campaign