Teachers Talk: How Schoolrunner Fosters Parent Engagement

Sarah Butler, a Math and Science teacher at Choice Foundation’s McDonogh 42 Charter School in New Orleans, weighs in on the benefits of using Schoolrunner for connecting with parents about their children’s progress, while building parent-teacher relationships. With increased knowledge comes increased accountability, and once parents have access to student data, it’s easier for them to […]

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Spotting Teacher Burnout

[burn-out] noun a fire that is totally destructive of something. Also, burn-out. Fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. Yeowch. It sounds so final. And so … depressing. While researching this blog post, I interviewed a few teachers and noticed that once I said these words, their faces quickly lit […]

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The Transformational Power of a Data-Informed Culture

In 2007, the city of New Orleans was working to recover from the shock of Hurricane Katrina two years earlier. The city was rebuilding, but many questions remained that needed answers. One of the most important was ‘How would the city rebuild its shattered school system’? Ben Marcovitz and other social entrepreneurs peered into the future of New Orleans and […]

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It Takes a Village: A Guide to Creating a Data-Informed School Culture

Data has changed the way we make decisions – from what movies we watch to how baseball teams find players. Why, then, are our schools forced to sift through spreadsheets, wrestle with student information systems, or wait weeks for assessment results? The actionable data is out there of course, no teacher would argue with that. […]

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Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Everyone knows the well-used refrain: So much to do and so little time. We suspect teachers know more about that than most! Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Read on for our list of 7 Helpful Hacks that can help you free up more time to do the things you need and the things you […]

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Data Matters: What Schoolrunner Means for Your School

As a School Leader, you’re responsible for communicating the ins and outs of your district, network, and/or school’s activity. This information is an important reflection of your progress. It’s critical your data has integrity and directly relates to the initiatives you’re managing. It’s also essential that your numbers always remain up-to-date and accurate. Schoolrunner gives […]

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Introducing Data Day

After working in school environments where data was not king, I one day found myself en route to New Orleans to visit a data-centered school to experience what they called ‘Data Day’. Having spent some time working remotely with this school’s data managers, I was excited to finally meet them in person and experience exactly […]

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