Schoolrunner and The Achievement School District: Fostering a Collaborative and Positive School Culture

Tennessee’s Achievement School District was created to fulfill the vision of taking the lowest-performing 5% of schools in Tennessee and bringing them into the top 25%. This vision includes preparing all students for college and career success while engaging families and community members in innovative ways. After an extensive search of school management systems, ASD […]

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Schoolrunner and KIPP Houston Northeast College Prep: A Cultural Reflection

KIPP Northeast College Prep opened its doors in June of 2013 to serve a growing community in need of a safe learning environment. With an emphasis on encouraging students to explore their talents and interests, KIPP Northeast College Prep continually assesses its students’ and teachers’ growth to ensure improvement, offering rigorous instruction to prepare students […]

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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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Classrunner & You: Bridging the Gap

At Schoolrunner, we believe that every kid deserves access to teachers who understand them. We also believe that every teacher deserves access to tools that provide a holistic view of student achievement. A clear picture leads to increased understanding of the student, which in turn means enhanced teaching strategies, better student outcomes, and loads of […]

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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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