Every four years, people across the globe plop themselves down in front of the television to watch the Summer Olympics. Gymnastics is one of the more popular events in the summer games. Not every gymnast is going to garner perfect 10s like Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Summer Olympics, however. Gymnasts get scored on […]
School Data Managers: The Who, What, and Why
The Superheroes Behind the Monitor: An Introduction to School Data Management When you sit back and think about it, school data managers are like superheroes. Just look at Professor X or Tony Stark. Both superheroes rely heavily on computers to do good in the world – Cerebro and Jarvis, respectively. But it’s Xavier and Stark […]
Administrators: Questions to ask of your data
School administrators play an important role in student achievement. Find out what kinds of questions they ask of their data to keep their schools moving to the top.
How to Spot At-Risk Students
At Risk If you want to explore the backcountry of the Colorado mountains, you must first learn to spot risk factors for the dangers of wild nature, like avalanches. Often it can be something seemingly small – a loud sound from afar, a fallen tree, or rambunctious wildlife that can cause a massive slide. This […]
Teachers: What Should We Be Asking of Our Data?
We’re excited to have a guest post this week by one of our partners, Joe Ten Brook. Joe is Assistant Middle School Principal over at Austin Achieve, and has spent a number of years in the field of education, both as a teacher and (currently) as a teacher coach. After hearing his session at SXSWedu […]
Core Value #3: Communication
Snaps for our third core value of communication! (‘Snaps’ is a page we’ve taken from our NOLA schools’ playbooks – clapping is so over.) We love memorable all-hands meetings that result in exciting new vision and direction, like the one we held to determine our core values and the direction of Schoolrunner culture. We are […]
One Step Ahead – Teachers in the Know
Have you ever taken a quiz on pop culture and felt so behind? There’s a moment of disappointment quickly overshadowed by the recognition that being ‘on fleek’ is inconsequential. However, if we shift into the classroom, being in the know is crucial for teachers. It’s important not only to make sure scholars are progressing, but […]
What Are Your Kids’ Media Habits?
Here at Schoolrunner, we love data visualizations. Sometimes in our internet travels we come across some really great ones, so we figure – why pass up an opportunity to share the knowledge? Hope you enjoy! Little Suzy’s at it again. It seems that every time you turn your head, her head is buried in her […]
5 Ways Smart Schools Are Using Data to Drive Performance
What has data ever done for you? Do you have paper files piling up on your desk or Excel spreadsheets monopolizing your hard drive space? With so much data and so little time to crunch it, maybe the most consistent thing data has done for you is give you a headache. It doesn’t have to […]
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 […]