Why Strategy Still Matters, Especially in the Time of COVID

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 by Wendy Geller

Why Strategy Still Matters, Especially in the Time of COVID People are tired, there seems to be a new logistical hurdle pretty much every day, and I think I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that a lot of us are scared. I know my husband and I are. Our son is 14 months old as of the time that I’m writing this post, and the vaccine for under five year olds is still in the works.

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Why Basics aren't so Basic

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 by Wendy Geller

Why Basics aren’t so Basic EDDR Volume II was under construction with a planned release timeline of late 2020 when the Pandemic hit. Needless to say, our schedule took a pretty serious detour as each of us editors and all the contributors suddenly found ourselves in the midst of the emergency. Many of our contributing authors had to raincheck on their chapters because they were called to serve in ways only they could for their organizations, their students, and their stakeholders.

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Data governance

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 by Jared Knowles

In EDDR Volume 2 we provide an introduction to data governance in chapter 5. This post summarizes one part of that chapter by describing the three data governance frameworks. ul li { list-style: square; margin-left: 3em; } strong { font-weight:bold; } Lifecycle The first framework is helpful when thinking about the current design focus of your data system. It is also helpful early in the development of a data system to help keep stakeholders organized around the current needs.

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Data Ops and Education Data

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 by Wendy Geller

Wendy recently published a blog post for the State of Vermont Agency of Education on a vision for data infrastructure for the future. In the post, Wendy identifies systemic data challenges education agencies face, the benefits of addressing them correctly, and lays out a roadmap for meeting those challenges in an inclusive, thoughtful, and systematic way. On balance, infrastructure isn’t something that organizations regularly focus on, though, unless there’s something very wrong with those systems that’s apparent and frustrating to everyone.

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