How Data Can Help Fix K-12 Education in the United States

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

Data-driven innovation has the potential to transform education for the better by allowing teachers to meet the individual needs of each student, improving school efficiency, and creating a more evidence-based education system. For example, schools can use analytics in the classroom to better monitor student learning, offer insights to improve student achievement, and assess and reward teacher effectiveness. However, in the United States, the K-12 education system has been slow to act on this potential, which has contributed to lagging performance and disparities in educational outcomes. Today, the U.S. education system is ripe for being transformed by data, but this change can only happen if policymakers and educators address the cultural, political, and technological barriers to take advantage of the potential of data.

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.

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11/15/2016 09:0011/15/2016 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: How Data Can Help Fix K-12 Education in the United StatesITIF's Center for Data Innovation, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC 20005More information:
Brendan Desetti
Director of Education Policy
Software and Information Industry Association
Sarah Holland
Public Policy Manager
Paige Kowalski
Executive Vice President
Data Quality Campaign
Joshua New
Former Senior Policy Analyst
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation
Chip Slaven
Counsel to the President and Senior Advocacy Advisor
Alliance for Excellent Education
Tracy Weeks
Executive Director
State Educational Technology Directors Association