March is always one Schoolzilla’s most rewarding times of year! Why? It’s the time we get to gather with data champions to share best strategies, strengthen skills, and thought partner with a collective of leaders that are eager and intentional about the work they do on behalf of students each day. Each year, we try to make the Data Champion Summit experience new, so for our fourth year, we completed a three-state tour!
Since our initial release of Mosaic District Progress Monitoring, we’ve received great feedback from people around the country about what they love about Mosaic and how we can make it even more useful. In response to their feedback, we’ve added dynamic Student Views. Educators can now create dynamic lists of students based on multiple metrics. […]
We are proud to be one of the early signatories of the Student Privacy Pledge, joining back in 2015. We are in full agreement with the spirit and the letter of the Pledge and its goal of promoting the “safe and effective use of student information for student, teacher, and school success.” In February, we […]
We’re excited to invite you to Data Champion Summit 2018, where you can build invaluable relationships and skills to accelerate the impact of your work in schools. We have three big announcements about what’s in store this year: We’re coming to you! In an effort to make the magic of Summit more accessible to school systems […]
This week, Schoolzilla notified the school systems who are receiving awards in the first round of the Mosaic District Progress Monitoring Grant Program. We made awards to 27 school systems serving 235,000 students in 11 states. Recipients included San Francisco Unified School District, Bakersfield City School District, Hemet Unified School District, Battle Creek Public […]
School districts today are collecting an increasing amount of data, and with that comes a growing desire to use that data to drive better outcomes for their students. The challenge is that while the data exists in stacks of paper on desktops and digitally in different academic systems, it’s not available in an aggregated form […]
Data Champion Summit is hands-down our favorite time of year– and 2017 did not disappoint, thanks to all of you! Data champions from across the country joined us for three days in March ’17 to share best practices, sharpen their data skills, and connect with colleagues just as passionate about education as they are. We […]
We are committed to information security and privacy—and we are constantly strengthening our best-practice based security systems and protocols to better serve the schools, teachers, and students who rely on us to get the information they need to enable all students to succeed.
Everybody seems to have a strategic plan… Experts like the Wallace Foundation and others have shown that great school districts must establish a strategic vision. And most school systems we talk to have a strategic plan, or are working on one. …yet most of us do not act on our plans. Despite all of […]