Schoolzilla’s mission is to change students’ lives by empowering people to use data to run great schools. In 2014, many people helped us expand our impact in pursuit of that mission. Since most of you like data as much as we do, here are a few stats to help illustrate that reach.
Panhandle Elementary School is considered a rural school by the state of Texas, and roughly a third of its 320 students are classified as economically disadvantaged. The school is also one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in Texas. Panhandle’s principal, Doug Rawlins, began his career as a football coach before teaching middle- and high-school science. […]
On August 17, 2014, the New York Times published an article titled, “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights.” The article discusses the struggles facing several startups that offer products and services related to big data analysis. The article’s title refers to the critical and often unseen process of cleaning data to improve accuracy and usefulness. “Data scientists,” […]
In 1999, Aspire opened its first school in Modesto, CA. Fifteen years later, Aspire Public Schools is one the nation’s highest-performing school systems serving primarily low-income students, and currently serves more than 13,000 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade in California and Tennessee. For the last four years, 100% of Aspire graduates have earned admission […]
Rocketship Education is a network of K-5 charter schools serving about 6,000 students in California, Wisconsin, and Tennessee (new!). Approximately 90% of Rocketship students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Rocketship has earned national recognition for creating and scaling their innovative school model, which has consistently empowered students from low-income families to realize high […]
On June 17, the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation released a report titled “Schools and Software: What’s Now and What’s Next.” The report is a study of demand for and usage of technology among 30 small and medium-sized school districts, each serving approximately 2,500 to 25,000 students.
In early 2014, Schoolzilla joined a new movement of over 950 industry-leading companies committed to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk, and is certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social […]
Our community of customers inspires and empowers us – and is instrumental in developing the tools, reports and best practices we offer to schools nationwide. So we’ve decided to start sharing their stories with the “Partner Spotlight” series; to highlight what’s hard, what works, and how data-driven educators strive to make better, faster decisions to help […]
As we expand into our role as an independent, mission-driven organization serving schools nationwide, we are keen to continue the collaboration with our users, and to celebrate your hard work. From time to time, we’ll shine the spotlight on data champions who are thinking innovatively and helping to drive improvement in teacher effectiveness and student […]