School Spending and Outcomes Snapshot: Data Displays that Work

Friday February 3, 2023
2:45 - 3:45 PM
500 Ballroom

Looking for data displays to host conversations on equity and school improvement? We have an app for that! 

In this session we will share the National Comprehensive Center's School Spending and Outcomes Snapshot, a new and important resource for hosting a variety of conversations about spending, resource allocation and school improvement. National Comprehensive Center partner, Edunomics Lab will share findings from a two-year research project with 26 diverse LEAs to test data displays and build the snapshot tool. Participants will learn how to download custom data displays and resources to facilitate tricky conversations about district spending decisions and whether resulting allocations are equitable or have real benefits for students. We will share how these data displays can be used in annual budgeting, in SEA led resource allocation reviews, and inform future conversations among district and school leaders on financial strategy and management.

Dr. Richard Bowman

Dr. Richard Bowman has worked in education for more than two decades. Originally from Los Angeles, he moved to Albuquerque in 2010 to work with Albuquerque Public Schools as a Harvard Graduate School Strategic Data Project Fellow to increase the strategic use of data and accountability through the Strategic Data Project at HGSE’s Center for Education Policy. While in New Mexico, Dr. Bowman was asked to serve on the state teacher evaluation advisory council (NMTEACH) and spent four years at Santa Fe Public Schools as the Chief Information and Strategy Officer, where he led the digital learning, technology, accountability, and data analysis initiatives of the district. Dr. Bowman earned his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis (Education Policy/Quantitative Methods) at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, studying the effect of small learning communities on student outcomes. He also taught high school science in the Los Angeles Unified School District for three years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science (Computer Science/Electrical Engineering) from the California Institute of Technology. Deeply committed to equity in education, Dr. Bowman returned to Albuquerque Public Schools in 2016 to continue his strategic approach to improving educational outcomes for all students and the collaborative implementation of educational technology. Currently, Dr. Bowman is a Board Member at the Association for Education Finance and Policy and the Chief Information and Strategy Officer for Albuquerque Public Schools. Dr. Bowman lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Dr. Claudia Diaz Fuentes, Faculty in the Economics Department at the University of New Mexico, and their two children.

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