Using Data on Equity & Outcomes with District and School Communities
In this interactive workshop, participants will hear from SEA and LEA practitioners and National Comprehensive Center partner Edunomics Lab about how they have used the National Comprehensive Center’s School Spending and Outcomes Snapshot to fuel conversations about equity and school improvement. Bring your laptop, as participants will download custom data from their own district or a district with which they’re familiar and analyze the data using a provided protocol. We will also share research-based strategies to communicate the data, and participants will have a chance to practice using these strategies.
Dr. Jessica Swanson is Senior Fellow at the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Edunomics Lab, she served as Deputy Chief, Finance at DC Public Schools, where she oversaw the district's resource allocation, budget development, and grants administration and compliance. Before that, Dr. Swanson also served in several other roles at DC Public Schools, TNTP, and DC Prep. She began her career teaching social studies to middle school students as a Teach For America corps member. Dr. Swanson holds a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia.