A Better Way to Certify Children for School Meals

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eScholar DirectMatch, a new solution for school meals Today, I’m proud to announce the launch of eScholar DirectMatch, a new solution we’ve developed to help states use direct certification to identify eligible children for free and reduced-price school meals. You can see our news release with the announcement. In this post, I want to share with  … Read more

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Sustainable Choices, Improving the Lives of Children Everywhere

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Sustainable Choices Can and ARE Making Improvements to the Lives of Children Everywhere. How eScholar is working to make a difference. Defining sustainability as it relates to the well-being of our planet is not simple.  And understanding (and believing) that our behaviors and the choices that we make do have an impact on our world,  … Read more

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Design and Student Data Management

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“Design is not decoration.” A mantra mentioned and practiced by a lot of great designers – a simple concept, but a complicated endeavor. Design is not decoration. I think design is more popularly known as the method of achieving beauty, although partially true, I believe it should not be the only goal that we should  … Read more

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Data Science Helping Students Succeed

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eScholar manages a lot of data! We manage billions of educational experience records for millions of individuals from birth through higher education. Several years ago while working with one of our large educational agency partners, our data science team set out to answer a seemingly simple question, “Is it possible to analyze the anonymous records of students that have  … Read more

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What does DATAG stand for?

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  During the summer when eScholar is preparing for the annual DATAG Summer Conference I often get the question “What does DATAG stand for?”. It’s both a simple and complex question. The simple answer is that DATAG stands for Data Analysis Technical Assistance Group. However, the answer to the question, what does DATAG stand for,  … Read more

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The Right Solution for the Arlington Independent School District

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We have exciting news! The Arlington Independent School District (AISD) is the first district in Texas to implement eScholar myTrack, an instructional improvement system that provides in-depth and actionable data analysis for teachers, staff, and administrators. Rather than simply providing assessment scores and attendance records, eScholar myTrack provides the data analysis in an actionable way  … Read more

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Is it possible to keep customers happy and student data safe?

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  As more and more states introduce bills and laws regarding the use of student data and student data privacy, education tech companies need to adapt to this changing landscape and adjust how they do business and support their customers.  eScholar is no exception.  We pride ourselves in doing whatever is necessary to provide our  … Read more

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New Mexico Public Education Department Data Conference 2016

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eScholar is a proud sponsor and presenter at this year’s New Mexico Public Education Department Data Conference. It is being held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on April 13th-15th. We will also be hosting an evening reception on the veranda for all conference attendees. Don’t miss our presentations, click here to download  … Read more

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Countering a Self-defeating Phenomena: Nobody Like Me

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Are you one among the “nobody like me”? One of the key things we hear from students on our journey to support personalizing education, is a phenomena that we at eScholar have come to call “nobody like me”.  It reveals itself time and time again as, “nobody like me goes to college”, “nobody like me is an engineer” or  … Read more

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Why Data Quality Matters in Education

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What Matters the Most with Education Data Education agencies nationwide have collectively spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade building state longitudinal data systems (SLDS) to collect and integrate the information dispersed across countless source systems throughout their enterprise into a consolidated education data warehouse. The goals of these systems include streamlining  … Read more

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How is eScholar Implementing the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)?

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In education, the majority education agencies and vendors rely and implement the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) to use a common language for disparate data applications. At eScholar, we’ve not only been advocates of CEDS, but we’ve been implementing them since version 1 and even earlier with the NCES Student Data Handbooks. But what exactly does this mean  … Read more

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With just a SNAP record and student enrollment data, eScholar DirectMatch quickly and accurately identifies children who are eligible for free and reduced school meals.

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