In an era when our ability to collect data is better than ever, policymakers believe it’s critical that to improve our students’ academic success, we must leverage that data in new and innovative ways. So how do we get there? State education leaders believe we must develop a robust statewide longitudinal data system that connects student information from across the educational continuum — and we must develop local data profiles that can help leaders better prepare the next generation for college and careers. Today we will hear from experts and leaders who are doing great work to contribute to these efforts — which will ultimately ensure that all North Carolinians achieve the academic success they deserve.
- Allison Goff, Policy Analyst, The Hunt Institute
- Geoff Coltrane, Senior Education Advisor, Office of Governor Roy Cooper
- Dr. Jeff McDaris, Superintendent, Transylvania County Schools
- Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director, Carolina Demography