Illuminations and Insights

We shine a light on our partners, the work we've done across the country, and insights from our team members.

Day in the Life: Q&A with Senior Research Analyst Abhijeet Ball

In this blog, Senior Research Analyst Abhijeet Ball discusses his role as a research analyst at EA, what skills he utilizes in his position, his favorite projects he's worked at EA, what he does for fun outside of work, and more.

The philanthropic paradox: Why short-term funding won't yield long-term solutions

Data generated by students and teachers are often locked up in siloed data systems across school districts, with hundreds of disparate systems within a given district. Despite substantial investments from government and philanthropic organizations into figuring out how to unlock these data, we still haven't seen the progress needed to drive widespread change in the market. In this blog, Chief of Partner Strategy Jami O’Toole addresses this paradox and outlines key strategies to accelerate solutions for these data interoperability challenges.

Interview with EA Board President Richard Bowman

We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with EA Board President Dr. Richard Bowman about the challenges impacting education and data spaces, what excites him the most about being affiliated with EA, and how he thinks the field is going to change in the future.

Day in the Life: Q&A with Senior Data Engineer Tom Reitz

In this blog, Senior Data Engineer Tom Reitz discusses his role as an engineer at EA, what skills he utilizes in his position, his favorite projects he's worked at EA, what he does for fun outside of work, and more.

EA Blog Recap: Top 5 Blogs of 2023

At Education Analytics (EA), we enjoy collaborating with our staff and partner organizations to write blogs that discuss the current challenges and successes in education and data spaces and work at EA. In this blog, we reflect on this past year, highlight our five most popular blogs of 2023, and look forward to what 2024 holds for EA.

Three Ways to Safeguard School Data: Best Practices and Insights

At Education Analytics, privacy isn’t just a policy—it’s a priority.