Illuminations and Insights
We shine a light on our partners, the work we've done across the country, and insights from our team members.
Enable Data Union: How we explored and selected a licensing approach to make our codebase open
Enable Data Union (EDU) is our open framework for analytics and data warehousing based on the Ed-Fi data standard. We are excited to be publicly releasing code and documentation for EDU at www.enabledataunion.org. In this article, we explain our reasoning for choosing to release this code under the PolyForm Noncommercial License. This license allows for noncommercial use, including any use by education agencies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
Introducing Enable Data Union, an open framework for analytics and data warehousing with Ed-Fi data
Enable Data Union (EDU) is open software for an Ed-Fi data warehouse solution and a community we are developing to share ideas, experiences, and code among education agencies. Stadium is a hosted version of this product provided by Education Analytics. In this blog, we highlight why this solution is needed, describe our philosophy around its development, and provide details on the EDU and Stadium products.
Education Analytics expands product offerings to bring connected data to more districts and states
Education Analytics, a mission-driven non-profit that uses data and analytics to improve outcomes for students and the education system, announced today that they have earned another badge from the Ed-Fi Alliance for a new data warehouse product, Stadium. Stadium is a hosted implementation of EA’s Ed-Fi data warehouse product, Enable Data Union (EDU), which enables education agencies to leverage interoperable data for analytical uses.
Turning public data into custom insights: How EA has built a public data platform for our partners
Sometimes our partners cannot access student-level data. In this blog, we detail how EA maintains a robust data system of publicly available data and how we create custom reporting to provide data-driven insights for our partners.
Building a multi-source analytics database to support teachers during COVID-19
When COVID-19 temporarily shuttered school buildings across the country in spring 2020, EA's analytics engineers sprang to action building a platform that teachers could use to learn about their new students in fall 2020. We describe how our data engineering team created the data infrastructure for the Rally Analytics Platform, an equity-focused and action-oriented dashboard that reports student well-being and academic data.