Alliance for Excellent Education selects GuideK12 for data visualization

GuideK12 creates an interactive map to showcase districts and schools participating in two major events

Eagan, MN March 4, 2015- The Alliance for Excellent Education wanted an interactive online map to highlight all schools and school districts that are participating in two important programs—Digital Learning Day and Future Ready Schools—when it turned to GuideK12 and its team of experts for its flagship solution.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. The first initiative, Digital Learning Day, is on March 13. It is a day to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. GuideK12, geo-visual analytics for education partnered with the Alliance to create an interactive map on the Digital Learning Day website, highlighting all the schools across the country that are involved with Digital Learning Day. Users can filter by state and zoom into areas of the map to see all the different type of events the schools are hosting.

The second initiative, Future Ready Schools, is led by the Alliance for Excellent Education and U.S. Department of Education with support from the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission. Future Ready Schools is helping districts quickly move to prepare students for success in college, careers and citizenships. The tools, technology and coaching needed are part of the initiative along with a Future Ready Pledge that over 1,700 school district superintendents have already signed. To support and display which districts have joined this movement, GuideK12 provided Future Ready Schools an interactive map to visualize the location of all the districts that have signed the pledge with the ability to click on each link to learn more.

“GuideK12 was an invaluable partner in helping the Alliance communicate the broad participation and deep engagement we’re seeing from schools and school districts throughout the United States as they work to implement technology plans that engage students and empower teachers,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

“The Alliance is making a great contribution by building these extraordinary events for teachers and school leaders. Given the chance to help support the Alliance, it was an easy decision for us to customize a solution and help highlight the amazing work of districts and educators across the country. GuideK12’s daily mission is to provide powerful tools for school administrators to visualize data for more informed decision making, so providing the Alliance with a solution to help people understand data significantly faster was a natural fit for us, said GuideK12 CEO, Chuck Amos.

GuideK12 is decision support software that supports administrators in making more proactive and effective decisions around student and district needs, program placement, boundary changes, school choice, emergency planning and student performance. This innovative web based software is changing how district administrators see, interact and use their data for better planning results and greater decision support. Through data visualization on an interactive map, GuideK12 facilitates greater transparency and community trust for districts driving strategic change.

To learn more about GuideK12™ and Geovisual Analytics for education, go to www.GuideK12.com or to schedule a demonstration contact Julie@Guidek12.com
About GuideK12™:Based in MN, GuideK12 LLC is a geovisual analytics software company. By visualizing information spatially, decisions on everything from boundary analysis, to policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments can be faster and more effective. GuideK12™ has been the proud recipient of many industry leading awards: Selected as a 2013 finalist for SIIA’s education CODiE awards for Best K-12 Enterprise solution; NSBA Innovative Showcase Company (1 of 6); EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” Winner for Best District Data Solution; and one of the Top Products of 2012 by DA Magazine. GuideK12™ serves large metro, suburban and rural school districts throughout the United Sates. It is owned by private investors and a private investment group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more about GuideK12™, please visit: www.guidek12.com

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