Teaching & Learning, Educator Effectiveness, Policy & Accountability, District/School Leadership, In the News, ESSA, Educators

ESSA: A Big Deal or a Big Distraction?

There is always a great deal of attention paid to the latest iterations of federal education policy. Sometimes that level of focus is warranted due to major changes in the federal prescriptions to...[read more]


Doug Mesecar on Apr 18, 2018

Ed Tech Innovation, Policy & Accountability, District/School Leadership, In the News

2018 Budget Update: Great News on Federal Education Funding

We have a budget for fiscal year 2018! After multiple attempts at finalizing spending levels, Congress finally passed the budget, and it has a nice surprise in the funding level for Title IV – the...[read more]


Doug Mesecar on Apr 9, 2018

Data Analytics, District/School Leadership, In the News

What it Really Means to be a Data-Driven District - And How to Make it Happen

A simple internet search for “data-driven instruction” yields nearly four million hits. Clearly, the concept is neither new nor novel.[read more]


Peter Bencivenga on Mar 22, 2018

Research, Ed Tech Innovation, District/School Leadership, In the News

Creating a Culture of Data:  Keys to Making the Shift and Making it Stick

In my role, I am fortunate enough to work with district and school leaders nearly every day. I get to share in celebrating their successes, but also in helping to overcome their challenges.[read more]


Peter Bencivenga on Mar 21, 2018

Assessment, District/School Leadership

2018 IO EXPO WEST Highlights

Thanks to all of those who attended our 2018 IO EXPO West in Ontario, California! With more than twenty sessions over two days and 100+ attendees, we couldn't be happier with the turnout. We had a...[read more]


Anna Fox on Feb 24, 2018

Assessment, District/School Leadership

Top 8 Reasons to Attend This Year's IO EXPO West

Each year we invite our clients to the annual IO EXPO West in California and IO EXPO East in NYC. Here are the top 8 reasons why you shouldn't miss this year's EXPO West February 21st and 22nd in...[read more]


Anna Fox on Jan 17, 2018

Teaching & Learning, Ed Tech Innovation, District/School Leadership

See You at FETC?

We’ll be heading to Orlando for the annual Future of Education Technology Conference January 24-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida. With over 10,000 K–12 IT professionals, teachers...[read more]


Peter Bencivenga on Jan 15, 2018

Policy & Accountability, Data Analytics, District/School Leadership

ESSA and data: How districts can seize the opportunity to go beyond compliance

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marks a significant shift in federal education policy that grants states greater flexibility to determine how to close achievement gaps and provide equitable...[read more]


Amy Jackson on Jan 9, 2018

Educator Effectiveness, District/School Leadership

3 Things to Look for In Professional Development

When many of us started in education, it was hard to find high quality professional development that worked. The only options seemed to be long, impersonal workshops or trekking to a university in...[read more]


Mercedes Cordero, Ph.D. on Dec 12, 2017

Ed Tech Innovation, Data Analytics, District/School Leadership

Texas School District Details Use of Virtual Data Wall at ASCD Conference

Notes from the Texas ASCD Conference: How Virtual Data Walls Make All the Difference[read more]


Amy Jackson on Dec 6, 2017

Teaching & Learning, Educator Effectiveness, District/School Leadership

IO EXPO West Highlights

IO Education would like to send out a big thank you to all of our presenters, partners, guests, and clients who attended our IO EXPO WEST on March 2nd and 3rd in beautiful San Diego. We couldn’t be...[read more]


Anna Fox on Mar 17, 2017

Research, District/School Leadership

Driving Efficiencies in School, District Operations & Management

As costs continue to soar ahead of school funding, it becomes more and more imperative for superintendents and other district officers to get strong outcomes for the dollars spent on education.[read more]


Mary Conroy Almada on Dec 15, 2014