Districts Can Take Action to Support All Students with Data

Districts Can Take Action to Support All Students with Data


Districts have a unique responsibility to transform state and federal policies into strategies, practices, and tools that guide teaching and learning in the classroom. Data is a key resource—as well as a challenge. Join the Data Quality Campaign; AASA, the School Superintendents Association; and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion of DQC’s new Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students and how districts can put them to work to help all students excel in school and beyond. Our group of panelists will consider several key questions: What new opportunities does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) create for districts and states to work more collaboratively? How are leading districts using data to assist educators and build stronger community partnerships? What do districts need from state policymakers to maximize their impact?


  • Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy, AASA, the School Superintendents Association
  • Chip Slaven, Counsel to the President and Senior Advocacy Advisor, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Dr. Shane Shope, Assistant Professor, Morehead State University and Former Superintendent, Lynchburg-Clay Local School District in Lynchburg, OH
  • Miska Clay Bibbs, Shelby County (TN) School Board Member and Executive Director, TeachPlus Memphis


  • Bernice Butler, Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign