Education

Big Data Helps Guide Colorado’s Public Schools

The future of education is personalization. But how is that going to happen? Data.
Yes, data, the “plastics” for today’s graduates (apologies to Mike Nichols), has a big future in education. Take Colorado, where the state’s Department of Education is four years into its Relevant Information to Strengthen Education (RISE) program.
That program is bringing together more personalized data about its 860,000 students, 2,000 schools and 178 districts. It was recently featured at an MIT Data Quality symposium as a case study by Informatica, which Colorado is using for functions like the extract, transfer and load (ETL) portion of a significant data project that is built on an Oracle database and uses Cognos reporting tools.

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