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States, districts take the next step in Big Data

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris
October 3rd, 2013

New York state and national education initiatives are looking to new solutions to connect student data, Common Core, and personalized learning

big-data-studentIt’s a theme often discussed during national education technology conferences across the country: “Now that we have the data, what do we do with it?” With guidance from a Bill & Melinda Gates technology company that’s leading the industry in innovative solutions for schools, districts, and states, big data is finally being put to actionable use.

ConnectEDU, a privately held technology company committed to preparing students on their pathways from school to college to career, serves more than 20 million registered learners, 5,000 educational institutions, and 130,000 employers throughout 40 countries.

The company’s mission is also directly aligned with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s focus on college- and career-readiness, and personalized learning.

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