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Episode 16 – Reshaping Educational Accountability with Aimee Rogstad Guidera

There are data silos and then there are education data fortresses, each separate from each other as students traverse the P-20 pipeline. But the Data Quality Campaign and it’s President & CEO Aimee Rogstad Guidera are breaking down decades of barriers and facilitating access to key decision data for educational leaders, students, and parents. Imagine higher education leaders having better student learning information from Pre-K through high school, or parents knowing how students from their local schools were performing in college. These are just a few of the possibilities facilitated by Statewide Longitudinal Education Data Systems (SLEDS). In this episode, Brad and Thom explore how to use data “like a flashlight and not a hammer” and get to the heart of how lasting educational reform is happening today.


Thom: Sweetwater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA,, Goin’ Coastal IPA,

Brad: Brau Brothers Brewing Company, Marshall, MN,, Moo Joos Oatmeal Milk Stout,


Second Thoughts About College, American Association of Community Colleges, July, 2017,

Why Aren’t Paychecks Growing? A Burger-Joint Clause Offers a Clue, New York Times, Sept. 27, 2017,

The Data Quality Campaign,


Artist: Jahzzar,

Track: Shake It,

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