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Richard Walter

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How to Analyze Assessments Like a Data Scientist

Published on July 10, 2019

So, here is a scenario: Student Benchmarks come in for the Fall, you pour through the data, scramble manically through spreadsheets and printouts of last year’s Spring State Assessment, only finding some of the many results.

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Top 4 Statistics Pitfalls and One Super Easy Solution

Published on July 18, 2018

In my wanderings from education, to finance, to password protection, I’ve uncovered a few common pitfalls that I have tried (and occasionally failed) to avoid when dealing with statistics. Here is my list of the top 4 mistakes and at the end, there is one super easy way to help you avoid the pitfalls!

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Calling Feels Awkward? Identify Four Common Phone Personas

Published on May 14, 2018

As an educator, making calls to parents is tricky for a number of reasons. Lack of time, difficult documentation processes, and unpleasant subject matter all contribute to why you might feel anxious about completing the task.

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5 MORE Excel Functions Every Educator Should Know

Published on March 09, 2018

In a previous blog, I walked you through 5 easy excel functions that have the potential to save educators a lot of time and energy.

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The Educator Pension Problem

Published on November 13, 2017

I’m going to tell you a story. As many of you know, I used to work in finance; the year was 2008 and it was a Monday in September much like any other day.

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5 Excel Functions Every Educator Needs to Know

Published on September 18, 2017

As many of our customers know, my favorite part of SchoolStatus is our reporting engine. I’m a big fan of manipulating and smashing data together to see cool correlations and timely trends.

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How to get 100 Extra Hours and 10 Things to do With It

Published on August 16, 2017

As the Senior Training Ninja, I get to hear a lot of stories of how SchoolStatus has helped teachers and administrators save time by

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Professional Development

Published on May 24, 2016

You’ve heard the buzzword “Gamify” before but have absolutely no idea what it means or how to implement it, or even if you should implement it. Well, lets start with explaining what it is.

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