On Our Radar - February 15
Great resources and ideas from around the web, updated weekly.
- Flourish, A Great New Tool For Data Visualization via 5W Blog: This new online data visualization tool promises to be powerful, flexible -- and accessible to non-experts (no coding required!).
- You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role via Harvard Business Review (h/t Julia Coffman): An Analytics Translator can “help ensure that the deep insights generated through sophisticated analytics translate into impact at scale in an organization.” Is this role needed in the social sector, too?
- The Value of Our Evaluations: Assessing Spending and Quality via the Hewlett Foundation: Reviewing nearly 50 evaluations commissioned by its program staff since 2009, the Hewlett Foundation concludes that evaluation quality and spending have increased, but there is room to improve on engaging grantees throughout the process and sharing findings.
- Why Teacher Equity Gaps Matter for Massachusetts, and How Research Helps via Education Week: How Massachusetts’ state education agency partnered with researchers to develop rigorous, relevant, local analyses that would answer their questions about the distribution and importance of effective teachers.
- The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences via Child Trends: 11% of children in the U.S. have experienced three or more adverse childhood experiences such as the death of a parent or guardian or witnessing household violence. This new brief breaks down rates by race, ethnicity, and state.