GuideK12 Invited to Inaugural DOE Datapalooza

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

GuideK12 participated in the first Education Datapalooza, hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education on October 9th 2012. 

The Datapalooza was a follow up meeting held by the US Department of Education and the White House in Washington DC. Participants were challenged to share innovative ideas fueled by open data for the advancement of educational achievement. GuideK12 worked with a team of executives from other education technology companies to present high impact, innovative solutions.

Chuck Amos, CEO of GuideK12 said, “We are thrilled to showcase to the US Department of Education ways to use liberated data and infuse technology innovations into supporting educational advancement.”

Special guests at this year’s event included U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park; and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, Jim Shelton.

“It truly has been an honor to be part of such an incredible team focused on the important goal of utilizing data as effectively and openly as possible to help students excel,” said Jim Lund, Vice President Customer Experience, GuideK12.

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 About GuideK12:

Based in Eagan, MN, GuideK12LLC is a geovisual analytics software company, which enables education decision makers to instantly explore and analyze school district data by adding a geographic and visual dimension to their student and community information.   By visualizing information spatially, decisions on everything from boundary analysis, to policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments can be more insightful and faster.  Named one of SIIA’s 2012 10 most innovative education technology products, GuideK12 serves large metro, suburban and rural school districts throughout the United Sates. It is owned by private investors and a private investment group based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.