About the Webinar: The Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety, the Equity Accelerator Fellowship, and the California Center for School Climate are delighted to invite you to a keynote address with Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan, authors of widely acclaimed Street Data. The goals of the session are to: examine the roots of our contemporary education and data systems, explore a next-generation model for school transformation, and identify one next step you’ll take to center voices from the margins.
About Street Data: Education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. Instead of the focus being on “fixing” and “filling” academic gaps, we must envision and rebuild the system from the student up―with classrooms, schools, and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential. Street data reminds us that what is measurable is not the same as what is valuable and that data can be humanizing, liberatory, and healing. By breaking down street data fundamentals: what it is, how to gather it, and how it can complement other forms of data to guide a school or district’s equity journey, Safir and Dugan offer an actionable framework for school transformation.