Data Science and Open Data has proven to be useful in practically all fields of local government, including education and public school systems. In this episode of Data Points, we talk with Andy Smarick, Visiting Scholar and a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. He serves as President of the Maryland State Board of Education and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, Andy was a senior member of Bellwether Education Partners, where he authored numerous publications, including The Urban School System of the Future. Today, we’re talking with Andy about how he first got involved with Education, how local government officials can improve their towns’ education systems, his view on charter schools, and much more.
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