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Data in the ATL: Fall 2020

Data in the ATL

#DataInTheATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university with a variety of Atlanta-based professionals, highlighting how data analysis is being used successfully in their daily work while introducing students to potential careers in data science.

Additional presenters and registration links coming soon!

Friday, October 9, 2020 | 11:00-12:00

Rebecca ParshallLeveraging Data to Advance Education for All Metro Atlanta Students
With Rebecca Parshall, Program Officer, Learn4Life

At Learn4Life, Rebecca and her team partner with local school systems, communities, businesses, and non-profits to leverage data in order to measure our region's progress and determine where to focus finite resources in the education of our children. Learn4Life's open data dashboard provides easy access to our region’s most critical education indicators, allowing all citizens, policy makers, and leaders to analyze data for eight school districts in metro Atlanta. As Rebecca explains it, "we use this data as a flashlight – not as a hammer – to shine light on and lift up schools that are showing extraordinary progress for our most historically underserved students." Rebecca earned her Master’s in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University and B.A. in Humanities from Walla Walla University, and is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Administration & Policy from the University of Georgia.


Series Objectives

  • Introduce students to possible careers in data science

  • Increase connections and partnerships with the Atlanta data community

  • Promote University Library efforts in supporting research and data services

  • Share expertise and promote knowledge

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For more information

Contact Bryan Sinclair, Associate Dean, Public Services,

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