Analytics Can Save Higher Education. Really

| September 6, 2019

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The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), EDUCAUSE, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) stand together with a strong sense of urgency to reaffirm higher education’s commitment to the use of data and analytics to make better strategic decisions. As the leaders of three national associations collectively serving nearly 2,500 institutions and representing over 80 percent of postsecondary students in the U.S. (22 million students), we believe higher education must re-energize its efforts and unleash the power of data and analytics across higher education to support students and institutions.

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XSEED Education is globally transforming K-8 education from rote to learning, from "telling"​ to teaching. Its 5-step method builds thinking skills and problem-solving confidence in children. XSEED serves over 3000+ schools and 1 million children.The XSEED School Learning Program replaces “rote-chalk-and-talk” with a well researched ‘five step’ process to teach every concept effectively using clear curricular aims, hands-on activity, reflective analysis, application and assessment. Visible benefits of XSEED are curiosity, confidence, ability to reflect, and higher order thinking skills in children.

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