Radically reimagine our ways of being, learning, and doing.
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. Written for educators and policymakers, this book
Prologue: Data in a Time of Pandemic
Chapter 1. Leading for Equity: Another World Is Possible
Chapter 2. No Shortcut: Avoiding Equity Traps and Tropes
Chapter 3. Flip the Dashboard: Street Data Drives Equity
Chapter 4. Pound the Pavement: Digging Into the Levels of Data
Chapter 5. Redefine “Success”: Street Data and the Pedagogy of Voice
Chapter 6. Build Coherence: Focus, Holism, and Well-Being
Chapter 7. Make Learning Public: Valuing Teacher Voices
Chapter 8. Embrace Vulnerability: Moving Through Street Data Cycles
Chapter 9. Calling Folks In and Up to Equity: Street-Level Conversations
Epilogue: The Journey Toward Liberation