2019-20 Education Data Leader Cohorts

Join our next generation of education data leaders! Apply by October 25

Be part of a growing community of like-minded people who are passionate about the educational outcomes for all students and want to develop their data analytical skills to make a real impact!

We are launching two professional learning communities, our Cornerstone and Vanguard Cohorts, that will push your skills to new heights and amplify the already strong sense of camaraderie among our data leaders. If you are a school data manager or analyst in DC, help us lead the way!


Meet our 2019 Bold Improvement School winners


Thirteen public schools that enroll a large share of the District of Columbia’s at-risk students are closing the achievement gap at a rate 10 times faster than other schools in the city and nationally. For their growth in academic performance, and for the instructional, analytical and cultural practices these schools employ to achieve such progress, the education nonprofit EmpowerK12 has named these campuses its 2019 Bold Improvement Schools. 


Being recognized today at the National Press Club are these 2019 Bold Improvement Schools, in alphabetical order:

  • Barnard Elementary (DCPS / Ward 4)
  • Center City - Congress Heights (Charter / Ward 8)
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (DCPS / Ward 1)
  • H.D. Cooke Elementary (DCPS / Ward 1)
  • J.O. Wilson Elementary (DCPS / Ward 6)
  • KIPP DC - Heights Academy (Charter / Ward 8)
  • KIPP DC - Promise Academy (Charter / Ward 7)
  • KIPP DC - Valor Academy (Charter / Ward 7)
  • Langdon Elementary School (DCPS / Ward 5)
  • Perry Street Prep (Charter / Ward 5)
  • Tubman Elementary (DCPS / Ward 1)
  • Walker-Jones Education Campus (DCPS / Ward 6) 
  • Washington Leadership Academy (Charter/Ward 5)

Explore our new online DC Equity Tool!

Visualizing Outcome Gaps Across Student Groups

Our newest DC educational dashboard utilizes recently released additional student group outcomes data on report card metrics. OSSE published results for more granular student groups like "Not At-Risk Students without Disabilities" and "Black/African-American Males" in a raw file. We applied our interactive data warehousing and  dashboarding expertise to let the public robustly explore the new information. 

Interact with the dashboard here.

Learn more about the dashboard in our blog post about the Equity Tool. 


Our Services to Schools and Support Organizations

Since 2014, EmpowerK12 has supported schools and school support organizations to become more data-driven. What does that mean? Start by checking out our Rubric for Data-Driven Culture for School Systems. We provide multi-tiered support covering data infrastructure, data reporting, coaching, and evaluation services. 

Our Core Work:

  • Data Dashboards
  • School Data Warehouses
  • Coaching for School Leaders and Data Managers
  • Robust Evaluations of What's Working in K-12
  • Strategic Support for schools aiming to be an EmpowerK12 Bold Performance or Bold Improvement School via data-driven continuous improvement best practices



Our Approach



We are passionate about closing the achievement gap so we partner with organizations that serve a broad spectrum of student populations 


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Our approach is to coach teachers, leaders and analysts to grow and sustain data practices


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We believe in a unique and customized consulting experience for each and every client

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We want to partner with you to help improve student outcomes using data-driven best practices!


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