Education meets big data – statewide longitudinal data systems

Yes, its true. Education has big data and always has. One perfect example? Statewide longitudinal data systems. Every state has one that tracks information on students from preschool until they enter the workforce (so some states call them P-20W). Think about all the schools and all the students across your state, now […]

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Education leaders need data visualization too

Did you know that the education industry is heavily embracing data visualization to run their business? Just like any other industry, leaders in education need to understand their customers (i.e. students). They need to understand how the students are doing, how they're progressing and if intervention is needed to ensure […]

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In Texas at SAS Global Forum = Big conference + Big Education presence

Everything’s bigger in Texas and that definitely held true at SAS Global Forum 2015. The conference was bigger and busier than ever, especially for the education industry. There were so many amazing presentations and announcements, that you may have missed a few -- here are the highlights. We had a several customer presentations on SAS Visual […]

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Where oh where can I find data scientists?

After attending the SAS Day at Texas A&M University on Oct. 2, I came away with a new perspective on some of the different educational offerings to help fill the analytic talent gap (which according to studies and research  continues to grow). In essence, there is a yin and yang of […]

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Pay nothing, gain everything: SAS introduces no-cost software for higher education

Last month, SAS launched our new no-cost software for higher education teaching, learning and research – SAS® University Edition. Available to students, professors, academic researchers and lifelong learners, SAS University Edition provides local access to BASE SAS®, SAS/STAT® software, SAS® Studio, SAS/IML® software and SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files. SAS University Edition […]

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What are you doing to promote the Hour of Code?

Why is SAS joining hands with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other corporations to celebrate The Hour of Code? During Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, SAS and many others will draw attention to some startling facts: The number of computer science jobs is growing three times faster than […]

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Join the distinguished ‘corps’ of advocates supporting the Common Core!

Some things are just common sense, and having common academic standards for all states is one of those things. In a national milestone event, 45 states and the District of Columbia recently coalesced around a common set of standards for math and English/language arts. The process did not happen overnight, and there […]

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3 questions with 2013 SAS Distinguished Professor

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, founder of Oklahoma State University’s SAS Data Mining Certificate Program, was honored at SAS Global Forum with the 2013 SAS Distinguished Professor award. The award is given to individuals for innovative use of SAS in teaching and/or research, and supporting successful student use of SAS. Last year, […]

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Online Teacher of the Year finalists share passion for technology-driven instruction: Michelle Licata

This is the third in our three part series about the National Online Teacher of the Year Award finalists. Click here for Parts One and Two. For the fourth year, SAS is a sponsor of the award, which recognizes an outstanding online teacher for exceptional quality in online K-12 education. […]

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Online Teacher of the Year finalists share passion for technology-driven instruction: Jen Currin

This is the second of three interviews with the National Online Teacher of the Year Award finalists. First up was Renee Citlau. For the fourth year, SAS is a sponsor of the award, which recognizes an outstanding online teacher for exceptional quality in online K-12 education. Through education initiatives and innovative resources […]

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