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10 Aug #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag sweeps Twitter to battle gender disparity and sexism in STEM

Isis Wenger, a platform engineer at a tech company called OneLogin, is leading a campaign which is putting the spotlight on gender and diversity issues in STEM related careers. The campaign is resonating with women all over the world who are posting their own #ILookLikeAnEngineer photos on Twitter. We encourage you to share your own picture and join us in breaking the gender stereotypes which are plaguing the tech industry....

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20 Jul Upcoming Webinar on Effective Data Dashboarding!

Want some tips about how to make your data dashboards more effective at measuring progress against goals? Data2insight founder and expert dashboarder, Veronica S. Smith, will be presenting a 20-min webinar at 11am PT on Thursday July 23 highlighting three keys to better data dashboards. Sign up here....

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06 Jul This week: the US Congress rethinks No Child Left Behind

The US Senate and House reconvene this week. On the table in both legislative bodies: reconsideration and/or reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, more commonly known as No Child Left Behind). Read the bills here -- search for "S. 1177" to read the Senate's version, or "H.R. 5" to read the House's. Data2insight encourages you to get in touch with your senator and/or congressperson and make your voice heard about this important education policy matter.  ...

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29 Jun Supreme Court: the impact of policy matters, not just its intent

In a week full of happy Supreme Court decisions, the Court handed down a third landmark ruling: on June 25, in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, the high court ruled that the Texas Department of Housing had engaged in discrimination by locating the preponderance of its Section 8 housing in predominantly black neighborhoods, thereby reinforcing segregated housing patterns. Though the housing policy was not explicitly discriminatory, the evidence showed its effects were. According to the court's ruling, the policy's effects were as meaningful as its intent in proving discrimination.  In short, policies can now be legally judged on their impacts. As a firm dedicated to the evidence-based evaluation of programs and policy, this week we celebrate this quieter SCOTUS decision. Hats off to evidence-based evaluation in all things, from the board room to the court room!  ...

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25 Jun Join d2i in celebrating young women’s academic achievements with #TheMostBeautifulGown

d2i is proud to join Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) and shake up social media for a day to redefine the beauty standard and send a powerful message: that the most beautiful gown a woman can wear is her graduation gown.  This June 25 (that's today!) we invite you to: • share on social media the pictures and stories of the young Y-WE graduates that Y-WE is posting on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram • or share a photo of yourself  or someone you were proud to see graduate in a graduation gown. Hashtag with #themostbeautifulgown and #tbt (Throwback Thursday) if it’s an older photo. No matter what, be sure to check out Y-WE’s powerful and inspiring #TheMostBeautifulGown campaign on Facebook and Twitter....

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