Data Spotlight Awards
Raise DC is thrilled to fund the Data Spotlight Awards, which shine a light on nonprofit organizations and local education agencies that use education data in innovative and impactful ways to address challenges District youth face, from cradle to career.
Meet the winners:
Click on a winner for more on its smart, scalable data usage.
Each winning organization or LEA received a $10,000 award, thanks to the generous support of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
JUDGING PROCESS & PANEL
Through a rigorous independent judging process, each Data Spotlight application was reviewed in summer 2015 by multiple data and education experts and given a score based on the submission's connection to one of Raise DC's five high-level goals, its innovative use of data, its actionable outcomes, and its potential scalability to other organizations or schools.
The judging panel included 15 members from the following organizations:
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Brookings Institution
- Data Quality Campaign
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education
- Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
- The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
- Tembo Inc.
- Urban Institute
Raise DC is grateful to these judges for donating their time and expertise to objectively judge each submission.