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June 26, 2008 Communique

UCCS to host EduStat University

Robert Marzano, renowned education analyst lauded for his critical examinations of curriculum design and implementation strategy, will deliver the keynote address at EduStat University 2008 July 15-17 at UCCS.

Marzano will lead a discussion focused on helping educators build on the vision of data-driven decision making to create a comprehensive plan for system-wide practice in their school districts.

"We are excited to have Dr. Marzano, a highly respected champion of technology enhanced instructional planning, at EduStat University 2008," said Jonathan Harber, CEO, SchoolNet. "His many years of research and
expertise have provided the basis for data-driven practice at many schools across the nation."

Hundreds of educators from school districts around the country will convene at EduStat University 2008 and will participate in learning focused case studies and hands-on workshops led by educational thought leaders and
school districts from around the nation. Working together, educators will use these sessions as a practical forum to develop dynamic plans using data-driven decision making to increase student achievement.

EduStat University 2008, a collaboration between the UCCS College of Education, Colorado Springs School District 12, and SchoolNet, Inc. takes place July 15-17 on campus. To learn more about EduStat University 2008 and to participate visit

In 2004, SchoolNet launched the annual EduStat Summit, as a forum to bring together educators and policy-makers to address the impact of data-driven decision making, talent management, and other innovations in K-12 education on student performance. EduStat University realizes the practical application of data-driven decision making established at the EduStat Summit. At EduStat University schools districts are cooperating with one another to make data-driven decision making an integral part of their culture.

The College of Education at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs serves a diverse body of students seeking to begin or further their careers in teacher education, special education, counseling and human services, and leadership. Undergraduate and graduate programs adhere to research-based instruction and incorporate culturally responsive teaching and counseling through four departments aligned with the aforementioned domains. Through the nexus of teaching, research, and service, faculty also strive to partner with local schools, school districts, non-profits, and other organizations in preparing young people for future responsibility as citizen leaders and members of the community. For more information, visit

Colorado Springs School District 11 has 41 Elementary Schools (K-5), 8 Middle Schools (6-8), 5 High Schools (9-12), 7 Charter Schools, and 6 Alternative Education Programs. As the oldest school district in Colorado Springs, District 11 has enjoyed a distinguished history of providing excellent education to the greatest number of students in the region. Today, District 11 has over 60 schools with as many unique and exceptional educational opportunities.

SchoolNet Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. SchoolNet's systems are built upon an open, scalable platform that provides users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop teachers, individualize instruction, engage parents, and promote school improvement.
SchoolNet's solutions are used successfully by many of the nation's largest school districts including Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia.For more information, please visit

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