Explore insightful blog posts from the BlueGranite team covering education topics and scenarios.
A top-ranked East Coast tech university prides itself on not just keeping up with change, but leading it. Driven to innovate, this university is working to engage incoming students on their own terms. With the tech-savvy Generation Z (born after the mid-1990s) entering college, the university is incorporating ways to further engage this digitally innate group. By automating and personalizing its online communication capabilities, the university can more deeply engage with this student demographic, from application to graduation, and beyond.
College and career readiness are an essential part of our increasingly global, knowledge-based economy. With 65% of all jobs requiring some form of post secondary education or training, maximizing career opportunities for all students remains at the forefront of educational initiatives. A large, Midwestern school district has set the foundation to make systemic progress by implementing a platform to assist students, schools, and staff—all with Power BI.
Serving nearly 100,000 student, faculty, and staff, leaders needed to increase workplace efficiency while integrating services in support of teaching, research, and service. While launching new invoicing and general ledger systems, the university wanted to ensure constituents could easily access and analyze data from both new systems as well as from existing systems. They enlisted BlueGranite for support and training to understand governance and deployment best practices and to create long-term BI adoption success.
Money is almost equally important to teacher quality, student effort, and parent support in determining education outcomes. For the nation’s public K-12 schools, more than 90 percent of funding comes from state and local governments. These funds are distributed from statewide sales and income tax on a per-student basis, while local property taxes vary by municipality. With so many people invested, public school systems often feel the need to demonstrate a positive return on investment for their communities.
Mike Depoian is Vice President at BlueGranite. He has been a part of the team since the beginning, and is BlueGranite's U.S. Public Sector Account Lead. Mike has completed an Executive Management Program through the University of Notre Dame and serves on U.S. Board of Directors for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP).