The Northeast is a center of gravity for innovations in education, both at universities and at the large and small publishers who drive K-12 education in America. The Big Data in Education Spoke focuses on gathering, storing, and analyzing data from schools, students and administrators, towards discovery of factors impacting children’s educational success.  These data-driven approaches to education pair deep knowledge of human learning and cognition with adaptive curricula and responses, enabling instructional resources that extend far beyond the traditional, “one-size-fits-all” method of teaching. Mastering tools for educational data science will help increase productivity, develop new insights into human behavioral patterns, transform existing educational practices, and spawn new industries.



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Upcoming Big Data for Education Meeting – February 16, 2018, MIT. To learn more about this event and register, visit

August 2017 Meeting of the Education Spoke and Longitudinal Educational Big Data Competition, Teachers College, Columbia University, on August 28, 2017. To learn more about this event, visit

NSF BD Spoke Award: Grand Challenges for Data-Driven Education (PIs Arroyo, Baker, and Woolf)

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Ryan Baker Website University of Pennsylvania PA
Beverly Woolf Website University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA


Ivon Arroyo Website Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA
Feyzi Bagirov Website Becker College MA
Robert Bangert-Drowns Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
Zhixiong Chen Website Mercy College NY
Neil Heffernan Website Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA
Weilin Li Website Child Trends MD
Peter Shea Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
Jaclyn Ocumpaugh University of Pennsylvania PA
Greg Silva Website OSHEAN, Inc. NY