Giving Compass' Take:

• On a recent visit to a Chicago School, Bill Gates witnessed the effectiveness of student data and it's ability to support and motivate students academically and to provide additional help for those whose struggles had nothing to do with academics. This method has now become a model for his current education vision.

• What are the controversies behind student data? What methods are the best for teachers to help their students in this way?

• Learn more about how data analysis reveals keys to student success. 

When Bill Gates announced in 2017 that his foundation would begin investing in “networks” of schools, he said he wanted to replicate the success of a particular Chicago organization.

On Tuesday, Gates in a blog post heaped fresh praise on Chicago’s Network for College Success, a group housed at the University of Chicago that works with 17 Chicago high schools. Gates also posted video of his visit to North-Grand High School in Humboldt Park, a school he says uses student data to keep students on track for graduation with the network’s help.

Read the full article about the Chicago high school that inspired Bill Gates by Sarah Darville at Chalkbeat