The National Center for Database Educating (NCDE)

NCDE was created by the New England League of Middle Schools, Fitchburg State College and Dynamic Education Solutions. "Database Educating" is a teaching and learning strategy that utilizes data-driven educational tools, tactics and content to improve student outcomes. Database Educating facilitates enduring understanding and purposeful application of educational content by enabling students to use their education as a strategic tool to explore real world, multi-topic data and acquire 21st century skills:

    21st Century Skills
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Financial Literacy
  • Business Literacy
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Global Awareness
    Topics Explored via Data
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Occupations
  • Industry
  • Pollution
  • Global Trade
  • Health
  • US Government
  • Crime
  • Climate Change
  • US Infrastructure
  • Natural Resources

NCDE was charged with a simple mission: Improve student outcomes by creating highly engaging data-rich content that results in educational experiences that students describe as purposeful, exciting and interesting. The expected outcome of Database Educating is improved educational productivity:

  • Academic performance
  • Achievement gap
  • Graduation rates
  • Student growth
  • Drop out rates