Westat’s Amy Bitterman hosts “A Date with Data,” a biweekly podcast produced by the IDEA Data Center (IDC) staff. As the podcast enters its second year, it’s particularly timely amid the Department of Education’s focus on state impact stories. With over 30 episodes, it has featured conversations with various state education personnel and data managers, amplifying voices and IDEA data impact stories from 23 states and territories.
The podcast touches on topics like Delaware’s data stewardship strategies, Arkansas’ data system upgrade process, and Pennsylvania’s ways to reduce high school dropout rates. By spreading the word of states’ challenges and successes, “A Date with Data” serves as an engaging platform to highlight the accomplishments happening across the country.