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Summary: Educational institutions generate large volumes of data, ranging from student demographics to class attendance information. "Schools have a big appetite for finding ways to get data in a format that can be turned into useful reports," explained Lynzi Ziegenhagen, VP of Technology at Aspire Charter Schools. Ziegenhagen uses Tableau's data visualization capabilities to create visually stunning reports that are consumed throughout the organization. Data analytics, such as the analyses Aspire runs in Tableau, is expected to be a top trend in education in 2013 according to K-12 technology experts interviewed by THE Journal.
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