data literacy

4 Quick Tips for Engaging People with Data

This is a guest blog post by School & State Finance Project. At the CTData Conference 2019, School & State Finance Project presented on Turning Dollars Into Sense: Using Data Storytelling to Understand the State Budget and shared some of the tips and tools described below.  Empowering people to engage with data is one of the largest challenges facing policymakers, businesses, and community and advocacy organizations. For many individuals, “data” can be an intimidating word that brings to mind an…

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Exciting New Project: Youth and Data Literacy

Here at CTData, we enjoy every opportunity to work with people to increase their data literacy skills so they can better use data to inform their decisions. In 2019 alone, we’ve had over 275 adults attend our workshops. But starting next month, we’re going to be training a new group of Connecticut’s residents: high school students. On October 1, Elizabeth Grim, Ilya Ilyankou, and I get to work with seniors in the IT program at A.I. Prince Technical High School…

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