Smita is the EdSource Director, Ed-Date Partnership; Senior Web and Communications Manager. She coordinated the first redesign of EdSource Online in 2000 and the development of a content management system and e-commerce capability for the website in 2001. Since that time she has worked with EdSource on a variety of projects, including managing the survey recruitment and retrieval for EdSource’s Similar Students and Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades research projects and helping launch the California School Finance website. She is responsible for coordinating website projects and leads EdSource’s work on the Ed-Data partnership as well as providing outreach and communication support. She co-founded and volunteers actively for the Mountain Children’s Forum, a project to empower children in rural mountain communities. She holds a B.A. with honors in Journalism from San Jose State University.
All articles by Smita Patel
California’s leading teachers reflect on the 2021-22 school year (Review Draft)
Teachers reflect on the impact of the pandemic and distance learning on their students’ academic progress.
The Inverness Institute
June 17, 2021
California’s next governor has opportunity to set a bold new higher education agenda
Smoothing pathway to, and through, college would help California be more competitive.
William G. Tierney
September 20, 2018
Ten years on, California is making progress but must do more for preK-12 education
Getting Down to Facts II research project scrutinized how California's schools are doing after a decade of policy changes.
September 17, 2018
Ed-Data unveils new website
After nearly two decades of providing data on the state’s K-12 public schools, the Education Data Partnership is overhauling its website with a new look and updated interface that make the data easier to understand, use and share.