Over the last several years data warehouses and data marts have been increasingly used in commercial business enterprises to support decision making. However, this technology has not been as widely adopted in not-forprofit enterprises and public education in particular. Public education is coming under increased scrutiny as grass-roots support for spending is on the wane and accountability expectations for resource utilization are increasing. Data warehousing can effectively support data-driven decision making and represents a logical area for investment. This paper describes a partnership between a major metropolitan university and a large urban school district to deploy a comprehensive studentcentered data warehouse to support educators and administrators in their day-to-day operations. It addresses managerial, technical, and political issues faced in the implementation.