Author Archives: Elaine Mulligan

About Elaine Mulligan

Elaine Mulligan is a Communications Specialist with the DaSy Center at SRI International.

Engaging Families in Early Childhood Data Initiatives

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Data-driven decision-making is transforming education and family services, from personalized learning plans for individual children, to school-level program development, to state-wide systemic changes. As our systems move towards data-driven decision-making on all fronts, the education leaders, policy-makers, and researchers can’t leave behind the families who shape the stories we tell with data and the potential […]

State Early Childhood Inclusion Self-Assessment

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This 2017 self-assessment tool provides a framework for examining key aspects of a State infrastructure that are useful for promoting high quality inclusive practices, programs and policies. The sections of the self-assessment are organized by the nine state recommendations of the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs (2015). Published […]

Pacific Entity/Caribbean Island/Bureau of Indian Education TA Meeting

Meeting Outcomes As a result of participating in this meeting, participants will: Gain knowledge about challenges, successes, and strategies for SSIP Phase III from other entities/territories specifically focused on improvements in SSIP implementation and evaluation. Identify one way to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting in Phase III of the SSIP. Gain information and knowledge […]

Check out our Fresh DaSies!

The sun is blazing, bees are buzzing, and we have so many DaSies blooming! Visit our Fresh DaSy Resources page to see the latest publications and resources to help support the development and enhancement of high-quality early childhood data systems.

CEDS Version 7 release

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently announced the release of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Version 7 and enhancements to the CEDS website. Version 7 offers 106 New Elements and 95 Updated Elements (over 45 with updated context information). The CEDS website has also been enhanced with updates to Align and Connect. […]

Early Childhood Special Education and ESSA

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In the latest Early ED in ESSA blog, our co-directors Donna Spiker and Kathy Hebbeler and our friends Sharon Walsh and Debbie Cate from the ECTA Center explain how states and districts can prioritize the inclusion of children with disabilities in efforts to improve early learning programs. This blog series from the Center on Enhancing […]

Public comment period open on Part C data collection

A 60 day public comment period for the Report of Infants and Toddlers Receiving Early Intervention Services and of Program Settings Where Services are Provided in Accordance with Part C, and the Report on Infants and Toddlers Information Collection Package and Report of Dispute Resolution Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act […]