Category Archives: News Item Archive

2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual report on state trends in child well-being is now available. Learn about national trends in economic well-being, education, health, and family & community and examine key indicators broken out by race and hispanic origin. The report also includes state rankings for each indicator. Read or download the 2016 Data Book.

State Spotlight: Establishing Partnerships to Build Data Use Capacity

Our latest brief spotlights the partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. Maryland: Establishing Partnerships to Build Data Use Capacity includes a timeline of the partnership work, benefits realized by the partners, lessons learned, and guiding questions for other state agencies to use when […]

Benefits of Formal Part C Data System Governance

Our new brief promotes formal data governance by describing lessons learned from other industries that supports the need for formal Part C data governance, outlining the risks of informal data governance and the benefits of formal data governance, and providing action steps to support state Part C systems in establishing or improving formal data governance. […]

Integrating Early Childhood Data: What Legislators Need to Know

This archived webinar from the National Conference on State Legislatures (NCSL) focuses on how integrated early care and education data systems can inform policymakers and help answer questions about young children, families, programs, and services in their states. Both the PowerPoint presentation and the 52-minute YouTube video recording are available on the NCSL website.

New DaSy Resource: Transition Notification

Our new publication, Data Linkages Between Part C and Part B: Transition Notification “spotlights” how Kansas and Wisconsin implemented changes to their data systems and program practices to meet new IDEA notification requirements for the transition from Part C to Part B.

Strategies for Communicating with Families

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This Thursday, April 21st at 3 pm EDT, join Kiersten Beigel from the Office of Head Start and Brandi Black Thacker from the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement to learn about strategies for communicating and connecting with families. Kiersten and Brandi will use the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework […]

CEDS Version 6 available for public comment

The draft of the Version 6 Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) has been released for public comment. There are 43 Updated Elements (over 400 with updated context information) and 21 New Elements. In total, the proposed CEDS Version 6 includes over 1,400 unduplicated data element definitions. All are encouraged to review the draft standards and […]