Category Archives: News Item Archive


Department of Education

This October marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of Public Law 99-457, which established Part C and mandated Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Throughout the week of October 3-7, 2016, OSEP will run a campaign showcasing many perspectives from the field, including researchers, families, practitioners, and even […]

Tell Your Data Story Effectively Using Tables

Are your data tables dense, uninteresting, or indecipherable? With tips and tools from our Data Visualization Toolkit, your data tables can be both engaging and informative, and serve as a integral piece of your data story. Check out the Data Tables section of the toolkit or peruse one of the eight other topics.

Get the ECIDEA16 mobile app!

The ECIDEA16 conference app is available for both Android and Apple products. Download the app onto your mobile device by clicking on the appropriate button below. Use the app to access the conference agenda, session handouts, social media, real-time communications, and more!

IDC’s Outlier Analyses Tools

This 2016 IDEA Data Center resource contains three technical assistance products designed to be used by state personnel responsible for the IDEA 618 and/or 616 data. The products include a brief that introduces the principles of outlier analysis, a tutorial on completing an outlier analysis, and a tool state staff can use to conduct outlier […]

Have you seen our Data Visualization Toolkit?

There are eight million stories* in the data, how will you tell them? Our new Data Visualization Toolkit is a compilation of resources for creating engaging data stories. Learn about nine different types of tools, including design principles, data considerations, accessibility tips, and detailed descriptions of selected tools. (*Apologies to The Naked City.)

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.