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 tools. Version 7.1 spans P-20W (early learning through workforce). This minor release includes changes in response to feedback from the CEDS community after the version 7 release. In version 7.1 there are 143 new data element definitions, 56 updated elements, and 2 removed elements. In all, the standards contain 1,654 unique data element definitions. Visit ceds.ed.gov to view the standards or to use the new features in Align and Connect.