Many Missing Pieces: A Frank Discussion About Early Childhood Data and State Longitudinal Data Systems

October 4, 2010

Over the past five years, the federal government has dedicated roughly $515 million to help states build and expand education data systems. The latest round of federal grants helps pay for state-wide coordination of data spanning a child's educational experiences from early childhood up through higher education and the start of their careers.
The creation of these systems should lead to better outcomes for children in early childhood programs through the third grade, that critical period when the foundations are set for success in school. But the task is difficult. Will the new funding help? What policies must change to smooth the way? And what about privacy?
New America's Early Education Initiative release their latest report that grapples with these issues. The release of the report was followed by a robust discussion about the challenges and how to overcome them.

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