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A4L Community response to Federal Register Request for Information on Advancing Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs)

Data access today is critical as major decisions on policy development, funding, program impact, and an array of other “data driven, time sensitive decisions”. This is all dependent on having access to the right data at the right time. Layer on top of this is the need for control by the appropriate data stewards in the sectors the data is held within – privacy and security layers!

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The SDPC applauds the work in the MA House in H. 127

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) applauds the work in the MA House in H. 127 which will assist with compliance as well as strengthen the privacy protections for learners.  The SDPC Management Board has released an official support letter for this great work on data stewardship.

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We have an API for that…

This is what more and more marketplace providers are promoting for ‘ease of use’ of their products.  In contrast, more and more school CIO-types are stating that the bevy of APIs they must utilize (plus the constant changes made to them), have become a data management nightmare.  Since the A4L Community supports vendors and end users, it makes sense for us to look for ways to standardize and simplify.  The idea: standardize an infrastructure for data transport that can carry any data model ‘on the wire’.

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A4L Quarterly Newsletter, May 2022

It sounds logical and of course critical for successful data stewardship for all learners. However, you can probably count numerous times when a mantra is just lip service OR something you can relate to “vaporware” in software! The A4L Community leadership and staff have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to make this tag real, tactical and supported by on the ground successful use cases. This Community is delivering big time on interoperability AND privacy!

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Real World Education Data Management Performance Testing

The demand for data in education continues to skyrocket (Data Quality Campaign, 2022). In the real-world, however, constantly churning, time sensitive, high volume record sharing has historically been the Achilles’ heel of PK12 data integration efforts.

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CEDS Version 10 released

The National Center for Education Statistics is pleased to announce the release of Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Version 10 at: https://ceds.ed.gov.

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You Spoke. We Listened.

Based on results from a survey sent to all members earlier this year, as well as a deeper dive conducted by our contracted marketing firm through one-to-one interviews, we are pleased to announce a number of changes will be implemented during first quarter 2022 and beyond.

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