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A4L Community Announces Major Milestones

Last week the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community held its Annual Summit in Arlington VA, in collaboration with the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) and HR Open Standards Consortium. The joint Summit demonstrated the standards body’s vision to collaborate and work together with other standards groups, towards the ultimate goal of improving interoperability, privacy and security for lifelong learning.

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A4L Community announces International and North American Leadership for 2024

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group ‘At-Large’ and North American Leadership Group for 2024. The Leadership Groups bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in education, data management, privacy, security, and business acumen. The Leadership Groups will oversee management of the SIF Specification and the Student Data Privacy Consortium as well as contribute to the development of strategies for the global Community, with the North American Leadership Group also guiding development of the A4L Community in North America.

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Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) announce the release of the National Data Privacy Agreement, version 2

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest
group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the
National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), version 2, which has been further developed to streamline
application contracting and set common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace
providers.

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SIF Data Model Specification (Australia) 3.6.1 Release Highlights Enhanced OpenAPI Integration

Following the success of the May release, The A4L Community Australian Data Standards Working Group is proud to announce the launch of the SIF Data Model Specification (Australia) 3.6.1. This release builds on the foundation laid in May, where critical steps were taken to affirm individuals’ identities within the education technology landscape. Now, with version 3.6.1, the Specification continues its commitment to advancing standards and interoperability, with a particular focus on the enhancement of the OpenAPI presentation.

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A4L Community announce Executive Director appointment 

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is excited to announce the appointment of Steve Smith as their new Executive Director. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of interoperability and privacy leadership expertise to the A4L Community, both as a leader of district and state-level technology projects, and as the Founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC).

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The A4L Community Releases Whitepaper for Complete Confidence in Grade Pass Back

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, a leading authority in education technology, is proud to announce the release of a groundbreaking whitepaper designed to enhance the seamless sharing of grades between Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS). This initiative not only introduces a revolutionary data model but also a reimagined infrastructure to cater to the evolving needs of grade pass back within the educational ecosystem.

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