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Leveraging The Power Of Data To Improve Education


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(Archived video of the event is now available)

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The Partners of the Data Quality Campaign
cohosted a national conversation:

Leveraging the Power of Data to Improve Education

The DQC partners and other national thought-leaders spearheaded a national conversation to:

  • Discuss the integral role of data to the national education improvement agenda and how the newly available stimulus funds can be used to improve student achievement and close achievement gaps
  • Celebrate state progress in building longitudinal data systems
  • Explore remaining challenges to the growth and use of these systems, and
  • Highlight and discuss the state and federal role in addressing next generation issues to ensure the use of these new data systems.

Speakers Included:

  • The Honorable Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
  • The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, Chair of National Governors Association, and recipient of the 2008 DQC Policymaker of the Year Award
  • T. Kenneth James, Arkansas Commissioner of Education and Chair of the Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Reggie Robinson, President & CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents and Chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers
  • Stefanie Sanford, Deputy Director of Advocacy (United States) of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
  • Michael Cohen, President of Achieve, Inc.
  • Kati Haycock, President of The Education Trust
  • Dane Linn, Education Division Director of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers

Visit the Data Quality Campaign’s website for archived video from the event or to download The Next Step: Using Longitudinal Data Systems To Improve Student Success, which was released at the event.


Achieve, Inc. • Alliance for Excellent Education • Council of Chief State School Officers • Education Commission of the States
The Education Trust • National Association of State Boards of Education • National Association of System Heads
National Center for Educational Achievement • National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices • Schools Interoperability Framework Association
Standard & Poor’s School Evaluation Services • State Educational Technology Directors Association
State Higher Education Executive Officers

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