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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Participate in Roundtable Discussion on Data’s Value in Driving Education Reform

Jane Glickman, (202) 401-1307,

Event Date 1: January 18, 2012 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a panel discussion at Data Quality Campaign’s National Data Summit at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Washington, D.C. The panel, which is also available via webcast, will discuss the critical role of statewide longitudinal data systems in building the evidence about what works in raising student achievement. Duncan will also emphasize the challenge of creating a culture of using data effectively to improve education.

Launched in 2005, the Data Quality Campaign is a national collaborative involving some 50 organizations that support states in developing and using high-quality education data to improve student achievement. The campaign provides tools and resources to states, promotes coordination, reduces duplication of effort, and works to put in place policies and practices needed in order for key stakeholders to use longitudinal data to help students

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Other panelists:
Michelle Rhee, former superintendent of District of Columbia Public Schools; founder and CEO, StudentsFirst
Phil Bredesen, former governor of Tennessee
Terry Holliday, commissioner of education, Kentucky Department of Education
What : Panel Discussion
Data Quality Campaign’s National Data Summit
When : 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Where : Renaissance Washington Hotel
999 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

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