Center for Education Statistics
(NCES), in the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education
Sciences (IES), will sponsor a
two and a half-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on
Education Statistics in Bethesda,
Maryland, July 25-27, 2011.
The STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference, July 27-29, will immediately follow
The STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference is designed for education researchers, policy makers, and data system managers from all levels of government who want to share innovations in the design and implementation of education data collections and information systems and to provide insight and comment on technical and policy issues related to the collection, maintenance, and use of education data. It is a two and a half-day conference for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The Conference will include training and business meetings for state CCD and EDFacts data coordinators. In addition, there will be a range of informative sessions targeted toward interests in “101” introductory sessions, data collection and management, data dissemination, data linking beyond K-12, data privacy, data standards/quality, data usage, and finance, as well as information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data.
This year, the Data Conference will offer more than 80 presentations, demonstrations, and workshops conducted by practitioners from K-12 information systems.
You are invited to attend the STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference in Bethesda, Maryland and to submit a proposal for presenting a session that will add to the conference’s usefulness. Presentations on all relevant topics will be considered, but the major focus will be on education data system design and management, data standards, data delivery methods, and strategies for improving data use.
Click here for information about or to register and optionally submit a proposal for the conference.
*** The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday, April 29, 2011. ***
Employment and Training Administration announces the GUIDE TO STATE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE DATA: FOR ANALYSIS AND INFORMED DECISION MAKING
The Guide to State and Local Workforce Data provides links to a wealth of state and local employment and economic data — virtually all free — from government and private sector sources. It combines several features that make it uniquely valuable.
Comprehensive coverage of the most valuable workforce data sources from government and private sector sources
Direct links to the data, which connects users immediately to the information they need
Organization by topic (e.g., compensation, education and credentials, etc.), which allows users to quickly locate what they need
Summary statistics on the number of states and localities for which data are available
A general description for each entry, including when the data series began, and how often and how quickly it’s published
Essential background information for each entry, including links to frequently asked questions, contact information if the user needs more help, glossaries, and the actual survey questions
The Guide can be easily customized by the user, and is designed for the broadest possible audience, including
State and local Workforce Investment Act and other employment and training program staff;
DOL grant applicants and recipients;
Educators, trainers and career counselors;
Economic development and strategic planners;
Community and faith-based organizations;
DOL national and regional office staff; and
Researchers, students, and the general public.
To review the ETA Training and Employment Notice click here.
A new discussion posted at the request of Andrew Reamer,
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution and
Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, George Washington
On November 10, 2010 The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program’s white paper and policy brief entitled “Putting America to Work: The Essential Role of Federal Labor Market Statistics,” was released. The paper asserts that a healthy
The publication of the paper was preceded by a day-long roundtable on September 27, 2010 at Brookings at which presenters and attendees discussed the value of data to labor market functioning, innovations in labor market information, and the ability of the statistical system to meet user needs. Presentations from the day are available online.
After your review of the white paper and the other materials, you are invited to post a comment in the Community Exchange at https://winwin.workforce3one.org/view/4101101934792666794/info