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INFORMATION SESSIONS: On behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences, the Council of Chief State School Officers will host three opportunities for a WebEx information session for states planning to apply for Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants ( Each presentation will have the same format and cover the same information. Tate Gould and Emily Anthony, SLDS Grant Program Officers, will present an overview of the FY09 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act SLDS competition (45 minutes) and then provide an opportunity for questions and answers (45 minutes). The ARRA WebEx sessions will take place:

  • Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 1:00-2:30pm EDT
  • Friday, September 18, 2009 from 2:00-3:30pm EDT
  • Monday, October 5, 2009 from 12:00-1:30pm EDT


  1. At the start of the meeting, either click the following link or copy and paste it into your Web browser:
  2. Enter your name, your email address, and then click “Join.”
  3. Follow the teleconference instructions that automatically appear on your screen:
  • Call-in toll-free number: 866-469-3239
  • Meeting number: 714 100 842

GRANT OVERVIEW: The National Center for Education Statistics, under the Institute of Education Sciences, invites State educational agencies to apply for grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to design, develop, and implement statewide, longitudinal data systems to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, disaggregate, and use individual student data. The grants awarded will support the development and implementation of comprehensive P-20 systems that have the capacity to link individual student data across time and across databases, including the matching of teachers to students, promote the linking of data collected or held by various institutions, agencies, and States, and protect student privacy consistent with applicable privacy protection laws.

GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 19, 2009 4:30 pm EST

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please contact Tate Gould, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education by phone at (202) 219-7080 or email at

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