The Data Accelerator represents the web presence of the P-20W+ Community of Innovation.
The Community's goal is to accelerate the progress states are making to modernize their systems that securely manage data, from preschool through K-12, and into college and/or the workforce.
Effective state data systems can present a fuller picture of student and worker experiences and outcomes, giving state leaders solid data to inform decisions for improvement.
The P-20W+ Community of Innovation was born from a recognition that while there are many communities of practice within the varied stages of early childhood, K-12, Postsecondary, and Workforce data efforts, there wasn't a single, gathering point for thinkers working across these arenas.
Our Community brings those people together to accelerate progress in the modernization efforts uniquely required of the P-20W+ space.
By gathering together, we believe we can begin to achieve scale.
The P-20W+ Community of Innovation follows proven practices. Our model is to work intensively with a few core states, move as quickly as possible, and share the resulting resources and experiences here via the Data Accelerator for the benefit of all.
To do this, we convene a group of experts from state agencies, technology companies, education advocates, and others in the Community who are interested in a given project, we scope the work together, and then we execute as a team.