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Perspective | Connecting student data systems to improve educational outcomes

In an era when our ability to collect data is better than ever, policymakers believe it’s critical that to improve our students’ academic success, we must leverage that data in new and innovative ways. So how do we get there? State education leaders believe we must develop a robust statewide longitudinal data system that connects student information from across the educational continuum — and we must develop local data profiles that can help leaders better prepare the next generation for college and careers. Today we will hear from experts and leaders who are doing great work to contribute to these efforts — which will ultimately ensure that all North Carolinians achieve the academic success they deserve.


Segment one

  • Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, President and CEO, The Hunt Institute
  • Geoff Coltrane, Senior Education Advisor, Office of Governor Roy Cooper

Segment two

  • Dr. Jeff McDaris, Superintendent, Transylvania County Schools
  • Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director, Carolina Demography


Segment 1 and 2

Public School Forum of North Carolina

Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education, and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers.