Department of Ed data jam

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Department of Ed data jam

Jun 27, 2012

DATA JAM: You: a data savvy edsurgent, brimming with ideas for products that put rich data at the fingertips of students--from personal data (academic scores, SATs, etc) and financial data (that application you made for a student loan) to data about schools (what kind of scores do you really need to get into school). But you need the numbers. Now the U.S. government is ready to help. It's exploring how to open up education-related datasets to the private sector (much as it has with healthcare data). On July 10, a small group of entrepreneurs will gather in Washington to slip inside the data vault, with the pledge that they try to demonstrate how such data could be used. On the horizon: a "big" (read: maybe the White House?) event called "Data Palooza" in October. The front team gets the first peek; all will get access. You need to be in the vanguard, you say? (Are you listening, Pathbrite & Google?) There are five to ten seats still available; write now to Richard Culatta. Tell him why you should be at the table. Happy jammin'!

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