Key Children’s Data Network Staff Tapped to Advise the California Cradle-to-Career Data System

Two Senior Children’s Data Network personnel have been invited to serve as advisors to the development of the California Cradle-to-Career Data System. Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, Director of the Children’s Data Network and Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, has accepted an invitation to serve of the Policy and Analytics Advisory Group. The Policy and Analytics Advisory Group will inform the interagency group’s discussions about how to ensure the data system supports research, evaluation, accountability, and optimization of publicly-funded services at the state level. In addition, John Prindle, PhD, Assistant Research Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, will be serving on the Common Identifier Sub-Committee. The Common Identifier Sub-Committee will include representatives from both the partner entities named in the legislation and individuals with experience linking individual records across data sets. This sub-committee is tasked with providing recommendations to the larger Workgroup regarding how to design the technical process that will be used to link student records across partner entities. We are honored to provide technical assistance and thought leadership around this exciting effort.

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