Accessing Education Data

 An article posted on Education Week outlines how states and authorized databases need to enhance their education data sharing. Most often, data is provided to uncoordinated state and federal agencies where it sits unused, but appropriate access to data is essential to obtain social policy improvements. The Early Childhood Data Collaborative, an umbrella organization advocating…

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Unprecedented Pay For Success Initiative Launched in New York State

New York State has launched its first ever state-led Social Impact Bond (SIB), and Social Finance, a nonprofit organization that presented at AISP’s November 2013 conference, played a key role in its inception. In this deal, many organizations and agencies, including Social Finance, The State of New York, The Center for Employment Opportunities, Bank of…

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Pioneer Post Hails AISP as Effective Means to Address SIB Funding

AISP is featured as an innovative model of measuring the true cost and benefits of social programs. Both AISP and author Steve Goldberg agree that capturing pragmatic data is crucial to obtain significant social benefits funded by  Social Impact Bonds (SIBs). This article, “Babies, bathwater, and desperately seeking savings” discusses funding options of SIB projects…

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OMB Memo Stresses Evidence and Innovation

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued a memorandum titled Next Steps in the Evidence and Innovation Agenda. This memo stresses the application of existing evidence as paramount to creating a government that is more responsive to the needs of its citizens. This memo offers suggestions to help agencies advance their evidence and…

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LA County Recognized as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate

On March 14, 2012, IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program announced Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and Chief Executive Office Service Integration Branch (CEO-SIB) as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala…

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