Report: Important Cradle-to-Career Data System Governance Decisions Remain

New Governance Board Will Have Far-Reaching Impact on Education and Employment

Over the past year, California has made great progress in designing the state’s new Cradle-to-Career Data System, a vehicle for change that will shape programs of every kind in education and workforce development. Now, questions around governance are emerging front and center. Who is going to be in charge of ensuring that the system serves its intended purpose? How will they go about ensuring the system serves its intended purpose?

In The Cradle-to-Career Data System Governance Options, Explained, California Competes provides important analysis for policymakers to consider as they make decisions concerning the governing board’s membership and voting threshold. The brief examines other states’ data systems and also points out key characteristics that make California’s context unique.

“California is one of only two states without a higher education coordinating entity. This fact makes the governance of the data system all the more important.”

—Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez

“California is one of only two states without a higher education coordinating entity. This fact makes the governance of the data system all the more important,” said California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez. “California’s new data system governing board will make decisions that have far-reaching implications for education and employment in our state. We should all care about the construct of this board.”

Read the report.

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