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 for the proper application of educational data, insists that states must prioritize all education, health, and social service program data in order to work with. States are also developing a protocol for data development and management. To read this article, click here.