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Building Public Early Childhood Data Systems for a Multi-Ethnic Society: Issues & Opportunities

Bruner, C. & Emarita, B.
Date Published: 
January, 2009

As states are beginning to build longitudinal data systems, it is incumbent that states build systems in ways that recognize and value the diversity of their young child population and provide the information needed to address current and professional gaps in readiness, participation, cultural awareness and recognition, workforce diversity, and stakeholder participation. This issue brief provides concrete strategies for states to undertake to assure that data systems collect the information needed to close the achievement gap.