The U.S. Department of Education, along with other agencies in the federal government, recognizes Sunshine Week.
The Department’s work on its open government plan began almost a year ago. During that time, several projects have been released to the public. We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight a few here, to recognize the hard work that went into them, both from staff at the Department as well as input and participation that we’ve received from the public.
- U.S. Education Dashboard
- Ed Data Express
- Federal Student Aid Data Center
- Grants Award Database
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Teaching resources, including an XML export of the website database (FREE)
- As well as a number of other data product releases.
Of these projects, the U.S. Education Dashboard is of particular interest to the general public. It reports the best available data on student performance and other indicators of progress toward meeting the President’s goal that America once again will lead the world in college completion by the end of the decade.