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Welcome to the A4L Global Community!

This Global Community collaboration area has been developed to provide an introduction to the A4L Community who are working collaboratively to address some of the most pressing issues facing educational data access and utilization.  It is the place where new, smaller sub-communities of the larger A4L Community (globally) can develop on an as-needed basis as we collectively address the growing need for quality data interoperability.

The online community allows A4L Community members/groups to connect, learn from each other as well as share their thoughts knowledge, insights, success and challenges. The A4L Community promotes collaboration, information exchange, the sharing of effective practices and supportive resources across the boundaries of time, distance, and organizational hierarchies.

Within the Global Community structure, Community Members have initiated working groups on several topics including: Infrastructure, Data Privacy, Identity Management.  In addition, we are also in the process of setting up a 'Developer Network' - more information to follow soon!


If you are not already a member of the A4L Community, but would like to stay in touch with developments in this locale, please consider 'joining' this group.  To do so, just click here to register for a guest account.  Once your application has been approved, come back to this page and click on the 'Join Group' button at the top of the page.

Feel free to get involved in our Open Forum if you have any questions!


Related Group News

SDPC Update, September 2017
Posted in Student Data Privacy Consortium Updates, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

September 2017 SDPC UPDATE There are currently three projects in the works in the Consortium: Privacy Contract Framework: Contract Builder and Application Registry - more ... more »

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, September 2017
Posted in A4L Community Newsletters, Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Have we made it better for the front line?" Foreword by Larry Fruth II, PhD, Executive Director/CEO: ... how does it save me time and ... more »

Thousands of School Data Applications Now Can Use Modern Data Transport Protocol
Posted in News, Thursday, September 28, 2017

Washington, DC, 28 September 2017--- Responding to the growing needs in the management and usage of educational data, the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has ... more »

A4L Community embracing Creative Commons to continue open development
Posted in News, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Washington, DC, 18 July, 2017---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community Board of Directors have recently approved openly licensing all globally developed SIF Implementation Specifications under ... more »

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, June 2017
Posted in A4L Community Newsletters, Monday, June 19, 2017

"Are we there yet.... yet?" Foreword by Larry Fruth II, PhD, Executive Director/CEO:  Many of you know that I have used a story in many ... more »

An update from A4L CEO/Exec Director, Larry Fruth PhD
Posted in News, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As you probably are aware, the Association was in need of a new web presence and set of community tools as our previous ones slowly ... more »

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, March 2017
Posted in A4L Community Newsletters, Friday, March 31, 2017

"Pushing an Iceberg with a Blow Dryer" Foreword by Larry Fruth II, PhD, Executive Director/CEO:  Many of you may have heard me use this phrase ... more »

West's Education Group Obtains first xPress Roster API Certification
Posted in News, Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Washington, DC, 14 March 2017---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, made up of thousands of schools, regional, state, and government education agencies and marketplace providers ... more »

Follett Awarded Massachusetts SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status
Posted in News, Friday, February 24, 2017

Follett has once again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.7 certification and been awarded the “Certified” Student Information System (SIS) vendor designation for its ... more »

Access 4 Learning Formalizes its Common Education Data Standards Technical Support
Posted in News, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Washington, DC, 22 February 2017---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community’s North American Management Board of Directors has approved the new Data Model SIF Specification Development ... more »

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