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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!


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North American A4L Community elects 2018 leadership
Posted in News, Thursday, March 15, 2018

Washington, DC, 15 March 2018 - The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the North American Management Board of Directors for 2018. ... more »

SIF 2: We Are All Ears
Posted in News, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Access 4 Learning (A4L) recently had a great session listening to Marketplace Providers about SIF 2.  We confirmed common goals around security, privacy, the data ... more »

We heard and have made changes...
Posted in News, Friday, February 23, 2018

... to the event/meeting registration process!   Our current Community Site tool has some limitations, and we have been trying to address some of these issues for ... more »

A4L Community & PESC join forces to mature JSON usage in open standards
Posted in News, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The A4L Community is delighted to be working closely with PESC to further the development of JSON usage in their approved open standards and specifications.  ... more »

SDPC Update, January 2018
Posted in Student Data Privacy Consortium Updates, Thursday, January 25, 2018

January 2018 SDPC UPDATE Over the past 2 years there have been more than 100 student data privacy legislation efforts crafted in more than 35 ... more »

NCES announce the release of CEDS version 7.1
Posted in News, Monday, January 15, 2018

The National Center for Education Statistics is pleased to announce the release of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 7.1 and enhancements to the ... more »

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, December 2017
Posted in A4L Community Newsletters, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wishing everyone a happy & safe holiday season! Global in Nature, Local in Impact Foreword by by Larry Fruth II, PhD, Exec Director/CEO, A4L Community.  ... more »

A4L Community proud to publish data exchange standard with support for IEPs
Posted in News, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Washington, DC, 19 December 2017--- Responding to the growing needs in the management and usage of educational data, the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has ... more »

A4L Community in Australia announce 2018 leadership
Posted in News, Thursday, November 30, 2017

Washington, DC, 30 November 2017--- Following recent elections in Australia the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the AU Management and AU ... more »

Get involved in the A4L Strategic Direction conversations!
Posted in News, Monday, November 27, 2017

A4L Community Members,   We are excited to kick off the Strategic Direction conversations for the Community next week (Dec 4-5, 2017) in the AU. ... more »

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