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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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SDPC Update, June 2018
Posted in Student Data Privacy Consortium Updates, Friday, June 22, 2018

Download the SDPC Update, June 2018 >>   June 2018 SDPC Update “Momentum”.  That is the word that sums up the activities of the non-profit ... more »

A4L Community joins Project Unicorn Steering Committee
Posted in News, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Access 4 Learning Community joins Project Unicorn Steering Committee   Washington, DC, 24 April, 2018--- The Access 4 Learning Community (A4L) is proud to become one ... more »

A4L Community Site: Changes to virtual meeting registration process
Posted in News, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  During the 2018 Annual Meeting (North America), members of the Community requested that A4L Staff make changes to the virtual meeting registration process to ... more »

A4L Quarterly Newsletter, March 2018
Posted in A4L Community Newsletters, Thursday, March 29, 2018

I am an IEP-challenged parent Foreword by Larry Fruth II, PhD - CEO/Exec Direcror, A4L Community My wife and I, both educators, adopted two fostered ... more »

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 »

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