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Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SDPC Resource Registry API released to further the awareness of student data privacy »
Washington, DC, 12 June, 2019 ---The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Acce...
Thursday, May 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The only educational interoperability data standard with privacy controls ‘baked in’… »
Washington, DC, 30 May, 2019 ---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is proud to anno...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing Unity... the best of the best from 20yrs marketplace interoperability »
Washington, DC, 22 May, 2019 ---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is proud to crea...
Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nine States Now Utilizing “National Privacy Clause Set” from the Student Data Privacy Consortium »
Washington, DC,2 May, 2019 --- The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the Access 4 Le...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eight States Now Utilizing 'National Privacy Clause Set' from the Student Data Privacy Consortium »
Washington, DC,19 March, 2019 --- The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the Access 4...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio’s Best Kept Student Data Privacy Secret… »
Taken from Adminiscope, February 2019 Published quarterly for members of the Buckeye Association of School Administrat...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Student Data Privacy Consortium supports Chromebook App Hub providing transparency for developers »
Washington, DC, 5 March, 2019 ---The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the Access 4 Le...
Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community AU announce 2019 Leadership »
Washington, DC, 1 November 2018 --- The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community in Australia is proud to announce the AU Man...
Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Bureau of Investigation releases PSA recommending engagement with consortiums »
Washington, DC, 13 September, 2018 --- Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) takes a leadership position in t...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community joins Project Unicorn Steering Committee »
Access 4 Learning Community joins Project Unicorn Steering Committee   Washington, DC, 24...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community Site: Changes to virtual meeting registration process »
  During the 2018 Annual Meeting (North America), members of the Community requested that A4L Staff make changes t...
Thursday, March 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
North American A4L Community elects 2018 leadership »
Washington, DC, 15 March 2018 - The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the North American Manageme...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SIF 2: We Are All Ears »
Access 4 Learning (A4L) recently had a great session listening to Marketplace Providers about SIF 2.  We confirmed co...
Friday, February 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We heard and have made changes... »
... to the event/meeting registration process!   Our current Community Site tool has some limitations, and we...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community & PESC join forces to mature JSON usage in open standards »
The A4L Community is delighted to be working closely with PESC to further the development of JSON usage in their approved...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
North American 2018 Elections: Submit Your Nomination »
North American 2018 Elections: Nomination information   Continued from NA Community blog >>...
Monday, January 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCES announce the release of CEDS version 7.1 »
The National Center for Education Statistics is pleased to announce the release of the Common Education Data Standards (CE...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community proud to publish data exchange standard with support for IEPs »
Washington, DC, 19 December 2017 --- Responding to the growing needs in the management and usage of educational data, th...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community in Australia announce 2018 leadership »
Washington, DC, 30 November 2017 --- Following recent elections in Australia the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is...
Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get involved in the A4L Strategic Direction conversations! »
A4L Community Members,   We are excited to kick off the Strategic Direction conversations for the Community...
Monday, October 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CEDS Version 7.1 Draft Released for Public Comment »
The release of CEDS version 7.1 is planned for January 2018. The purpose of the release is to make minor adjustments and a...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thousands of School Data Applications Now Can Use Modern Data Transport Protocol »
Washington, DC, 28 September 2017 --- Responding to the growing needs in the management and usage of educational data, t...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L Community embracing Creative Commons to continue open development »
Washington, DC, 18 July, 2017 ---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community Board of Directors have recently approved openly...
Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCES release Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 7 »
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has announced the release of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the SIF Certification Program & SIF Certification Registry »
  Value-add for all Community Membership types is critical for the Community.  As an A4L Community vendor me...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
An update from A4L CEO/Exec Director, Larry Fruth PhD »
As you probably are aware, the Association was in need of a new web presence and set of community tools as our previous on...
Monday, April 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) release Version 7 for public comment »
The draft of the Version 7 Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) has been released for public comment.  All are enco...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
West's Education Group Obtains first xPress Roster API Certification »
Washington, DC, 14 March 2017 ---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, made up of thousands of schools, regional, state...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
North American A4L Community elects 2017 leadership »
Washington, DC, 7 March 2017 - The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the North American Managemen...
Friday, February 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Follett Awarded Massachusetts SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status »
Follett has once again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.7 certification and been awarded t...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Access 4 Learning Formalizes its Common Education Data Standards Technical Support »
Washington, DC, 22 February 2017 ---The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community’s North American Management Board of Directo...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chief Privacy Officer (US Dept of Ed) confirmed at the 2017 Annual Meeting! »
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), hosted by the A4L Community, is proud to provide an update of activi...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, January 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
A4L announce strategic partnership with K12 Federation »
The Access 4 Learning Community is proud to announce a strategic partnership agreement with the K12 Federation “to collabo...

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