Wednesday, January 26, 2011

US education dashboard

The U.S. Department of Education today launched a new website that provides convenient and transparent access to key national and state education data, highlighting the progress being made across the country in every level of the education system and encouraging communities to engage in a conversation about their schools. The United States Education Dashboard, available at, presents important indicators of whether the country is making progress toward the President's goal – that, by 2020, the United States will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. ( from the Department of Education website)

Note---the today in the above text is January 24, 2011.

To go to the Dashboard, click here.

Here's a bit about the Dashboard.

The Dashboard is meant to spur and inform conversations about how to improve educational results – conversations among families, teachers, administrators, policy-makers, the business community, and other interested stakeholders. The Dashboard can inform discussions of key questions such as: