California Data System Threatened by State Budget Squeeze
Gov. Brown's proposal latest potential setback after years of fitful work
If California Gov. Jerry Brown has his way, the development and implementation of the state's new longitudinal-data system for education, nine years in the making, soon will come to a screeching halt.
In his revision to the state budget , released last month, the governor proposed suspending funding for both CALPADS , the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, and CALTIDES , the California Teacher Information Data Education System, which would save the state a total of about $3.5 million in fiscal 2012.
The proposal is the latest in a string of setbacks, both technical and financial, for CALPADS, which is being built and implemented by a contractor, IBM, through the California Department of Education. ( "Veto Stirs Concerns Over California Data System," ...
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