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PostsecData Collaborative Shares Data Policy Recommendations with Trump Administration

This week, the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData) submitted a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump's transition team, offering an agenda to guide the incoming administration's efforts to support student success through improved postsecondary data. PostsecData, a coalition of thirty-six organizations led by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, is committed to the use of high-quality postsecondary data to improve student outcomes, particularly for low-income students and students of color.

In this letter, the signers offer a series of administrative actions for President-elect Trump's first 100 days in office, as well as strategies for the longer term. These recommendations focus on improving data quality, consistency, stewardship, and use, while leveraging existing data systems and ultimately reducing burden on institutions.

This letter's signatories, listed below, appreciate the opportunity to work with the incoming Trump administration to pursue data-driven policies that will help inform decision-making, institutional practice, and ultimately, student success.

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Signatories to Postsecondary Data Collaborative letter to President-elect Trump's transition team:

Advance CTE

Achieving the Dream

Association for Career and Technical Education

Center for Law and Social Policy

The Education Trust

George Washington Institute of Public Policy

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Institute for Higher Education Policy

New America

The Institute for College Access & Success


Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Young Invincibles