July 27, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education recently released data that provides policymakers, educators, and parents with critical information that will aid them in identifying inequities and targeting solutions to close the persistent educational achievement gap in America.

Known as the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), the new data is the first installment of a two-part biennial survey. The survey covers approximately 7,000 school districts and more than 72,000 schools, and has also been made more accessible through improved data collection, additional data indicators, and publicly-accessible online tools for data analysis.

Part 2 of the CRDC is expected to be released in the fall of 2011.

Read the full U.S. Department of Education press release here.