Cradle-to-Career System Reaches Legal Agreements to Collect Data

Published On: May 13, 2022

Nearly three years after it was passed by Legislation, California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System is hitting milestones that will allow the office to track student progress from pre-K through college and employment.

Per a press release from the Office of Gov. Newsom, Cradle-to-Career is making legal agreements with education, social service, and workforce entities that will facilitate the creation of data sets that will eventually allow them to create tools for use by students, families, policy makers, researchers and the public within the next five years. 

“Thanks to the unprecedented collaboration and leadership of more than a dozen California agencies, departments, and organizations, we are now poised to build out a landmark data system,” said Gov. Newsom. “Bringing this information together will enable a greater understanding of barriers students face and empower Californians to build more equitable futures.”

Some of those agencies, departments, and organizations working in concert with Cradle-to-Career include: 

  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities 
  • Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 
  • California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on behalf of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors 
  • California Department of Education 
  • California Health and Human Services Agency
  • California State University Board of Trustees
  • California School Information Services
  • California Student Aid Commission
  • California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Approved in July 2019, the Cradle-to-Career Data System was formed to gather information and create data-driven tools that will aid policymakers, educators, and the public address improve outcomes for students statewide. 

“With these successes, we are well on the way toward delivering on the uniquely inclusive vision of building the nation’s most ambitious system to bring together information to empower Californians to build more equitable futures,” said Governing Board Chair Amy Fong.

According to the press release, Cradle-to-Career is currently trying to secure software that will house their data. 


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