Better Data for Better Policy: Lessons Learned from Across the Coleridge Initiative's Partnerships
Kuehn, Daniel; Urban Institute
This brief describes the experiences of the Coleridge Initiative with 10 federal agencies and with postsecondary education, workforce, and other state agencies in 40 states. Every Coleridge Initiative partnership evolves differently, so current partners� experiences provide a wealth of models and lessons for the expansion of the Coleridge Initiative�s activities into new states and agencies. The initiative created value for state and federal partners by guiding them to produce data projects that inform policymakers, convening and supporting communities of practice, and building relationships across agencies and states.