The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has launched a new Web site, www.data.ed.gov, which will increase access to education data. The site will ultimately serve as a one-stop shop where practitioners, researchers, and the public can access information about ED grant programs. Through the Web site and other initiatives, the Department aims to make the grantmaking process more transparent to the public by providing easily accessible data about applications as well as applicants and their partners while protecting applicants' privacy and proprietary information.
Data.ed.gov is designed to be more user-friendly than traditional data sites by providing tools that allow users to visualize the data. This is a pilot effort, and the Department welcomes feedback on the site and plans to make improvements over time. For more information visit the site at the new Web site or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's Director of Education and Regulatory Advocacy, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.