The Commonwealth, the sponsors and partners involved in the #MassEduData Challenge take privacy and security extremely seriously. Security was our first priority when this event was conceived.
To ensure participants’ privacy, we have worked with our partners at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to ensure that target data sets do not contain any personally identifiable information (PII) of any student or teacher in the Commonwealth.
This event brings together many existing data sets, most of which are already publically available via the DESE website. Provided data fully complies with Federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
2014 Annual Report of the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO) posted on Dec 23
This past year has been quite an active one as we have made great progress advancing our innovation agenda within Massachusetts state government. Highlights include: Launched a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Fellows (CMIF) Program to nurture and grow a culture of innovation among Commonwealth employees …Continue Reading 2014 Annual Report of the Office of the Government Innovation Officer (OGIO)
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Launches Its Municipal Grant Finder posted on Dec 3
Local officials in city and town governments interact with the Commonwealth every day on a variety of matters – from accessing resources to understanding obligations and regulations. Sometimes, local officials know which persons, programs or agencies to contact at the state level to access the …Continue Reading The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Launches Its Municipal Grant Finder
The Road to Open Data posted on Nov 24
The topic of Open Data is gaining significant coverage in government news. So amongst the buzz, the Commonwealth and the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) held an open discussion to hear thoughts from the public. According to The Open Data Handbook, “open data is data …Continue Reading The Road to Open Data