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The Cooperative System Fellows Program


The NCES Cooperative System Fellows Program was initiated in October 1990. Authorized under the Hawkins-Stafford Education Amendments of 1998, the program is designed to improve the quality, timeliness, and comparability of education data.

Another purpose is to improve cooperation among local/state/higher education agencies/library institutions and the Federal Government in providing accurate, timely, and quality data on education. In addition, the Cooperative System Fellows Program is intended to advance the objectives of local/state/higher education/library agencies, to enhance their capabilities in collecting, reporting, and using education data, and to familiarize the Fellows with the operation of NCES.

The Cooperative System Fellows Program consists of a yearly 1-week training and technical assistance program delivered on-site at NCES for approximately 25 local/state/higher education/library participants.