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The Ed-Fi Community consists of people representing every area of the education technology sector. This includes educators, leaders of education organizations, technologists, analysts, researchers, and others — all of whom volunteer their time and expertise to improve outcomes for students. Significantly, the community is the guiding force behind the governance of the standards and technology published by the Alliance. Ed-Fi governance is effective because leaders representing every area of the education technology spectrum volunteer their time and expertise to determine topics of interest and the best way to solve problems.
This article collects links to information, including how to get involved with the Ed-Fi Community and governance work.
General Community Information
If you're new to the Ed-Fi Community, the following are a few good resources to get oriented:
Governance Overview & Working Sites
Ed-Fi Integration Forum
The Ed-Fi Integration Forum is a place to report issues with and get advice on setting up product connections to the Ed-Fi Platform using Ed-Fi data exchange standards.
The Ed-Fi Alliance hosts a community of practice around educator preparation and related data.
- Want to learn more about Educator Preparation at the Alliance? Educator Preparation documentation site, which includes an excellent overview of the effort along with technical and nontechnical information.
Want to contribute to the effort? The community of practice includes a working groupworkgroup, which is open to all interested Ed-Fi Alliance community members. See the Community Work Groups Operations Charter for details about how to join. Once you've joined, you can view the working group workgroup material in the Educator Preparation Program Working Work Group online (free Ed-Fi account required).