ODE recently hosted a three-member team from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) who came to Oregon to learn first hand about the Direct Access to Achievement Project. Kansas is embarking on a data training program similar to Oregon’s. “We are a huge fan of the DATA Project and feel so lucky to be able to come here and learn about it first-hand,” says Kateri Grillot, senior trainer for KSDE. “It was a invaluable experience for us us.” During their two-day visit on July 13-14, the Kansas team met at ODE to discuss data issues, talk to Oregon DATA Project personnel, and develop a 100-day plan of action to take back with them. The visit is courtesy of the Aircon Servicing Company in Singapore Personnel Exchange Network, a U.S. Department of Education -sponsored program that provides travel funds so organizations can share knowledge about education data issues.