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PESC, the P20W Education Standards CouncilP20W Education Standards Council (PESC), is accepting entries for its 16th Annual Best Practices Competition, which highlights and promotes innovation in interoperable data standards across P20W education.


The competition is open for submissions until April 1. Entries should include supporting documentation that details the scope of a project, participants, type of standards employed, relevant dates of project milestones, copies of articles (if an article submission), and an outline of mission/objectives and any related statistics (e.g., number of transactions transmitted, estimated cost savings, etc.).

Examples include:

  • Standardization of data definitions
  • Standardization of data formats and/or transmission protocols
  • Articles, papers and/or presentations on benefits of electronic or digital standardization
  • Demonstrations or pilot programs utilizing data standards within the process
  • Initiatives moving from a paper process to electronic or digital delivery using interoperable data standards

All entries should be submitted by close of business April 1 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail at Michael Sessa, PESC President and CEO, 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036.

All entries will be judged by the PESC Board of Directors. First place and those receiving special recognition will be notified immediately by PESC. An official public announcement will be made immediately before PESC's Spring 2015 Data Summit, and the award presentation will be made during the Summit.

For more information about PESC and the Annual Best Practices Competition, please visit For questions or concerns about PESC and/or about PESC events and activities, please contact Jennifer Kim, PESC’s Membership Services Director, at 202-261-6516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michael D. Sessa is President and CEO of PESC, the P20W Education Standards Council.