Durham Children’s Data Center
Durham Children’s Data Center (DCDC)
Pictured from left to right: Assistant Research Professor Clara Muschkin, Durham County Manager Wendell Davis, Durham County Assistant Manager Drew Cummings, Center for Child and Family Policy Director Kenneth Dodge, Durham School Board Chair Heidi Carter and Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme.
The Durham Children’s Data Center was established in January 2015. Initial partners include the Durham County Manager’s Office, the Durham Public Schools, the Durham Partnership for Children, and Duke University.Children and families in Durham deserve the best policies, programs, and practices that are available. The Data Center collaborates with Durham community leaders to identify important public policy questions for which the community seeks answers, identify administrative data files that can be examined to answer these questions, and complete research briefs for community leaders. The Data Center will host periodic public assemblies during which policy questions will be generated, reports of research findings will be presented and discussed, and new research studies will be planned. Initial funding for the Data Center was provided by Duke University. The Center is housed and administered at the Center for Child and Family Policy within the Sanford School of Public Policy; faculty members from all schools within Duke are welcome to participate. The Executive Committee is composed of Bert L’Homme, Ken Dodge, Clara Muschkin and Drew Cummings.