Found this in my inbox the other day. Looks like a cool workshop and a really rich dataset. And the great part is if they accept your application, it is all entirely funded!

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is sponsoring a three-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) database July 14-16, 2010. The ECLS-K allows researchers to examine the relationships among a wide range of child, family, teacher, classroom, and school variables and children's development and performance in elementary and middle school.

Advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide, and researchers, education practitioners, and policy analysts from federal, state, and local education, human services agencies, and professional associations are invited to apply.

There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for the hands-on practice. NCES also will pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.

Deadline for applications: June 9, 2010

For information or to register:

To learn more about the ECLS-K and to view reports and products using ECLS-K data:

The National Center for Education Statistics is in the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.