FiscalNote’s Curate Announces Expansion of State & Local Coverage to Over 4,000 School Boards and Hundreds of State Boards Across the Nation
According to Curate data, school boards and committees from over 4,000 districts across the
At the same time, school board meetings have recently become an increasingly heated focus of political and cultural debates. While the primary role of school boards is to involve the local community in public education decisions, their meetings are becoming more contested and their agendas more challenged. Routine issues such as safety, transportation, curriculum and remote learning decisions, staffing issues (employment, DEI, training), and purchasing decisions (IT, procurement) are not only drawing more scrutiny, but have an enhanced and sweeping impact on the many organizations and businesses with a vested interest in the education sector.
While the variety and number of state boards has increased, so too has their direct effect on the marketplace and the workforce. State boards have particular impacts on occupational licensing standards and practices in the health care and medical fields - including such professions as cosmetologist, tattoo artists, massage therapists, and even funeral attendants. According to the
Each of the fifty states determines occupational licensing individually and uniquely, creating a structural and policymaking labyrinth that poses massive challenges for companies and organizations attempting to follow, track, and manage changes to existing and prospective policies and regulations issued by state boards. In addition, these state regulatory bodies produce a daily and weekly volume of meeting minutes, hearings, agendas, public comments, and other data across an array of websites which vary from state to state.
Curate has developed proprietary technology which tracks city and county committee meeting minutes and agendas from over 12,000 municipalities across the
“Customers turn to Curate for the most comprehensive coverage and tracking of policy issues in city and county governments. In listening to our customers, we understood the issues most critical to their organizations extend to additional areas of government which have direct, local impacts,” said Taralinda Willis, Curate’s Founder and FiscalNote’s General Manager of Public Policy & Issues Management. “That’s why we’re incredibly excited to offer expanded monitoring capabilities in Curate to now include School Boards and State Regulatory Boards. We know this will help organizations more broadly manage their policy issues and be a larger source for uncovering opportunities at their earliest stages.”
Using AI to Turn Curate’s Civic Insights Into Action
The major obstacle to tracking public policy through state and local government agenda and meeting minutes documents is the volume and almost exponential growth of language data, informal and vastly differentiated in its structure. Turning this raw data into insightful, actionable intelligence is a herculean challenge for most organizations or businesses to accomplish manually - or even using boolean search formulas. To generate truly actionable insights, Curate deploys artificial intelligence and the application of Natural Language Processing (NLP), specifically,
Curate is a civic intelligence company that empowers organizations to monitor risk and find opportunities in local government discussions at scale. Government relations professionals use Curate’s database and custom reports to track policies, projects, and mission-critical issues in more than 12,000 municipalities and 4,000 school districts across the