In two talks delivered to attendees at the Wallace Foundation’s Equity-Centered Pipeline Initiative (ECPI) convening in Long Beach, CA on Monday, March 6th, CUEL Director Shelby Cosner drove home the importance of investing in and designing data systems to support the continuous improvement of pipeline elements that comprise a school district’s principal pipeline. The presentation drew upon a data system designed by the Center for Urban Education Leadership to support the continuous improvement of the UIC EdD Program in Urban Education Leadership. Dr. Cosner particularly focused on recent applications of the data system to understand issues of UIC’s preparation program recruitment, selection, job placement/transition/retention.