Data and Maps
Recognition by The Sunlight Foundation (sunlightfoundation.com) of CHPSPO’s work in advocating for DCPS librarians, transparency in DC education, and open data. Special thanks to Suzanne Wells, Peter MacPherson, Bella Dinh-Zarr, Satu Haase-Webb and Laura Marks for their work on the libraries effort.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Association of American Geographers has a program called MyCOE Global Connections & Exchange. The focus is on sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food security) and raising awareness in our local communities via collaborative mapping. The program is open to high school students and teachers can earn $300 for their classroom. See more details here and visit: http://www.aag.org/globalconnections.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
We wanted to see how the proposed DCPS consolidation plan would impact the ability of students affected by the closures to be able to attend a school within a 1 mile walk.
We reached out DC Action for Children and they (thank you, Kate Kairys!) built the following map (super quickly!), which show all DC Public Schools, as well as a one mile radius around those proposed for closure. It helps to see actual impact on a map. Check out DC Kids Count 2012 Databook Tools and Maps for a rich data about DC children and resources available to them (from school performance, to assets like grocery stores and libraries) where they live.
What do you see? How will this impact your community?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 4 so far )