Boosting Graduation Rates with Open Data
Data for Diplomas, a hackathon sponsored by AT&T, has published several data sets combining data about high school graduation rates with data from the U.S. Census Bureau to challenge civic hackers to identify less well-understood factors that could influence graduation rates, such as crime rates, transportation options, and family dynamics. Hackathon participants will focus on developing apps, data visualizations, and other tools that can help policymakers make sense of the data and boost graduation rates in the United States from the current 81 percent to 90 percent by 2020. Data for Diplomas will announce the winners of the hackathon on December 14, 2015.
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