Data Set High School Graduation

Published on November 12th, 2015 | by Joshua New


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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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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