Researchers, Advocates Use Mapping To Generate Results

ScreenHunter_50 Feb. 04 14.35 The Healthy City Project
focuses on LA County (expanding statewide next month) and has already
done some fascinating work on education issues include one effort
involving inequitable access to Early Education resources that led to
$20M allocated to 32 high need zipcodes and over 1900 new licensed
seats established, according to John Kim, the co-director. 

The
project has also worked to show how pass rates on state exit exams are
lower in some high schools with especially high percentages of
emergency certified teachers.

Check it out, says Kim.  "The site
offers interactive access to intense amounts of education data that
allow users to make their own case for change."

Cross-posted from TWIE.  Previous Post: Media: GIS Mapping For Better Schools

Has anyone done this, effectively or otherwise, to highlight disparities in education opportunities in Chicago?  Only example I can recall is a Tribune article from a few years ago showing that teens and teen programs weren't located in the same parts of the city. 

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