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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Geography Matters in College Readiness and other Education GIS News

The Annenburg Institute for School Refortm confirms that where you live in New York City helps determine your college readiness.

The institute today released a 10-page report arguing that demography is still destiny for New York City schoolchildren, at least in terms of whether they are prepared for college. Accompanying the report is a new data tool that lets users handicap students’ chances of graduating from high school ready for college by neighborhood.

- Gotham Schools

From John Van Hoesen at Green Mountain College:

I am pleased to announce the Green Mountain College ‘Community Mapping Lab’ is operational. The lab is located in Room 105 of Richardson House. Community members, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by for a tour of the facilities or to make mapping-related requests.

The main purpose of the lab is to provide a space for GMC students to work on projects that involve spatial analyses and mapping with an emphasis on community outreach.

Based on the kind of teaching John does and what his students do in the community, I suspect this lab will be BUSY!

- GMC MapLab

Esri's Jim Bauman describes how the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) uses ArcGIS for Server to learn more about its students, track absensteeism and enhance learning.

- ETC Journal

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/30 at 04:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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