Tag: schools

List of Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) member schools released as open data

Post: 15 March 2017 I recently requested from the Education Funding Agency a list of academy schools (or academy trusts) that are members of the Risk Protection Arrangement. The RPA is a comprehensive government-backed alternative to insurance. Membership is open

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Improving safe routes to school through champions for open data

The following post is based on a presentation to a Safe Routes to School National Partnerships webinar, “Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking.” The accompanying slides and t…

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Turning open data into a scorecard for prospective college students

The Department of Education recently unveiled a set of new tools, including a redesigned College Scorecard and updated data on higher education institutions, to help students make better informed decisions about college. The College Scorecard is a mobile-friendly website where

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Five ways that open data can improve your life (in Bath)

We thought it was high time we put together a list of useful things made by local developers, all of which are powered by open data. Read on to see our short list of free applications. And a call to

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The Winners of the Open Data Fest Created an Interactive Map of Kindergartens in Vilnius.

The last weekend of the Summer was devoted to Open Data enthusiasts in Vilnius. 7 teams consisting of developers, designers, data analysts, business developers and marketing specialists gathered in the arts incubator Rupert to create products that should make the

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Amazing uses of open data and the seven ways people try to kill them

Assuming you can find the right stone, how will you get the blood (or open data) out? Source: flickr/dj2lip (CC-BY-2.0) Why I want more open government data (we paid for it already!) As you might already know I’m a bit

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Schools Figures: Number on roll, Free School Meals…

Further data release has been carried out by the York Open Data team this week. This latest set of data is focusing around Schools’ figures and constitutes a group of datasets regarding the topics of: Free Schools Meals Number on

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Mapping the marginalised: leaving no one behind in Kibera

This post, written by Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow, ODI, and Erica Hagen, co-founder of Map Kibera, is the eighth in our blog series which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be drafted to include all social and economic groups.  Kibera,

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