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 …

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

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…

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 …

Turning open data into a scorecard for prospective college students Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Schools Figures: Number on roll, Free School Meals… Read more »

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, …

Mapping the marginalised: leaving no one behind in Kibera Read more »