[Chicago] Code in the public interest, make your mother proud

Joe Germuska joegermuska at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 20:46:54 CEST 2011

The Illinois State Board of Ed releases a "school report card" data set every year. See http://www.isbe.net/research/htmls/report_card.htm you can see what we did with that data last year at http://schools.chicagotribune.com

This year's data, which is under embargo until 10/31, has over 9500 columns, mostly because most of the statistics which are broken down by race have a new racial category, "native Hawaiian." 

If you're interested in processing any of the data which is not under embargo, you may find helpful csvkit https://github.com/onyxfish/csvkit and the schemas at https://github.com/onyxfish/ffs/tree/master/illinois/board_of_ed

Hope that's helpful.


Joe Germuska
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On Oct 16, 2011, at 9:20 PM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Massimo Di Pierro
> <mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu> wrote:
>> Where is this data? I cannot find it at the link provided.
> I didn't find it there either. I searched. maybe this?
> https://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Reports/download.html
> https://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Requests
> I haven't downloaded anything yet to see what would have 9500 columns.
> -- 
> sheila
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