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Welcome to NYC School of Data — a community conference that demystifies the policies and practices around open data, technology, and service design. This year’s conference kicks off NYC’s Open Data Week & features 30+ sessions organized by NYC’s civic technology, data, and design community! Our conversations & workshops will feed your mind and empower you to improve your neighborhood.

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Saturday, March 5 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Beyond Test Scores: Liberating Open Data about Schools

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Wondering about open data for schools? The first thing you think about is likely test scores. Test scores are snapshots that many researchers have indicated are biased. This session will seek to engage this community in the world of education open data by addressing one aspect of schools that is often in the public discourse - curriculum. Despite New York City's progressive and long standing open data laws, culture and community, there is no way for a parent, researcher, or concerned citizen to easily look up the curricula used in schools. This problem isn't limited to just curricula (any parents who've tried to find special education services out there?), but we think it's an instructive example. We'll build on your personal experiences to explore why data like curriculum matters in the face of quantifiable test scores, share our approach to liberating curriculum data from PDFs, and situate our efforts in the ecosystem of school of open data in NYC.

Steven Azeka, Program Officer at Robin Hood Foundation Learning + Technology Fund
Tom Liam Lynch, Editor in Chief of InsideSchools and education policy director at The Center for NYC Affairs at The New School
Aankit Patel, Director of STEM Education Programs at City University of New York


Aankit Patel

Director, STEM Teacher Education, City University of New York


Saturday March 5, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
2nd Floor - Classroom B - 225