Gov 2.0 experts have been debating the value of the data.gov project for a while now, but that hasn’t kept the project from moving forward. Last week the white house announced the new education.data.gov, which may have more immediately practical benefits for educators, advocates and curriculum developers:
For developers, the site offers access to raw data on kindergarten through grade 12 schools, and enrollment and finance data related to colleges and universities. In addition, the site will highlight competitions for developers to design apps related to education.
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