This LiveStories data visualization compares chronic absenteeism rates between a school district and its state.

This LiveStories data visualization compares chronic absenteeism rates between a school district and its state.

School districts face the challenge of ensuring equal access for all students.

They need local, school-level data, so they can make informed decisions about policies and programs. These data can also help bring to light inequities and funding gaps for two key constituents—parents and the electorate.

By using data published by the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, LiveStories has assembled two tools. The first helps school districts analyze the data. The second helps districts communicate findings to parents and the voting public.

 

LiveStories IQ: Analyze the Data—and Find Your Peers

This new service combines data from the Office for Civil Rights with other sources, including Census and federal health data. With LiveStories IQ, you can easily conduct deep analysis on chronic absenteeism, AP enrollment, student-teacher ratios, and other measures. You can also sort by school districts with similar demographics, school spending, poverty rates, and other metrics—and learn from communities facing the same challenges as yours. 

 

Fully Customizable Data Stories with LiveStories

With granular, school-level data organized in an attractive webpage, school districts can more effectively reach parents and the electorate. LiveStories offers online fact sheets with data tailored to individual school districts. The fact sheets are fully customizable via the LiveStories platform, enabling districts to add local information, photos, quotes, maps, and other engaging elements, and to share their work on social media. Education foundations and advocates can also use these stories to make a case for more funding, both to parents and voters.  

 

See examples of education stories for school districts:

 

Get your own customizable data story for your school district.