Static graphics showing key results from a PACE poll of California voters on Common Core and other issues. Original story here.
This is a set of visualizations I did showing the highlights of California’s 2014-15 budget as it pertains to education. Originally published here.
Another Datawrapper column chart, this time showing the difference between actual and projected counts of high-needs students in relation to the local control funding formula.
Datawrapper is becoming my goto for simple charts on the fly. And why not? Aside from loading issues at times, Datawrapper is a great template for most chart types. I generally like the style, and I really like the ability to easily resize the graphics.
You may have already seen the data-driven app I built to visualize the money behind the Oakland races this year that I’m calling “Pretty Money.” However, my ultimate goal with the app is to open source it so other reporters in California who don’t have big data teams to build these kinds of visualizations an opportunity to take something that exists and plug their data into it.
It didn’t take long to find my first opportunity.
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A few charts showing the rising trend in the percentage of students graduating and, by consequence, the percentage of students not dropping out. Datawrapper in use again.
Simple Datawrapper stacked percentage bar charts showing the results of a poll of California adults asking their thoughts on Common Core, the Local Control Funding Formula and other education-related issues. The charts were made for EdSource.
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This is my first major data-driven web application I’ve built from scratch (well, using JQuery). I took vaccination data for California kindergarteners from the most recent school year (2013-14), and I built this app that allows you to look at both county and school level data to see the degree to which students were vaccinated.
I did a quick 30 minute presentation at Open Oakland on basic data visualization best practices. Here is the slide deck from the presentation.
Another use of Pretty Comparisons shows how charter schools are faring compared to their public counterparts. Perfect use for the app to display a list of the types of charter students and identify whether those students gained or lost learning days in both reading and math.