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Is there an open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States?

Is there an up-to-date and regularly maintained open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States? I'm looking for both public and private schools. Names alone would be a ...
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Has any MOOC (Coursera, edX, Udacity or others) publicly released some of their student data?

I'm looking for educational datasets from MOOCs. PSLC DataShop contains some learning interaction data, but not from MOOCs. I'm especially interested in logs tracking students' activities such as ...
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List of all universities by country

Is there a list of all universities by country including their websites, location, latitude and longitude, facebook, twitter, youtube, founding year etc. I can't believe such a data set is not ...
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Data sets for teaching

I'll be giving a (short) introductory course for Data Science within a couple of months. One of my ideas was, instead of giving lectures on theoretic aspects of it (which of course are important), ...
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College Scorecard full data base

The Obama administration recently release College Scorecard Data with detailed information on college cost and earning after graduation. Does anybody know if the full data set is available for ...
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College student suicide dataset

I am looking for a dataset listing college student suicides (preferably in the US) with as many following fields as possible: college name date/time age gender major/minor reason of suicide method ...
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Collection of messy data [closed]

I'm looking for messy data files for practice/testing/training in data cleaning. Ideally, someone knows of a collection like there are for Machine Learning and other domains. But individual bad data ...
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Where can I find data on university expenditures?

I'd like to examine claims frequently made in popular articles about reasons for the rising cost of education, e.g. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/business/cost-of-higher-education/index....
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Open datasets for educational use

I'm interested in compiling open datasets for educational use. For example, this page from the State University of New York Geneseo includes open datasets by topic. I'm especially interesting in ...
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Educational attainment in the private and public sector

Where can I find the data on public employees' educational attainment, such as years of schooling or fraction of employees holding particular degrees? Preferably, compared to educational attainment in ...
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PhD for open data in Europe

I am looking for a PhD in Europe related with open data. Do you know any university that works with this sector?
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How to flag incorrect links to data on data.gov?

Just looking around, and noticed that the CSV dataset that should be a list of all elementary schools in the US, is actually a population breakdown of Canadian provinces. http://catalog-next.data....
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Where can I find university/college addresses for the entire world?

I need to make an address locator to associate my data set to universities. In order to do this I need reference data that has the university addresses everywhere in the world. Can someone direct me ...
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Recent statistics for average percentage of first-generation college students at 4-year institutions?

I am looking for recent statistics on the average percentage of students at 4-year institutions who are first-generation. This is for a grant I am writing for a summer program intended to focus on ...
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Where to get school district boundaries?

Census.gov usually makes available the shapefiles containing school district boundaries. Due to the US government shutdown, census.gov is down. Does anyone know where to download a recently archived ...
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Where can I download US secondary (high school, etc) educational test score data for school districts, individual schools, etc?

This has so far been a surprising difficult task. It appears some aspect of public policy sees it fit to make this data difficult to obtain(?) I'm sure its out there though. No child left behind data, ...
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Scraper for Openstreetmap: all south-american schools to mysql-db

I have seen the python scraper described here. Well this is very interesting. I am not a programmer and therefore some of the techniques and ideas of scrapers are too complicated for me. But it ...
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What are the different types of Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications and Industry types?

What are all the different types of Degrees, Certifications and Diplomas you can get? I can find the Types of Degrees, but I am not looking only for the types of degrees. I am looking for Certificate ...
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Level of education required for employment over time

I want to get a data set that can be used to look at a year and the levels of education required for employment. My thoughts are that although we have many more opportunities in the modern world the ...
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Intelligence quotient (IQ) data based on birthdate and/or other factors

Where can I find raw intelligence quotient (IQ) data, ideally with age/birthday/etc? I followed the links in the answer to IQ scores from individuals and their siblings and/or twins but nothing there ...
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Literacy rates of Asian countries

What are the literacy rates of Asian countries (Myanmar, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, Nepal) for last five censuses?
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What does 'subregion' mean in Illinois State Report Card data?

In the Illinois State Report Cards data for schools, there are fields that refer to 'Subregions'? What are subregions? Here are a couple of reports cards that use subregions: http://webprod.isbe.net/...
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Affirmative action data for college admissions

Is there data out there on college admissions by race, entry GPA, SAT score, major, and ideally earnings after graduation? Does such a dataset (or datasets) exist? Any standard format would be useful ...
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Funding data for US Department of Education CSV format

I am looking for data about the funding from the Department of Education, Energy and Defense. The data I want is the fund/award number, the PI, Co-PI (if any) and the award amount along with the year ...
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Seeking US public school serving area boundaries

I am trying to get the serving area for public schools in US. I can get a lot of KML from the census website at https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-kml.html However, it only has school ...
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Dataset of Business Schools in the US

Is is there a dataset of all the business schools in the US, with total undergrad enrollment in the Business School, Dean (and Associate Dean's) name and email address, and if there is an online ...
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Where can I find a dataset that represents the level of education or/and social class of people and their parents

I'm looking for any opportunity to to track social mobility across generations.
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Where can I find subtitled recordings of university courses?

I'm doing a research on the language used by university professors and I'm looking for closed captioned videos from real university classes.
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California Private School Data

Where can I find California's private school data? I'm specifically interested in exploring whether or not these schools are offering Computer Science education formally–and informally.
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De-identified longitudinal K-12 student letter grade data

Does anyone know of any de-identified longitudinal student-level letter grade data for a K-12 school system? I'm aware that this data would be sensitive--I'm not interested in demographics or ...
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Basic English proficiency in the world

I am looking for data showing how all world countries compare in terms of basic English proficiency. In answers, the SAME METRIC should be used for all countries. Reasonably recent, at least after ...
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Case studies on community capacity to use or create open data?

I'm looking for detailed and objective accounts of projects etc, that include coverage of the skills and capacities of individuals and community organisations to harness open data. I am interested ...
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How do I get Google Analytics data for teaching college course?

Does anyone know how I can obtain a Google Analytics database for teaching undergraduates how to work with Google Analytics? I don't have a commercial website which I can attach to, and I want to ...
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What is the profile of gradutes from University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences and Dept of Biology?

I have looked at the following webpage: College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?157289-University-of-Louisville and obtained some University-wide data, but am looking for program-...
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Derived variable origin

I was wondering how the variable SCH_DEG from College Scorecard was derived. What does it mean to the be the degree prominently awarded in terms of the actual #'s? Is it > 50% or more than that? ...
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Federal early childhood education funding

I'm trying to find a report of federal early childhood education funding levels by state, by year. Any ideas?
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GRE results by graduating institution

To be clear, what I have in mind is the average GRE scores of students who have graduated from, or are attending a college and have taken the GRE (for whatever reason); data like: U.C. Berkeley 700 ...
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Where can I find column definitions for ed.gov data?

Thanks to Is there an open database of elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States? I found http://www.ed.gov/developers where I downloaded a list of schools ( School District / Local ...
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Books and Supplies

"Books and Supplies" is a component of the Estimated Cost of Attendance. I would like to get only the "Books and Supplies" data for a given institution from the "College Scorecard" data.
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Is public information obtained through FOIA an example of Open Data?

I have collected information about a public school district in the U.S. I have obtained some of it through FOIA. Some of it was obtained from the district's website previously, although it is no ...
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Where can I find dataset for University acceptance rate for college athletes?

I'm looking for some data sets so that I can import it into my database and do some data analytics with that data. The main dataset I'm looking for is University acceptance rate, GPA of the accepted ...
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Looking for zip codes and elevation of high schools

I'm researching United State zip codes and elevation. Specifically high schools elevations in US.
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In the College Scorecard Data Directory--what is N=30

In the directory file, for all the loan and debt numbers it says "suppressed for n=30". What is "n"?
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Open Source GRE Data

I am looking for information related to test preparation for the GRE. math questions with answers (GRE subjects) vocabulary tests
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public Normally-distributed data for teaching intro Stats

Background: I'm teaching an intro course to stats, and this term, I have decided to use real-world public data sets to demonstrate the methods on, instead of synthetic data. I was surprised that I ...
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Where can I find a data set on the federal student loan debt since at least 1965?

As the title says, I'm not sure where I can find the data set I'm looking for. I'm trying to explore the relationships between inflation rate, total student enrollment, and total amount of student ...
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School Closing Due to Snow or Bad Weather [duplicate]

I am looking for a dataset that contains the amount of snow that will cause a school to close in the US either by school district, zip code, county or any subdivision smaller than state. I am familiar ...
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Non-violent misbehaviors in California, 2014

Where can I find the stats for the NON-VIOLENT MISBEHAVIORS were referred to on January 8, 2014 by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, citing California’s data? “nearly half of the more than 700,...
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School Quality Data at the County Level

Is anyone familiar with data that that has or could give provide a measure of school quality at the county level?
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Dataset of multiple judges or examiners giving scores

I am looking for a publicly available data set of (ideally) the following kind. Multiple (must be 3 or more) examiners each grade the academic work (e.g., essay, dissertation, term-assignment) of ...