The "Common Core of Data" (CCD) maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education (ED) is your starting point.
For Public Schools (PK-12), see http://www.ed.gov/developers and http://www.data.gov/education including:
Public elementary/secondary school listing
School district / Local education agency (LEA) ...
Wikipedia's sister project Wikidata provides data about more than 12,000 universities with a varying amount of detail.
You can use the following query to generate the list of all universities:
This returns a list of all instances (P31) of university (Q3918) and any of its subclasses (P279) (such as institute of technology or ...
There are several datasets that might be useful to you. The list you are seeking is the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, with details here. This provides a listing of all public elementary and secondary schools, student data, and teacher information. This includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
In addition, overall ...
1) google to find the exact website of the census.gov that contains the information you're looking for. google's search results still contains all of the shuttered web pages
2) paste that url into the "wayback machine"
3) choose the most recent blue circle that's pre-shutdown
Example: Here is the US Census 2017 School District TIGERLine/Shapefile Web ...
You can use Wikipedia to create your own dataset. It will not be hard. Here are a few details:
List of all universities by country
Divided by continent and country, you have a list of all the universities
Then in every wikipedia page of a university, you can find as many details you want:
For example, in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki you can find ...
I think data.worldbank.org is going to be your best bet for getting this information.
Here is a direct link to the indicator for "Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years, both sexes (%)" (SE.ADT.LITR.ZS)
You can click "Databank" from that link to go to a table generator where you can limit your query ...
this is easy if you use the public-use microdata.
the public/private-sector workforce variable in the current population survey (cps) is a_clswkr and the educational attainment variable is a_hga
open up cps or acs, subset by public vs private-firm worker, and calculate educational attainment rates.
cps and acs are both representative at the state-level. ...
The datasets that you might be looking for are all school districts and/or the School Universe Survey. To provide feedback on any of the datasets on Data.gov, you can contact the dataset owner listed on the page (contact email, which in this case is email@example.com) or contact Data.gov at the contact link at the bottom of every Data.gov page.
The URL you ...
From my knowledge, Coursera uses Backbone.js for their site, so you can find several JSON endpoints with a lot of data. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Backbone and the only links I know are from Google
List of all courses - https://www.coursera.org/maestro/api/topic/list?full=1
Another list of courses - https://www.coursera.org/maestro/api/topic/...
Udacity just (August 12, 2014) released an API that makes all of their course information easily available:
See the overview here: Udacity Course Catalog API
And the documentation here: Udacity Course Catalog API Documentation
Some other APIs that have online course data:
Coursera has an entire "App Platform" including Catalog API
Udemy has an API (...
Every year the US Department of Education requires all accredited post-secondary education institutions to complete the IPEDS survey. It's huge amount of data. You can get canned and customizable downloaded datasets here. I've used this site a lot.
The datasets contain information on past, current and projected costs ...
I collected some answer from friends on twitter, they suggested:
Interaction web database: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/interactionweb/ - just a collection of csv files basically, same general format but all from diff researchers
Interesting dataset of 2127 articles that the Wellcome trust paid for in Europe for open ...
I would suggest using crime data per city. These datasets give daily as well as historical data, as well as location and time of day. When combined with other data (weather, census, employment, types of businesses, housing, etc) many correlations can be analyzed with different models being applied.
Below is a link to a blog that I wrote on this a while back ...
Quandl has open datasets. There are many that are free and although Quandl's focus is financial and economic data, there's also data on Countries, Society, Demography, Energy and Education. I hope they'll be useful for K-12 learning. You can browse Quandl's collections here: https://www.quandl.com/collections When you click on a collection, the articles ...
I'm not entirely sure what exactly you are after, but in any case, looking at the ESCO-standard would probably get you in the right direction.
ESCO is a EU-standard published in October, linking the NACE sector classification, the ISCO occupational standard and the EQF qualifications standard.
For instance the information about the European Hairdressing ...
I think these subregions are CPS 'networks':
Networks/Collaboratives District-run schools in CPS are organized into
five geographic collaboratives – North/Northwest, West, Southwest,
South, and Far South – and then further divided into 19 Networks,
which provide administrative ...
Here is some information on how to get closer to what you might be looking for.
One well-organized source for information like this is a site called GeoNames.org. GeoNames has a number of APIs as well as downloads ("dumps") which are discussed on their export page.
For your use case, an export seems to make sense. Each country's POIs (points of interest) ...
Your ideal dataset is local, relevant to their discipline (if they have one), and interesting in its own right. In the past I have used Melbourne's "urban forest" dataset of 70,000 trees.
If you have hardcore computer scientists, you'll want a big and challenging dataset, maybe something transport related, like movements of taxis, or public transport, or ...
It's hard to know your exact audience, but there is a great blog post with (by now) more than 100 interesting data sets - 100+ Interesting Data Sets for Statistics
"Data science" is pretty far-ranging, so you could do many different types of analysis:
IT-related data mining - for example, Firefox browser data (alternative download site)
Image processing, ...
NCES' School District Demographics System map viewer offers data for individual school districts, of particular importance to this question: spatial data, and census/acs data:
(Some) State-wide District Data:
California Department of Education Postsecondary Preparation SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results (County, ...
Depending on your needs, the Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset might be overkill or awesome, but it is also much more granular and reliable than CPS or ACS, since it is based on administrative records instead of surveys.
Upside: You can get quarterly county-by-industry-by-education-by-sex for either "private only" or "public (state/local only) + ...
If you want messy data to test cleaning features, maybe you can start with clean data and then apply some minor changes here and there to corrupt your original data.
This is the strategy I followed to test a screening system that need to detect some words (the clean data) in SWIFT messages even if they occur with some minor typos.
I used GEDIS Studio to ...
Some public institutions will have open salary databases; it varies by state. Here's Wisconsin's, along with some other budget info.
Some stuff you're going to have a terrible time nailing down because the vendors don't want you to know and impose NDAs. IT infrastructure spending is one likely example; library expenditure on electronic journals and ...
Did you download the dataset directly off of http://www.ed.gov/developers ? If so, a lot of metadata and data discussion can be found in the PDF file linked to the right of the orange CSV, JSON, XML, and API links. Attaching a screenshot below.
EDIT 1: One more trick -- if you are using the API endpoint, switch rows.json in that URL to columns.json and you'...
The Open University and the University of Southampton definitely have their hands in open data. For more concrete ideas you'd have to look at the appropriate department (e.g. Computer Science) and find a supervisor.
EF English Proficiency Index (2013)
"The EF English Proficiency Index calculates a
country’s average adult English skill level using data
from two different EF English tests completed by
hundreds of thousands of adults every year"
"The EF EPI third edition was calculated using
2012 test data from about 750,000 test takers. Only
countries with a ...