Monthly Archives: January 2012

Free school meals in Scottish primary schools – data visualisation

TweetWe’ve helped scrape data on free school meals in Scottish schools for The Scotsman’s new data blog. As the percentage of pupils registered for free school meals is an indicator of deprivation (although it has notable flaws*) it provides one … Continue reading

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Link: schools mis-sold leases on computer equipment

Tweet5 Live Investigates have been looking in to the leasing of computer equipment to schools on terms that leave them paying up to 10 times what they should: “the Leasing Advisory Service, a claims management company which represents victims of … Continue reading

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Data vis: the drop in university applications

TweetMore from Caroline Beavon, this time on what type of university courses have been hardest hit by the drop in applications. Her visualisation of data from The Guardian’s Datablog is reproduced below:

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VIDEO: Tips on investigating education from Fiona Millar

TweetFiona Millar is an experienced journalist and campaigner who publishes The Truth About Our Schools, a website and blog covering the education sector. I met up with Fiona to ask what advice she would give to people wanting to investigate … Continue reading

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Data: Junior schools by religious denomination

TweetCaroline Beavon has visualised the religious denomination of England’s junior schools (link to data here) – it’s embedded below too. Powered by Tableau

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