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milwaukeestat:

A Rustbelt Makeover

Here’s some of your rough government data, Milwaukee. With a new cut and polish, you really shine.

This interactive map is built from a simple data series: the ages of 139,931 residential buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The building data, maintained by the City of Milwaukee as part of a larger property database, has been hidden in plain sight for years.

Using only the age of a building plus the shape of the property that it sits upon, this map invites you to explore a city in a new way. Even a casual user can find quick insight in the data – perhaps noting new infill development in Milwaukee’s core (an indicator of urban renewal?). 

Or, seeing how past housing booms still shape the nature and distribution of the City’s existing housing stock.

Explore the patterns on your own block – click here for the complete, zoomable map. Learn more about the map’s data and inspiration here.

Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service (GADoS), through the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools,
provides an opportunity to transform schools into healthy, safe, and productive learning environments through
local service projects. The GADoS initiative is a great way to involve student groups, parent volunteers, and
local community organizations to make your school building or grounds greener and healthier.
Virtual students offer crash course for teachers-in-training

While their personalities and attitudes may sound familiar, none of the students is real. They’re TeachLivE avatars projected on a screen and programmed in real time to help education majors practice their techniques, and to test their patience when students misbehave. The entire classroom is computer-generated.As a TeachLivE partner, UWM pays to use the simulation in its teacher education. In a virtual classroom with only five students, teachers in training can make mistakes and learn from them without harming real students or their own confidence.

via Mr Loucks (thanks!) High-res

Virtual students offer crash course for teachers-in-training

While their personalities and attitudes may sound familiar, none of the students is real. They’re TeachLivE avatars projected on a screen and programmed in real time to help education majors practice their techniques, and to test their patience when students misbehave. The entire classroom is computer-generated.

As a TeachLivE partner, UWM pays to use the simulation in its teacher education. In a virtual classroom with only five students, teachers in training can make mistakes and learn from them without harming real students or their own confidence.

via Mr Loucks (thanks!)

onmilwaukee:

When it comes to accountability, voucher schools aren’t special

…One fairly consistent theme in the debate over school accountability is that voucher schools in the state should be required to give the same tests and report the same data about their voucher students that public schools do. This would allow, to use the cliché phrase that came up over and over in testimony last week, an apples to apples comparison.
This makes voucher advocates nervous. It should. As I’ve written here before, voucher schools in Milwaukee (where we have a history of data, as opposed to the new state-wide program) do not, by and large, do better than Milwaukee Public Schools on the state test…

Continue reading “When it comes to accountability, voucher schools aren’t special” on OnMilwaukee.
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onmilwaukee:

When it comes to accountability, voucher schools aren’t special

…One fairly consistent theme in the debate over school accountability is that voucher schools in the state should be required to give the same tests and report the same data about their voucher students that public schools do. This would allow, to use the cliché phrase that came up over and over in testimony last week, an apples to apples comparison.

This makes voucher advocates nervous. It should. As I’ve written here before, voucher schools in Milwaukee (where we have a history of data, as opposed to the new state-wide program) do not, by and large, do better than Milwaukee Public Schools on the state test…

Continue reading “When it comes to accountability, voucher schools aren’t special” on OnMilwaukee.

milwaukeestat:

Polar Vortex?
No, this is not a meteorological map of the latest polar vortex to descend upon Milwaukee. It’s actually a ward-by-ward voting map of the 2012 presidential election in the four-county metro area. Unlike the weather and other natural phenomena, this pattern of ever intensifying political polarization hews closely to county lines.
Looking forward to reading future installments of Craig Gilbert’s Journal Sentinel series on this.
(map via Dividing Lines: A region’s huge and growing partisan schism - JSOnline)

milwaukeestat:

Polar Vortex?

No, this is not a meteorological map of the latest polar vortex to descend upon Milwaukee. It’s actually a ward-by-ward voting map of the 2012 presidential election in the four-county metro area. Unlike the weather and other natural phenomena, this pattern of ever intensifying political polarization hews closely to county lines.

Looking forward to reading future installments of Craig Gilbert’s Journal Sentinel series on this.

(map via Dividing Lines: A region’s huge and growing partisan schism - JSOnline)