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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Exploring Student Dispersion Maps

Since the 2011-12 school year, Data Driven Detroit (D3) has created a series of maps that illustrate the spatial patterns related to where students from different areas in Detroit attend school or where students from different schools live (see our previous blog post introducing the project). This year’s data, from the October 2013 student count, [Read on...]

Are there any neighborhood schools left in Detroit?

by Kelly Goodman, Education Analyst

Another school year is starting, and students across metro Detroit are beginning their commutes to school. Many Detroit students travel long distances to attend school. Some even travel into the city from the suburbs; during the 2011-2012 school year, there were over 1,300 such Detroit Public School students. To better [Read on...]

Detroit Public Schools Student Dispersion

Maps showing student dispersion for several Detroit schools and neighborhoods are now available on D3′s website.

With numerous yearly school closings, widespread household financial difficulties and inconsistent transportation options, students in Detroit Public Schools can often find themselves attending schools that are far from where they live. This hardship has been cited as [Read on...]