Media: The Best School Report Card Of Them All?
The Chicago Tribune's school report card has been named one of the winners of the international Data Journalism Award and a glowing comment from New York Times judge Aron Pilhofer:
"For parents wanting to know how their school stacks up, this is exactly what you want. The Tribune handled a complex dataset just right: Instead of throwing a bunch of numbers at readers, in a sort of "you figure it out" way, they add context along with depth so the reader knows what they are looking at, and why it is important."
I'm not sure I'm all that impressed -- are you? Perhaps there's a contest for online school reports (or should be). Via @sethlavin. Other winners here.