Calling All Data Developers!
AT&T and GradNation in search of app to increase U.S. graduation rate
Some say “two heads are better than one.” We say “the more the merrier."
Therefore, in an effort to help boost high school graduation rates, AT&T Aspire and GradNation are challenging you — the innovators, the analyzers, the educational professionals — to produce an app or interactive data visualization that is creative, original and, most importantly, will impact the U.S. high school graduation rate.
Through AT&T Aspire, AT&T invests in new tools and solutions that support college and career readiness. With GradNation, led by America’s Promise Alliance, in collaboration with Civic Enterprises and The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, we are working toward a goal of a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate in the United States by 2020.
In 2013, we hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and we are on track to meet our goal — but we need help getting there!
Meanwhile, data analytics have become a growing force for smarter business. It helps to improve decision-making, productivity and customer service. But we know that the power of better insights is not limited to business. So, we’re giving it a go to improve public service and philanthropy, too! Thus, Data for Diplomas was born.
Data for Diplomas a ChallengePost contest that kicked off on August 25, with $40,000 in prizes and the support of AT&T Aspire and GradNation. If you are a data scientist or developer, we encourage you to check out the contest, registration and the full rules on DevPost.
The contest is open now until Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
You can use #Data4Diplomas and follow AT&T’s @ConnectToGood to get the latest contest news.