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Last week when I was presenting on evaluation for the Quality Education for Minorities Network (QEM), I was thinking I needed to update our FairerScience tool, Finding the Numbers.. Now that FairerScience friend David Mortman has introduced me to Data.gov, the priority of doing that update has increased greatly.

Data.gov doc is a real find. Let me quote:

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.

I would write more ut I've got to go take the tutorial.

Thanks Mort!