Data Science

The State of Open Data on School Bullying

Authors: Rachael Weiss Riley (Two Sigma), Christine Zhang, Julia Bloom-Weltman, Mehan McCormick, Johanna Miller, Jasmine Soltani, Amy Zimmer

Presented at: NYC Open Data Week 2018

Abstract: How much of a problem is school bullying in NYC? The answer depends on who you ask. Data Clinic volunteers compared local surveys (where many students say bullying is happening) with federal data (where a majority of schools report zero incidents), to analyze these disparities for the 2013-14 school year. To present this work, the Data Clinic hosted an event as part of NYC’s Open Data Week, featuring a presentation of the analysis and a panel discussion with researchers, advocates, and journalists to better understand this important student safety issue.

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