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Community Decisions Backed by Data

December 12th, 2018

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

bostonThe National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a group dedicated to improving neighborhood outcomes through a variety of projects undertaken with local partners.

The NNIP currently has many programs that feature data that impact on or derive from the field of  education. For example, a project called Mobilizing Data-Driven Local Outreach for the 2020 Census provides guidance to local agencies in order to support the goal of an accurate count in the 2020 census.  As civilrights.org puts it, “the census has historically missed certain communities – communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children – at disproportionately high rates. Being undercounted deprives these communities of equal political representation and private and public resources.”

You can find the NNIP listed as a resource on the BU Libraries’ Educational Leadership research guide in the websites section.