As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) new public awareness campaign, #RethinkDiscipline, Blue Raster launched The Hidden Cost of Suspension story map in partnership with Sanametrix. Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice have collected data on suspensions, expulsions, and other practices that remove students from instruction.
To make their data comprehensible at a glance by decision makers and the public, ED turned to Blue Raster to create a series of maps to be shared on social media. Through this story map, the public can better understand the prevalence of out-of-school suspensions in their communities.
The application was developed using Esri’s side accordion story map template that allows users to step through three maps.
This story map was highlighted in the articles below:
- This is where your child is most likely to get suspended from school, Washington Post
- This Is Where Students Get Suspended From School The Most, Huffington Post