NEWS: What datasets should the Bloomberg administration open up?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering to open up.

Responding to the national push for more transparent government, the Bloomberg administration is opening up some of its datasets for easier public consumption. The only question is what data the city will throw up on the new Web site.

The city is taking suggestions starting Monday, and the nonprofit that houses GothamSchools, The Open Planning Project, is part of the push to send those in. We will be helping TOPP fill out what are called RFEI’s, or requests for expressions of interest, this coming Monday.

With the deadline breathing down our necks – on our staycation no less! – we need your help. Our wish list includes information on outside contracts the Department of Education holds, school-by-school budget documents, and school accountability information organized in easy-to-search Excel spreadsheets rather than individual PDF’s.

What should we add? Please name names of specific documents, and please don’t be shy with ideas. Info on how to submit your own RFEI is here.


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