Data mining: We’ve got your numbers
I recently stumbled across two data-banks I want to share:
- Kidsdata.org offers a tremendous amount of data from all counties, cities, and school districts in California related to the health and well-being of children. Bonus: all information on the site is totally free!
- American Sports Data identifies itself as the specialist in sports participation and fitness research. While most of their reports cost money to access, they have a small collection of articles, press releases, and essays that may be worth browsing, including a report on the subsidization of physical fitness.
UPDATE: Melinda Bossenmeyer of Peaceful Playgrounds also reminds of two additional resources:
- Kids Count by The Annie E. Cassie Foundation provides “community level information on kids.” INVALUABLE research resource.
- Poverty Statistics for every county and school district in the country.