Daniel J. Willis is EdSource’s data analyst and database designer. He previously spent 10 years at the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and San Jose Mercury News in a variety of roles. His work has been honored by the Education Writers of America, Northern California Society of Professional Journalists, California Newspaper Publishers Association, and White House Correspondents Association among others. He is an alumnus of the University of California at Santa Cruz where he studied economics.
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COVID-19 story recipe: Analyze school enrollment changes in the districts you cover
Where to find the data, how to explore it, and questions to ask to reproduce the story for your communityPosted on
The Stanford School Enrollment Project is a collaborative project that collects and normalizes school enrollment data from dozens of states, creating a dataset that didn’t exist before. Here’s how you can use the data to report on your community.