The FREE Equity in Education Datathon is an innovative competition that brings together multidisciplinary teams of individuals from government, higher education, private industry, and nonprofit organizations to take new and existing datasets and turn them into actionable information. That information will support the Commonwealth's goal of using data and analytics to improve educational outcomes and promote equity. Data stewards include education, health, and public safety agencies from federal, state, and local governments. After the Datathon launches at 8:30 AM on October 3, approximately 20 teams will spend two days working around the clock on solution development.
Subject matter experts and staff members from the Office of the Secretary of Education, local governments, corporations, and nonprofit organizations will collaborate with the teams as they work on their solutions, developing new insights and design applications to help government and community stakeholders work to achieve equity in education.
Team presentations, held at 3:30 PM on Friday, October 4, are open to the public (no registration required to attend the presentations). Awards will be presented to the top three teams.