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Data in the News


Data in the News is part of TeachingWithData.org, a portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum in both K-12 and post-secondary education settings. Here, we highlight current events and news articles and the data they reference.

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Latest News

Aug
6

Data Gems: How to Access Data for My Congressional District

​Learn how to access demographic, social, economic, housing, and business data for your Congressional District using the My Congressional District tool. It gives you quick and easy access to selected... more
Jul
31

Respond to 2018 Census Test!

Residents have until July 31 to respond to the 2018 Census Test taking place in Providence County, R.I. The 2018 Census Test is a critical part of preparations for the nation’s upcoming 2020 Census.... more
Jul
30

Where The Babies Are Booming: How Birth Rates Vary by State

One more birth means one more person. Therefore, that births would be one of the primary drivers of U.S. population growth seems to be a deceptively simple conclusion. However, why, how, and where... more
Jun
30

Data Gems: Measuring Race and Ethnicity Across the Decades from 1790 to 2010

Discover how race and ethnicity data were collected for each Census year since 1790 through this historical overview infographic. Across decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has been collecting these data... more
Jun
4

Data Gems: How to Create A Business Data Report

​Want to start a business or grow your existing business? It's easy and quick to generate a business report about your potential customers and other businesses like yours for your area or a new... more