LiveStories IQ can help superintendents, government education agencies, mayors, city council members, and parents identify and understand where inequities exist—between districts, between schools, and between different student demographics. Users can even compare school districts with similar profiles and learn from communities facing the same challenges as theirs.
LiveStories IQ was announced as part of The Opportunity Project, an initiative led by The White House. The project's goal is to expand access to opportunity for all Americans by putting data and digital tools in the hands of families, communities, and local leaders and helping them navigate information about the resources they need to thrive.
Twenty-two non-governmental organizations and seven student teams participated in the Opportunity Project. They were tasked to develop solutions for problem statements put forth by several federal agencies. The teams—including LiveStories—presented their solutions today at a White House event.
LiveStories focused on a problem posed by the U.S. Department of Education: identifying inequities in the nation's 95,000-plus public schools for such factors as per-pupil expenditure, teacher experience, access to rigorous coursework, and chronic absenteeism.
"With easy access to relevant data, decision-makers and influencers can publish their findings as interactive stories on LiveStories' platform and share the stories with their communities to inspire action on a local level," stated CEO of LiveStories, Adnan Mahmud.
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LiveStories is the data hub for governments and their partners. The web-based platform makes it easy for data novices and experts alike to explore, share, and present data effectively. LiveStories was the first on the market to provide an online tool to help governments create engaging stories with charts, images, videos, and stories. Governments and nonprofits around the world use LiveStories to serve more than 45 million constituents. LiveStories is based in Seattle and was founded in December 2013 by Adnan Mahmud. The company is backed by top Silicon Valley and Seattle investors, including True Ventures, Social Leverage, and Founders' Co-Op.
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