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Map Title: Educational Access in Connecticut - 2009-2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative media outlet, using the most recent data from the federal Department of Education, examined the educational access in each state, including Connecticut. They focused on a number of criteria, including how many students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and passed the exams, how many students took physics and chemistry, how many participate in sports, and how many receive free/reduced price lunch.

Map Title: High School Graduation Rates by State - 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: GradNation.org, a project promoting increased high school graduation rates, produced a map showing the graduation rate by state for 2011-2012.

Map Title: Connecticut's Public Schools - 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Connecticut Open Data, the state's data portal website, has a map showing all of Connecticut's public schools as of April 25, 2014. The map color-codes the schools by type: district school, magnet, charter, technical, state agency, regional school, and endowed academy.

Map Title: Average Teacher Salaries by State - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The blog Higher Ed Data Stories, run by an Associate Vice President of DePaul University, has created a map showing the average salaries of public elementary and secondary school teachers by state for 2013. The map also allows you to see salaries from 1970, 1980, 1990, 2010, and 2010 in actual dollars and 2013 dollars, which is useful in comparing historical salaries to current ones.

Map Title: States with the Busiest Libraries
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The blog Library Data Visualization put together a map showing how busy each state's public libraries are. The blog has a few other interesting maps related to libraries, too.

Map Title: Charter Schools by State
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Research on Education Outcomes conducted a study of charter schools in 26 states. This related map shows how many charter schools are in each state, what percentage of students attend charter schools, and when the law allowing charter schools was passed.

Map Title: Connecticut School Superintendent Salaries
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The New Haven Register published an interactive map with '12-'13 school superintendent salaries.

Map Title: Public Libraries in the U.S.
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Justin Grimes has plotted every public library in the country.

Map Title: States' Changes in Teacher Evaluation Systems
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The New American Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute, has an interactive map highlighting changes in states' teacher evaluation systems.

Map Title: Composite of ACT and SAT Scores by State
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Bystatemap.com has created a composite map of state averages scores from ACT and SAT tests showing how students perform in both tests.

Map Title: Racial Diversity by Town - 2012
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: One look at racial diversity and school performance in Connecticut.

Map Title: State Education Profiles - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Linked to how states have performed since 2003 at three grade levels.

 
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