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Help the Notebook, help the city!

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

We need your help to win a thrilling race to the finish Thursday night!

As part of OpenDataPhilly’s inaugural OpenDataRace, the Notebook is hoping to gain access to detailed statistics on where Philadelphia students go to college – and to win $2,000.

The Notebook is trying to cling to a lead and we need your help and your votes to win the race. Voting ends at midnight and just a few votes separate the leaders.

As always, our success depends on the support of our loyal members and readers. You can help – for FREE – by taking three minutes to do the following steps:

  1. Go to the OpenDataRace.
  2. Register.
  3. Find the Notebook‘s entry (for National Student Clearinghouse data on college- going statistics). Hopefully you’ll find us in first place
  4. Cast your vote for us.

Last year, the School District took the great step of making public baseline information about where Philadelphia students go to college. The Notebook reported on this on our website and in our Summer 2011 edition, and the data is now a key part of our Fall Guide to High Schools.

Now, we are hoping to partner with the District to get even more data, including further demographic information about students and more detail on the types of colleges and universities they attend. With this information, we hope to do more, better reporting and to help create interactive tools for students, parents, guidance counselors, and everyone involved in helping Philadelphia students get to college.

Your help is greatly appreciated. And, please, tell your friends!