US: The US Department of Education is planning to release the first nationwide map of school attendance boundaries this summer. Starting in November, educational communities will be able to use an online tool to draw or upload their own US Department of Education and download or tweak existing maps. Through this process districts will be able to create detailed picture of how American schools define their communities. Through the maps, officials will be able to plan new schools and transportation routes across the district. In Georgia, for example, state education officials are considering using the data to track where foster children attend school. This could help the state provide more support for such students. The new data can also help researchers and school leaders pinpoint equity problems in districts.
Source: Ed week