GuideK12™ participates in inaugural DOE Datapalooza

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GuideK12 participated in the first Education Datapalooza, hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education on October 9th 2012.

Participants were challenged to share innovative ideas fueled by open data for the advancement of educational achievement.

To learn more about GuideK12, visit To learn more about the Education Data Initiative, visit



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