With the DOE spewing out all sorts of data on our public schools in NYC, you would hope that some entrepreneuring person would put it all together and deliver it on a platform that parents could use. And, thankfully, someone has! And, not surprisingly, the someone who did is a parent of a 3 year old getting ready for Pre-K.
Edward Yau of Dendro Kids, has created Sage, a NYC public pre-k and elementary school search for the mobile web. You can search for your school by entering your address to find your zoned school and schools nearby. Want to know more? Find out the school’s basic information, state exam results and NYC progress report grades. You can also search for schools by intersection, zip or name if you’re just looking around. Tips about the admissions process are offered along the way.
Edward has entered his helpful app in the NYC Big Apps competition in hopes that it will win recognition. The NYC Big Apps competition is where the NYC administration releases data from city agencies and invites software developers to make innovative applications to improve the lives of NYC citizens. NYC Big Apps has received a record number of app submissions in this year’s competition- but Edward’s is the only app for NYC parents. Let’s let Mayor Bloomberg know that we care about our NYC schools and vote for his application to win.
Voting ends on March 8th, so vote here for Sage and say that you care about NYC education.
Find out about Sage here. :
Get it: http://nysage.com on your iPhone or Android device! (or Chrome or Safari)
About the company: http://www.dendrokids.com