The good news is we are very close to putting on our "Schools in Transition" site what will be an amazing resource for evaluating the quality of individual schools, comparing them to other schools based on a range of factors. Our data guru Grant Smith is hard at work cleaning up the data from the state's Department of Education "Report Card" site. We've asked for detailed databases from the state and not gotten a response, but that did not deter Grant from scraping all the info into his own datasets which we will make user-friendly.
Anyway, hoping to get back to a once- or twice-daily blog routine on all matter education and schools merger. We anticipate schools merger and municipal schools news will really accelerate after the holidays, and have been trying to build a strong foundation on our website so we can provide a strong local education resource.