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SchoolCuts.org

This website was created to share information about the 129 Chicago Public Schools that were under consideration for closing in Spring 2013. The website was later expanded to include all proposed school actions (closings, consolidations, turnarounds, receiving). For each school, there is demographic information about the student body, measures of school quality, stability, and capacity. Information about other schools in the area is also shown, to help families plan and to provide neighborhood context.

Installation

Requirements

  1. Ruby / Ruby on Rails
  2. Bundler
  3. PostgreSQL

Set up

  1. bundle to install gem dependencies
  2. start postgres
  3. rake db:create to create the database
  4. rake db:migrate to create the database tables
  5. rake cps:import_all to import data from CSV files in lib/tasks/data
  6. rails server to start the rails server

You should now be able to visit http://localhost:3000 and see a working local copy of the site.