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Good day,

In terms of projecting the number of kindergarten students, one of the metrics used is live birth data. When I asked Wolfram|Alpha about live births, I was given an "invalid query" response. Assuming this data does not exist in Alpha, how does one suggest a feed? Am I perhaps asking the wrong question?

Background: I am mostly concerned about the Champaign (Illinois) area and forecasting student enrollment. I hope to use public live birth data, in additon to other public resources like the Census and housing inventories. Any help in this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time and attention.
POSTED BY: Charles Schultz
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6 months ago
After running a Wolfram|Alpha query, there is a form at the bottom of the resulting page labeled  "Give us your feedback".

You can leave feedback there about what kind of results you expected or kind of data you would like to see in Wolfram|Alpha
POSTED BY: Sean Clarke
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6 months ago
Good idea, thanks.
POSTED BY: Charles Schultz
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5 months ago
Why not use the actual public school data http://www.isbe.state.il.us/research/htmls/fall_housing.htm. Additionally birth statistics are available here http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/statshome.htm#multiple. As for trying to get completeness of data, there are other sources for births from what hospitals report. Kindergarden for Illinois is optional for a student who will be at least 5 on September 1, XXXX year of enrollment. How to get private schooling and home schooling. I also thought of following head start programs, pre-K programs or any other feeder programs to kindergarden. Seems that http://app.idph.state.il.us/data/CountyLevel.asp?menu=1 provides access to similar data.
POSTED BY: Hans Michel
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5 months ago