U.S. Department of Education initiated the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) API to provide a peer-to-peer mechanism for tracking schooling progress and other crucial life outcomes of the youth. Its integration in applications allows developers to provide access to numerous datasets produced by the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force including the demographic characteristics of youths’ progress in school and out of school.
The API supports mainly the tracking of indicators associated with academic or nonacademic progress of youths aged between 18 and 24 relative to race or ethnicity and gender parameters. Some of the analytical data that can be gathered through the API include rates of school dropout, college enrollment, graduation, and labor force participation, among others. Developers seeking to access the API must sign up for API keys through a Github-anchored link provided in the documentation.
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