Carving Up Town Boundaries
Text to come on the continual redrawing of town boundaries in Hartford region thru 1880s, as shown in Figure 1.3.
TODO: Text to come on CT 1909 school district consolidation, which redrew school district boundaries to match town boundaries
TODO: Fix basemaps and narrative for https://ontheline.github.io/otl-redraw-lines-hartford/index-frame.html
TODO: Text to come on rigidity of CT school district boundaries today, and their size relative to cities that annexed suburban land or county-wide school districts in many other states
Figure 1.4: Compare any US elementary school district boundaries side-by-side, at the same scale, in this full-size interactive map. Hover over districts to view student population and poverty data. Click any district to freeze its data panel when moving between maps. In the Northeast, many school districts are narrowly drawn along city and suburban boundaries, which concentrates student poverty, as shown in Hartford, Connecticut and its surrounding towns. By contrast, metropolitan and county-wide school districts are more common in Southern and Western states, as shown in Charlotte-Mecklenberg, North Carolina. Map data from EdBuild.org Dividing Lines, as described in their methodology. Map developed by Ilya Ilyankou and Jack Dougherty, with code on GitHub.