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2 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
York County Public Schools' Standard of Learning pass rates year over year showed significant improvement in mathematics, but scores on the English reading test declined for students in grades 3, 5, 6 and 8. Third-grade students had the largest decrease in the percentage of York County students passing the English reading test. Eighty-one percent of third-grade students passed the English reading SOL test in 2012-2013; 75 percent passed in 2013-2014.
6 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit
The nation's poverty rate dipped in 2013, especially for Hispanic individuals, while the number of people remaining in poverty and median incomes remained relatively unchanged from 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. Changes in income inequality as measured by the bureau were not significant from 2012 to 2013, while the overall trend dating back to the late 1960s shows an increase in income inequality.
6 hrs ago | Reuters
In what has become a recurring theme in America's long slog back from the 2007-09 recession, most U.S. households again saw no noticeable increase in their income last year. A report from the Census Bureau on Tuesday showed the country's median household income edged up just $180 last year to $51,939, a gain deemed statistically insignificant.
6 hrs ago | News Max
The Republican Party's chances of taking control of the Senate have decreased significantly as the fortunes of Democrats in key states have surged, says Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com. According to the former New York Times statistician, Republican odds stand at 55 percent, a drop from 64 percent just two weeks ago.
10 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa
Proctor is a Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus teacher at the Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah Public Schools. All 12 finalists from across the state gave short speeches before the winner was announced.
10 hrs ago | I programmer
If you are at all interested in the history of the computer you can't help but debate the question of who actually invented the first machine? It isn't a particularly meaningful question because reality usually cannot be summarised by a neat list of who invented what. There is no doubt that Babbage conceived of the idea of a computing machine long before the technology was right - but after that there are many competing claims to have built the first computer.
15 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald
The American Statistical Association recently presented its Founders Award to Christine Franklin, the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor in the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of statistics. The ASA is the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, and the honor is presented annually to ASA members who have rendered distinguished and long-term service to the association.
16 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
The Columbus City Council today approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes. The computer software also should help scientists better determine the statistical probability that DNA matches a suspect or victim in a case.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has further expanded its graduate program in Computational Science and Engineering, which now includes both a master of science degree and a master of engineering degree. The one-year master of science degree was introduced in fall 2013, while the two-year, research-focused master of engineering degree began just this fall.
The Saint Paul Police Department has announced that it will be hosting a Level III Predatory Offender Notification meeting on Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the St. Paul Police Department Western District Community Room, at 389 North Hamline Avenue in St. Paul, 55104. It is important to note that not all level three offenders have necessarily committed similar crimes.
The Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts-based think tank, released a new study, "The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S." to help parents, teachers, and policymakers understand the problems with the Common Core State Standards. Authors Robert Phelps and Common Core Validation Committee member R. James Milgram go in-depth on the background of the Common Core standards and the qualifications of the writers of the standards.
You've heard it before, "family comes first" and "family is everything," but does society really subscribe to these age-old adages? There's plenty of statistical evidence to show that they should. According to Family Watch International , children of married parents are statistically less likely to be aborted, abused or neglected than those of unmarried parents.
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As part of the launch, ADMITster.com is making the service available for free for a limited time at http://www.ADMITster.com . The revolutionary ADMITster What If? Engine a helps students plan an effective college admissions strategy by offering individualized advice to students based on where they want to go to college and then statistically demonstrates what the advice means for their specific admissions chances.
The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation"-which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed.
Poquoson students' Standards of Learning pass rates were better than the statewide averages for the most part. However, students taking the SOL for eighth grade mathematics did not have pass rates as high as the statewide average.
Many people think they have it all figured out when it comes to divorce. The whole "50 percent of marriages end in divorce" statistic gets thrown around a lot.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:59 pm
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