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2 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

York County SOLs look good in math, troubling in English

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.


Related Topix: Science

6 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit

Census: No big

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.


Related Topix: Science

6 hrs ago | Reuters

New data shows Americans' incomes still stagnant after recession

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.


Related Topix: Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

6 hrs ago | News Max

Nate Silver: Odds of GOP Senate Takeover Significantly Down

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 According to the former New York Times statistician, Republican odds stand at 55 percent, a drop from 64 percent just two weeks ago.


Related Topix: US News, Science, US Politics, Mark Udall, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

10 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Tahlequah High School Teacher Named 2015 'Teacher Of The Year'

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.


Related Topix: Science, Tahlequah, OK

10 hrs ago | I programmer

ABC - The 1st Computer?

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.


Related Topix: Computers, Inventions, Science / Technology, Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, University of Florida

15 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

UGA statistics professor receives national award

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.


Related Topix: Science, University of Georgia, Franklin College

16 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus buying software to improve crime DNA analysis

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbus, OH, Science, Franklin County, OH

20 hrs ago | The Chronicle

DSG Research Unit will harness data to solve campus issuesShivaan...

DSG recently announced the creation of the Duke Student Government Research Unit , a project designed to quantitatively review different facets of student life. The brainchild of DSG Executive Vice President Abhi Sanka, a junior, the unit aims to harness the power of statistics in order to answer some of the most pressing campus issues.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Harvard Crimson

SEAS Expands Computational Science Program

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.


Four released Sex Offenders take residence in St. Paul

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.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Science

Accuracy In Academia

Common Core's Revenge

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.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Science, Stanford University, England, AR


5 ways you can stand up for the family

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.


Related Topix: Science

Social Impact Bonds Are Going Mainstream

I am the co-founder of Real Time Macroeconomics LLC, a financial technology firm that provides real-time, high frequency macroeconomic indicators of inflation, home prices, and employment derived from aggregate webscraped microdata. I previously worked as a client portfolio management senior analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in their Quantitative Investment Strategies group, focusing on liquid alternative investments.


Related Topix: Housing, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Banking, Science, University of Chicago

Sys-Con Media Launches to Help Students Improve Chances of College Admission

As part of the launch, is making the service available for free for a limited time at . 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.


Related Topix: Science, Standardized Testing, Education

R & D

Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy

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.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Poquoson SOL pass rates top state averages, except in eighth-grade math

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.


Related Topix: Poquoson, VA, Science

Columbia Spectator

Data science and criminal sentencing

So what do we mean when we say "data science"? It's a pretty vague term, but it generally refers to the process of extracting some type of useful information from a set of data. In practice, it often entails using a variety of statistical methods to try to "learn" a pattern in a data set-and then to mimic that pattern for a purpose.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014


5 Divorce Facts That Might Change Your Idea of Splitting Up

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.


Related Topix: Science


Basic category theory for computer scientists

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Category theory is a branch of pure mathematics that is becoming an increasingly important tool in theoretical computer science, especially in programming language semantics, domain theory, and concurrency, where it is already a standard language of discourse.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Carnegie Mellon University