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Coulter Jones

Coulter Jones is a Data Reporter, focusing on investigative reporting and data analysis in news coverage. He spends part of his time working on the data backend and crafting stories for Schoolbook, and the rest of his time on Data News investigations and features.

Jones has reported and helped train journalists on data analysis techniques throughout the country. Before joining WNYC, he was an investigative reporter specializing in data analysis at The Center for Investigative Reporting. He managed the website and database library at Investigative Reporters & Editors and worked as a beat reporter at The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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Demand Outstrips Supply for NYC Pre-K Seats

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Fewer than half of the students applying to pre-k in a NYC public school got their first-choice match, and many got no match at all. The mayor is urging families to apply to community pre-k programs to increase the chances of landing a good spot. 

 

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Map: See Which Neighborhoods Benefit the Most from Pre-K Expansion

Monday, June 02, 2014

New York City parents find out this week where - and if - they snagged a public school pre-k spot for the fall. But amid promises of a seat for every kid, a deeper look at supply and demand tells a different story. Check out your chances.

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How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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Nation's Report Card on High School Students Shows Flat Performance

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Education leaders used the stagnating scores to sound an alarm for improving academics and closing the achievement gap. 

 

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Fewer NYC Students Make the Grade for Gifted Programs

Friday, April 04, 2014

One thing has not changed: many more children were eligible to be in a gifted and talented program than there are spaces.

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Chart: Manhattan Advantage in Public High School Admissions

Monday, March 10, 2014

You may or may not know that it's rare for students outside of Manhattan's School District 2 to get into one of the district's best high schools. We have a chart that shows you just how rare.

 

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NYC Posts Lowest School Attendance of the Year

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Despite Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña's decision to keep schools open on Thursday, most New York City parents kept their children home.

 

 

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Lunch Time Already? How Early School Lunches Affect Your Child

Thursday, February 13, 2014

WNYC Data Reporter Coulter Jones and New York Daily News reporter Ben Chapman look at what the data tells us about too-early school lunch times and how they can affect students' performances.

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Sound Off: How School Lunch Times Affect Your Children

Monday, February 10, 2014

Headaches, hunger, low energy. That's what parents and teachers reported when asked about the very early lunch times in many crowded school buildings. What do you think: how early is too early for school lunch?

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TELL US: When does your child eat lunch at school?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Schoolbook wants to hear from you. We know that hundreds of children in NYC public schools eat lunch well before noon. When does you child eat? How does it affect his or her academic performance. 

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Is It Still Lunch at 10:45 a.m.? City Schools Serve Meals at Odd Hours

Monday, February 10, 2014

City data shows that tens of thousands of NYC students are served lunch by 10:45 in the morning. When it comes to chicken nuggets before noon, how early is too early?

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Many NYC Students Take Another Snow Day

Monday, February 03, 2014

Public schools saw one of the lowest attendance rates this year on Monday. But it was still much higher than after a snowstorm two weeks ago, when fewer than half of students attended classes.

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Firecrackers and Absenteeism: When Tradition and School Days Collide

Friday, January 31, 2014

How many children need to miss school before officials decide to add a holiday to the school calendar? This is not a riddle. It's a conundrum coming to a head around Chinese New Year and other holidays celebrated by so many New Yorkers.

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Low Test Scores May Be Harder to Raise Than City Hopes

Friday, January 24, 2014

An analysis of state test scores for 3-8 graders shows that a large group of students - about 30 percent of them - face a steep climb this year to reach the brass ring category of 'proficient' or, in edu-speak, being on track for college and career.

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City Scores on National Tests Stay Flat

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There was no significant difference in New York City's 2013 scores on national math and reading tests compared to two years ago when the exams were last administered. City officials pointed to New York's strong performance compared to other large urban districts while noting that its rate of growth has slowed. 

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Middle School Deadline is Here

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What's the best fit for your fifth grader next year?

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What Do Those School Grades Really Show?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Progress reports without a grade. That’s what Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio proposed during the campaign and it led SchoolBook to wonder: what are all those numbers behind the grades and what can we learn from them going forward?

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How Schoolbook Can Help You Find the Right High School

Monday, November 25, 2013

Use Schoolbook's comparison tool during your search for high schools or middle schools, and see how multiple schools stack up. We compiled a great comparison chart already, based on popular high school programs - check it out.

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De Blasio Furiously Raising Funds, Privately

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio is continuing to raise money at a rapid clip, but we don't know much about who is helping him bring it in.

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