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State Test Scores for Students Now Available

Monday, August 26, 2013

Families, the day has come. Nearly three weeks after the state released test scores for school districts across New York, students can now see how they fared on the first-ever tests for third through eighth graders that were aligned to harder learning standards. 

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The Takeaway

Arianna Huffington Speaks Out on Anonymous Comments | Obama's New Plan for Higher Education | Activists Confront a Changing Voting Rights Landscape

Friday, August 23, 2013

Obama's New Plan for Higher Education | $5.7 Trillion in Shares Locked Up During Glitch at Nasdaq | Arianna Huffington Speaks Out on Anonymous Comments | New Movie Releases: The Spectacular Now, The World's End, You're Next | What the Data Tells Us About Voting in America | Activists Confront a Changing Voting ...

The Takeaway

Mapping Our Digital DNA

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cesar Hidalgo and a team of researchers at MIT have created a platform for individuals to access their metadata. It’s called “Immersion” and it uses your email’s metadata to create a bubble map of your connections to others, providing a snapshot of our online selves that provide a glimpse into our work lives and personal lives, and test our understanding of privacy.

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The Takeaway

Federal Judge Finds NYC's Stop-And-Frisk Policy Unconstitutional

Monday, August 12, 2013

Today a federal ruled that New York City's stop-and-frisk policy violates the constitutional rights of minorities. Though the policy has been deemed an effective crime fighting strategy, the judge ruled that members of the NYPD have been systematically stopping people on no suspicion of a crime, demonstrating a disregard for the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizure. Joining us to discuss the ruling is Kathleen Horan, reporter for WNYC Radio.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey voters sitting out primary elections

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

A small percentage of New Jersey voters could decide who wins Tuesday's special Senate primary -- given the mid-summer timing of the election and a trend of fewer residents casting ballots in the past several primaries.

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WNYC News

In the Bronx, Voting Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Voter turnout in New York City elections is abysmal. The predictors of low participation are varied, from high residential mobility to language barriers and lower education levels. Turnout is lowest in the Bronx, where fewer than 20 percent of adult citizens voted in the last mayoral election, in 2009, across almost two thirds of the borough.

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Schoolbook

CHART: See How Your School Performed on State Tests

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Want to know how your school survived this year's plummeting test scores? Find and compare scores here.

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Schoolbook

Fewer than One Third of New York City Students Pass State Tests

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Test scores for New York City students plummeted this year, with 26.4 percent of third through eighth graders passing the English tests and 29.6 percent passing the math tests. Education officials tried to allay concerns, saying the tests created a new baseline that better reflects what students need to thrive. 

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Transportation Nation

The Three (and a Half) Citi Bike Usage Patterns

Sunday, July 28, 2013

WNYC

Like commuters and migratory birds, Citi Bike riders flock together in predictable flows. An early look at the available NYC bike share user data point to three (-ish) patterns. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does the Anthony Weiner Admission Change Your Vote?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yesterday, after reports that another woman had claimed to have had an intimate online relationship with him, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner held a press conference with his wife and admitted his indiscretions extended beyond his 2011 resignation from Congress. Today, the Brian Lehrer Show took your phone calls with reactions to the news. 

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WNYC News

Weiner Says He'll Stay in Mayoral Race, Despite New Allegations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he's putting his past behind him and moving forward in the mayoral race, despite new allegations that have come to light about continued explicit, online correspondence that took place after his resignation from Congress in 2011.

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Transportation Nation

At Penn Station, the Early Bird Catches the Citi Bike

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

As 10 a.m. approached, Renato Lopes rushed up to the last working Citi Bike at 33rd and 8th Ave oozing haste and gratitude.

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The Takeaway

Data on America's Care Providers

Monday, July 22, 2013

Caregiving is a vast responsibility that a growing proportion of the population is faced with. As part of our week-long series on the lives of American caregivers, The Takeaway analyzed statistics from AARP, the National Alliance for Caregiving, the Pew Research Center and the Family Caregiving Alliance. We're joined by Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project, who provides some numbers that tell the story of just how big a job caregivers really have.

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New Tech City

MAP: City Expands Public Wi-Fi, Now in More Than 50 Parks

Friday, July 19, 2013

New York City is liberating techies from coffee shops and co-working spaces and sending them into the open air with the expansion of public Wi-Fi to 32 more parks and recreation centers across the five boroughs.

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WNYC News

Finding Fun in the Water: Map Your Favorite Beach

Friday, July 19, 2013

As part of our summer series on finding fun in the water, WNYC wants your help in mapping the best beaches in the city -- or a short trip away. 

Pick your spot on the map, and explain what you like about it. Photos and audio are welcome.

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WNYC News

What Spitzer’s Filings Don’t Tell Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

A day after New York City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer refused to disclose his tax returns, the campaign seemed to reverse its position Wednesday sending out tax documents for 2011 and 2012. But those documents fall far short of complete returns and, according to experts, fail to answer some important questions for voters.

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WNYC News

After Spitzer, Stringer's Fundraising Soars

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graph: During the week of July 8, Stringer raised more than $108,000, a huge bump in his haul from weeks prior, when he faced no serious challenger.

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WNYC News

Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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WNYC News

Yes, Manhattanhenge. But also Park Slopehenge

Friday, July 12, 2013

You've no doubt heard of Manhattanhenge -- when the sunset lines up with Manhattan's grid twice a year, a la Stonehenge. But it turns out there's also a Greenpointhenge. And a Park Slopehenge.

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Transportation Nation

In Bloomberg's New York, The Poor Move Further Out, Lengthening Commutes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC

Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are traveling within or between the outer boroughs to get to work, often using a Manhattan-centric transportation system that is not well suited to getting them where they need to go.

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