New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is out with a report today that says that the city’s Department of Education is under-counting its drop-out rate.
According to DiNapoli, the rate is closer to 16.5 percent, a considerable bump over the 13 percent rate that DoE claims.
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This is from a New York Times article on Geoffrey West, a theoretical physicist who has applied his theorizing to further our understanding of how cities work. Although the entire article is compelling, in the final section Mr. West offers a theory about the life span of the corporation:
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A recent study suggests that Americans are having more “experimental” sex than we were 15 years ago — specifically, an increase in oral sex for both men and woman and “a significantly greater proportion” of people who have engaged in anal sex. The study appears in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, but unlike the Read More
A study released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has found the key to America’s economic recovery. There is a certain type of person who can provide our nation with a boost to employment, efficiency and investment. There’s just one catch. That type of person wasn’t born here.
The San Francisco Fed compared states Read More
What you’ve always suspected is true: your elders kind of like it when you have to suck on the lemons of life experience. According to a study conducted by Drs. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick of Ohio State and Matthias Hastall, from the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, older folks are often shown in a negative light, derided Read More