NYC students took hit in math, gained in English, during COVID

NYC students took hit in math, gained in English, during COVID

Math scores for New York City students took a nosedive during the pandemic — with only 38% of kids in grades 3-8 being proficient in the subject last school year, according to results of statewide standardized tests released Wednesday. That’s a dip of nearly 8 percentage points from 2019, before COVID-19 hit, when 46% of students … Read more

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‘Eat healthy,’ ‘Get plenty of sleep’

‘Eat healthy,’ ‘Get plenty of sleep’

The Department of Homeland Security, a huge agency charged with guarding the border, enforcing immigration laws, handling national emergencies and protecting air travelers, also finds time to serve as a life coach to its 240,000 employees. The DHS website provides a constant stream of motherly lifestyle advice to its workers, much of which their actual mothers … Read more

Giants QB Daniel Jones can run, but should he?

Giants QB Daniel Jones can run, but should he?

The way Daniel Jones is going has to stop. Through three games, he has 25 rushing attempts, an average of 8.3 per game. That is more than any quarterback in the NFL this season other than Jalen Hurts (37 runs), Justin Fields (27), Lamar Jackson (26) and Marcus Mariota (25). Those quarterbacks each have at … Read more

Ray Dalio says the U.K.’s policies ‘suggest incompetence’ and warns other governments not to make the same mistakes

Ray Dalio says the U.K.'s policies 'suggest incompetence' and warns other governments not to make the same mistakes

Ray Dalio added his name to a growing list of critics of the U.K.’s new spending plan, unveiled last week by Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng. The billionaire investor—who founded what is now the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, in 1975—argued the plan’s aggressive tax cuts will raise … Read more