Daily Archives: August 22, 2019

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Celebrate Gains for NYC Students on State Exams

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Pre-K for All closing achievement gap and improving test scores Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced New York City students’ gains on State English and math exams. In 2019, 47.4 percent of students met proficiency standards in English, a 0.7 point increase from 46.7 percent last year. City students outperformed their New York State peers on State English exams for the fourth year in a row. 45.6 percent of students met the standards in math, a 2.9 point increase from 42.7 percent last year. New York City students’ proficiency in both subjects improved across all ethnic groups. Additionally, the White-Black and White-Hispanic achievement gaps were narrower for students who attended Pre-K for All compared to those who did not, illustrating the long term benefit of the program…
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ULA Delta IV medium rocket lifts off one final time

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One of the oldest and most powerful rockets in operation blasted off from Cape Canaveral for the last time Thursday. United Launch Alliance launched a next-generation GPS satellite for the U.S Air Force into space using its Delta IV Medium rocket. Lift-off happened at 9:06 a.m. after a possible hydrogen leak and a five minute delay to complete second stage propellant conditioning.
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