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The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares

The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares
How much extra money a county causes children in poor families to make, compared with children in poor families nationwide. Manhattan is very bad for income mobility for children in poor families. It is better than only about 7 percent of counties. Location matters – enormously. If you’re poor and live in the New York area, it’s better to be in Putnam County than in Manhattan or the Bronx. Not only that, the younger you are when you move to Putnam, the better you will do on average. But even Putnam County is below the national average. These findings, particularly those that show how much each additional year matters, are from a new study by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren that has huge consequences on how we think about poverty and mobility in the United States. Consider Manhattan, the focus of this articleour best guess for where you might be reading this article. It’s among the worst counties in the U.S. in helping poor children up the income ladder. For poor kids For rich kids

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Cord-nevers could be bigger threat to TV than cord-cutters Viewers continue to flee traditional television. Canada's top TV providers have lost almost seven times more customers so far this year compared with the same period in 2014, according to research from the consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services. The Ottawa-based company looked at Canada's seven publicly traded TV providers, including Rogers, Bell and Shaw. Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity Studies show that kids' household income seems to be a more important predictor of their risk of becoming overweight and obese than their race or ethnicity. Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images Studies show that kids' household income seems to be a more important predictor of their risk of becoming overweight and obese than their race or ethnicity. Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images As researchers have searched for ways to explain the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., many have posited that a child's race or ethnicity alone can put them at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese.

A White Son Of Ferguson On Why St. Louis Can’t Change I am a white son of Ferguson, Mo. I am a son of Dellwood, Castle Point, Moline Acres, Jennings, St. Ann, Riverview Gardens, Northwoods and Normandy and north St. Alphabet Inc. To Launch New “Screenless” Google Glass Wearable Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) plans a new makeover for Google Glass, after the technology didn't attain the heights that the company hoped for. Latest rumors suggest the project has been re-initiated under the new name “Project Aura.”

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness : Code Switch Beyoncé, in a scene from the video for "Formation." Beyoncé via YouTube hide caption toggle caption Beyoncé via YouTube Beyoncé, in a scene from the video for "Formation." Beyoncé via YouTube The University of Iowa The prescription for central city decline, in St. Louis and elsewhere, was urban renewal. Urban renewal has always rested on a complex tangle of laws and programs and procedures. Typically, a project might rely on an infusion of federal money to clear and assemble land, a state law enabling local authorities to delineate and blight a redevelopment area, and the creation of a private redevelopment corporation that effectively borrowed the power of eminent domain. But the initiative usually ran in the opposite direction: a private developer identified a prospective property, the local government responded by blighting the area, and state and federal money followed. In turn, state and local efforts yielded a welter of discrete yet overlapping programs, any number of which might come into play for even a single redevelopment proposal.

Wordsmith - Automatically generate natural language reports Automated Insights' technology is already being used by companies like the Associated Press and Yahoo to autogenerate data-heavy articles about quarterly earnings, college sports, and even fantasy football recaps. Today, the company is unveiling a public-facing version of its Wordsmith platform for anyone to use. You can sign up for access to the beta, with general availability being planned for sometime in January. The Wordsmith platform is designed to automatically generate natural language reports based on large data sets. Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And 'Formation'? We Got You : Code Switch Beyoncé performs at halftime during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick Smith/Getty Images

In Ferguson, Black Town, White Power POLITICS, wrote the political scientist Harold Lasswell in 1936, is about “who gets what, when, and how.” If you want to understand the racial power disparities we’ve seen in Ferguson, Mo., understand that it’s not only about black and white. It’s about green. Back in 1876, the city of St. Louis made a fateful decision. System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which "features" of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the beginning and end dates of various sales promotions and weekly profits, the crucial data may not be the dates themselves but the spans between them, or not the total profits but the averages across those spans. MIT researchers aim to take the human element out of big-data analysis, with a new system that not only searches for patterns but designs the feature set, too. To test the first prototype of their system, they enrolled it in three data science competitions, in which it competed against human teams to find predictive patterns in unfamiliar data sets. Of the 906 teams participating in the three competitions, the researchers' "Data Science Machine" finished ahead of 615.

Photos: 3 Very Different Views Of Japanese Internment : Code Switch The entrance to the Manzanar internment camp. Ansel Adams/Courtesy Photographic Traveling Exhibitions hide caption toggle caption How old is that building? Check structures in the St. Louis area : Ever wondered just how old a local building really is? A look at parcel records from St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County gives us an approximate picture. Solu: A flawed attempt to reinvent the PC - BBC News Image copyright Solu So you know how you've been using your computer all these years? With files, folders, a mouse and all that? It's wrong. All of it. And well overdue a rethink.

When Integrating A School, Does It Matter If You Use Class Instead of Race? : NPR Ed "Stronger Together" is not the name of the latest social-media fitness app. It's a grant proposed in President Obama's new budget, reviving an idea that hasn't gotten much policy attention in decades: diversity in public schools. If the request is approved, $120 million will go to school districts for programs intended to make their schools more diverse. As a new report from the progressive Century Foundation shows, integration policies have seen a resurgence: In 2007, 40 districts pursued integration. Today that number has more than doubled, to 83, plus nine charter schools or networks. That adds up to a total of 4 million students in classrooms that are more diverse than they'd otherwise be.