Posts Tagged ‘rankings’

Majority of Washingtonians Saying Area’s Getting Better

Despite being some  of the drunkest, cheatingest people in the country, a majority of Washington area residents think Washington is becoming a better place to live, according to a new Gallup poll.
A solid 63.7 percent of D.C. metro area residents are optimistic about the region's future, which is four points higher than the national average [...]

What Kind Of Cycling Is D.C. Good For?

Bicycling magazine has ranked D.C. number four on its list of best cities for cyclists, a nine-place leap for the city, which ranked at 13 last year:
There is no clearer evidence of the urban-cycling revolution sweeping the United States than in the nation’s capital, where ridership jumped 80 percent from 2007 to 2010. The District [...]

D.C. Public Charter Schools Ranked

Today the District released rankings of the 71 public charter school campuses in the city—not including adult- and disabled-serving schools. According to the Post: "Schools that win top-ranking are exempt from further in-depth monitoring by charter board staff. Officials said Tier III schools will get additional scrutiny, including consideration for possible closure by the board."
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Another Day, Another Study: D.C. Has Courteous Drivers!

So, as we all know right now, the Bay Bridge in Maryland is one of the most "scary" bridges in all the world. That was according to a survey by Travel & Leisure magazine.
So what's the next fun ranking/list/survey that gives us a snapshot of where we live? According to WTOP, there's something called the [...]

#Amazonfail: Rankings Now Homophobic?

In light of Vertigo Books' announced closing, there was some disturbing bit of corporate nonsense going on at Amazon.com this weekend. [Every blog post on this subject will probably start with, "Twitter was all over the news that..."]. Apparently, the online bookstore began removing the rankings of gay-themed books. The company replied that it tries [...]

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