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Redistricting Commission Hears Public Outcry, Keeps Council District 26 Mostly Unchanged
Redistricting Commission Hears Public Outcry, Keeps Council District 26 Mostly Unchanged

Oct. 7, 2022 By Christian Murray

The NYC Districting Commission released its revised maps Thursday and most of the controversial changes to District 26 under an earlier plan have been nixed and the district looks similar to what it is today.

The latest map is exclusively western Queens and no longer includes sections of the Upper East Side of Manhattan or Roosevelt Island that were part of a previous version that upset local community boards and elected officials on both sides of the East River.

The updated 26th District map is now centered on Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City.

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NYC Test Scores Drop in Math, Increase in Reading

Nearly half of New York City’s third through eighth graders passed their state reading tests last school year, while about 38% passed math, according to scores released by city officials Wednesday.

The scores are the first measure of how students across the five boroughs have fared in reading and math since the coronavirus pandemic upended in-person schooling and left many children grappling with isolation and grief. Though schools gave students other city-mandated assessments last year, officials have refused to publicly release the results.