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Here’s How Mineola’s Public School District Ranks In NY: Niche

MINEOLA, NY — The Mineola Union Free School District is the 135th best school district in New York, according to a new report.

Niche, a school search platform that ranks K-12 schools and colleges, last week released its “best schools” rankings for 2021. Oyster Bay-East Norwich ranked 135th out of 674 districts.


Mineola Union Free School District Rankings In New York

  • Overall: 135
  • Best places to teach: 130
  • Districts with the best teachers: 130
  • Safety: 133
  • Diversity: 108

The Jericho Union Free School District was ranked the best school district in the state, followed by Great Neck Public Schools and the Scarsdale Union Free School District.

Niche ranked Mineola High School, which earned an overall B+ grade, the 297th best high school out of 1,244 in the state.

Stuyvesant High School was named the top public school in the state. Staten Island Technical High School and Bronx High School

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Beirut Blast Ranks Among History’s Most Powerful Accidental Explosions

One of 16 videos of the Beirut blast used in the new study.
Gif: Borzou Daragahi/Twitter/Gizmodo

By analyzing videos uploaded to social media, scientists have calculated the strength of the blast that devastated the city of Beirut in August, finding it to be among the biggest non-nuclear explosions in human history.

When a warehouse at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon exploded this past summer, it released the equivalent of 500 tons of TNT and possibly as much as 1.12 kilotons of TNT, according to new research published in the scientific journal Shock Waves. That’s somewhere between 3% and 7% of the yield produced by the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima, which packed a blast yield equal to 15 kilotons of TNT. Accordingly, the explosion in Beirut now ranks among the 10 biggest accidental non-nuclear explosions of all time.

Around 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut’s port

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