Yes, Scott Walker is an ‘education governor’ for Wisconsin

When Gov. Scott Walker earlier this week declared himself to be the “education governor,” he might as well have been holding a vampire convention where he served garlic bread. Horrified Democrats immediately dredged up memories of Walker’s public sector union fights, calling him a “disaster” for public education. State Superintendent Tony Evers, Walker’s leading competitor in this […]

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Bill Weld mastered the classics – and disruption of education status quo

MASSACHUSETTS’ 68TH GOVERNOR, Bill Weld, might be the only state executive in a century who dreams in ancient languages and can effortlessly connect lessons from 5th-century B.C. Greek historians with modern K-12 education policy. In paraphrasing Thucydides’ masterpiece, History of the Peloponnesian War, Weld described why he, Tom Birmingham, and Mark Roosevelt — architects of the landmark 1993 […]

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Access to education in Germany still determined by family background

When Germany’s Ministry of Education presented its 2018 Education in Germany report in Berlin this Friday, three things stood out: More citizens are getting an education, a teacher shortage looms and a person’s educational opportunities are closely linked to their social and economic background. Researchers found that rising birth rates and an increase in immigration have resulted in many […]

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Here’s How A Plant-Based Diet Can Benefits Diabetes Patients

Plant-based diets can be beneficial for diabetes as a new study has found that it may improve glycemic control, cholesterol and lead to weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes. The researchers suggest that plant-based diets benefit both glycemic control and cardiovascular health because they are low in saturated fat, rich in phytochemicals, high […]

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Are You A Helicopter Parent? Here’s How It Can Affect Your Kids

Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers. Children whose parents showed “helicopter parenting behaviour”, which means constantly guiding children by telling […]

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Parkinson’s disease, this new virus could be the reason behind it

According to the study conducted by the American Society for Microbiology, bacteriophages play a certain role in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers, led by George Tetz, showed that the abundance of lytic Lactococcus phages was higher in PD patients when compared to healthy individuals. This abundance led to a 10-fold reduction in […]

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Getting tonsils removed puts you at risk of flu, asthma and pneumonia

If you have had your tonsils removed in childhood, you may want to read this. A new study by the University of Melbourne in Australia and University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the risk of diseases like asthma, influenza and pneumonia. The scientists examined the long-term effects of these […]

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