Month: January 2021

Older women at greater risk of dementia due poor access to education, study suggests

Older women could be at greater risk of dementia due to their lack of access to education, a new study suggests.

Inequalities in access to education in the early 20th century in the UK may have been partially responsible for increasing the risk, researchers said.

Experts at University College said that as education access improved over the century, the differences in cognitive ageing between men and women reduced.

They added the findings, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, shine a light on “the importance of equitable access to education” when it comes to public health.

Previous studies have found

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Pelosi blasts GOP leaders for putting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Education Committee [Video]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blasted Republican leadership for giving Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., a seat on the Education Committee despite the freshman congresswoman’s apparent belief in baseless conspiracy theories about the Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., school shootings.

“What I’m concerned about is the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives who were willing to overlook, ignore those statements,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill when asked about Greene’s rhetoric.

“Assigning her to the Education Committee when she has mocked the killing of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when she has

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Indian education funding at stake in New Mexico legislature

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Indian education advocates say state officials are finally starting to speak their language.

That’s not an Indigenous language—many of which are spoken by New Mexico’s 23 tribes—but rather a common vocabulary for sweeping education reform outlined by tribal governments in a document called the “tribal remedy framework,” last updated in 2019, which calls for more dollars and autonomy in how they are spent.

Earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration mentioned the tribal remedy framework in a line item of its budget request to the state legislature for lawmakers to consider in the

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States challenge Biden on rights for transgender students

Lawmakers in at least six states plus Congress this month introduced bills aimed at limiting opportunities for transgender athletes, hoping to curb rights for the same group of people for whom President Joe Biden just restored military service access.

The raft of legislation is intended to keep transgender female athletes from competing on sports teams — in elementary school through college — that don’t match their sex assigned at birth. The effect of most of the measures would be to keep people assigned male at birth from competing in girls’ sports.

Supporters of such limitations had a champion in the

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Democrats slam Marjorie Taylor Greene over past Facebook comments, video with Parkland survivor

WASHINGTON – Democrats denounced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and at least one lawmaker called for her resignation, after past remarks surfaced appearing to show the Georgia Republican endorsing the execution of prominent Democrats and a video where she heckled a teen who survived a mass shooting.

The outcry came after CNN published an in-depth look at Greene’s Facebook before she ran for office, finding she “liked” a comment in January 2019 that said Pelosi should be taken out with a “bullet to the head.” In a video around that time, Greene said Pelosi was “a traitor to our country, she’s

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