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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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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Most Ever in Department’s History, Study Says

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued more than 455 times throughout her tenure, the most ever in the department’s 41-year history, a recent analysis found.

The analysis, conducted by nonpartisan news site The 74, examined lawsuits naming either DeVos or the DOE as plaintiffs from the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 until the end of September.

DeVos’ tenure has been marred by controversy ever since Trump nominated her in November 2016, shortly after his election. The Senate confirmed DeVos in February 2017 by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence having

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Education Secretary Besty DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Most Ever in Department’s History, Study Says

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued more than 455 times throughout her tenure, the most ever in the department’s 41-year history, a recent analysis found.

The analysis, conducted by nonpartisan news site The 74, examined lawsuits naming either DeVos or the DOE as plaintiffs from the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration in 2017 until the end of September.

DeVos’ tenure has been marred by controversy ever since Trump nominated her in November 2016, shortly after his election. The Senate confirmed DeVos in February 2017 by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence having

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Education, economic benefits possible from expansion of North Carolina school-choice program: Study

Giving parents the ability to choose what school their children attend could save North Carolina taxpayers money, among other benefits, according to a new study.

Released this week by Raleigh-based conservative think tank Civitas Institute and libertarian think tank Reason Foundation, the study said establishing a statewide education savings account program in North Carolina could improve educational and socioeconomic outcomes.

“Statewide education savings accounts would put the power in the hands of families by funding students instead of school systems, just like we already do with many other taxpayer-funded initiatives,” wrote Corey DeAngelis, director of school choice for the

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Here’s a New Way to Do Study Abroad During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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With the U.S. and much of the world engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and health risks have threatened to make study abroad difficult, if not impossible.

But that doesn’t mean students won’t still want to learn about other cultures and see how people in other parts of the world approach different issues, such as climate change, income inequality or human rights.

Ideally, students would learn about these things in different cultural contexts by actually going to other countries. But since travel abroad to certain countries is off-limits or discouraged due to

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