Categories: High School Education

High School Dropout Who Rolled Beedis For A Living Is Now A US Judge

Surendran K Pattel, an Indian American hailing from Kasargod in Kerala took oath as the district court judge of the Texas Fort Bend County, USA. Surendran beat Republican candidate Edward Krenek in the elections held on November 8, 2022. Surendran hails from a humble background in Kerala. His parents were manual laborers and Surendran himself had to drop out of school in the 10th standard. He and his sister rolled beedis for a living. However, young Surendran didn’t give up. He pursued the law with the financial assistance of friends in the village. Speaking with the NDTV, Surendran remarks that

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Categories: High School Education

Indiana’s and St. Joseph County’s high school graduation rate sees a slight drop

Indiana’s high school graduation rate for 2022 dipped slightly and most demographics’ rates remained stagnant, but fewer Indiana students needed a waiver to graduate compared to last year.

The Indiana Department of Education released its 2022 high school graduation rates Friday, which showed this year’s state rate dipping slightly to 86.61% compared to last year’s rate of 86.69%.

Rates in several of St. Joseph County’s largest high schools reflected statewide trends with slightly lower state graduation rates. However, others showed steady rates or even slight increases.

The new statewide graduation rates show that students are still trying to recover from

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Former Australian Medical Association President Says COVID Vaccines Are Much More Dangerous Than Thought

December 21, 2022 · 6:52 AM

The various available vaccines, possibly even different batches from the same manufacturer, have different adverse effect profiles

From News.com.au:

Former federal MP [Member of Parliament?] Dr Kerryn Phelps has revealed he and his wife both suffered serious and ongoing injuries from Covid vaccines, while suggesting the true rate of adverse events is far higher than acknowledged due to underreporting and “threats” from medical regulators.

In an explosive submission to Parliament’s Long Covid inquiry, the former Australian Medical Association (AMA) president has broken her silence about the “devastating” experience — emerging as the most prominent

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Categories: High School Education

Is It Time to Cut Back on Alcohol?

December 12, 2022 · 7:00 AM

“Is the room spinning, or is it just me?”

A few months ago I ran across a thoughtful article by Morris van de Camp entitled Love Drinking Less. It’s well worth a read if your alcohol consumption is out of control or heading that way.

Alcohol is a two-edged sword. On the one hand it makes life fun and turns strangers into intimate friends in the course of an evening; on the other, it makes a person dysfunctional. Very dysfunctional. Productive time is lost, relationships are damaged, and health is harmed.

I cannot say

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COVID19: Although Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over, You May Still Want to Know About Nasal Irrigation, Which Reduced Deaths and Hospitalization

October 23, 2022 · 7:00 AM

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From ScienceDaily:

Starting twice daily flushing of the mucus-lined nasal cavity with a mild saline solution immediately after testing positive for COVID-19 can significantly reduce hospitalization and death, investigators report.

They say the technique that can be used at home by mixing a half teaspoon each of salt and baking soda in a cup of boiled or distilled water then putting it into a sinus rinse bottle is a safe, effective and inexpensive way to reduce the risk of severe illness and death from coronavirus infection that could

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Some Fad Diets Are Better Than Others

September 27, 2022 · 7:00 AM

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Frontiers In Nutrition in July, 2022, published “Fad Diets: Facts and Fiction.” Thank you, FIN, for making it available at no cost. The authors are based in Pakistan and Romania. They attempted to summarize the literature on popular fad diets. I am shocked that they included the Mediterranean diet. Read the article and 134 references then form your own opinion. Some snippets:

Regarding the Atkins Diet: “AD provides several benefits including weight reduction and cardio-metabolic health improvement, but limited evidence exists as compliance is the major barrier to this

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Categories: High School Education

Education: Students tout benefits of EMCC’s Adult Education programs

Two north Mississippi residents are taking advantage of the programs offered at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.

Brandon Miller of West Point and Trey Logan of Eupora are both enrolled in the Adult Education Launch Pad where they are taking GED preparation classes, and the two were guest speakers at a Sept. 22 events about the program.

“I’ve been working for three years towards earning my high school diploma and after only a couple of weeks at the Launch Pad I have already passed two of the four subject areas for the GED test,” Miller said. “I want

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Catholic-sponsored Cristo Rey school opens its doors to all

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Students at Cristo Rey high school in Tampa.

Students at Cristo Rey high school in Tampa.

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If you see me especially excited this week, here’s why:

For me, it began percolating seven years ago, and for others even further back.

In the spring of 2015, my friend Mike Fernandez, one of our community’s most generous souls, asked me to look into something called Cristo Rey. I had never heard of it before. That June, I went to New York to see

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