Categories: High School Education

Liar-Elect George Santos’ List of Dubious Claims Is STILL Growing

George Santos campaign/Handout via REUTERS

George Santos campaign/Handout via REUTERS

The perplexing series of alleged lies from George Santos, the Republican congressman-elect from Long Island under investigation by county, state and federal prosecutors, have continued to roll in this week—with each “embellishment” as shocking as the last.

Among the new claims under scrutiny in the last 24 hours: Santos’ high school education, his claim to be half-Black, a claim that his family’s Jewish last name was Zabrovsky, and that “9/11 claimed” his mother’s life after she ‘d “fled socialism” in Europe.

In reality, a genealogist told CNN Santos’ mother was born in Brazil, where her

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Nevada State Board of Education discusses possible later start time for high school students

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – School start times for Clark County high school students were discussed Thursday with the Nevada Board of Education.

School starts at 7:20 am for students and some parents say it is too early. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 8:30 am is the best time for middle and high school students to give the right amount of sleep needed.

California was the first state to implement later school start times but other states like Alaska, New York, New Jersey and Tennessee have proposed similar legislation.

Advocates for a later start say academic performance improves

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Students hoping to become WVa teachers can seek scholarships

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school seniors who are interested in becoming teachers in West Virginia have until the end of the month to apply for a state-sponsored college scholarship.

The Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program provides up to $10,000 per year, for a total of $40,000, for 25 new students each year from a pool of applicants nationally, the Higher Education Policy Commission said in a news release.

“Across our state and the country, we’re looking for the best and brightest high school students who are ready to inspire future students — just like their own teachers have inspired them,”

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The way ahead for higher education | columnists

Higher education in Indiana is facing a turbulent future. Fewer Hoosiers are graduating from high school, and a declining percentage are going on to college. There are many reasons, including the pandemic, a strong job market, high sticker prices, growing student debt and a belief that many good jobs don’t require a college degree. The bottom line is that higher education needs to change, and fast.

What are colleges and universities to do?

First and foremost, we need to put students first. This may sound obvious, but it can’t be taken for granted. We need to offer academic programs and

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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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Should You Eat With Your Hands and Eschew Cutlery?

November 22, 2022 · 7:30 AM

“Me Grok”

DailyMail has an interesting article that promotes eating with your hands instead of forks, knives and spoons. After all, caveman Grok didn’t have eating utensils.

Those who are a stickler for etiquette should look away now.

That’s because we’ve all been dining the wrong way and should be eating with our hands, according to a psychologist.

Professor Charles Spence, from the University of Oxford, said giving up cutlery is the secret to enjoying food.

He says eating with our hands can ‘heighten the dining experience’ – even for meals like pasta and

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Wallingford schools report gains in student academics, wellness

WALLINGFORD — Administrators from the high schools and middle schools presented plans for continuing to improve academics and student wellness at this week’s Board of Education Instructional Committee meeting.

Joseph Corso, principal of Lyman Hall High School, and Enzo Zocco, principal of Sheehan High School, started off the presentation with academic updates at the high school level.

Corso said both high schools’ administrators look heavily at PSAT and SAT testing data. The PSAT results show students are improving.

“Our students are continuing to grow,” Corso said. “When they came to us, one of the alarming trends that we saw through

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Plan for new South Side high school narrowly passed by Chicago Board of Education, amid both opposition and praise

Despite declining student enrollment in Chicago Public Schools and lingering concerns from neighborhood groups, the Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday narrowly approved a plan to purchase land and take the first steps toward building a proposed $120 million Near South Side high school.

The board voted 4-3 in support of buying property at 23rd Street and Wabash Avenue for $10.3 million to exchange with the Chicago Housing Authority, which would lease to the board a 1.7-acre site at 2450 S. State St. — once the site for the former Ickes Homes public housing complex — for the high school.

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