Massachusetts Passed A New Education Funding Plan. Now What?

Massachusetts’ public school funding formula has changed for the first time since 1993, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature that adds $1.5 billion to schools, and aims for more equity across the state. How will that money get spent? Former Education Secretary Paul Reville joined Boston Public Radio to break down what happens next. “This will have particular effect in our poorest communities in the commonwealth,” he said. “But just having more money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to do a good job. It’s how you spend the money that’s…

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New education policy will be India-centric: HRD minister

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said over two lakh suggestions have been received and they are being considered with utmost care. The new National Education Policy (NEP) will be the cornerstone for building a “new India”, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Wednesday. He said suggestions are being taken from various stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, NGOs and scientists, before finalising the policy.   The NEP covers elementary to college education and the first was promulgated in 1968 by the government of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi and the second by…

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Maggie Q on sexist fight-scene fashion and her new clothing line

Having tackled badass roles in “Designated Survivor,” “Mission: Impossible III,” “Nikita” and more, Maggie Q knows her way around a fight scene — and won’t stand for productions that put its female stars in corseted costumes or high heels for combat. “It’s this male delusion-type thing; men think that women fight in heels,” the actress and activist, 40, told Page Six Style. “Listen, if you want to think that, I’m happy for men to think that. Whatever, you can live in your fantasy. But we don’t do that!” “You’re hired, and you…

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Gadgets weekly: New MacBook Pro, Redmi Note 7S and more

Apple, Xiaomi, Honor, HMD Global Oy, and other Consumers electronics firms, earlier this week, unveiled a new line of phones, MacBook Pro and more. DH lists the prominent gadgets that launched this week: New MacBook Pro: Apple has brought in new generation MacBook Pro with improved Intel processors and brighter & better display too. It is available in 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes with and without Touch bar options for prices starting at Rs 1,59,900 and Rs 1,99,900, respectively. The 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with faster 6-core and 8-core Intel…

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New tool identifies all DNA of food

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says it has worked with commercial laboratory Identigen to adapt new DNA sequencing technology so that it can be used as a tool for scanning the ingredients in food. Using the process, an analysis of 45 plant-based foods and food supplements from health food shops and supermarkets identified 14 food products of interest that may contain undeclared plant species. Of these, one was confirmed to contain significant levels of undeclared mustard — a food allergenic ingredient that must be declared in all foods…

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Kolkata’s American Waffle House adds new savoury wafflles to their menu

When it comes to waffles, the more the merrier. American Waffle House agrees with this sentiment, as they just expanded their menu in a major way. The dessert chain famous for its Red Velvet and Choco Blast waffles has introduced savoury waffles into their menu, piquing our interest sufficiently. Featuring a range of add-ons, like nachos, cottage cheese, pesto fillings and Mexican sauces, each of the new waffles are as individualistic as they come. Kolkattans have long been looking for a taste of waffles on the savoury side. And American…

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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10 best new gadgets to buy in November 2018

OnePlus has a new phone, Nokia released its 8.1, there’s a 55-inch TV and Samsung has a new watch. As the year winds down, tech companies pull out their best releases to cash in on the festive spirit. From phones and watches, cameras and headphones, iPads and Kindles, there’s a lot going around to pick up from. Here are the… 10 best new gadgets to buy in November 2018 Leica’s new snapshooter, OnePlus’ latest flagship killer and all the hottest gadgets you can buy in the month of November. 1.…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 New Update Brings Camera Improvements: Report

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India at Rs. 67,900 HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 new update improves picture quality It also improves low-light brightness, and Day/Night HDR control accuracy The latest update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 9 users in Germany Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone last month, and it sent out an update soon after to stop the device from accidentally activating the Bixby assistant. Now, a month later, Galaxy Note 9 users are reportedly once again receiving an update, this time focusing on camera improvements. The update brings…

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New York-style steakhouses are now looking at Japan for expansion, ahead of Olympics

  America is in the midst of an increasingly intense love affair with Japanese beef. Witness Don Wagyu, the new shop in downtown New York devoted exclusively to Japanese beef sandwiches that start at $28. The counter sells around 150 a day, including an average of eight $180 Ozaki “sandos.” But while Japanese diners have enthusiastically embraced Shake Shack, which has grown to nine locations since the first opened in 2015, American steakhouses have been slower to establish themselves. Chains such as Ruth Chris have been in Japan for over…

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