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Different ethnic groups have a different predisposition to ailments. People of African descent have a higher risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma and it tends to affect them earlier and more severely than people from a European background.
In an era where health conscious citizens take every step to live healthy, awareness of diseases less heard of can make living healthy easier. Glaucoma is one condition which we hear of less frequently, but is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.
The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing. This is due in part to the rapidly aging population. There are more than 60 million people worldwide with glaucoma. It is estimated by the year 2010 we are going to have 8.4 million individuals worldwide who are blind from primary glaucoma and by 2020, it is estimated that there will be …
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Ontario Increases Funding Per Student
McGuinty Government Protecting Gains In Education
NEWS March 29, 2012
Ontario is increasing funding for students for the 10th year in a row.
The 2012-13 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) will rise this coming year to $11,189 per student. That is an increase of about $4,000 per student since 2003. The increased funding has led to significant achievements in the education system including smaller class sizes, higher test scores in reading, math and science, higher graduation rates and help for underperforming schools.
Additional funding is also being provided outside of these grants to ensure full-day kindergarten is rolled out on schedule to give our youngest learners the best possible start.
This year’s increases will help protect full-day kindergarten, a cap on class sizes and teaching jobs. However, school boards, particularly …