Could LAUSD house homeless students and families?

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report LA Unified’s school board voted Tuesday to study using district property to house homeless students and their families, despite split public opinion. In a 4-1 vote with one abstention, school board members approved a resolution giving Superintendent Austin Beutner six months to research the feasibility of using district sites to: Allow overnight parking for homeless students and families, in collaboration with the Safe Parking L.A. program,Provide overnight shel...
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New Research and Ideas, November 13, 2018

How team performance affects racial bias ... Why academics seek out top-ranked journals ... Protecting the ‘world’s most prestigious award.’ [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
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'Always On' Isn't Always Best for Team Decision-Making

Is it possible for teams to communicate too frequently? Research by Ethan Bernstein and colleagues suggests that groups that meet less often may be better at problem-solving. [Author: by Roberta Holland]
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6 Ways to Incorporate "Me" Time Into Your Routine (Even If You're Crazy Busy)

Treating yourself has never been so important. College life can be overwhelming. There may be days when you feel like you are constantly running around and have no time to relax. However, I’m sure you know by now just how important self care is. So, what do you do when you feel as if there isn’t enough time in the day to handle all of your responsibilities and take care of yourself? Below is a list of simple and quick self-care ideas that can help you to have a few minutes of “you” time during ...
Tags: College, Stress, Relaxed, Yoga, Relaxation, Bath, Relax, Relaxing, Stress Relief, College Life, Face Mask

How Glenn Gould’s Eccentricities Became Essential to His Playing & Personal Style: From Humming Aloud While Playing to Performing with His Childhood Piano Chair

The cultural law that we must indulge, or at least tolerate, the quirks of genius has much less force these days than it once did. Notoriously perfectionistic Stanley Kubrick’s fabled fits of verbal abuse, for example, might skirt a line with actors and audiences now, though it’s hard to argue with the results of his process. Many other examples of artists’ bad behavior need no further mention, they are now so well-known and rightly reviled. When it comes to another legendarily demanding...
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How to Break out of Your Fashion Comfort Zone

Don't be afraid of new changes, let's learn to embrace 'em! It is easy to get stuck in a rut with our habits: once you've reached a point of comfort with your own routine, one tends to stick to what they are familiar with and repeat what's been done a million times. But let's rewind and think about the world that we live in today: could we have reached this point in civilization if we had been complacent with our own growth and progress? The same applies to our personal style. Fashion is a fant...
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The Journal of Controversial Ideas, Co-Founded by Philosopher Peter Singer, Will Publish & Defend Pseudonymous Articles, Regardless of the Backlash

Photo of Peter Singer by Mat Vickers, via Wikimedia Commons Australian bioethicist Peter Singer has made headlines as few philosophers do with claims about the moral status of animals and the “Singer solution to world poverty,” and with far more controversial positions on abortion and disability. Many of his claims have placed him outside the pale for students at Princeton, his current employer, where he has faced protests and calls for his termination. “I favor the ability to put new ideas out...
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Forced examination: How the free speech of others benefits us all

A majority of Americans believe we should protect people from deleterious ideas and speech. This belief may harm us, both as individuals and as a society, by ironically strengthening the very ideas that do us harm.Forced examination provides a means by which we can strengthen our own ideas while weeding the harmful ones from society, but it only works with free expression for everyone.In a recent interview with Big Think, moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues that children are "anti-fragile."...
Tags: Education, Internet, Democracy, America, Communication, Harvard, Atlantic, United States, Aclu, Language, Innovation, Debate, Free Speech, Steven Pinker, Knight Foundation, Social Change

Seattle Public Schools makes progress but doesn’t meet most improvement goals in latest scorecard

Seattle Public Schools' latest performance report shows the district only met a third of the goals it planned to achieve by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
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What the Optics of New Music Say to Black Composers

It has been more than six months since Helga Davis gave the keynote speech at the 2018 New Music Gathering. After a brief opener, she quoted August Gold—“If you want to know what you want, you have to look at what you have.”—and then proceeded to ask the audience to “look around the room, and see what the composition of [the] room [says] about what we want.” launch gallery Based on her challenge, we can ultimately conclude the following: if attending a music event and the people in the room ...
Tags: Programming, Education, Religion, Articles, Diversity, Advocacy, Commentary, Mozart, Haydn, Georges, Gunther Schuller, Julia Perry, Anthony R Green, Saint Georges, Chaya Czernowin, Marcos Balter

Boston’s Economy Urgently Needs Immigrants in Order to Thrive

I grew up in Guyana in the 1970s, where political turmoil gripped the country and water outages and power blackouts were frequent. When I was 11, our family came to America, and I remember being dazzled by the lights, the buildings, and the planes at New York’s Kennedy airport. Even an airport escalator amazed me — I’d never seen a moving staircase before. If people could work together to build such wonderful things, I thought, there was no limit to the world’s possibilities.We came here with al...
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A History of Counterculture: Emo and Scene

Shoutout to your Myspace top 5. From poodle skirts to Instaglam, and cloche hats to bell bottoms, the history of mainstream fashion is well-known to the everyday fashionista. But not all aspects of fashion are mainstream. This semester, I'll be exploring the history of counterculture movements - and how they differ from the fashion history you already know.This week, I'll be taking you back to just a few short years ago, when Myspace was the social media of choice, and when fingerless gloves we...
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People Ops Question: What is the single biggest People Ops mistake you see startups make?

By Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of People Operations At Techstars, we define our mission in People Ops as the following : “ We are strategic partners in building Techstars business by maximizing the value of our most important asset—our people. We attract, retain, develop, and support Techstars employees globally and aim to uphold our culture and values, in a manner that is inclusive to all.” As VP of People Ops, I hear a lot of questions from founders. This series aims to an...
Tags: Startups, Education, Advice, TechStars, Accelerators, Sabrina Kelly Techstars

7 Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Image by Lloyd Arnold via Wikimedia Commons Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write. His best stories are masterpieces of the modern era, and his prose style is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction.  He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on ...
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The Art of Letterlocking: The Elaborate Folding Techniques That Ensured the Privacy of Handwritten Letters Centuries Ago

Occasionally and with diminishing frequency, we still lament the lost art of letter-writing, mostly because of the degradation of the prose style we use to communicate with one another. But writing letters, in its long heyday, involved much more than putting words on paper: there were choices to be made about the pen, the ink, the stamp, the envelope, and before the envelope, the letterlocking technique. Though recently coined, the term letterlocking describes an old and varied practice,...
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Weapon of choice

Me with an incredible weapon What is your weapon of choice? As an educator, what tool or technology would you never be without in the classroom or learning space?For me, it is quite simple. My one weapon of choice is a dry wipe board and some pens. If there was nothing else, I could still conduct all my lessons using a board and pen. At a push, a chalkboard would do just as well.There are so many things you can do with a whiteboard and pens. One of my methods is to provoke a discussion ...
Tags: Technology, Email, Learning, Education, Digital, Teaching, Interactive, Pens, eLearning, Attachment, Whiteboard, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Dry Wipe Board

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