State takeover looms if LAUSD can’t get money issues worked out by December deadline

Laura Greanias | LA School Report L.A. Unified is facing a new deadline to prove to its county overseers that it will be able to stay afloat. By Monday, Dec. 17, the district must submit a revised plan to show how it will address its structural deficit that could render L.A. Unified insolvent within three years, meaning it needs to figure out how to cut its expenses or find more income so it can keep paying its bills. If it can’t, it faces a takeover. In the budget’s revision that will be presen...
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Holiday Tea at Dawn's ~ Cozy Nests (Pt.2)

Hello my friends, and Happy Monday! Welcome to part two of last week's Tea post! (Yes, I am a  bit "off-schedule" here - but that's the way of things lately! Please see my updated Tea schedule at the bottom of this post.) Now, to continue with our conversation on "cozy winter nests," I thought I'd share some pictures of my own special spot as well as some thoughts on how to go about creating your own! I'll get to the nest photos in a moment, but to  begin with, a quick wor...
Tags: Winter, Christmas, Homeschooling, Domestic Bliss, Epiphany, Kitties, St Nicholas, Winter Tea, Corner Office, Home Style, Living in Season, Seasons of Joy, Happy Things, Happy Habits & Routines, Cozy Corners, Seasonal Teas

Summer Internships for High School Students – 2019 Guide

In search of summer internships for high school students? We’ve compiled an extensive internship list in our 2019 High School Student Summer Internships Guide. Lazy summers are so last year! Make this summer of high school count by choosing to participate in a summer internship. Whether youâ€re interning at the local nursing home or with the Secret Service, the work you do will help you make important decisions about your future. You will gain insight into the field, learn valuable new skills an...
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Summer Internships for High School Students – 2019 Guide

In search of summer internships for high school students? We’ve compiled an extensive internship list in our 2019 High School Student Summer Internships Guide. 2019 Guide of Summer Internships for High School Students What is a summer internship for high school students? Are summer internships paid or unpaid? Paid summer internships high school students Free internships for high school students Types of Summer Internships for High School Students Summer Internships for High School Students Ab...
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Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks – study

Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adultsWomen and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers have found, in the latest study to shed light on gender biases.Female students do better at school and are more likely to go to university than their male peers. However, the latest study reveals that females are deemed intellectually inferior, and that such prejudices are present not only in adults ...
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Platform Competition: Betfair and the U.K. Market for Sports Betting

Since the early 2000s, online betting exchanges have had a new relationship with customers relative to traditional bookmakers, providing a platform to match individuals willing to lay and back the same outcome. This study shows how exchanges’ platform design choices have major implications for their likelihood of success. [Author: by Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Neil Campbell]
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College Costs: What We Owe Each Other

I read a very thought-provoking article the other day from Early Retirement Dude: I don’t think we owe college to our kids. Does that make me a bad father?. (Hat tip to Justin of Root of Good for sharing it on Twitter.) I mostly agree with the title (more on this later), so I jumped into the article. You can click the link above and open it in a new window, because I’m probably going to be quoting some stuff. It starts off powerfully and I think almost anyone would agree: It’s not that you ow...
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John Lennon’s Report Card at Age 15: “He Has Too Many Wrong Ambitions and His Energy Is Too Often Misplaced”

In September 1956, a young John Lennon took home a dismal report card--the kind that many smart, wayward kids can probably relate to. French teacher: "An intelligent boy who could be very much better with a little concentration in class." Math teacher: "He is certainly on the road to failure if this goes on." Physics teacher: "His work always lacks effort. He is content to 'drift' instead of using his abilities." Religion teacher: "Attitude in class most unsatisfactory." Head master: “He has to...
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Rhode Island lawsuit argues that the Constitution guarantees a right to sufficient education to be an informed citizen

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not guarantee Americans "equal" education (which would require similar per-student funding in both rich and poor neighborhoods), merely "adequate" education. Even that adequacy standard has weakened over the years, as right-wing governments have systematically gutted education budgets, and in 20 states, the state supreme court will not hear challenges to education cuts that argue that these cuts undermine an "adequate" education. ...
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Feel Like a Star in These Celeb Faux-Fur Looks

How to wear this season's faux fur trend like Lucy Hale, Hailee Steinfeld, and Camila Cabello.Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Lucy Hale, Hailee Steinfeld, and Camila Cabello. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Lucy Hale's Casual Cool  Lucy Hale's street style is always on-point, and this past week she rocked a leopard print faux fur bomber jacke...
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson’s 188th Birthday with Her Own Cake Recipes: Coconut Cake, Gingerbread, Doughnuts & More

Happy Emily Dickinson Day! What are you doing to celebrate the poet’s 188th birthday? The Emily Dickinson Museum took advantage of the weekend to celebrate the occasion a couple of days early with Victorian crafts, readings, festive piano music, a display exploring the Dickinson family's gift-giving tradition, and slices of coconut cake, baked from the birthday girl’s own recipe. Given the Belle’s penchant for home-baked goodies, we’re dispensing with the more high-minded endeavors to conce...
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12 Essay-Writing Hacks That Really Work

Writing essays can be difficult and time-consuming, and this can be stressful when you have looming deadlines for different subjects. However, we’ve put together several essay writing hacks that you can use to ensure that you finish your essay on time and that it looks neat and professional. Hire a Writing Service A writing service is a great way to get a professional and quality essay. Some services give you writing tips when you pay someone to write your paper , and you can use these tips ...
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Teach a Woman to Fish & Go Global, and You’ll Feed Her & Her Business for a Lifetime

Everyone knows the classic adage, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” But wegg® knows, “Give a woman a fish, and you feed her for a day. Teach a woman to fish and go global, and you feed […]
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Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus – from men destined to be America’s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Max...
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Podcast 011: We Need Better Heroes

In This Episode: We get more of what we pay attention to. But some people — usually people with Uncommon Sense — aspire to something greater than the whims of the masses and can make a huge impact on the world. This episode looks at what we as a society pay a lot of attention to, at the detriment to the much more important things we pretty much ignore. I have a story about each, and the contrast is mind-blowing. Show Notes:
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Our Favorite Outfits from A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding

Because fashion and fairy tales are a perfect combo! Hey beautiful ladies! Raise your hand if you watched the first Christmas Prince movie. Raise your other hand if you watched the second movie that came out on Netflix recently. Keep both hands raised if you LOVED both! I don't know about you but I have both of my hands in the air. While the Christmas Prince movies are definitely corny in that Hallmark channel kind of way, they're also adorable, romantic, and oh-so comforting this time of year....
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How Music Can Awaken Patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In the late 1950’s, pioneering free jazz bandleader Sun Ra played a gig at a Chicago mental hospital, booked there by his manager Alton Abraham, who had an interest in alternative medicine. The experiment in musical therapy worked wonders. One patient who had not moved or spoken in years reportedly got up, walked over to the piano, and yelled out, “you call that music!” The anecdote illustrates just one experience among untold millions in which a person suffering from a debilitating neur...
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Hear the Very First Sounds Ever Recorded on Mars, Courtesy of NASA

Predicting the state of the world in 2014 after a visit to the 1964 World's Fair, Isaac Asimov wrote that "only unmanned ships will have landed on Mars, though a manned expedition will be in the works and in the 2014 Futurama will show a model of an elaborate Martian colony." While we haven't seen a Futurama show in some time (other than the one created by Matt Groening), he was certainly right about those unmanned ships, the latest of which, four years after the one about which he proph...
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