As 2019 chimes in, LAUSD board members urge teachers to seek compromise and avoid strike

Los Angeles Unified School District board members joined the chief of schools on Wednesday to usher in the new year with a plea to union teachers to get back to the bargaining table. In some of their first public comments on the issue since a Jan. 10 strike date was set, district trustees urged compromise and a settlement to a fierce contract dispute mired in back-and-forth public posturing over Twitter and through other public comments. If the parties fail to reach an agreement before next Thur...
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Medical school isn’t like an Instagram feed

For some reason, social media does a good job with sculpting our lives into perfectly organized displays that are available to look at during every breathing second of our lives thanks to the revolutionary invention called the smartphone. I look at pictures of people studying with beautifully organized desks, smiles, intricately designed planners and captions […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Do We Need an Artificial Intelligence Czar?

Artificial intelligence technologies could create more economic opportunity than entire industries. But AI poses threats as well and US political leaders seem unaware of potential consequences. Do we need an AI czar? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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My Fashion, Lifestyle, and College-Related Resolutions for 2019

I have fifteen resolutions and I'm tackling them all. Happy New Year ladies! Can you believe that it's already 2019? I'm shocked by how fast 2018 went by. Now that we're in a new year, it's time to reflect upon all the things we learned last year and how we can improve moving forward. So for this very special post, I will be sharing with you my 15 new years resolutions for 2019. Yes, I made 15 resolutions and I'm excited about all of them. Read on to check them out and maybe get some inspiratio...
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EDU in 90: Back for season four

Any teacher will tell you that time is of the essence when it comes to the classroom. We heard from educators that they wanted a quick, easy way to keep up with the latest product updates and resources, so we created EDU in 90, a video series from Google for Education, to deliver just that.Last season, we explored updates to Classroom and the new Teacher Center Resource Hub. We also uncovered your favorite strategies for creatively leveraging tools—like creating graphic novels with Google Drawin...
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How to Wear the Snakeskin Print Trend That's Everywhere Right Now

Leopard isn't the only animal print dominating the fashion world this season. We talked about cherry prints being the up-and-coming print in the summer... now that we are in the middle of winter, what is the IT print for the season? The answer: Snakeskin print. The python-inspired print dominated the runways a couple years ago and is coming back in a huge way thanks to the 2000s fashion revival we're seeing! It has been so popular that you can find basically anything in a snakeskin print right ...
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How the Inventor of Dynamite, Alfred Nobel, Read an Obituary That Called Him “The Merchant of Death” and Made Amends by Creating the Nobel Prize

No one can ever fully predict the consequences of their actions. Still, some warning bells should be hard to ignore. Take Alfred Nobel, for instance, the founder of the Nobel Prize. For most of his life, he had a different reputation—as the inventor of dynamite, one of the most destructive technologies of the age. Though he maintained his motives were pure, Nobel had no shortage of signs telling him his creation might do at least as much harm as good. He persevered and lived to regret it...
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10 Higher Education Trends To Watch For In 2019

by Danny Iny, author of “Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners, and Experts with Something to Teach“ The way America prepares its young people for the workforce is shifting. And it’s not just a small shift; it’s a huge, culture-shaking one. If you doubt it, just keep your eyes open. There are trends to watch for in 2019 and over the next few years that signal a recalibration of everything we thought we knew. We’re being tasked with preparing young people fo...
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450+ Movie Scenes Where Actors Break the Fourth Wall, Presented in Two Big Supercuts

Do you remember the first time you saw the fourth wall broken? Few of us probably do, but maybe we all should, given how radial a departure from established dramatic convention — specifically, the convention dictating that a work of dramatic art not acknowledge the fact that it is a work of dramatic art — fourth-wall-breakage represents. Then again, a work of art can break the fourth wall subtly, too subtly to make an outsized impact on our consciousness: take, for example, all the brief...
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With a price tag of $900 million, Washington state will soon take over all school employee health care plans

A lot of behind-the-scenes work needs to happen before workers and their families-- as many as 300,000 individuals -- know what monthly premiums they can expect to pay.
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Looks on Campus: Dina - Royal Holloway University of London

Starting the school year off right.I was browsing around at Royal Holloway’s Student Union shop for a snack when I saw Dina glide past. She was sporting this slick black sweater, flashing bright yellow trousers, and completely decked out with silver jewelry. As any sane style-seeker would do, I approached Dina in the middle of her search for dinner and dragged her somewhere slightly nicer than a tuck store for this photoshoot. Dina 101 Name: DinaHometown: London, EnglandSchool: Royal Holloway ...
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2019: Year of human renaissance?

A key message I'm seeing already at the start of 2019 is that the 'next industrial revolution' will be about people. Joe Kaeser wrote a recent article for the World Economic Forum on the subject, and it has been echoed in publications by several others who have their fingers on the pulse.Although I'm not convinced that the term 'revolution' is apt - most technological developments feature long processes of evolution rather than sudden disruption or revolution - the argument that humans are at t...
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A 3D Animated History of Paris: Take a Visual Journey from Ancient Times to the World’s Fair of 1889

“And this too,” muses Marlow as he floats down the Thames in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, “has been one of the dark places on earth.” Whole theses have been written on the meaning of this statement. We can simply take it to mean that before London was London, it was just another obscure, humble town of ordinary farmers and artisans. That is, before the Romans came. So too Paris. One of the world’s most famous cities got its start as a cluster of humble huts, walled compounds, and l...
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Why Is English So Hard to Learn?: The Ingenious Poem, “The Chaos,” Documents 800 Irregularities in English Spelling and Pronunciation

In 1920, Dutch writer and traveler Gerard Nolst Trenité, also known as Charivarius, published a textbook called Drop Your Foreign Accent: engelsche uitspraakoefeningen. In the appendix, he included a poem titled “The Chaos,” a virtuoso, tongue-twisting demonstration of somewhere around 800 irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation. No one now remembers the textbook, and the poem might have disappeared too if it were not for efforts of the Simplified Spelling Society, which tra...
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Happy 2019!

I posted this at Sandra Dodd in person—notes on gatherings and visits. I have no "in person" plans, but I'm still building the site and writing every day. No speaking plans for now I announced in Phoenix in 2017 that I was going to take a break. That was mostly because of some activism I was going to participate in that could affect the conferences, and it was made to affect one of them anyway. More than that, though, my husband retired, and was planning a shoulder surgery, and I had two pre...
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